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PREMIO EUROPEO DE

DISEÑO Y MEDIO AMBIENTE


EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
PREMIO EUROPEO DE
DISEÑO Y MEDIO AMBIENTE
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL DIMAD - CENTRAL DE DISEÑO BEST_ED_1 team: EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
DESIGN AWARD organisation team:
BEST_ED_1 (1st Edition) Technical Coordination: Organisers:
Manager: Kateleine van der Maas
Jury and Experts’ Committee: Concha Moreno Teresa Fernández

Chairpersons: Coordination: Exhibition design:


Rosa Arce, Scientific Director and Giorgia Sorarù Ignacio Valero
Manuel Estrada, DIMAD’s Chairman José Miguel Celestino Sponsors:
Communication:
Enrique Jiménez Larrea, IDAE Paloma Castro Graphic Design:
Alberto Corsín, EOI David Pérez Medina
Pedro Feduchi Press:
Santiago Miranda Valentina Volpato Typesetting:
Carlos San José Margarita Hernández Omar
Antonio Serrano Andrés José Gómez
Elisa Sáinz, ddi The European Social Fund, with its aim of
contributing towards sustainable devel-
César Ruiz-Larrea, ASA Page setting: opment, takes into account in a cross-
disciplinary way the support given to
Felisa Arribas, EOI Pablo Díaz actions such as this, which foster respect
Jan Carel Diehl (The Netherlands) for environmental care. This particular
action falls within the scope of the Adapt-
Henrique Cayatte (Portugal) Translated by: ability and Employment Multi-regional Op-
erational Programme, giving momentum to
Alberto Corazón Paloma González the culture of sustainability in business and
Carmelo Di Bartolo (Italy) the use of the environment’s potential as a
source of creating employment.
Javier Díez Text Editors:
Javier Fernández Gloria Escribano
Manuel Lecuona Javier Fernández With cooperation from:
Santiago Miranda
Sophie Thomas (United Kingdom) Printing:
Ignacio Valero Gráficas Muriel
Sergio Volturo
Paper: With the support of:
Cyclus Print,
100% post-use recycled paper,
under RAL UZ-14 Blue Angel
standards, distributed by Antalis,
and Escudo Grey recycled
cardboard, distributed by
Torraspapel.

Acknowledgements:
To the students at Escuela de Arte
4 in Madrid: Stephany Bermúdez,
Laura Fominaya, Patricia Garrido
Tapia, Carlos Guisasola Suárez,
Andrea Places Suárez and Adrián
Prieto, for their cooperation with
their proposals on the exhibition
assembly.
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Throughout the centuries human beings have greatly developed their capacity III. To make society at large and productive sectors in particular aware of the im-
to use Nature for their own benefit in order to achieve a more comfortable, portance of conceiving design as a welfare and wealth trigger and as carrier of
pleasant life. But at the same time their activity is becoming more and more of cultural values and a utility.
a risk for nature, which so generously guarantees their survival. It is no longer
questionable that climatic change is clear proof that this risk is near. IV. To turn Madrid into a benchmark for sustainable design. To place the Central de
Diseño and Matadero Madrid at the centre of the design values included in the
Design is one of the exponents of humans’ transforming and creative capacities, three previous goals.
and it also represents a first class cultural and economic value. Creative factors
contribute to boost economic life and may play an essential role in the improve- These objectives have managed to bring together such different entities as the Madrid
ment and protection of the environment. Designers’ Association (DIMAD), the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving
(IDAE) of the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade, the Association Sustainabil-
But design and creative capacity may become a horse running on behalf of ir- ity and Architecture (ASA), the Foundation Arte y Derecho (Art and Law) and the
responsible consumption and industries or, on the contrary, may be of invaluable European Social Fund through the Business School EOI, Escuela de Negocios. All the
help to contribute towards human activities more in line with preserving life on above institutions contribute with their means, ideas and human resources to select
Earth as we have known it up to now. and acknowledge every year the best projects that:

From the beginnings of design as a project discipline, the concern for the effects of • Promote improvements in the field of architectural design and sustainable building.
industrial activities on our environment has been constant among many designers.
From Breuer’s writings in the Bauhaus in 1927 on a rational use of green materi- • Introduce new products or changes in existing products, to improve our daily life.
als, or Buckminster’s Dymaxion as a paradigm for sustainable materials. To the
increasingly common concern of young architects and designers in search of new • Foster the publishing of books and publications with innovations in their elabora-
more sustainable materials to reduce the environmental impact of their designs. tion and with environmentally-related contents.

The time has come to move from good ideas to good deeds. Looking for the best • Develop graphic design campaigns or actions promoting environmental values.
examples and practices to spread them among society, companies, universities,
institutions and the professional designers themselves. In order to turn what to- • Lead business, institutional or private initiatives than include design and the envi-
day is an exceptional practice into an essential requirement to promote, request ronment among their main elements.
or carry out design.
All the actions are precisely covered within the five categories of this Award: Build-
To put design at the service of people and at the service of society is one of Di- ing, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Communication Campaigns and Initiatives.
mad’s power ideas since its origins and it has also been one of the reasons for the
establishment of this European Environmental Design Award, promoted by out- In this first edition, 146 projects from all over Europe have taken part in the above
standing public figures and institutions in the fields of architecture, design, train- categories. This can be considered a reasonable success, taking into account the
ing and the environment. An award that has been born with four basic goals: number and quality of the projects registered.

I. To value and foster actions carried out in Europe by companies, institutions This first edition, covered and organised from DIMAD by an enthusiastic group of
or designers which are particularly outstanding examples of good design design practitioners who have made the Scientific Committee’s work possible, and
from an environmental viewpoint. the Jury who have selected 4 projects as absolute First Prizes and have awarded Spe-
cial Mentions to other 7 projects.
II. To raise awareness among companies, public institutions, designers and soci-
ety of the importance of allocating sustainability values to their designs and Combining aesthetic values, innovation, usefulness and viability, environmental pro-
products. tection and social values. We are convinced that the projects registered and the final
selection of winners are in themselves good exponents of the significance our society
already places on environmental concerns. The quality of the work speaks of how
Design can transmit this concern to industries, improving aspects of our everyday life
that may contribute towards a better future.

Rosa Arce
Scientific Director

Manuel Estrada
DIMAD’s Chairman

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Category: Sustainable Building

First Prize
“WWF Netherlands Head Office”
carried out by RAU (The Netherlands)

Special Mention
“Wikado”
carried out by 2012Architekten (The Netherlands)

Special Mention
“Spanish Pavilion for the Expo Zaragoza 2008”
carried out by Mangado y Asociados S.L. (Spain)

Category: Industrial Design

Special Mention
“W+W (Washbasin+Watercloset)”
carried out by Gabriele and Oscar Buratti for Innovation Lab Roca,
Roca Sanitarios S.A. (Spain)

Category: Publishing

First Prize
“The eco design handbook”
carried out by Alastair Fuad-Luke (United Kingdom)

Special Mention
“Écodesign, chemins vertueux”
carried out by P’Reference (Francia)

Category: Graphic Design Campaigns or Actions

First Prize
“Ecofont”
carried out by SPRANQ (The Netherlands)

Special Mention
“Reinicia” (logo and applications)
carried out by Eduardo de Fraile (Spain)

Special Mention
“WWF paper dispenser”
carried out by Saatchi&Saatchi CPH (Denmark)

Category: Business, Individual or Institutional Initiatives

First Prize
“Eco by Cosentino”
carried out by Cosentinogroup (Spain)

Special Mention
“Trashdesign”
carried out by Trashdesignmanufactory (Austria)

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For the last few years IDAE has upheld the strategy of managing to have energy need to build creative factors into production in order to increase productivity. All
efficiency unavoidably integrated with design as a further attribute, added to the this, directly addressing the severe environmental challenges while at the same time
defining ones relating to aesthetics, functionality or the senses. maintaining our welfare standards.
Behind every design product there lies a reflection and a need to meet. Exactly
the same lies behind efficiency, and probably the same renewed way of looking The search for practical solutions that turn our life habits and our productive ways
at the world, i.e., life. into more efficient, environmentally-friendly patterns is a social and economic need.
And if we do find them, we must disseminate them as much as possible to serve as
Energy is a scarce, precious resource, and wasting it goes against common sense, models; this is the main aim of the awards.
intelligence, aesthetics and, I would even say, ethics. We must turn the energy
efficiency motto –i.e., get more with less- into a paradigm of our way of life, One of the essential goals of IDEA is to carry out awareness-raising actions targeting all
and a question, as I said before, of common sense, intelligence and opportunity sectors, thus contributing to building up a new energy culture based on sustainability.
to carry on progressing, achieve a better quality of life and build up a common
future for everybody. We want to shake both the consumers’ and the manufacturers’ consciences, move
them so that energy is appropriately dealt with, giving it priority in those aspects
Thus, the concept of ECODESIGN comes in, in all its power; i.e., the optimisa- in which it is present in our lives, which are almost all of them. For this reason,
tion and design of products, both regarding efficiency in energy consumption and because design, creativity and art are means, like no other, to shake consciences
when it refers to products requiring power to work, and life cycle. through reflection and emotion, we are proud to take part in this initiative which
rewards ECODESIGN.
If the concept of design is new, so is that of energy efficiency. Energy efficiency
policies and the promotion of renewable sources of energy enjoy today –both Finally, I would particularly like to stress the need to incorporate design into so-called
internationally and certainly in Spain- a strategic value which was unthinkable sustainable building. That is, the significant role architectural and space design may play in
only three decades ago; environmental concern seemed then to affect only those this process of the search for new solutions to achieve sustainable, bioclimatic buildings.
considered naïve who had started to theorise on the need to strike a balance
between economic growth, energy consumption and respect for Nature. At IDAE, we think it is essential to foster measures that act on energy consumption
in buildings, that help to achieve energy sustainability.
I would like to point out here that, in any case, it is no longer a question of
willingness or awareness. Everything related to ecological design requirements Buildings are constant energy consumers, right from the moment they are built, dur-
applicable to products that use power has been laid down in Royal Decree ing their life cycle until they are demolished, in very significant amounts, while pro-
1369/2007, transposing in Spain the European Directive on Ecodesign (Direc- ducing at the same time polluting emissions.
tive 2005/32/EC), later amended by Directive 2008/28/EC.
Just as a point of information, the building sector in Spain –per use and exploitation-
These two directives have recently been recast into Directive 2009/125/EC [1], represents around 20% of end-user energy consumption.
establishing ecodesign requirements for energy-related products; not just those
for consumption as it was up to now. Later on, Regulation (EC) 66/2010 [2] This energy consumption and the environmental impact related to it can and must
ensures coordination between the design of these products and their ecological be dramatically reduced, through a series of measures connected on the one hand
label of the European Union. with urban town planning and on the other, through the articulation of a series of
strategies that contribute to considering energy as a starting point criterion when
The aim is to create a single framework for the ecological design of products re- designing projects.
lated to energy that ensures efficiency and coherence, with a common approach
for the whole EU. Besides laying down the minimum requirements to market the If everything in project is still made following conventional views, the city of tomor-
products, their environmental benchmarks are established regarding the most row will still have to face the challenge of preserving quality of life and being commit-
ecological products on the market. ted to our future. However, it is possible nowadays to plan and design introducing in
the processes and projects, concepts and criteria that allow for a more rational use of
Under the existing Directive on ecological design, this is already feasible for energy and for urban environments more in line with sustainable development.
products relating to energy, which may enjoy public employment and/or tender
and tax benefits. It is also possible, and I would say essential nowadays, to think that energy may
become an essential part of project design criteria and of their conditioning consid-
The current publication presents the European Environmental Design Awards, erations, gearing the dynamics of land use towards sustainability and a better use of
envisaging them as a cultural value affecting the economy. In times of crisis we resources.

Enrique Jiménez Larrea


Chairman of IDAE

February 2009

[1] DIRECTIVE 2009/125/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL, of 21 October 2009, establishing a framework for the setting of ecode-
sign requirements for energy-related products. Recast of Directive 2005/32/EC and Directive 2008/28/EC, which amended and expanded its scope
to allow the Community ecodesign requirements to include energy-related products, not just those using energy.
[2] Regulation (EC) 66/2010, of 25 November 2009, on the EU ecolabel, which ensures coordination between the EU ecolabel system and the estab-
lishment of requirements within the scope of Directive 2009/125/EC.

