HCB TRENDS

Where is the sector headed? Which new products are succeeding? What business models are imposed? 

In this space we collect and group everything that today draws our attention but that tomorrow can be common and habitual.

PIVOT, THE BED THAT IS A GYM

Dec 31, 2020

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM The pandemic has highlighted the need to be able to exercise indoors when there are restrictions on going outside. But not everyone has enough space to exercise where they live. Faced with this need, some entrepreneurs have devised and patented the PIVOT Bed. This is

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THE SMART WINDOW

Dec 17, 2020

SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE Windows are essential elements in the design of buildings, but they are also the part with the least energy efficiency, as heat can be easily transmitted through the glass, which significantly affects heating and cooling costs. In addition, buildings account for 40% of global energy consumption…

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AGAINST HEAT, ULTRA-WHITE PAINT

Dec 10, 2020

LOS ANGELES / UNITED STATES Air conditioning is expensive and energy efficient, causing a lot of carbon dioxide emissions. A more sustainable method is to cool buildings using the daily passive cooling system during radiation. It is a process by which the surface of the building reflects light to emit heat…

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THE CUBIC AT HOME

Dec 3, 2020

KADOMA / JAPAN A solution to create a semi-private work environment at home. It was conceived by the Japanese firm Panasonic with its Komoru product, a cubicle / desk that is mounted by the same user and guarantees a space of one square meter that reproduces an office environment but indoors.…

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X-TILE, THERMOCROMATIC ROOFS

Nov 26, 2020

TURIN / ITALY A student at the Polytechnic University of Turin, Manuel Ibba, has devised a thermochromic roof. It is made of tiles that when it is cold are black to absorb heat and that when the temperature exceeds 20ºC begin to lighten to become white to reflect this heat.…

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BRIIV: PURIFIES THE AIR WITH AN INDOOR FOREST

Nov 19, 2020

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM If you can't go into the woods to breathe clean air, how about you bring the woods home? Briiv is a new way to filter air that is an alternative to using HEPA filters and ultraviolet lights for a more natural system. Briiv uses filtration systems…

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THE INFINITE SHOWER

Nov 12, 2020

NOTTINGHAM / UNITED KINGDOM Aran Kalogroulis is an industrial engineer who invented the endless shower. It is a shower that manages to recover, filter, sterilize and reuse 6 liters of water constantly and infinitely. The shower works with a system similar to that of the springs, filtering and sterilizing the water using activated carbon and the…

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NEW WAYS OF SELLING

Nov 5, 2020

YSTAD / SWEDEN About 50 kilometers from Malmö, in a quiet and rural area, there is a very special house. It is the studio and home of two interior designers: Magnus Wittbjer and Micha van Dinther. And it is also a tourist apartment and its private showroom. And is that the TypeO study has converted the…

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SPACE10, AN INNOVATION LABORATORY

Oct 22, 2020

COPENHAGEN / DENMARK SPACE 10 is a center for research, creation and innovation in the habitat sector located in the capital of Denmark, although it occasionally opens branches in a pop-up format where it deems it necessary: New Delhi, New York, Nairobi or Sydney. is funded by one of the giants in the industry but its work teams

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