Maretech

Sustainable architecture from nature

The project

Sustainable architecture from nature.

THE CHALLENGE
Today the architecture & building industry is creating massive amounts of pollution and the sector is facing a lack of raw materials, including water and sand. There is a need for revaluing discarded natural materials, controlling the use of the materials using methodologies to diminish waste.

THE SOLUTION
MARETECH project aims to develop innovative products by applying discarded sedimentary materials to architectural elements (tiles, suspensions, bricks) by using advanced technology: 3D Printing. This technology will lead to innovative shapes that enhance the properties of the materials, while improving the characteristics of architectural elements (more lightweight, better insulation, etc.).

MARETECH project is defined by its environmental consideration: revaluing discarded natural materials. Those values lead to the choice of 3D printing technique, controlling the amount of material used without waste.

AURORE PIETTE STUDIO (France)

Aurore Piette develops sustainable design and craft by revaluing interior design using discarded sedimentary materials from the French Atlantic Coast, materials that are currently discharged into the ocean.

LOWPOLY SL (Spain)

Founded in 2018, Lowpoly started as a WASP official distributor in Spain and Portugal, expanding to offer a comprehensive design service specialised in innovation and digital fabrication, all tailored to our customers’ needs. 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK (Denmark)

Roberto Naboni (PhD. Hons, assistant professor) focuses his research and practice on evolving visionary architecture & design concepts with new material systems & advanced manufacturing. Founder and director of CREATE – University of Southern Denmark.

STORYTELLING

THE IDEA:

MARETECH project is characterized by the use of discarded sedimentary materials from the French Atlantic coast that define Aurore Piette’s works. She has been developing neo craft techniques in order to revalue those materials by following local and self-sufficient leitmotivs. In collaboration with Craftsmen and Engineers, she got intrigued by how Craft could evolve in a close future. From that question, she shaped an innovative vision of Craft by bounding natural materials and advanced technology together. Thus, Aurore Piette started Research & Development by applying discarded maritime matters in 3D printing machines. On this way, MARETECH project proposes today contemporary shapes for Interior Design applications on a zero waste process by revaluing raw and local materials.

THE BIRTH OF THE PROJECT:

Today, the architecture field is facing a major material crisis, including water and sand. There is an urgent need to rethink what materials do we use and how do we process them. Thus, MARETECH offers to revalue local and natural discarded materials from the French Atlantic coast by using a zero waste process: 3D printing. On this way, MARETECH aims to propose Modular Elements for Architecture and Interior Design from a Local & Sustainable fabrication. With MARETECH we offer a sustainable, local and innovative option to Design field. While on an environmental point of view, we propose to rationalize and revalue local materials, on an individual level, we aim to propose adaptable and contemporary indoor separation wall. Thus, the architectural elements can be combined in order to create an indoor separation wall according to the needs of the customer. Indeed, with MARETECH we propose a modular pieces in order to get personalized Design but we also develop organic shapes in order to embody the origin of the project: the ocean. Living in cities, we need to rationalize our space and energy, here the organic and perforated design allows also the light to go through leading to a reduction of the use of artificial lights. Finally, MARETECH defines an innovative and adaptable vision of creation with a unique making process and contemporary shapes.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS:

A project starts from a key notion, an inspiration, for us it was the material, then the technique and finally the shape. A creative process has to be lead by the influences of the development and be able to get adapted according to the journey. Thus, we aimed to be open to modifications that the project would require or that a member of the team would propose. We started the project with material experimentations with 3D printers in order to learn from the material and so to define the “Design Space”: the potential of the shapes that we could develop according to the characteristics of technique (3D printing) and the ones of the material (discarded materials from French Atlantic Coast). Then we moved to the design development, keeping in mind the key notion of the project: the material, whose origin (the ocean) is embodied in the organic design of MARETECH.

THE COLLABORATION:

MARETECH team is composed of three partners, Aurore Piette, Craftswoman of the sea as Project Leader, expert in design and sustainable materials, LOWPOLY with Gianluca Pugliese that is a WASP Hub in Madrid, expert in 3D printing technique, and Dr. Roberto Naboni, Assistant Professor in Computational Design and Digital Fabrication CREATE – SDU. Thus our unique collaboration regroups complementary skills and knowledge required to develop MARETECH project: sustainable material, 3D printing research, applications and techniques. We have been able to split the tasks according to our skills and to be confident in each other jobs thanks to our personal previous works.Together, we bound our complementary knowledge to develop the sustainable values of MARETECH with a common innovative and contemporary vision of what architecture would look like in a close future.

THE FUTURE:

In the future, we aim to present MARETECH to a wide public thanks to design events and exhibitions in order to spread our sustainable vision of making. On the same time, we aim to be represented in the Design Field by innovative materioteques and trend forecast companies. On this way, we imagine becoming actor of change in the Interior Design field, working with Design companies and Architecture business in order to apply our local and sustainable MARETECH products. Thus, we might have to scale up, requiring some investment. On the Design approach, we aim to co-work with creatives in order to propose unique collections and to develop new local materials in Europe with LOWPOLY and WASP as key partners.

THE MESSAGE:

Meaningful projects are built for or from a collective. A project requires complementary knowledge in order to take a sustainable shape in time. Working as a team helps to define the project itself through a common goal. Thus each partner is confident of his own task in the project, while they learn from the others members skills. MARETECH is the illustration of the power of trans-disciplinary projects since it’s the meeting of sustainable material and emerging technology; and our team embodies that contemporary vision of creation. Moreover, thinking environmental today is also thinking social, and with MARETECH, we believe that bounding fields in one project is the meaning of innovation.

PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS

The vase

The vase

Lumimóza

Lumimóza

3D metal panels

3D metal panels

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Thinking Woman’s Chair

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

Aeras-x Seat for Drone Taxis

The Vegan Sheep

The Vegan Sheep

Loom-State

Loom-State

Common Sands 2.0

Common Sands 2.0

Maretech

Maretech

Minois

Minois

STEM a garment production brand

STEM a garment production brand

Storytelling Garment Project

Storytelling Garment Project

Mapu Preto

Mapu Preto

Minta

Minta

NO/thing

NO/thing

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

Modifiable Vegan Bag Collection

In the Circle

In the Circle

Clotho

Clotho

Make Your Bed

Make Your Bed

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

Vibro-Tactile Textiles

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

LÈBIU – let’s CORK it

WeAr Design

WeAr Design

Freskos

Freskos

ALMA

ALMA

Bubble Façade

Bubble Façade

Crossing Parallels

Crossing Parallels

EnaOna

EnaOna

SEISMIC GARMENT

SEISMIC GARMENT

Rethinking the Bra

Rethinking the Bra

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Kinematic handbag by RMATURA

Nova Underwear

Nova Underwear

BioChromatic

BioChromatic

Dimmenso

Dimmenso

Beaggie

Beaggie

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

Ignorance is Bliss Carpet Collection

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

WE ARE NOT IN THIS ALONE

H|H

H|H

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Vibrant-barrier-free glassware collection

Edge Chair

Edge Chair

Marbled Salts

Marbled Salts

Moseanic

Moseanic

Kombucha TSUGI

Kombucha TSUGI

LiLO

LiLO

The Eastern Side of Riviera

The Eastern Side of Riviera

Future Wardrobe

Future Wardrobe

Ventri

Ventri

FreyZein

FreyZein

SILENCIO

SILENCIO

Re-Print Ceramics

Re-Print Ceramics

Vivid

Vivid

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

A Phyne Bomber Jacket

Burning For

Burning For

Circular workwear collection

Circular workwear collection

Recontile

Recontile

Fashion Colada

Fashion Colada

SCALA

SCALA

New Matters

New Matters

Not 2 Forget

Not 2 Forget

Agogic – Be prepared for more

Agogic – Be prepared for more

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

SMARTCOAT with ETHICS

Mocha Split

Mocha Split

Reframd

Reframd

Zerobarracento

Zerobarracento

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

ALLCA Disruptive Rugs

Wearable Play

Wearable Play

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Wear-Abouts Baltic Sea

Gelatex x NO/AN

Gelatex x NO/AN

Luxury Bag Collection

Luxury Bag Collection

Amalgama

Amalgama

TTorch

TTorch

From the ground

From the ground

Biolea

Biolea

Ultra

Ultra

Capsule coat project

Capsule coat project

Mayya x WORTH

Mayya x WORTH

The Space in Between

The Space in Between

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Rustic Wool Robotuft

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Cartiera & SwIdeas present: Change!

Fish_Fish

Fish_Fish

Common Sands

Common Sands

UCQC Inclusive

UCQC Inclusive

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Gabriella Veszpremi X Inpelsa

Mowo

Mowo

i-Morfé

i-Morfé

Iguaneye

Iguaneye

Ruumy

Ruumy

Fugazi Fugazi

Fugazi Fugazi

Serisole

Serisole

Hi-LAMP

Hi-LAMP

Lucid

Lucid

Senss

Senss

Walkytalkies

Walkytalkies

Sole sustainability

Sole sustainability

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

A Warm, Light, Luxurious, Sustainable Cloak

Spell My Name

Spell My Name

The “Bib” chair

The “Bib” chair

Materia Bruta

Materia Bruta

Planned Space Pooling

Planned Space Pooling

3D knitwear on demand

3D knitwear on demand

Lit Lace Interface

Lit Lace Interface

iluTex

iluTex

Sukka 

Sukka 

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

PineSkins Soft Wall Tiles

Unmoist Raincoat

Unmoist Raincoat

IOT Jacket & Robot

IOT Jacket & Robot

Stars Collection

Stars Collection

Words that shimmer

Words that shimmer

Persona

Persona

PULSAR

PULSAR

Identity 560

Identity 560

Øjenfryd

Øjenfryd

The Ghost Bag

The Ghost Bag

Diluci bags

Diluci bags

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

M2M furniture (Made 2 Measure Furniture)

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Myhand Prosthetic Socket

Oceanwear

Oceanwear

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

t-Studio – 3D fashion design network

Curve

Curve

Multifunctional Textiles

Multifunctional Textiles

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

Fashion Designing in an Inclusive World

‘Parameter’ Table

‘Parameter’ Table

Occay

Occay

KICS

KICS

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

ERGOVI – healthy multiposture chair

PreemieCme

PreemieCme

Circular Bags

Circular Bags

Clayer

Clayer

Lulu V2

Lulu V2

Fishskinlab

Fishskinlab

Dynaback

Dynaback

Esther Hates PVC

Esther Hates PVC

Gardin

Gardin

Foldable High Heels

Foldable High Heels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Sustainable Acoustic Panels

Edbora Collection

Edbora Collection

Smart Heated Vest

Smart Heated Vest

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

ACDL Artisan Chausseur Design Lab

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Smart Life Jacket In Watersport

Fragments Garments

Fragments Garments

Hollow: A Lie Story

Hollow: A Lie Story

FWN: Family Wear Nature

FWN: Family Wear Nature

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Himaero “The Emotional Jewel”

Spellbound

Spellbound

Wear Pure

Wear Pure

Connextyle

Connextyle

Unlimited in 1

Unlimited in 1

Paramatrix

Paramatrix

Feel More Knitwear

Feel More Knitwear

Skarabeos 2

Skarabeos 2

Twill

Twill

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

Fashionable Wearable Camera Accessory

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair

‘Margarete’ – Cork Task Chair