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CATEGORY CATEGORY AND AWARD / PROJECT > PAGE PROJECT > PAGE PROJECT > PAGE PROJECT > PAGE PROJECT > PAGE PROJECT > PAGE PROJECT > PAGE
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING 6 SOCIAL-RENT-HOUSES IN ZELHEM THE CENTRE FOR ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION, ECOPACK’S ATTITUDE AT THE DESIGN- HOUSE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN SPAIN POSTERS TABLE BOARD
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN OUTSTANDING NETHERLANDS ARCHAEOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN PACK GALLERY > 51 > 57 > 64
PUBLISHING WWF HEAD OFFICE NETHERLANDS > 34 ZUTPHEN, THE NETHERLANDS > 45
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS > 12 > 40 I’M NOT JUST A BOX PRET A PORTER TABLE TELEPHONE BOOTH
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR 60BAG.COM ECOPÉRGOLA MODEL TAO > 52 > 58 > 64
INSTITUCIONAL INITIATIVE SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MERIT > 34 CINEMA BOOK > 46
WIKADO > 40 IMPULSE COLLECTION R4 HOUSE TAMAGO
> 14 ARKA ECOPOD ECOPROYECTA > 52 > 58 > 64
> 34 CITY GARDEN MODEL > 46
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MERIT > 40 INTERNATIONAL GREEN ROOF CON- RECYCLOOP NEWLY DESIGNED WOOD FLOORING
SPANISH PAVILION FOR EXPO ZARAGOZA ARTICULADO BOOK. OPINIONS AND EL-RECETARIO.NET. CONSTRUCTIVE GRESS > 58 > 65
2008 REFLECTIONS ABOUT THE DESIGN COMBOX, THE NEW GENERATION OF SOLUTIONS FROM WASTE > 52
> 16 > 35 COMPOSTERS > 46 REFUNC THE B&W HOUSE (THE BLACK & WHITE
> 41 ARTEMATICA VITRUM BASE > 59 HOUSE)
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN MERIT BAKUS EMBELL SYSTEM, FIRST MOPPING KIT > 53 > 65
W+W (WASHBASIN + WATER CLOSET) > 35 CROSSWAY USING CLEAN WATER RELAJA (SUSTAINABLE URBAN FURNI-
> 18 > 41 > 47 ISER TURE) TOT HOUSE
BELLOCH CHAIR - 100% RECYCLED AND > 53 > 59 > 65
PUBLISHING OUTSTANDING RECYCLABLE DESIGN ACTIVISM: BEAUTIFUL EMOTIONALLY DURABLE DESIGN: OB-
THE ECO DESIGN HANDBOOK > 35 STRANGENESS FOR A SUSTAINABLE JECTS, EXPERIENCES AND EMPATHY KYOTO HOUSE RESSENY TRÄD
> 20 WORLD > 47 > 53 > 59 > 66
BILLBIRDHOUSE > 41
PUBLISHING MERIT > 36 EPHEMERAL RESTAURANT CASSIA LAUREANA HOUSE RICICLANTICA TRASH?
ÉCODESIGN, CHEMINS VERTUEUX DESIGNERS, VISIONARIES AND OTHER > 47 > 54 > 60 > 66
(ECODESIGN, VIRTUOUS ROADS) BILLDOGHOUSE STORIES: A COLLECTION OF SUSTAIN-
> 22 > 36 ABLE DESIGN ESSAYS ERGONOMIC BONA MINI EDGER LUCE LAMP SEAM CHAIR TUEJAR ARMCHAIR
> 42 > 48 > 54 > 60 > 66
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS BIOCLIMATIC COMMUNITY
OUTSTANDING > 36 DEUTSCHLAND IM HERBST. A PROJECT EXPOSITION XPOELDER: CLIMATE MADE IN GREEN LABEL SHELL SCENARIOS POSTERS TYPO CHAIR
ECOFONT PROFESSIONAL BY ROTOR CHANGE > 54 > 60 > 67
> 00 BIONICTILE: DESIGN OF GLAZED > 42 > 48
CERAMIC PRODUCTS FOR THE SELECTIVE NEOROMÁNTICO SUSTAINABLE BENCH SOLAR COOKER VILLA UH1
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS MERIT REDUCTION OF ENVIROMENTAL NOX DOG POO BAGS F. H. I. F. F. > 55 > 61 > 67
RESTART (REINICIA) > 37 > 42 > 48
> 24 NEW BRIDGE OVER THE HENARES RIVER SOLIDARY ROUTE TO MAURITANIA VITRO HOUSE
BOBHANGER (THE ECOLOGICAL HANGER) DONATE YOUR MOBILE FAT BOB ROCKER NEXT TO THE ARABIC BRIDGE IN GUAD- > 61 > 67
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS MERIT > 37 > 43 > 49 ALAJARA, SPAIN
WWF PAPER DISPENSER > 55 SOLTAG, ENERGY HOUSING WHOLE SYSTEM DESIGN. AN INTE-
> 26 BOLD CHAIR – BENCH DUCHI FUJY SOSTENIBLE HOUSE > 61 GRATED APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE
> 37 > 43 > 49 NEW PACKAGING ENGINEERING
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR > 55 SPUD RAINCOAT > 68
INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE BONA DUST CARE SYSTEM DVELAS GARDENY > 62
OUTSTANDING > 38 > 43 > 49 OKO BUILDING X DAYS PROJECT
ECO BY COSENTINO® > 56 STARS > 68
> 28 BONA THINK DO GREEN ECOALF, FABRICS FOR A NEW GENERATION GOOD FOR ENVIRONMENT! (G4E!) > 62
> 38 > 44 > 50 PARC DEL PINAR DE PERRUQUET ZECOCHAIR
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR > 56 SUPERUSE THE BOOK > 68
INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE BOOK LAMP ECO-BULEVAR DE VALLECAS. MADRID GREEN BOX > 62
MERIT > 38 > 44 > 50 PENMAN ZEYRON TECHNOLOGIES, PIONEERS IN
TRASHDESIGN > 56 SUPERUSE.ORG DOMOTICS OF WATER
> 30 CAVALLUM ECOHOSTEL GREEN SPOT “CEMEX LIMPIO” > 63 > 69
> 39 > 44 > 50 PNEU_FABRIC COVER TO MAKE A SEAT
OUT OF TWO OLD TIRES SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN: EXPLORA- ZEYRON THERMO
CC8. CLIMATE CONFERENCE. CLIMATE ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: TOWARDS DESIGN HEADBOARD PALLET > 57 TIONS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE > 69
CONCERT AND PRODUCTION IN HARMONY WITH > 51 > 63
> 39 NATURE POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT: FROM VICIOUS ZICLA. INNOVATION IN RECYCLING
> 45 HOM, AUTONOMOUS SOLAR STREET CIRCLES TO VIRTUOUS CYCLES THROUGH SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND TEXTILES: WASTE: NEW MATERIALS-NEW PROD-
CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES LIGHT BUILT ENVIRONMENT DESIGN DESIGN JOURNEYS UCTS FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
“SLUNÁKOV” ECONO > 51 > 57 > 63 > 69
> 39 > 45

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TITLE / YEAR
WWF NETHERLANDS HEAD OFFICE / 2006
AUTHOR / COMPANY
RAU
CLIENT
WWF, THE NETHERLANDS
COLLABORATORS
BBN, RAU (BUILDING MANAGEMENT) / ARUP, ÁMSTERDAM (INSTALLATION CONSULTANT) / ABT,
ARNHEM (STRUCTURAL CONSULTANT) / DGMR, DRACHTEN (ACOUSTICS-BUILDING PHYSICS) /
VAN ZOELEN, UTRECHT (BUILDING CONTRACTOR) / ULC, UTRECHT (MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR)
/ VERWEY, UTRECHT (ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR)

Rau transformed a former 1950’s agricultural laboratory into the first CO2 neu-
tral and (almost entirely) energy autonomous office in the Netherlands. By break-
ing through the rigidity of the existing structure and adding an organic blob at
the centre, the rejuvenated building got a friendly appearance that blends in with
the surrounding nature reserve.
Rau’s intervention did not only give the building a new face, but fundamentally
changed the user experience. Natural ventilation and the use of natural materials
offer a balanced and healthy indoor environment.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
OUTSTANDING
It is not often that so many qualities converge to award a first prize as is the case
now: The team of architects and their long commitment to sustainability, the
customer and his pioneering effort towards nature preservation, the commission
itself and the decision to maintain a previous building that would be recycled
into a new one with substantial reforms to achieve a balance with the environ-
ment as is achieved here.

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TITLE / YEAR
WIKADO / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY
CÉSARE PEEREN, JEROEN BERGSMA AND JOS DE KRIEGER / 2012ARCHITECTEN
CLIENT
STICHTING KINDERPARADIJS DE MEIDOORN
COLLABORATORS
GEBROEDERS KRAAIJEVELD

Wikado is a design for a playground in Rotterdam made out of windmill pieces.


Five (discarded) rotor blades are used to create a maze-like space with a panna
–a type of ball game– court in the centre, placed on the existing concrete circle.
Four towers are placed around it, each with a distinctive character. Between the
towers there hangs a net which works as a climbing structure, but also prevents
balls from ending up in the neighbours’ gardens.

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DESIGN AWARD
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
MERIT
Holland is a country in which the design of urban areas for children’s games
has a long tradition linked to both social and plastic art experimentation. So
the 2012Architecten proposal to use for one of them recycled pieces from wind-
power generators comes as no surprise. The outcome is both novel and stimulat-
ing. A path that is beginning to be used and that is offered here as an example of
great formal and creative value.

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TITLE / YEAR
SPANISH PAVILION FOR EXPO ZARAGOZA 2008 / 2005-2006 (PROJECT), 2006-2008 (CONSTRUCTION)
AUTHOR / COMPANY
FRANCISCO JOSÉ MANGADO / MANGADO Y ASOCIADOS, S.L.
COLLABORATORS
JOSÉ Mª GASTALDO, RICHARD KRÁLOVI, CRISTINA CHU, HUGO MÓNICA AND CÉSAR MARTÍN
GÓMEZ (ARCHITECTURE) / NB 35, S.L. (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING) / FUNDACIÓN CENER-CIE-
MAT (ENERGY-EFFICIENCY) / ALS LIGHTING, ARQUITECTOS CONSULTORES DE ILUMINACIÓN
(LIGHTING) / CARLOS RIVEIRO, ANTONIO IGNACIO FRAMIÑAN AND CARLOS PAZ (SITE MANAG-
ERS-CONSTRUCTORA SAN JOSÉ) (CONTRACTOR) / FERNANDO OLIVÁN AND VICENTE DE LUCAS
(QUANTITY SURVEYOR)

The desire to reproduce the space of a forest, or of a group of bamboos on a


layer of water, has formed the subconscious basis of the project. On the one
hand there is the creation of a mechanism able to generate extraordinary pos-
sibilities from the point of view of energy logic and environmental awareness,
an essential and symbolic aspect for the Spanish Pavilion. On the other hand,
one of the most attractive spaces one may encounter is transferred to the field
of architecture.
Changing spaces, full of hints and nuances, in which concepts such as vertical-
ity and depth play an essential role.

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DESIGN AWARD
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
MERIT
Spain’s Pavilion at the Zaragoza World Expo 2008 is one of the buildings that
has received most awards in the last few years. Nevertheless, we did not wish to
fail to highlight here how its formal values have come to the service of ideas of
sustainability and respect for the environment. An example to follow and one
that opens up paths to dispel the misconception that plastic art and environmen-
tal creativity cannot go hand in hand along the same path.

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TITLE / YEAR
W+W (WASHBASIN + WATER CLOSET) / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY
ROCA INNOVATION LAB (CONCEPT) AND BURATTI + BATTISTON ARCHITECTS (DESIGN) / ROCA
SANITARIO S.A.

W+W combines functionality and water-saving benefits fusing Washbasin and


WC.
The project W+W intends to fuse both appliances.
Through the new Roca “water-reuse” technology, washbasin waste water fills
the toilet cistern, reducing water usage by up to 25% compared with the stand-
ard toilet. An automatic cleaning system avoids bad smells and flushing bacteria
into the cistern.
W+W is the choice when sustainability and good design are top priorities.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
MERIT
An interesting product joining excellent execution quality and a smart solution
to re-use washbasin water in the toilet cistern. Roca has managed to tune in
with the increasing environmental awareness of Northern European markets
by providing a very interesting solution, which, no doubt, will influence future
conceptualisations for this type of product.

