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27Jul 2021


industrial design masters student erco lai conducts research to reintroduce ‘limescale’– a matter that is produced in water softening processes yet is often overlooked and discarded– as a promising material to build and live with. erco researches how to reconfigure limescale and focus on creating ‘geopolymers’, a chemical process that binds inorganic materials together. the designer also speculates what a ‘neo stone age’ would look like, and how this harvesting and production method could be integrated into the city, and change both our interiors and exteriors.


all images courtesy of erco lai
mineral pellets, from the water softening process

 

 

by definition, limescale is a hard chalky deposit, consisting mainly of calcium carbonate that often builds up inside kettles, hot water boilers, and pipework, especially that for hot water and is unwanted. erco lai explores the possibilities of making it as a building material. however, it is difficult to collect a massive quantity of limescale in a short time. thus, the designer traced back to water purification centers and discover the by-product, mineral pellets, from the water softening process.

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sample of limescale + water glass

 

 

from the material level, the research provides an example of how minerals can be applied to design. learning for mineral formation is a starting point for harvesting from geo-processes and gives the industrial design a new ‘client’. the designer believes that outsourcing to nature is a bit idealistic, but duplicating nature is resourceful, in the research, has shown the potentials of mimicking the geo-process.

 

 

from observation to geomorphology and material experiments, eco began intuitively to experiment on the materials around, from limescale to seashells. the designer answers ‘what can the neo-stone age bring for today?’ it can be regarded as an instruction for the plausible future of minerals, precisely calcium. furthermore, the neo-stone age represents an era that human-system follows the geo-processes. on the other hand, it shows a fundamental perspective to reconsider the timescape from the material level. eco believes that the human system has never invented any things but recurred in the geo-process and that the neo-stone age attempts to shift from a human-centered view to an earth-centered perspective.

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sample of seashells + water glass

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tufa, mimicking the landforms

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stalagmite, mimicking the landforms

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sholar stone, mimicking the landforms

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interior in neo stone age

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exterior in neo stone age

 

 

project info:

 

name: neo stone age – domesticating limestone

designer: erco lai

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: yasmina karam | designboom

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27Jul 2021


The residence was designed by Schuchovski Arquitetura for a family in search of a new lifestyle in the port city of Itajaí (SC). An atmosphere of belonging and identity, a panoramic view of the sea, elements of Brazilianness and an ecofriendly construction were some of the premises of the project. Photography by Eduardo Macarios.

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The terrain is located In the middle of an Atlantic forest hill facing the sea. It was carefully selected for this great project by having one of the most privileged views of the sea. The attention to a delicate architectural insertion resulted in an implantation that followed the challenges of the extremely rugged topography and the closed angle on the corner where the two fronts of the terrain meet — precisely the highest visual point of the place, with a beautiful panoramic view. We developed an architecture of highly visual impact for the facade, bringing the element of glass and the boldness of the vertical line to demarcate the main access and dialogue with the purity of the horizontal lines, highlighted in the design of the project.

In response to the challenge of occupying the tip of the land, we designed the pool that comes loose to make room for a beautiful garden below. The pool swing, promoted by the unusual and surprising structure of a single fixation point, receives a parametric polishing executed in limestone.

The wide living areas, integrated with the surroundings, provide feelings such as welcomeness and well-being for its charming and different views: the view of the beach, the preserved forest around it and the city in the background.

In addition, climatic factors have been studied for the correct geographic location of the openings and eaves, extracting the greatest benefit of comfort and durability of the construction. The mix of materials and colors influenced positively to the enhancement of brasilianness in addition to the plurality of references from residents, experienced in several trips throughout the world. In it’s architectural concept, the project is set to meet the needs of the house’s owners by merging their lifestyles and ideas.

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A dreamy, nature-touched home stands on the riverbank of a small village in Hoi An ancient town of Quang Nam province, Vietnam, elegantly designed by lequang-architects. Surrounded by a typical agricultural landscape, the 180 square metre home was designed to quietly meld within the greenery of the local landscape. The homeowner is an environmental expert, and she wished for her son to grow up in natural surroundings, and to benefit from the life education that this experience brings. This house acts as a tranquil base for such a lifestyle and also for the lives of birds and insects thanks to a serene courtyard design, where small creatures can visit and find shelter amongst the shrubs.

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26Jul 2021


Moliving Inc. is looking to disrupt the hospitality and modular living markets with the launch of its first model unit at the forthcoming Hurley House resort in New York’s Hudson Valley. Designed and engineered in-house, the mobile hotel room is easily installed and relocated with minimal impact on the environment. Plus, it exudes luxury and efficiency in equal measure.

“The traditional hotel development model has proven its success for generations. Now, lifestyle habits and travel behaviors have greatly shifted. We are spearheading the change with our mobile units and proprietary technology to continue to adapt,” says Moliving founder and CEO Jordan Bem. “Moliving is accommodating by design, its flexibility feeds the desire to roam freely helping the industry to embrace the nomadic, adventure-seeking traveler of today, who still wants all the benefits of the traditional five-star accommodation.”

Moliving Units total 45 feet in length and provide nearly 400 square feet of indoor space in addition to dual 120-square-foot outdoor decks attached to the front and rear. Wooden interiors aim to complement the soothing earth tones of its destinations. An oversized skylight in the spa-inspired bathroom will frame rarified views. The bedroom will be equipped to accommodate a king bed or two twin beds as well.

Constructed on a custom chassis, each Moliving unit can stand alone or join a group to form a multi-level retreat. Lithium battery technology is installed to store energy harvested from rooftop solar panels, while greywater recycling technology supports a reduction in water consumption.

Beyond Hurley House, Moliving is pursuing several partnerships with East Coast properties through 2022. Collaborations with getaways in California, Colorado, Nevada, and European locales like Portugal and Italy are in the works.

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