The most-read articles in our GREEN REPORT column

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Turning polluted soil into bricks

Materials of the future, good digital habits, case studies and effective strategies. Plus Federlegno’s Code of Conduct for Sustainability as discussed by Maria Porro, Claudio Feltrin and Paolo Fantoni.

 

Discovering biophilic design
From Herman Miller to Kengo Kuma by way of Norman Foster and Carlo Ratti. Designing the future with a new connectivity with nature, geared to devising more sustainable lifestyles.

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Vitae - CRA - Carlo Ratti Associati

 

Architecture goes green. Seven case studies
What strategies are architects implementing to respond to the climate crisis? Let’s see where we stand with a selection of virtuous role models.

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Ingenhoven Architects, Kö Bogen II, Düsseldorf, 2020. © ingenhoven architects / HGEsch
 

 

Reimagining traditions in light of sustainability: five case studies
From Enzo Mari to Patricia Urquiola, five re-editions of icons of Italian design by companies in light of energy efficiency and the circular economy of materials.

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Five experimental materials for the future of design and architecture
A selection of innovative materials for integration into buildings and products: micro-algae capable of absorbing CO2 like tall trees, fossil-free metals, photovoltaic membranes, bricks that sequester toxins from the land and biological textiles.

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Turning polluted soil into bricks

 

Our digital habits, how much they consume and how to improve them
Surfing the Internet, sending an email, making a videocall, designing a dynamic website. The digital world consumes a lot of energy. It is up to us to be more responsible. 

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More sustainable displays, an interview with Spazio META
What happens to display materials after fairs, fashion shows and exhibitions? In Milan, Spazio META, collects them, cleans them up and gets them ready for sale, teaching everyone how to be aware of their own environmental impact.

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Ritratto © META, Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani

 

Claudio Feltrin: “Sustainability? Synonymous with a new industrial model”
President of FederlegnoArredo Claudio Feltrin discusses the Federation’s code of conduct on guidelines for tackling ecological transition: “We now need concrete facts, to build credibility.” Because this transformation is the only way to keep a foothold in the market.

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Paolo Fantoni discusses Made in Italy’s Green Evolution
The President of Assopannelli discusses the Code of Conduct for Sustainability drawn up by FederlegnoArredo in partnership with the Symbola Foundation. Foreswearing rhetoric, he talks about specific cases, targets and current strategies. The green revolution has already begun.

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Maria Porro: pursuing sustainability and building the future
Consumer conducts, training courses and a concrete roadmap. The President of the Salone del Mobile.Milano and Assarredo Maria Porro, Federlegno Arredo sustainability representative with Paolo Fantoni, discusses the green approach as an act of responsibility.

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Maria porro photo by @Sfelab

4 January 2022