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TITLE / YEAR
THE ECO DESIGN HANDBOOK / FIRST EDITION 2002, SECOND EDITION 2004, THIRD EDITION 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY
ALASTAIR FUAD-LUKE / THAMES AND HUDSON, LONDON, UK (PUBLISHERS)
CLIENT
THAMES AND HUDSON, LONDON, UK (PUBLISHERS)
COLLABORATORS
MULTI-LANGUAGE EDITIONS WITH CO-PUBLISHERS: 2002 - CARTAGO, SPAIN / LOGOS, ITALY /
DUMONT, GERMANY / CHRONICLE BOOKS, USA / 2003 - RIKUYOSHA CO, JAPAN / 2004 - CHRONI-
CLE BOOKS, USA / 2010 - CHRONICLE BOOKS, USA

Three international multi-language editions of The Eco-Design Handbook


(2002, 2004 and 2009) have become a benchmark for celebrating the global
state of the art of eco-design.
Each edition has documented the leading designers, designer-makers and man-
ufacturers breathing a new eco-consciousness into their products, raising the
expectations of consumers for fresh aesthetics, functionality and responsibility.
Clear for all to see are the legion opportunities to design a better, more equable
world where society and nature become partners.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
PUBLISHING
OUTSTANDING
The Ecodesign Handbook stands out both for the neat design of its edition and
for its content, and is a guide of daily use objects which have been conceived
with environmental protection and user friendly criteria. It covers a list of 570
products, 125 selected materials, information on a great number of designers,
manufacturers and ecology organisations and 140 references to eco-design strat-
egies. Its publication has contributed to the dissemination of ecodesign among
designers and consumers and opened the road for other books and other publi-
cations, and for the spread of opportunities linked to sustainability challenges.

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TITLE / YEAR
ÉCODESIGN, CHEMINS VERTUEUX (ECODESIGN, VIRTUOUS ROADS) / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY
FABRICE PELTIER AND HENRI SAPORTA / P’REFERENCE- DESIGNPACKGALLERY

The book Écodesign, Chemins Vertueux draws up a panorama of packaging’s


ecological footprint. It explores the axes of progress inherent to this issue and
offers innovative solutions in packaging ecoconception.
Conceiving packaging that pollutes less all along its life cycle, helps consumers
get rid of it in a better way and limits their environmental impact, including dur-
ing recycling, this is the new global challenge.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
PUBLISHING
MERIT
Écodesign, Chemins Vertueux is a great book, both in design and content. Its
design includes many excellent photos, and its content, related to waste and
packaging, their history, recycling, ecological impact, resources, energy, air and
water, materials, etc. is also an analysis of responsible attitudes to the environ-
ment and packaging.

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TITLE / YEAR
ECOFONT / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY
GERJON ZOMER, ALEXANDER KRAAIJ AND RICK VAN DEN BOS / SPRANQ CREATIVE COMMUNI-
CATIONS / ECOFONT B.V.

How much of a letter can be removed while maintaining readability? After long
hours of research and work, the author managed to get a font that uses up to
20% less ink. To do so, extensive tests were carried out, which showed that the
best results were achieved using small circles. The type selected had to be based
on a widely used type face. Therefore the Vera Sans was chosen –a Verdana
look-a-like under GNU license– as the basis of the Ecofont.
A communication website around it was set up which offered the Ecofont
“Free to download, free to use”. Within two months after launch, the font was
downloaded over 700,000 times!

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS
OUTSTANDING
Ecofont is, first of all, a robust graphic proposal. A type face that keeps its care-
ful, legible stroke in small bodies and large formats.
With this award to Ecofont, we are rewarding an idea’s efficiency. An idea that
shows how some simple actions may translate into significant savings in our
daily habits, a more sound use of raw materials and more rational consumption
of manufactured products.

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TITLE / YEAR
REINICIA (RESTART) / 2008-2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY
EDUARDO DEL FRAILE
CLIENT
REINICIA

Reinicia is a project of electronic waste management that provides the citizen


with a collection system for useless devices. Some of these devices can later be
reused in other areas or institutions.
The plug is a symbol that unifies most electronic devices. The name “Reinicia”
provides new life to devices that looked like having a single use.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS
MERIT
Reinicia has a great fundamental quality. It says everything it has to say, nothing
else. Neatly and clearly. What comes out of one end of the plug, goes into the
other, restarting the process.
Ecology and communication also means avoiding unnecessary noise.

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TITLE / YEAR
WWF PAPER DISPENSER / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY
CLIFF KAGAWA HOLM AND SILAS JANSSON (ART DIRECTORS) / SAATCHI&SAATCHI CPH
CLIENT
WWF

To make people realize that saving the planet starts with them saving paper, the
authors have used standard public paper dispensers, making a simple modifica-
tion with green paper foil and the silhouette of South America.
This has allowed them to prove that the survival of the forest is directly con-
nected to what people consume in everyday life.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS
MERIT
This Paper Dispenser has an innovative design suggesting that saving the planet
is directly connected to individual paper savings. By using a standard paper dis-
penser with a slight modification, green foil and the silhouette of South America,
it manages to challenge people and transmit that the survival of the forests is
directly related to what people consume in their daily lives. This product unites
creativity and the dissemination of the concept of environmental protection.

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TITLE / YEAR
ECO BY COSENTINO® / 2008-2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY
I+D DEPARTMENT AND PRODUCT AND INNOVATION DEPARTMENT / COSENTINOGROUP
CLIENT
LOWE´S FROM USA
COLLABORATORS
COSENTINO NORTH AMERICA

Eco by Cosentino® is a new revolutionary surfacing product. It is composed of


75% post-industrial and post-consumer recycled raw material, including glass,
mirrors, porcelain and stone scrap bound together with an eco-friendly corn-oil
based resin.
Eco by Cosentino® offers a hard durable surface that has high stain, scratch
and scorch performance. It is non-porous and does not require sealers. Available
in ten sophisticated designer colours.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR
INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE
OUTSTANDING
The philosophy behind pre- and post-production material recycling, the concept
and implementation of a type of material non-existent in Nature and as such
with innovative, far from false-natural perception aesthetics, turn this product
into an excellent example of how compatibility and industrial production should
proceed.

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TITLE / YEAR
TRASHDESIGN / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY
MAGDALENA HÖLLER / TRASHDESIGNMANUFACTORY

Trashdesign unites design and social awareness. Long-term unemployed and


disabled people craft elegant and high-quality jewellery, furniture, accessories
and trophies out of washer drums, PC cases, circuit boards and so on. These
leftovers of society are the resources used to produce creative and outstanding
objects –each piece is handmade and therefore unique.
Acquiring one of these products means supporting both a social and an envi-
ronmental idea.

EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL
DESIGN AWARD
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR
INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE
MERIT
Trashdesign brings together design, environment protection and social aware-
ness. Long-term unemployed and disabled people craft smart, high-quality
jewellery, furniture, accessories and other products with recycled materials.
The objects thus made are unique, creative, contribute to the protection of the
environment and promote social integration.

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6 SOCIAL-RENT-HOUSES IN ZELHEM THE NETHERLANDS / 2005 ARTICULADO BOOK. OPINIONS AND REFLECTIONS ABOUT DESIGN / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
GROTENBREG ARCHITECTEN ANA YAGO AND JOSÉ ANTONIO JIMÉNEZ / SANSERIF CREATIUS, S.L.
CLIENT CLIENT
PRO WONEN CORPORATION FOR SOCIAL HOUSES ADCV (DESIGNERS’ ASSOCIATION FROM THE VALENCIA A. REGION)
COLLABORATORS
This project won the first prize in a national competition of sustainable build- IMPIVA (SMALL AND MEDIUM VALENCIAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE)
ings.
The houses have the following features: Extreme low-energy-use, photovolta- A not-for-profit publication featuring opinions from leading names in interna-
ic-cells on the south-side of the houses, sun-warmed-water-collectors on the tional design –Ana Yago, Karim Rashid, Milton Glaser...– and other experts
south-side, high-tech-sun-gaz-combi-boiler for room heating and warm-water, –A. Rawsthorn, J. Errea…– on the relationship between design, the environment
warmth-winning out of the ventilation-air, green-house at the south-side of the and the economy.
house, grass-sedum-roof to keep the rainwater, small windows at the north-side It has been conceived to transmit values like sustainable growth, recycling, low
of the house, day-light-concept and wood-frame-high-isolation. impact production processes. Printed in one colour on ecological paper, it is a
portable book-product Coordinated by José A. Giménez, with the support of
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ADCV and Impiva.
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE
PUBLISHING

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


60BAG.COM / 2008 BAKUS / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
REMIGIUSZ TRUCHANOWICZ AND KATARZYNA OKINCZYC / DEVON VISUAL GROUP REMIGIUSZ TATI GUIMARÃES AND NIKOLINE ARNS / CICLUS
TRUCHANOWICZ CLIENT
CLIENT CICLUS
HSBC BANK SWITZERLAND, POLISH INSTITUTE IN SWITZERLAND AND CENTER OF MODERN
ART (WARSAW) Bakus is a table mat designed for Ciclus, a sustainable design studio in Barce-
lona. The concept was to make an object that had an interaction with the user
60Bags are biodegradable carrier bags that are manufactured using the natural and pushed him into the idea of reusing his daily garbage, in this case, the wine
flax based non-woven fabric. The fabric is produced with flax fibre industrial corks.
waste so as not to exploit natural resources. Once a bag is discarded it decom- The result is a functional, emotive simple, elegant piece with a stainless steel
poses naturally within just 60 days. This means 60Bag can be used and stored as finish, which is a long-lasting material.
long as desired and then thrown away without polluting the environment.
60Bag.com is the natural answer to the environmental needs of today. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

TITLE TITLE / YEAR


ARKA ECOPOD BELLOCH CHAIR - 100% RECYCLED AND RECYCLABLE / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
HAZEL SELENA / ARKA ECOPOD LTD. LAGRANJA / SANTA & COLE

Inspired by the process of regeneration and new life, the authors wanted to give The 100% recycled and recyclable Belloch Chair is Santa & Cole and La-
the Ecopod coffin a unique shape and make it from biodegradable materials. granja’s joint bid to achieve a product committed with the environment.
By finishing it in brightly coloured papers, the Ecopod helps to move funerals The result is a contemporary and economical chair, suitable either for indoor
away from their more sombre tradition, towards a more inspiring celebration (with natural beech wood legs) or outdoor (with matt anodized aluminium legs)
of the life that has passed. use, manufactured with an innovative material composed by 60% of recycled
Made by hand from recycled newspapers and hand finished with paper made polypropylene from post-consumer agricultural plastic waste, and 40% of recy-
from mulberry pulp, the Ecopod is available in a range of colours with screen- cled dust from sawmills.
printed motifs, plain white, or gold.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
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BILLBIRDHOUSE / 2005 BIONICTILE: DESIGN OF GLAZED CERAMIC PRODUCTS FOR THE SELECTIVE REDUCTION OF
AUTHOR / COMPANY ENVIROMENTAL NOX / 2009
MICHAEL BOM / BOMDESIGN AUTHOR / COMPANY
FRANCISCO RAYA, FELIPE SIERRA AND JOSE LUÍS ROS / CERACASA, S.A.
The Billbirdhouse is a birdhouse made from used billboards. Mostly boards COLLABORATORS
with typographic, artistic prints have been used. The handles for the birds to FMC FORET AND THE CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF THE VALENCIA POLYTECHNIC UNI-
perch on come from markets, pieces of furniture thrown onto the street or bro- VERSITY
ken umbrellas lying in the street after a windy day.
Bionictile® is a ceramic product designed after a process of microscopic observa-
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN tion of plant leaves that imitates their pattern to increase the specific surface of
the ceramic piece that is in contact with air.
This design makes the enamel photocatalyst that, along with the sun’s UV rays,
breaks down the pollution in cities in large quantities. Bionictile® is able to break
down NOX air at a rate of 31.2 mg per m2 per hour. Values which make this
product a continuous decontamination tool and very inexpensive.

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


BILLDOGHOUSE / 2008 BOBHANGER (THE ECOLOGICAL HANGER) / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
MICHAEL BOM / BOMDESIGN JOAN NADAL / ZECODESIGN

Billdoghouse is a dog kennel made from the typical used billboards of a “For Bobhanger is made from recycled cardboard and needs two reused bottles to
Rent” or “For Sale” sign used in The Netherlands. The number of billboards function. The clothes hanger and PET bottles are two small objects with a large
used depends on the size of the dog, but in most cases, just a billboard is required environmental footprint. The proposed solution is to make recyclable hangers
for the complete kennel. from just one material, and recycle bottles along the way. The middle object is a
cardboard design that folds into the main structure, to which two reused water
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN bottles are attached. A rolled up magazine can also be stuck through the holes.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


BIOCLIMATIC COMMUNITY / 2008 BOLD CHAIR – BENCH / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
LUCÍA ARRANZ AND MIGUEL ORDÓÑEZ ANA YAGO AND JOSÉ ANTONIO JIMÉNEZ / SANSERIF CREATIUS, S.L.
CLIENT
BIOCLIMÁTICOS Chair or bench in 100% biodegradable corrugated cardboard. Functional and
unexpensive. Auxiliary processes are reduced to the production of the assembly
The logo represents the Bioclimatic Community, a meeting place for people in- unit. Also reduced are costs, environmental impact and the collateral energy
terested in bioclimatic architecture and the environment. consumption. Its assembly and handling are carried out exclusively in special
The figure is a house because it is the base of architectural activity, the main employment centres to reinforce values of integration and respect, not just envi-
discipline in which the project developer, Edwin Rodriguez, works. The leaf ronmental, but also social.
instead of the chimney symbolizes the renewable energies and photosynthesis,
a fundamental process for life. The colours, brown and green, are a reference INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
to the Earth.

GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS

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BONA DUST CARE SYSTEM / 2005 CAVALLUM / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
BONA / BONA IBERICA TATI GUIMARÃES / CICLUS
CLIENT
Bona DCS 70 has a long-lasting Hepa filter and a patented 2-step cyclone sys- HERA HOLDING
tem. These two features enable drastically longer running times. The totally
sealed system prevents any dust from escaping when changing the bag, guaran- Cavallum is a box of wine that becomes a lamp. It has been designed by Ciclus,
teeing a dust-free process at all stages. a sustainable design studio in Barcelona founded by Tati Guimarães.
The new Bona DCS 70 is also easier to transport thanks to the ergonomic Originally created as a corporate gift for Hera Holding, the box is made of
handles and big wheels. recycled cardboard and certified wood. Hera, a Barcelona firm that manages
waste, asked Tati for a surprising gift that had a powerful ecological message.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN The unusual lamp was approved with honours and that drove its commercializa-
tion to a wider branch of consumers.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


BONA THINK DO GREEN / 2009 CC8. CLIMATE CONFERENCE. CLIMATE CONCERT / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
BONA / BONA IBERICA COMMANDO GROUP
CLIENT
The firm’s mission is to bring out the best in wooden floors. Bona is a family- HAFSLUND BY APPOINTMENT OF KITCHEN AD AGENCY
owned company founded in 1919. A long-term ownership has enabled them to
work with a long-term commitment to innovation based on concern and respect, The identity is based on a typographic composition of “CC” and “8”. The sys-
always with a sustainable outlook and taking floor, craftsman and indoor out- tem is designed to be used in future Conferences. The symbol communicates the
door environment in mind. Bona strives to continuously launch better products circulatory system. The idea is that the symbol can be used alone or together
with less environmental impact. with the Signature “CC8 Climate Concert & Climate Conference”.
The paper used is grey recycled which, against the black and white used in the
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE trademark symbol, reflects an environmentally friendly stance, in addition to the
pure visual qualities and characteristics.

GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


BOOK LAMP / 2006 CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES “SLUNÁKOV” / 2006
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
MICHAEL BOM / BOMDESIGN ROMAN BRYCHTA (MGR. AKAD. ARCH.), ADAM HALÍ AND PETR LEŠEK (ING. ARCH.) AND ONDREJ
HOFMEISTER (ING.) / PROJEKTIL ARCHITEKTI S.R.O.
Michael Bom has always been interested in books and this inspired him to make CLIENT
a lamp out of a used book. A source of inspiration was also how books are CITY OLOMOUC, NATIONAL FOUND OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC FOR ENVIRONMENT
constructed. The “architecture” of a book makes it really strong and durable. COLLABORATORS
With this in mind, he carried through his design. KATERINA HORÁKOVÁ, KATARÍNA JÄGROVÁ AND LENKA SLÍVOVÁ (ING. ARCH.) / WWW.KULTI-
VAR.CZ (GRAPHIC DESIGNERS)
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Centre “Slunákov” has been designed for full yearlong operation. The heat de-
mand is covered using a combination of renewable energy sources –biomass and
solar energy. Ventilation and warm air heating are ensured by fresh air and by
warm air circulation ventilation with heat recovery from outgoing air. The earth
heat exchanger serves mainly to bring cooler air inside in the summer months.
Two automatic wood pellet furnaces provide the main source of heat for heating
and are a supplementary source for heating the hot water.

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CENTRE FOR ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION, ARCHAEOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ZUTPHEN, COMBOX, THE NEW GENERATION OF COMPOSTERS / 2008-2009
THE NETHERLANDS / 2006 AUTHOR / COMPANY
AUTHOR / COMPANY COMPOSTADORES
GROTENBREG ARCHITECTEN
CLIENT Combox is a new generation of composters which are eco-designed, locally
GOVERNMENT OF THE CITY OF ZUTPHEN manufactured, high-quality, adaptable, modular, compartmentable, extendable,
versatile and accessible to everyone. The Combox are unique because they allow
The Centre for Enviromental Education, Archaeology and Sustainability in the incorporation of a base that makes them suitable for paved floors.
Zutphen bore the following aspects in mind: Life Cycle Assesment; renewable They help stop climate change and are transported efficiently and packed with
resource concept; low energy-day-light-approach; industrial, prefabricated, flex- recyclable and reusable packaging.
ible use and disassembling-building-techniques; healthy working-conditions; ac-
curate selection of the right kind of wood for the right function; green roofs INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
against dust and to keep rainwater; low-temperature-wall and floor-heating;
central cableduct for infrastructure for electricity and data; and self-regulating
air-grid for fresh-air ventilation.

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE

TITLE / YEAR
TITLE / YEAR CROSSWAY / 2009
CINEMA BOOK / 2007 AUTHOR / COMPANY
AUTHOR / COMPANY MR RICHARD HAWKES / HAWKES ARCHITECTURE LTD.
EDUARDO DEL FRAILE CLIENT
CLIENT MR & MRS HAWKES
GENERAL DIRECTORATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF MURCIA A. REGION COLLABORATORS
COLLABORATORS ECOLIBRIUM SOLUTIONS
JUAN JIMENEZ (DESIGN ASSISTANT) / JAVIER UROSAS (PHOTOGRAPHY)
Crossway is a sustainable home nestled quietly within the English countryside,
Cinema-Book was designed with the aim of increasing people’s awareness to flooded with daylight beneath a soaring terracotta Timbrel vault handmade
take part in a humanitarian project of cultural exchange with Spanish-speaking from clay dug within 6 km of the site. The vault is exposed throughout the
countries. house, soaring as though somehow defying gravity. The layout is simple, spa-
The book shows a photographic sequence in which, making use of a visual cious and airy. Every room has a unique joy. The sun is harnessed to provide all
metaphor, the act of distributing culture can be seen. energy needs.

PUBLISHING SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


CITY GARDEN MODEL / 2006 DESIGN ACTIVISM: BEAUTIFUL STRANGENESS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
ÁNGEL ARAGONÉS / DODECAEDRO, S.A. ALASTAIR FUAD-LUKE / EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
CLIENT CLIENT
ALCORCÓN TOWN COUNCIL EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.

This garden model creates passages and locations with seating-containing ele- This is a comprehensive synthesis of emerging expressions of design activism
ments necessary to conform to an environment punctuated by a shade of veg- which aim to deliver positive social, environmental and ethical impacts. Its aim
etation. Its visitors are graced with floral fragrances in locations that could not is to bring to life the diverse nature of design activism by examining its history,
naturally sustain the planting of trees. design approaches and methods, and providing contemporary examples.
The seats and armrests have been ergonomically designed. Its self-irrigation Design Activism challenges professional, pro-am and citizen designers to con-
system saves and reduces water consumption. It needs very limited maintenance. tribute to new processes of participatory engagement that enable improved so-
The whole model, carried out with a diversity of materials, stands for low cost, cial capacity to transit to more sustainable ways of living and working.
high aesthetic design, a perfect link between nature and sustainability.
PUBLISHING
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

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DESIGNERS, VISIONARIES AND OTHER STORIES: A COLLECTION OF SUSTAINABLE DESIGN DONATE YOUR MOBILE / 2008
ESSAYS / 2007 AUTHOR / COMPANY
AUTHOR / COMPANY 210 PUBLICIAD, FUNDACIÓN ENTRECULTURAS AND SPANISH RED CROSS / 210 PUBLICIDAD
JONATHAN CHAPMAN AND NICK GANT / EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
CLIENT Everything seems to be perishable in the society we live in today. Everything
EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD. quickly becomes obsolete, whether or not it is still useful”. With this in mind the
Spanish Red Cross and “Entreculturas” have launched the Donate your Mobile
This book unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable campaign, a social action aimed at mobile phone users with a double purpose:
design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming eco- using the income generated for re-using mobiles for humanitarian and education
logical crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is actions in the least favoured countries, and helping protect the environment by
a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for collecting mobiles no longer in use.
creative practitioners, professionals, students and academics and which provides All this by fostering their re-use and recycling.
the reader with a rich resource of future visions, critical propositions, creative
ideas and design strategies for working towards a sustainable tomorrow, today. GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS

PUBLISHING

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


DEUTSCHLAND IM HERBST. A PROJECT BY ROTOR / 2008 DUCHI / 2004
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
LIONEL DEVLIEGER, MAARTEN GIELEN, TRISTAN BONIVER AND MICHAËL GHYOOT / ROTOR CÉSARE PEEREN / 2012ARCHITECTEN
CLIENT CLIENT
URSULA BLICKLE STIFTUNG (COMMISSIONER) DUCHI SHOESTORE
COLLABORATORS
The Brussels based collective Rotor defines itself as a platform for the endorse- JAN KORBES AND MARCO BROEDERS
ment of industrial waste re-use. Deutschland im Herbst was both an exhibition
(at the Ursula Blickle Stiftung in Kraichtal, Germany), and a publication. Shoestore Duchi has been built out of surplus materials. The central element is a
The aim of the project was to reflect upon the very moment an industrial shoe fitting island, made from surplus wood. Two ergonomic couches have been
waste-product comes into being. The catalogue provides text and image to such made with a footrest at working height for the employees. The back of the couch
origination processes, through a series of eleven specific study-cases. functions as a support for customers trying out new shoes, which they can do by
The photograph, by Ccil Michel and François De Herdt shows the “Drooling walking on the conveyor belt from a supermarket. The circular shelves around
of white foamed polyurethane from a boots factory”. the seating island give shape to the fitting area. This way the shop stays one
entity, spatially and functionally.
PUBLISHING
SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


DOG POO BAGS / 2008 DVELAS / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
NINA DAUTZENBERG AND ANDREA GADESMANN / JUNGESCHACHTEL ENRIQUE KAHLE, ARRAITZ KOCH, BORJA FUENTES, ESPERANZA KAHLE AND CARLOS MARTÍNEZ
/ DVELAS REUSAIL PROYECT
These humorous paper bags for the stylish and practical disposal of dog poo
turn the less attractive moments in the life of a dog owner into an original hap- Dvelas designs and manufactures contemporary furnishings reutilising old
pening. The 16 recyclable paper bags mean a simple, clean and practical disposal used sails. The spontaneous idea of converting used sails into useful objects,
of dog poo. Funny prints, such as “Doggy bag”, “Don’t blame me” or “Size acquires a bigger complexity when it evolves into an ethical initiative based on
matters” make the walk to the next garbage bin an easy task. The idea for dog four fundamental strategic lines: Econversion (simple transformation processes
poo bags was born out of the authors’ passion for dogs and design. that insist on the material’s smooth quality), Excellence (unique products with a
The daily walks with Cuno, the agency’s dog, served as a source of inspira- precise identification of their history and origins), Responsibility (an active and
tion. voluntary contribution to the improvement of the social, working and ecological
environments) and Promotion (of the ecology, sailing and design).
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ECOALF, FABRICS FOR A NEW GENERATION / 2008 ECOLOGICAL DESIGN: TOWARDS DESIGN AND PRODUCTION IN HARMONY WITH NATURE / 2005
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
GRUPO FUN&BASICS S.A. JOAQUÍM VIÑOLAS MARLET / EDITORIAL BLUME
COLLABORATORS CLIENT
CATALAN CENTRE FOR RECYCLING, CATALAN AGENCY FOR WASTE TREATMENT, DEPARTMENT EDITORIAL BLUME
OF ENVIRONMENT AND HOUSIN / JULIO RODRIGO, HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER- COLLABORATORS
ING DEPARTMENT LYIDIA CARRASCO RODRÍGUEZ (GRAPHIC DESIGN)

Fun&basics has managed to bring creativity and environmental commitment This book seeks to explore into what is understood by ecological design from a
together, and has created the first 100% recyclable collection. The components number of different points of view, including those of biology, history, sociology,
of these models have been selected so that they can be recycled. The collection philosophy, technology and methodology. It is as much concerned with theoreti-
can therefore be 100% recyclable using Ecoalf 1.0. cal aspects as it is with practical ones and hence it tries to set out information,
Ecoalf is an exclusive fabric made with two polyester threads that are 100% tools and principles which may be useful when implementing social and environ-
recycled using PET plastic bottles, recyclable TPE backing, PVC free. mental projects in the human-made environment.

