Common Sands 2.0Research into the future-oriented use of our raw materials for the production of utensils
To address the problem of unused waste and create a valuable product, that can be again 100% recycled. Saving energy costs and reducing CO2 without the need to extract nature’s resources to help protect the natural landscape. To provide a category of new applications for waste material endless design possibilities.
Common Sands is a research project looking at the future-oriented use of our raw materials for the production of utensils. By reusing already mined and transformed raw materials, (so-called waste materials), and avoiding exploitation in nature, the project tries to offer a different perspective on the millions of tons of waste material available. The aim is to produce modules such as coloured translucent tiles and bricks for architectural use. The properties of the glass (colour, texture and structure) will be a defining factor in the design of the modules. The use of cast (moulded) glass is favoured for its technical and economic aspects. Using one tonne of recycled glass saves one point two tonnes of raw virgin material, prevents 60% of CO2 emission and cuts energy use by up to 25%.
STUDIO PLASTIQUE (Belgium)
Studio Plastique is an investigative design practice rethinking and reflecting upon existing systems and structures, striving to reset relationships towards nature, production methods, material cycles or economic potentials.
Snohetta is an integrated design practice of architecture, landscape, furniture, graphic and brand design. Their work strives to enhance our sense of surrounding identity and relationship to others and the physical space we inhabit.