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Tokyo 2020 Olympics accused of “superficial” sustainability efforts

July 23, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Tokyo Olympic Stadium

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics opens today amid claims that its promise to be the greenest games ever are “greenwashing”. Instead, it is the third-least sustainable Olympics since 1992, according to a new report. This year’s event marks the first Olympics to be carbon neutral and to run entirely on renewable energy, according to its organisers.

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Ten design projects from students at design and communication school Centro

July 22, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Centro de Diseño y Comunicación

A coat that can be used as a body bag and bird protection nests waterproofed with “cactus slime” are included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at Centro, a design and communication school in Mexico City. Also included is a fashion project promoting children’s cognitive development and a reinvented hospital gown designed to prioritise

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Birmingham City University spotlights 12 creative partnership projects

July 21, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Birmingham City University

A project that asks how to design packaging to encourage consumers to recycle it and a ‘biobox’ to help people learn about biomaterials are included in our latest school show by students at Birmingham City University. The Collaborative Laboratory is a multidisciplinary initiative at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design. This year the students

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Ten projects from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts propose solutions for a sustainable future

July 17, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts

A project that explores what the British Museum would look like after returning its artefacts to their countries of origin and a carbon-neutral school made from rammed earth are included in our latest school show by students at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. The projects aim to create a more sustainable, environmentally friendly

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Drive to reduce embodied carbon in buildings makes biomaterials market a “really exciting space”

July 16, 2021 Marcus Fairs 0
Jan Wurm

Concerns over carbon emissions caused by the construction process are fuelling a surge of interest in biobased materials according to Arup research and innovation leader Jan Wurm. Demand for biomaterials such as mycelium, hemp, algae, bamboo and cork is growing, Wurm said, as architects search for materials that store atmospheric carbon rather than emitting it.

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EU proposes emissions controls for buildings and transport in drive to become “world’s first climate-neutral continent”

July 15, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Paris engulfed in smog to illustrate EU emissions control proposal Fit for 55

The European Commission has unveiled sweeping proposals to reduce carbon emissions across the continent that include caps for buildings and transport for the first time. Named Fit for 55, the package unveiled yesterday includes 12 policy proposals aimed at reducing EU greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent before 2030, compared to 1990 levels. “Achieving these

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Nine design projects from The New School’s Parsons School of Design students

July 14, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Parson school of design

A project exploring how architecture is integral to healing trauma and another investigating how bioluminescence could change our relationship to interiors is included in Dezeen’s latest school show by students at the Parsons School of Design. Also included is a project examining how the design of a shelter can support survivors of domestic violence and

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Brexit “a major factor” as EU applications for UK design courses fall by more than 50 per cent

July 14, 2021 India Block 0
Brexit architects

The number of European Union students applying to study art and design in the UK has fallen by more than half compared to last year. Applications from the EU fell 52 per cent from 22,860 in 2020 to just 10,940 this year, according to data from the UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications

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