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TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


ECO-BULEVAR DE VALLECAS. MADRID / 2004-2005 (FASE I), 2006-2007 (FASE II) ECONO / 2006
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
BELINDA TATO, JOSE LUIS VALLEJO AND DIEGO GARCÍA-SETIÉN / ECOSISTEMA URBANO IVÁN MARTÍN / EQUILICUÁ
CLIENT COLLABORATORS
MUNICIPAL URBAN LAND AND HOUSING COMPANY. MADRID CITY COUNCIL GOODFORE S.L. / MURRAY (PACKAGING DESIGN)
COLLABORATORS
I. PRIETO, M. E. LACARRA, D. DELGADO, D. BENITO, J. EIZAGUIRRE, P. LUCAS, A. LOPEZ, A. Econo is a small greenhouse for plants in flowerpots or vegetable gardens that
BARREDO, L. CASAS, F. PEPE AND M. MORADIELLOS / TECTUM INGENIERÍA, S.L. (STRUCTURE) / protects and optimizes the use of water. Taking advantage of the combination
IP INGENIERÍA (INSTALLATIONS) / I. LÓPEZ (BOTANICAL ITEMS) / C. AMORÓS AND M. GONZÁLEZ of evaporation (sun heat) and condensation (afternoon cooling) it traps water
(SURVEYORS) / GRUPO ENTORNO, S.A. (CONSTRUCTORS). evaporating from the soil and returns it to the pot. As such, the amount of water
necessary for the survival of the plant is reduced.
The Eco-Boulevard Of Vallecas can be defined as an operation of urban re- Econo helps preserve a natural resource, while educating and communicating
cycling: an installation of three socially revitalizing air-trees. Placed along the about environmental commitment.
existing housing complex, it reduces and re-arranges asymmetric traffic routes
and the superficial area within the existing housing complex, thus achieving the INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
reconfiguration of the executed urban development.

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TITLE / YEAR ECOPACK’S ATTITUDE AT THE DESIGNPACK GALLERY / 2009
ECOHOSTEL / 2009 AUTHOR / COMPANY
AUTHOR / COMPANY FABRICE PELTIER / P’REFERENCE-DESIGNPACKGALLERY
MAARTEN VERBRUGGHE AND LISELOT CLAEYS / ECOHOSTEL ANDROMEDA
The Designpack Gallery is a space dedicated to the art of packaging design.
Ecohostel originates from the need for budget accommodation in a city with This exhibition draws up a panorama of packaging’s ecological footprint and
growing sustainability awareness. Adaptive reuse of an old barge combined with presents innovative solutions in ecoconception. A type of packaging that pol-
ecological techniques provides the guests the opportunity to travel with a lower lutes less all along its life cycle helps consumers get rid of it in a better way. That
ecological footprint, without compromising comfort. is the new global challenge.
Along with the exhibition, a conference was held around the same topic.
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ECOPÉRGOLA MODEL TAO / 2006 EMBELL SYSTEM, FIRST MOPPING KIT USING CLEAN WATER / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
ÁNGEL ARAGONÉS / DODECAEDRO, S.A. EMBELL EQUIPMENT / DESARROLLO INDUSTRIAL EMBELL, S.L.
CLIENT
ALCORCÓN TOWN COUNCIL Embell System is specially-designed to increase cleaning quality with its un-
matched clean water supply system. Its internal design is entirely mechanical, so
This pergola creates shade and shelter and a floating vegetable garden to be used it requires no maintenance and no external power source.
in areas where it is impossible to plant trees. This creates a balanced equilibrium To use it, the tank must be filled with water so that every time the mop is
between industrial design and a high level of natural sustainability. used, it is done in fresh, clean water, with no refilling requirements. The system
The Ecopergola has capacity to cover 25 m2 surface area per unit and is sup- automatically supplies itself with clean water, making mopping more effective,
ported by one mast. Its self-irrigation system saves and reduces water consump- as well as avoiding the accumulation of residual filth on the floor. It reduces the
tion and needs limited maintenance. Made with a diversity of materials and number of refills, thus reducing the amount of water, time and cleaning products
fabrication methods. needed to mop.

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ECOPROYECTA / 2007 EMOTIONALLY DURABLE DESIGN: OBJECTS, EXPERIENCES AND EMPATHY / 2005
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
F33 JONATHAN CHAPMAN / EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
CLIENT CLIENT
ECOPROYECTA / PABLO CARBONELL ALONSO EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.

Ecoproyecta is a sustainable architecture company and its corporate identity had Emotionally Durable Design is a call to arms for professionals, students and
to transmit its work philosophy and foundation values. The self-promotional academic creatives. The publication proposes the emergence of a new genre of
element represents one of this company’s aspirations: to reduce CO2 emissions sustainable design that reduces consumption and waste by increasing the dura-
with its activity, a decisive factor in climate change. bility of relationships established between users and products. In this provoca-
This element is a cardboard mini-box, which contains a pot and oregano, mint tive text, Jonathan Chapman pioneers a radical design about-face to reduce the
or basil seeds of the Laminaceae family, one of the most important Mediterrane- impact of modern consumption without compromising commercial viability or
an species –from the ethnobotanical and economic point of view. Furthermore, creative edge.
the box is designed to be reused as a pencil case.
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EL-RECETARIO.NET. CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS FROM WASTE / 2007 EPHEMERAL RESTAURANT CASSIA / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
FLOU FLOU / ASOCIACIÓN MAKEA TU VIDA DIEGO AND PEDRO SERRANO / INNOVA::DESIGNERS
CLIENT
ASOCIACIÓN MAKEA TU VIDA The sustainable project Cassia champions recycling at DecorHabitat 2008, the
decoration, art and design fair of the city of Lerida. In this edition, the Ser-
El-Recetario.Net is an online platform of knowledge exchange, which allows rano Brothers have designed a space for a café-restaurant, constructed under the
the cataloguing, consultation and management of constructive recipes for the motto of sustainability.
household. El-Recetario.Net is an open code project, with free access and free The project consists of re-using all the discarded materials generated by the
consultation. construction of the fair itself, during the week before the opening date, so that
The recipes are furniture solutions from the creative reuse of waste, with de- it becomes the raw material used for the decoration and construction of the café
tailed instructions for assembly with the materials and the steps for users to and restaurant of the same fair.
build their own furniture and spaces.
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ERGONOMIC BONA MINI EDGER / 2003 FAT BOB ROCKER / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
BONA / BONA IBERICA FRANÇOIS ROYER / STANKER

Bona Mini Edge is the handy, lightweight edger for sanding not just the edges Fat Bob Rocker is a rocking chair with adjustable swing, refined lines and im-
of rooms but also stair-steps and landings. It has a dust-free system and comes peccable finishings. Creative recycling meets neo-retro design in the Stanker Col-
equipped with an integrated halogen spotlight. Bona Mini Edge won the “Red lection, one designer’s reaction to a culture of relentless consuming and waste.
Dot Design Award” in 2004 –one of the most prestigious industrial design com- French designer Francois Royer’s part-time hobby has evolved into a full-blown
petitions worldwide. expression of both the economy of re-use and the creation of functional art from
industrial debris.
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EXHIBITION XPOELDER: CLIMATE CHANGE / 2009 FUJY SOSTENIBLE HOUSE / 2005
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
OCEANOGRÁFICA: DIVULGACIÓN, EDUCACIÓN Y CIENCIA, S.L. LUCA LANCINI
CLIENT CLIENT
ELDER MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MAYTE ARIZA DE ALBERTY

Xpoelder: Climate Change is part of a collection of itinerant exhibitions whose Fujy House is an initiative whose objective is to show through an example
motto is “the museum where you are”. Their purpose is to move science directly done to scale, that sustainability is possible “here and now” and that it can be
to schools and stimulate the curiosity of students towards various scientific is- achieved on the one hand by using existing constructive and technological ele-
sues and the importance of science in life. ments that can be found on the Spanish market, and on the other hand by raising
Made by the Elder and the Publishing Company Oceanográfica, it raises awareness amongst the leading companies of the sector.
awareness, through comics characters, to climate change and encourages visi- The housing has been designed in accordance with the rules of bioclimatic ar-
tors to find solutions to it. chitecture, using materials of low environmental impact and via the installation
of various technological systems that guarantee maximum efficiency.
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F. H. I. F. F. / 2008 GARDENY / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
JODY BARTON FELIP PICH-AGUILERA BAURIER, TERESA BATLLE PAGÉS AND JOSÉ MARIA PUIGDEMASA
HOSPITAL / PICH AGUILERA AND ARQUITECTOS S.P.L.
F. H. I. F. F. –“Fuckin’ Hell It’s Fuckin’ Fucked” consists of a booklet, T-shirt and CLIENT
Screenprint. It is part of a personal project to examine the climate change debate CONSORTIUM OF THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL AGRO-INDUSTRY CENTRE
from a new position. The designer imagines what the debate may look like from COLLABORATORS
various points of view: somebody from thousands of years in the future, from A. SENDARRUBIAS, J. MILANÉS, P. CASALDALIGA, B. ROS, J. CAMPS, M. DOLCET, J. GOMEZ,
ancient Greece, from another planet, or from the position of a bacteria. Does the BOMA-SALA, EINESA, SOCIETAT ORGANICA, F. SOLSONA AND CIMNE-BEE-GROUP
humanist vision exist outside of space and time?
Gardeny is an architectural proposal which consists of rehabilitating three “H
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMPAIGNS buildings” (military quarters of Lerida city) and reconverting them into big con-
tainers of multiple usage, for industrial research and the agro-food university.
The buildings are going to be formalized into a single building through modu-
lar umbrageous greenhouses originating directly from the innovative agricultur-
al world, thus generating a thermal space that, together with other bioclimatic
strategies, allow for the use of the existing natural resources in an efficient way.

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GOOD FOR ENVIRONMENT! (G4E!) / 2004 HEADBOARD PALLET / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
MAITE CANTÓN, VICTOR ARCE, SANTIAGO RISCO, JENNA WATSON, MARIANO SANZ AND IVÁN PABLO MACÍAS AND BELÉN SÁNCHEZ / CUATRO TUERCAS
MARTÍN / GOODFORE, S.L.
A sustainable design would be a design that not only doesn’t generate any but
The ecodesign platform Good For Environment! (G4E!) is a business project also diminishes existing waste. A design that, at a glance, shows its intention and
that seeks to contribute to sustainable development in its three dimensions: so- invites people to change their habits. An excellent sustainable design would be
cial, economic and environmental. It provides the necessary values and solu- one in which the only energy that is consumed is the creative type. The Head-
tions, mediating in the process of conception and production and acting as a link board Pallet points to that direction.
between the principal actors in society. Its aim is sustainability and functionality, without giving up aesthetic values.
G4E! looks to provide sustainable criteria and solutions starting from the early The pallet adapts perfectly to its new function only by changing its context.
stages of conceptualization, when it is possible to efficiently reduce the impact
of a product or service. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

