Future Material Library

The material consists of discarded cardboard and Cassava starch sourced locally around Dalston's Ridley road market, a predominantly Caribbean and Jamaican market. Cassava or Yam is a high yield starchy tuberous root that needs little water and no pesticides to cultivate, this makes it a good candidate for bioplastics and biofuels around the world as well as being central to the diet of subtropical countries.

Colab Material Library


As we move towards more sustainable practices, it’s important to consider the role of materials in our built environment. Wood, as a natural and renewable resource, has the potential to play a significant role in regenerative design.  


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The project disrupts the conventional understanding of wood as an entirely natural form. Reclaimed fibres create a wood-like material, forging a new life for the waste matter. Drawing inspiration from the growth pattern of trees, the project replicates the intricate structure of timber.

HYPER WOOD - Netherlands 

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