Recent Case Studies

Last webinar of the serie 13th of June: Light color and intensity influences wellbeing
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-11 19:36:20 UTC
I thought there are only cones and rods in the eye to make us see but we also have something called a “third” class of ocular photoreceptors, photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (pRGC), different from the rods and cones within the eye. Based on light …
Business model: Profit for a Purpose
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-06-09 15:42:45 UTC
Vestergaard Frandsen, established in 1957, is a Europe-based international company specialising in complex emergency response and disease control products. It is guided by a unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model, whose "profit for a purpose …
3D printed canal house open end of 2013
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-17 08:53:01 UTC
DUS architects got the go-ahead for the construction of the world’s first printed Amsterdam canal house. The project will be built, layer by layer, in the expanding Amsterdam Noord area, and should be open before the end of the year as a center to show …
Super greenies; eco as a lifestyle
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-16 21:17:33 UTC
While everyone seems to be on the green bandwagon in one way or another, there is a subset of the environmentally friendly who are setting the landscape for the entire movement. According to Scarborough, five percent of the adult population are “Super …
Passive solar home design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-07 17:14:00 UTC
Five Elements of Passive Solar Home Design The following five elements constitute a complete passive solar home design. Each performs a separate function, but all five must work together for the design to be successful. Aperture (Collector …
Thursday, April 25, free webinar on integrating sustainability in your design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-23 06:40:14 UTC
Sign up to this free webinar by Granta and hear about the considerations, challenges and solutions of leading engineering organizations as they integrate environmental considerations into the …
Recycling of plastics; in every mix
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-22 08:44:09 UTC
Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled — compared to almost 90% of metals — because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. This is because their properties are very different; density, electric and magnetic …
Re-using products
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-15 18:51:53 UTC
Tejo Remy designed a series of three products made of materials and products he came across in his live. It exists of a chest of drawers made of old and used drawers, a chair made of rags, which can even be made on order of you own rags so that it adds …
Rotation moulded furniture
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-28 17:00:51 UTC
Outdoor furniture lends itself well for rotation moulding. The products are closed shapes and therefor resistant against weather and rain. Roto-moulded or rotation moulded products are typical, when no inserts are used, made from one material and therefore …
Design for lightweight; Audi Space Frame
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-22 08:52:04 UTC
Revolutionary lightweight design The innovative Audi Space Frame (ASF) is exceptionally strong but substantially lighter than a metal chassis. Safety, performance and handling are all enhanced through the careful hand-welding of magnesium and aluminium …


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