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GREEN BOX / 2009 HOM, AUTONOMOUS SOLAR STREET LIGHT / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
LUIS DE GARRIDO ALESSANDRO CAVIASCA / STUDIO ITINERANTE ARQUITECTURA, S.L.
CLIENT
ANAVIF - ANAS (SPANISH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE) Hom, Autonomous Solar Street Light is modern, functional and full perform-
ing all in one. A LED programmable system allows huge autonomy and high
Green Box is the first modular building prefabricated, reusable, transportable, efficiency, does not generate heat or need maintenance, and lights all night even
bioclimatic, with an infinite life cycle, with zero energy consumption, and with- in winter months. Its stand alone system makes it unnecessary to dig trenches
out waste generation. to connect it and makes it possible to light isolated areas. It has a useful life of
Luis de Garrido was inspired by natural and emergent shapes in land, sea and 50,000 hours (LED system).
sky and discovered that triangles are the most natural shapes in Nature. These Hom esthetical, technical and specific energy aspects make it an element with
triangles enable one of the aims of Green Box ’s design to be reached: to give the high performance and low environmental impact.
home a landscaped roof that can be passed by as if it were continuing the land.
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GREEN SPOT “CEMEX LIMPIO” / 2009 HOUSE AND SUSTAINABILITY IN SPAIN / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
RAÚL RODRÍGUEZ DE TORRES, JUAN ANTONIO ALONSO GARCÍA AND SORIANO PLATAS / TONI SOLANAS / TONI SOLANAS’ ARCHIQUECTURE STUDIO
CEMEX, S.A. AND SP ARQUITECTURA E INGENIERIA, S.L. CLIENT
CLIENT EDITORIAL GUSTAVO GILI
CEMEX, S.A.
The quality of Spanish architecture is valued throughout the world. However,
Cemexlimpio by concrete company Cemex is a green spot. Its vocation for flex- the degree of sustainability of the buildings is still poor. This is why it is worth
ibility creates a system through modular elements linked where standard waste getting acquainted with some examples by those who are starting their way to-
containers are placed. Each “L” shaped module is leaned upon the previous one wards managing building resources which are friendlier with the environment:
allowing for different lengths and flexible lay-outs. A slight disorder is kept to bioclimatic buildings, changes or improvements in the industry, ecological con-
remind people of what waste looks like. The colours are the current waste codes, structions and restoration among others.
to be easily recognized and help the critical moment, just when waste is split up. This publication is a reference for sustainable architecture in which thirty-two
It is made with a recycled material: return waste concrete. architects express their concerns and show us forty buildings where solutions
that will soon be widely used are applied.
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I’M NOT JUST A BOX / 2007 ARTEMATICA VITRUM BASE / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
GUILLEM FERRAN GABRIELE CENTAZZO / VALCUCINE
CLIENT
CAMPER A perfect synthesis of sense of beauty, high quality and technology, all Artem-
COLLABORATORS atica Vitrum Base arrangements have unique features that are the result of
FASCINATION PROJECT, CAMPER extremely innovative techniques, such as dematerialisation. This construction
method makes the door extremely resistant to humidity, heat and impact as well
The author’s proposal is that costumers may re-use the Camper cardboard shoe- as making it lighter, with consequent longer hinge life and more silent closing
box. By using a belt with it, the box can turn into a rucksack to be used for a movements.
certain period of time. All these features result in less consumption of materials and energy and thus
in an eco-compatible approach to production.
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IMPULSE COLLECTION / 2009 ISER / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
MICHIEL VAN DER KLEY / UNSEEN PRODUCTS DAVID RODRIGUEZ / ISER
CLIENT
UNSEEN PRODUCTS Based in Valencia, Spain, Iser (Renewable Energy Systems And Integration) is
a company specialised in developing studies on energy efficiency, engineering,
In 2007 the author won a prize with the design of paper lights at a contest promotion, planning, development and construction of projects for solar, wind,
organised by a group of paper producing companies from Nepal. While getting geothermal and biomass energy. Iser has implemented more than 100 installa-
the prototypes ready, he researched into the possibility of making 3 dimensional, tions all over Spain, including ground-breaking projects ranging from natural
organically curved shapes with paper. After a lot of experiments and tests, using parks to international collaborations focused on implementing systems such as
very thin layers of the local paper (lokta paper) and a special kind of glue made solar air-conditioning or spatial solar technology for terrestrial applications.
it possible.
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INTERNATIONAL GREEN ROOF CONGRESS / 2009 KYOTO HOUSE / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
WOLFGANG ANSEL / IGRA - INTERNATIONAL GREEN ROOF ASSOCIATION FELIPE PICH-AGUILERA AND TERESA BATLLE / PICH AGUILERA, ARQUITECTOS S.P.L. AND PMP, S.L.
CLIENT
Under the banner of “Bringing Nature Back to Town”, almost 300 green roof PMP, S.L. PROMOCIONES
professionals from around the world got together for 3 intensive days of experi-
ence transfer. Participants from 40 countries and 5 continents substantiated very Kyoto House is a single-family house made of concrete, based on sustainability
clearly that rooftop greening has become a “global player” in the field of sus- criteria. Thanks to a rational and repeatable scheme, this project aims to intro-
tainable building concepts. Sustainable urban development places high demand duce all the aspects to which sustainable architecture must answer: good passive
on the technical, ecological and aesthetic quality of construction. behaviour (bioclimatic design), integrating intermediate spaces and constructive
The goal is to build in harmony with nature and, thanks to green roof architec- systems that help reduce energy and resource demand; building-integrated re-
ture, to create attractive living spaces and habitats. newable energy systems and finally, materials and construction proposals that
take recycling, reutilization and the environment into account.
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE The building structure has been commercially designed jointly by the company
Prefabricados Pujol and Promotions Montse Pujol (PMP SL).

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LAUREANA HOUSE / 2003-2007 NEOROMÁNTICO SUSTAINABLE BENCH / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
AURELIO CALDERÓN AND ANA MARÍA GONZÁLEZ / LAUREANA ARQUITECTURA SOSTENIBLE MIGUEL MILÁ / SANTA & COLE

This single family home is set within a vault, which unites the structure, enclo- The Neoromántico Sostenible Bench is the result of a revision of the classical
sure, insulation and roof in this element. Bioclimatic design and the use of bio- NeoRomántico bench, an icon in design in the European public space, designed
construction materials and constructive solutions, passive natural ventilation by Miguel Milá in 1995. Composed of a structure with a recycled polypropylene
systems and clean energies converge in this construction. The water used in the injection arm with 30% long fibreglass and PVC extrusion slats blended with
home is cycled through a natural purifier. This building’s design is a reflection of 50% recycled plant fibres, the Neoromántico Sostenible Bench is created as an
the landscape, allowing true integration into its surroundings. urban element committed to the environment and attentive to the new technolo-
gies and trends of the public space.
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LUCE LAMP / 2005 NEW BRIDGE OVER THE HENARES RIVER NEXT TO THE ARABIC BRIDGE IN GUADALAJARA,
AUTHOR / COMPANY SPAIN / 2002-2003 (PROJECT), 2006-2008 (WORK)
MICHAEL BOM / BOMDESIGN AUTHOR / COMPANY
MAITE AGUADO ROCA AND XAVIER CARRASCAL FRÍAS / CMKM ARQUITECTURA
The Luce Lamp is made from a used book Mikael Bom found in secondhand CLIENT
shops. It is multifunctional as it can be used as a wall sconce as well as a table GUADALAJARA CITY COUNCIL
lamp. COLLABORATORS
ESTEYCO
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
The main objective of this new bridge was to split the Arabic Bridge into two in
order to support the increasing traffic between the two river banks. The Arabic
Bridge is a building dated from the 10th Century and declared Historic Heritage.
The objective of the project editor team is to take the split of the Arabic Bridge
as a reciprocal dialogue relationship between the two bridges. The result is
understood as a performance that unites the historical presence of the Arabic
Bridge, the new infrastructure and the environment.

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MADE IN GREEN LABEL / 2005 NEW PACKAGING / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
AITEX (TECNOLOGICAL TEXTILY INSTITUTE) JOAN RIPOLLES ARRUFAT / NEW PACKAGING, S.A
CLIENT
The “Made in Green” label has three fundamental concepts: Health (the textiles NEW PACKAGING, S.A
article contains no substances that are harmful to health), respect for the envi-
ronment (the article has been manufactured in production centres with an ex- This packaging is manufactured under the Cradle to Cradle philosophy: recy-
ternally audited and certified environmental management standard), and respect cled and recyclable products for life. Eco-design is applied to the whole process:
for workers’ human rights according to the ILO in the production centres where decoration, transport system, re-use, recycling, in order to achieve eco-efficiency
the article is manufactured. in the process and in the products.
The result is packaging with high technical properties and also adapted to the
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE clients’ needs. It has both the advantages of plastic and the price and operative
characteristics of compact cardboard.

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OKO BUILDING / 2009 PNEU_FABRIC COVER TO MAKE A SEAT OUT OF TWO OLD TIRES / 2006
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
JAVIER SEGARRA SANCHIS / BIOTECTURA, S.L. GABRIELA CHANG VALDOVINOS / DAY DREAMING, S.L..
COLLABORATORS
PATRICIA VILAR AND VERÓNICA VEGA (INTERIOR DESIGN) / SETSOLAR ECOENERGIAS, S.L. The end of a product life may become the beginning of a new one. Discarded
(SOLAR PANNELS) / SISTEM CUBIERTAS IBERICA, S.L. (FSC WOOD BOARDS) tyres become a new object when they are given a new use.
Pneu is a fabric circumference with a cord inserted in its brim, to allow for
The building incorporates the first deck of Spain with great lights and great a tyre inside. It creates a tense and hammock-like surface to sit on, in a simple
height made from FSC plywood and photovoltaic solar panels with a power of wrap and tighten system. By piling up two tyres, a comfortable height for a seat
210 KW. It is self-financing up to 88%, with the production and sale of photo- is achieved. It is also a simple way to solve basic furniture needs in urban and
voltaic electricity. Through a combination of biomass, geothermal, solar thermal rural areas. Its interior can be used as storage space.
and LED lighting, the building achieves 77% maintenance savings over a con-
ventional building of the same characteristics. The building is the headquarters INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
of the network of sustainable entrepreneur “Oko” and houses the centre for
innovation and development for bio-sustainable buildings.

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PARC DEL PINAR DE PERRUQUET / 2008 POSITIVE DEVELOPMENT: FROM VICIOUS CIRCLES TO VIRTUOUS CYCLES THROUGH BUILT EN-
AUTHOR / COMPANY VIRONMENT DESIGN / 2008
GERARD VECIANA & ELISABET FAURA ARCHITECTS / ARTEKS ARQUITECTURA AUTHOR / COMPANY
CLIENT JANIS BIRKELAND / EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
VILA-SECA TOWN COUNCIL AND GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA PTOP ( DIRECTORATE OF CLIENT
ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE) EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
COLLABORATORS
AMATRIA INGENIERIA, JAVIER PENALBA, URSSA FIBERLINE AND MYJ GRUAS In this book Janis Birkeland presents the innovative new paradigm in which
the built environment provides greater life quality, health, amenity and safety
In Mediterranean peri-urban littoral, the pollution of maritime aerosol affects the for all, without sacrificing resources or money. With a different form of design,
survival and the growth of pines and other plants. In this situation, creating an ex- development itself can become a “sustainability solution”. A cornerstone of this
tension forest like the existing one is not viable. The coastal pine groves of “piñone- new paradigm is the ecoretrofitting of the vast urban fabric we already inhabit.
ro” (pine-nut) pine have both great landscape and ecological value, and are habitats The author presents a revolutionary new tool called SmartMode to achieve this
worth preserving for their broader public interest. Since it is not possible to replant end.
a pine grove as the existing one, the proposal here is to generate an artificial shade
by means of a pergola that is reminiscent of the semidarkness of the pine grove. PUBLISHING

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PENMAN / 2006 POSTERS / 2006-2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
MICHAEL BOM AND ANTOINET DEURLOO / BOMDESIGN ELZBIETA CHOJNA

The Penman is a penholder made from a used vinyl record. It is moulded by the The posters here presented are made of cut-out pieces of paper. The work is
four hands of the designers and Each piece has a unique shape. ecological as the materials used are utilized very economically. Cut pieces of
It is a very stable object and can hold a considerable amount of pencils and other paper which remain after making a poster are stored and used in further works.
stationary items. The pieces that are too small to use are recycled.
Ecology should be like nature, full of forms and colours. This is the reason why
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN loud colours are chosen for the ecoposters. The topics the author is most inter-
ested in, in relation to natural environment are concerned with the problems of
animals –both domestic and wild– and the uneven fight between man and the
animal world.

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PRET A PORTER / 2002 REFUNC / 2003
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
ROCA CERÁMICA TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT / ROCA CERAMICA DENIS OUDENDIJK AND JAN KORBES / REFUNC.NL
COLLABORATORS
The tile range Roca’s Pret a Porter porcelain is an innovative and sustainable MANTAS LESAUSKAS, ISIS HOOS, THIJS MASTHOF, KAY KLOP, BART GROENEWEGEN, JOB
system whose most notable feature is that it can be laid 100% dry and instantly, SALTZHER, DIRK OVERDUIN, JOEP DE GROOT, THOMAS TRUM, TJEU DONDERS AND BORIS
without the need for cement or pointing. DUIJNEVELD
This highly versatile system, exclusive to Roca, is very clean, generates no
waste or rubble at all and allows for complete removal for subsequent reuse. Garbage architecture provides a second life for found or thrown-away objects
Moreover, the pieces are easy to replace and can be used from the moment of and operates on the borders of architecture, art and design, creating new prod-
laying. ucts from old materials. Origin for designs is found in the object itself, by listen-
Roca places itself in the forefront of the permanent search for solutions that ing to its own composition, history, or local and social context. The authors do
combine quality, design and sustainable development. not start from a design, they need a problem to play with, 3D troubleshooting,
and creative improvisation with whatever is locally available.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Waste materials lead the way to often unpredictable results. Wherever there is
garbage, this work team can do research and workshops on creative recycling.

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R4 HOUSE / 2007 RELAJA (SUSTAINABLE URBAN FURNITURE) / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
LUIS DE GARRIDO JON MARÍN AND ÁLEX JIMÉNEZ / NUTCREATIVES
CLIENT
ANAVIF - ANAS (SPANISH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE) The project concept “Relaja” was developed in the Canary Islands to improve
the local situation. The waste treatment of stone slabs from a construction com-
R4House are the two sprucest transportable and bioclimatic houses in the world pany was the starting point. This waste was recovered through the design of
to be built entirely from recycled, reused and recuperated materials, with zero a modular outdoor bench due to the local demand for non-imported public
net energy consumption and no waste generation during construction or decon- furniture. Furthermore, the simple production of Relaja might support the in-
struction. They have an infinite life cycle and strictly comply with all recognised tegration of people at risk of social exclusion, giving a solution to a diagnosed
sustainable indicators. problem in the Local Agenda 21. Thus, this product is a transposable example
of how design can help the local economy, ecology and society.
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RECYCLOOP / 2007-2009 RESSENY / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
JAN JONGERT AND JEROEN BERGSMA / 2012ARCHITECTEN JON MARÍN
CLIENT
FESTIVAL A/D WERF, HANS VENHUIZEN, HET BLAUWE HUIS AND CBK DORDRECHT Resseny (www.resseny.blogspot.com) is an online platform from which to spread
COLLABORATORS good practices whereby design in its widest sense has an important role for the
PIETER SCHEER, JOHN BOSMA, DIRK OVERDUIN AND LOUISA VERMOERE promotion of sustainable values. Regularly updated, the author of Resseny re-
views from a refreshing and rigorous perspective many different examples of
The Recycloop temporarily unites two waste flows, sinks and water, in a shiny products, services, systems or strategies related to design and its environment.
structure. Sinks from demolished buildings are the walls of multifunctional The website was born three years ago with the aim of being an informational
space. The sinks can appear in different shapes and are easy to mount and dis- and educational tool, a channel for communication and popularization of design
mount due to a skilful fastening system. When the sun shines Recycloop reflects for sustainability.
light like a disco ball. On the inside, the sun shines through the holes, but when
it rains the sinks give shelter. Rainwater is collected through the gray water BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE
circuit.

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RICICLANTICA / 2007 SOLAR COOKER / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
GABRIELE CENTAZZO / VALCUCINE DR. DIETER SEIFERT AND MANOLO VILCHEZ / ALSOL TECNOLOGÍAS SOLARES S.L.

Valcucine’s research has created a method to give the door surface a feeling of Domestic solar cooker of pre-cut aluminium plates (structure) and high reflec-
organic deformation. Riciclantica, the first door in the world to be 2 mm thick, tion flexible aluminium mirrors for the parabolic concentrator. In flat box with
is distinguished by new shapes and volumes inspired by nature. It almost looks all materials and visual guide, it’s easy to set up. The materials are of very high
as if life is pulsating within the material of which the front is made. The use durability, ensuring a future of high value recycling. It cooks all kind of dishes
of special materials such as carbon, aluminium, steel, layered laminate and the without consuming fossil energy resources. Boils 1 litre of water in 8 minutes!
novelty of glass (2008) also contributes to making the Riciclantica door unique
in the furniture sector. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

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SEAM CHAIR / 2009 SOLIDARY ROUTE TO MAURITANIA / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
CHRIS KABEL EDUARDO DEL FRAILE
COLLABORATORS CLIENT
DROOGDESIGN AND LANKHORST PURE COMPOSITES NGO AMAMI AND GENERAL DIRECTORATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL OF MURCIA REGION
COLLABORATORS
This chair has been developed with the help of the Aerospace Material Research JUAN JIMENEZ AND ANTONIO MARQUEZ (DESIGN ASSISTANT) / EDUARDO DEL FRAILE (COLOR
Department of the Technical University Delft and Lankhorst Indutech, the de- PHOTOGRAPHY) / GABRIEL PASAMONTES (BLACK&WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY) / ANA LEAL (TEX)
veloper of the Pure material. Pure is a 100% polypropylene (PP). A bag is sewed
in the shape of a chair and filled with sand so that it gets its shape. After around This book came about from a solidarity expedition to Mauritania, arranged to
an hour baking on 130°C (this is less than an apple pie!!!) the fibres are impreg- reuse medical material from different hospitals.
nated and fixed together. A hole lets the sand come out and what is left is an The creative proposal was to portray the current situation of Mauritania in
ultra light piece of furniture that does not need resin and glass or carbon fibres parallel to the expedition itself. The result was a book to raise awareness and
to create superlight (using little material) and super strong constructions that are serve as a documentary reference for the purpose of the route, which later on
100% recyclable. would be used to raise economic funds for the NGO Amami, located in one of
the poorest areas of Nouakchott, capital city of Mauritania.
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SHELL SCENARIOS POSTERS / 2008 SOLTAG, ENERGY HOUSING / 2005
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
PETER GRUNDY NIELSEN & RUBOW A/S, CENERGIA APS, KUBEN BYFORNYELSE DENMARK A/S AND VELUX A/S
CLIENT (DENMARK) / RUBOW ARCHITECTS
SHELL INTERNATIONAL LTD. CLIENT
COLLABORATORS EU “DEMOHOUSE”
SHELL SCENARIOS TEAM
Soltag Enery Housing is a system for houses which produces energy and healthy
Peter Grundy has designed three generations of publications with three respec- indoor living conditions without “polluting” its surroundings thanks to the in-
tive MDs. Scenarios are tools that help people understand how the future may stallation of solar thermal collectors in its roof, which allows the house to be
affect the present. As part of Shell Energy Scenarios 2008, the author has de- self-sufficient in terms of energy.
signed two presentations (posters). It also uses high performance insulation materials, efficient ventilation systems
Poster 1 shows a set of visual tools called anchors used in Power Point shows and solar heating systems.
to highlight the main energy topics.
Poster 2 depicts the various global components of the message. SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

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SPUD RAINCOAT / 2009 SUPERUSE.ORG / 2006
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
MAITE CANTÓN AND MARIANO SANZ / EQUILICUÁ JAN JONGERT, CÉSARE PEEREN AND JEROEN BERGSMA / 2012ARCHITECTEN
COLLABORATORS COLLABORATORS
GOODFORE S.L. SUITE 75

This raincoat is made entirely using bioplastic derived from potato starch and Superuse.org is an online community of designers, architects and anyone inter-
other natural resources, resulting in a 100% biodegradable and compostable ested in inventive ways of recycling. The site allows anybody to post items of
product. This implies that at the end of its life cycle it returns entirely to the bio- various scales within a variety of reuse categories. All examples of products,
sphere, transformed into organic matter and thus, closing the loop. To reinforce furniture, interiors, buildings and reuse on a urban scale are welcome. As well as
this concept, every raincoat contains a small clay ball with seeds in it. As such, exhibiting applications, the website promotes the development of knowledge on
the users know that they have to plant the raincoat when it becomes useless. the subject by promoting discussion, user interaction and comment.
This way it won’t only return to a natural cycle, but will also help to cultivate
the seeds inside. BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE

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STARS / 2008 SUSTAINABLE BY DESIGN: EXPLORATIONS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE / 2006
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
STUDIO VOLLAERSZWART STUART WALKER / EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD. / JAMES & JAMES SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHERS
CLIENT CLIENT
CITY OF ROTTERDAM EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.

Stars is a light sculpture by studio Vollaerszwart. It sparkles on the Rotterdam To advance the subject of design one has to engage in the activity of design-
skyline. In the city the stars are barely ever visible. Stars is an artificial starry sky, ing. This book offers an innovative, design-centred approach that explores both
visible every night. The Delftse Poort, the Nationale Nederlanden offices build- the meaning and practice of sustainable design. The author explores the design
ing, has been dressed with thousands of LED-lights, across a total length of 150 process in the context of sustainability, and challenges conventional ways of
metres. These lights have been placed on the building’s facade at random, thus defining, designing and producing functional objects. He discusses the personal
creating a natural pattern. design process, tacit knowledge, ephemeral design, experimental design, and the
This monumental light sculpture functions completely without electricity. The relationship between intellectual design criteria, physical expression and aes-
durable LED-lights use solar cells to charge themselves during the day, and remain thetic experience.
lit for eight hours during the night. They blink at four different frequencies.
PUBLISHING
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TITLE / YEAR TITLE / YEAR


SUPERUSE THE BOOK / 2006 SUSTAINABLE FASHION AND TEXTILES: DESIGN JOURNEYS / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
JAN JONGERT AND CÉSARE PEEREN / 2012ARCHITECTEN KATE FLETCHER / EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
CLIENT CLIENT
010 PUBLISHERS EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
COLLABORATORS
ED VAN HINTE This book brings together for the first time information about lifecycle sustain-
ability impacts of fashion and textiles, practical alternatives, design concepts
Superuse is a practical and inspiring book about constructing new buildings and social innovation. It challenges existing ideas about the scope and potential
with surplus materials. It presents ideas for tools and methods for architects such of sustainability issues in fashion and textiles, and sets out a more pluralistic,
as the harvest map. The book is illustrated with 15 clearly and concisely pre- engaging and forward-looking picture, drawing on ideas of systems thinking,
sented examples from 2012Architecten in the Netherlands and elsewhere. It also human needs, local products, slow fashion and participatory design, as well as
considers the subject from the ecological and methodological points of view. knowledge of materials.
Superuse.org is the accompanying online community about reuse and design.
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TABLE BOARD / 2009 NEWLY DESIGNED WOOD FLOORING / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
SONIA SIMON MATEO / U_ MÖBEL Fernando Subirats / DURA TARIMAS FLOTANTES, S.L.
COLLABORATORS
MARKUS LASSAN / IGNACIO BISBAL (PHOTOGRAPHER) In Dura warehouse, pre-cut wood sheets which have not passed the quality pa-
rameters are stacked. After assessing the material and mixing the different lay-
The project Table Board derives out of the interest in using and recycling timber. ers, the edge shows a new product: balanced and symmetrical boards for wood
Knots, cracks, stains, defects of wood that make them not usable, represent the flooring. The 100 pallets stored and rejected can now produce over 25,000 m2
main objective of the project. of wood flooring of various models.
Traditional methods of craftsmanship are used when carving each piece to ap- The wood so far kept in factories, may finally have a new use.
ply the finishes. The methods and techniques used such as gilding, engraving or
tempera over gilding, intend to recover the tradition of Arts and Crafts. INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

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TABLE TELEPHONE BOOTH / 2007 THE B&W HOUSE (THE BLACK & WHITE HOUSE) / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
GÜNTHER SPATZ / RE-INDESIGN JOSEP ADELL - TEAM SPAIN / POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF MADRID
COLLABORATORS
In 1976 new telephone booths made of Aluminium started to be installed in AIA ARQUITECTURA S.XXI
Austria, been out in the weather in cities and urban areas for about 30 years.
The designer recovers this first-class material from the scrap to develop new The Black & White House (55 m2) is a prototype clad with photovoltaic mod-
products, thus connecting the now and then. At present the old telephone booths ules to maximise the energy capture surface area.
have reincarnated into tables, available with drawers, in various heights and A key concept for this housing is its portability and easy assembly anywhere.
colours. On the other hand, the self-orientating solar roof captures the maximum energy
offered by the Sun, providing 10.3% extra energy compared with a static south
BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE facing roof.

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TAMAGO / 2009 TOT HOUSE / 2007
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
INDRA MERCA AND JANIS MERCS / MERCIDESIGN FERNANDO OÍZA, MICHEL ARAUZO AND ENRIQUE KAHLE / KAHLE OÍZA ARAUZO ARQUITECTURA, S.L.
CLIENT CLIENT
MERCIDESIGN IBÓN LABORDE AND BELÉN AYALA
COLLABORATORS
Tamago invites to give the “first steps forward with letters and numbers”. With MARÍA AMEZCUA (FINANCIAL CONTROL AND EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION DEPARTMENT) /
this multi-function, 100% recycled, children’s piece of furniture, the little ones DANIEL LARRALDE (PROJECT DEVELOPMENT) / FS ESTRUCTURAS, JORGE GARCÍA (INSTALA-
can shape their environment, building up literacy and numeracy through crea- TIONS) / CONTRUCCIONES EGARFE (CONTRACTORS)
tive play.
Tot House originated in the design of economical housing for a middle class
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN family in the Cintruenigo’s urban periphery, a small town in inland Spain with
one of the major indexes of sun hours per year. Despite it being a usual standard
concerning type, plan and dimensions, the authors tried to avoid common cli-
chés by considering the different functional, typological and technological pos-
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TRÄD / 2008 TYPO CHAIR / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
VICENTE PORRES AND JOSUÉ GAMONAL / NOVIEMBRE ESTUDIO MICHAEL BOM / BOMDESIGN

Träd is not only a storage system, Träd is a shelter, a personal space where the The abstract typographic Typo Chair is made from re-used billboards of Finnish
children can carry out their fantasies and games. A place that allows them to Birch multiplex. It is impressive through its graphic presence and is well formed
feel safe, to learn and to imagine. That enchanted wood where one can dream of and comfortable. The Typo Chair is a real eye catcher for any space. Because
heroes and princesses...and live a thousand and one adventures. each board is printed differently each chair has a unique typographic design.
The tree as an icon of wisdom, shelter and playground. Symbol of life and
growth. Approach to an increasingly absent nature, as a comeback to traditional INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
games towards imagination development, with no artifices, as a basis for the
growth of the child’s personal world.

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TRASH? / 2006 VILLA UH1 / 2008
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
VICENTE PORRES AND JOSUÉ GAMONAL / NOVIEMBRE ESTUDIO RB ARKITEKTUR
CLIENT
How much trash do humans throw away every day? Is trash really all we throw UNIKA HEM SKANDINAVIEN
away? What if we could extend the life cycle of the objects we use in our dairy
life? With Trash? the authors want people to think about the life of the objects, Villa Uh1 grows out of the surrounding slope and interacts with the landscape
telling them that this cycle could be longer in a society that generates more and eliminating the border between building and landscape. The idea was to mini-
more garbage everyday. mize the impact of the construction while at the same time creating a new ty-
Trash? is a garbage bag that can be used as a puff. It can be used indoors or pology. While designing the house the authors decided to create a patio so that
outdoors, just fill it up with garbage and enjoy the seat. questions of privacy and full access to the evening sun would easily be solved.
Buy, enjoy, throw away and buy again seems to be all that modern society The sedum roof drains rain water and provides good thermal insulation to the
does. With Trash? one buys, enjoys, enjoys again and, to end the cycle, recycles house which uses geothermal heating.
the bag.
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TUEJAR ARMCHAIR / 2008 VITRO HOUSE / 2005
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
MARIO PEDRET / ESTUDIO VERDEMALAQUITA LUIS DE GARRIDO
CLIENT
The Tuejar armchair is constructed from salvaged wood pallets and it has been ANAVIF - ANAS (SPANISH NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE)
designed ergonomically to achieve maximum comfort and practicality.
It is made by carpenters in a semi-industrial process, assembled individually. The main objective of Vitrohouse is to demonstrate that real sustainable archi-
Furthermore, the imperfect form of the wood pallets gives the chair a unique tecture should be made only by means of dry-assembled components. This will
finish and adds character. It is a new product that does not exploit natural re- optimize the best use of resources, reduce waste to the maximum (or remove
sources, more specifically finite wood resources, providing functionality while it completely), and decrease, also to the maximum, the energy consumed in its
being environmentally responsible. construction. At the same time, buildings may considerably extend their life
cycle, since their components can be easily disassembled, repaired and reused
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN as many times as one likes. In fact, Vitrohouse has an infinite life cycle.

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WHOLE SYSTEM DESIGN. AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING / 2008 ZEYRON TECHNOLOGIES, PIONEERS IN DOMOTICS OF WATER / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
PETER STASINOPOULOS, MICHAEL H. SMITH, KARLSON “CHARLIE” HARGROVES AND CHERYL ZEYRON TECHNOLOGIES
DESHA / EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD.
CLIENT Zeyron Technologies provides the solution for the control and management of
EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD. water and energy resources in buildings. Environmentally aware and specialized
COLLABORATORS in electronic engineering applied to energy efficiency, the authors have developed
THE NATURAL EDGE PROJECT, THE WORLD FEDERATION OF ENGINEERING ORGANIZATIONS, two innovative technologies for controlling the water in flow-rate, temperature
UNESCO AND THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT and consumption. This is an example of how design and technology can join
together for maximum comfort, energy saving and health control because of
Whole System Design provides a clear design methodology, supported by controlled cleansing against legionella.
worked examples that demonstrate how advances in energy, materials and wa-
ter productivity can be achieved through applying an integrated approach to BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL OR INSTITUTIONAL INITIATIVE
sustainable engineering.

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X DAYS PROJECT / 2008 ZEYRON THERMO / 2009
AUTHOR / COMPANY AUTHOR / COMPANY
OSCAR LHERMITTE ZEYRON TECHNOLOGIES AND PUIGFALCÓ / ZEYRON TECHNOLOGIES

The concept of this project is to turn free daily newspapers into a sustainable Zeyron Thermo is laying the foundations for the bathroom of the future by
product, designed by the consumer. The proposal is to make one’s own piece of replacing the thermostatic tap.
furniture by collecting day by day these free papers. The “334” bench and “89” The full-colour, 3.5”, touch-sensitive screen is intuitively interactive.
stool are made of 3 parallel bars of metal and many newspapers folded and Its technology guarantees perfect, immediate, precise, continuous control of all
stacked next to each other. water variables: flow-rate, temperature and consumption. It also enables adjust-
The challenge of this series is to recycle a product, but also to design furniture ment of another 2 variables, i.e., lighting or ambiance. The product coherently
without using any screw, glue, soldering, etc. Making this furniture costs around combines Image, comfort, safety and energy efficiency.
5 pounds, and some spare time.
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ZECOCHAIR / 2009 ZICLA. INNOVATION IN RECYCLING WASTE: NEW MATERIALS-NEW PRODUCTS FOR SUSTAINABLE
AUTHOR / COMPANY BUILDING / 2005
JOAN NADAL / ZECODESIGN AUTHOR / COMPANY
VERÓNICA KUCHINOW AND ALFREDO BALMACEDA / ZICLA
The Zeco Chair is routed out of one sheet of 1x1 metres Medite Ecologique
(MDF panel with Zero added Formalde). The excess wood is its own packaging Zicla is a company specialized in recycled products and in waste valorisation
and the chair can be easily assembled by the consumer using a mallet. No glues, where innovation and commercial viability are the basis of all their activity.
screws, or fixings are needed. Zicla’s project consists of transforming what one throws into new products
When an order is placed it is manufactured to order, obviating the need for a technically and economically viable with an important environmental added
big warehouse, extra transportation or excessive packaging. This system allows value. Their proposals try to make quality products out of waste, with new
a wide range of sizes with a variety of finishes. processes where the differential fact in using waste materials makes attractive
products with a very high environmental message.
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2012ARCHITECTEN CMKM ARQUITECTURA ESTUDIO DE ARQUITECTURA TONI SOLANAS JODY BARTON PETER GRUNDY STUDIO ITINERANTE ARQUITECTURA, SL
www.2012Architecten.nl www.cmkmarquitectura.com tonisol@coac.net www.jodybarton.co.uk www.grundini.com www.siarq.net / info@siarq.net.
THE NETHERLANDS SPAIN SPAIN UNITED KINGDOM UNITED KINGDOM Spain

210 PUBLICIDAD COMMANDO GROUP ESTUDIO DIV504 JUNGESCHACHTEL PNEU STUDIO MICHIEL VAN DER KLEY / UNSEEN PRODUCTS
www.210publicidad.com www.commandogroup.com www.duratarimas.com / fernandosubirats@yahoo.es www.jungeschachtel.de / www.poopoobags.com www.daydreaming.es www.michielvanderkley.nl
SPAIN NORWAY SPAIN GERMANY SPAIN THE NETHERLANDS

AITEX COMPOSTADORES ESTUDIO VERDEMALAQUITA KAHLE OÍZA ARAUZO ARQUITECTURA PROJEKTIL ARCHITEKTI STUDIO VOLLAERSZWART
www.madeingreen.com/ imico@aitex.es www.compostadores.com www.verdemalaquita.es / mario@verdemalaquita.es www.koarquitectura.com / estudio@koarquitectura.com www.projektil.cz www.vollaerszwart.com
SPAIN SPAIN SPAIN SPAIN CZECH REPUBLIC THE NETHERLANDS

ALASTAIR FUAD LUKE COSENTINOGROUP F33 LAUREANA ARQUITECTURA RAU TRASHDESIGNMANUFACTORY


www.fuad-luke.com / info@fuad-luke.com www.cosentinogroup.net / info@cosentinogroup.net www.f33.es www.laureana.es www.rau.eu www.trashdesign.at
UNITED KINGDOM (UK) SPAIN SPAIN SPAIN THE NETHERLANDS AUSTRIA

ALSOL TECNOLOGÍAS SOLARES S.L. CUATRO TUERCAS GABRIELE E OSCAR BURATTI / INNOVATION LAB ROCA LUCA LANCINI RB ARKITEKTUR U_ MÖBEL
www.alsol.es / info@alsol.es www.cuatrotuercas.com www.burattibattiston.it www.lucalancini.com www.rbarkitektur.se / info@rbarkitektur.se u_lab@yahoo.com
SPAIN SPAIN SPAIN / ITALY SPAIN SWEDEN SPAIN

ARKA ECOPOD DESARROLLO INDUSTRIAL EMBELL S.L GOODFORE LUCÍA ARRANZ AND MIGUEL ORDÓÑEZ REFUNC UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
www.ecopod.co.uk / info@ecopod.co.uk www.sistemaembell.com www.goodfore.com / www.equilicua.com / luciarranz@gmail.com / estudio@miguelordonez.es www.refunc.nl www.solardecathlon.es / josep.adell@upm.es
UNITED KINGDOM SPAIN www.holamurray.com SPAIN THE NETHERLANDS SPAIN
SPAIN
ARQUITECTURA PICH AGUILERA DEVON VISUAL GROUP REMIGIUSZ TRUCHANOWICZ LUIS DE GARRIDO REINDESIGN VALCUCINE
www.picharchitects.com / info@picharchitects.com www.60bag.com / contact@60bag.com GROTENBREG.ARCHITECTEN www.luisdegarrido.com / degarrido@ono.com www.spatz-reindesign.at www.valcucine.it
SPAIN POLAND grotenbreg.architect@kpnplanet.nl SPAIN AUSTRIA ITALY
THE NETHERLANDS
ARTEKS ARQUITECTURA DODECAEDRO S.A. MANGADO Y ASOCIADOS, S.l. ROCA CERAMICA ZECODESIGN
www.arteksarquitectura.com www.dodecaedro.net GRUPO FUN&BASICS S.A. www.fmangado.com www.pretaporter.roca.com / www.rocatile.com/ www.zecodesign.com / zecodesign@gmail.com
ANDORRA SPAIN www.ecoalf.com SPAIN info.tiles@rocatile.com/ pret.a.porter@roca.net ANDORRA
SPAIN SPAIN
ASOCIACIÓN MAKEA TU VIDA DVELAS REUSAIL PROYECT MERCIDESIGN ZEYRON TECHNOLOGIES
www.flouflou.es www.dvelas.com / dvelas@dvelas.com / GUILLEM FERRAN www.tamago.lv ROTOR www.zeyron.com / www.puigfalco.com
SPAIN arraitzkoch@dvelas.com / enriquekahle@dvelas.com buenas@guillemferran.com LATVIA www.rotordb.org SPAIN
SPAIN SPAIN BELGIUM
BOMDESIGN NEW PACKAGING, S.A ZICLA
www.bomdesign.nl EARTHSCAN PUBLICATIONS LTD. HAWKES ARCHITECTURE LTD. www.newpackaging.net RUBOW ARCHITECTS www.zicla.com
THE NETHERLANDS www.earthscan.co.uk www.hawkesarchitecture.co.uk SPAIN www.rubowarkitekter.dk SPAIN
UNITED KINGDOM UNITED KINGDOM DENMARK
BONA IBERICA NOVIEMBRE ESTUDIO
www.bona.com / bonaiberica@bona.com ECOFONT B.V. / SPRANQ CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS IGRA - INTERNATIONAL GREEN ROOF ASSOCIATION www.noviembreestudio.com / www.pinkelephant.es SAATCHI&SAATCHI CPH
SUECIA www.ecofont.com www.igra-world.com SPAIN www.saatchi.dk
THE NETHERLANDS GERMANY DENMARK
CEMEX, S.A. / SP ARQUITECTURA E INGENIERIA, S.L. NUTCREATIVES
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