Quality of life Human Movement

Panda dinner
Het gebouw van bamboe is een project waarbij er niks verspilt wordt. De planten die voortkomen uit het project kunnen gebruikt worden voor verschillende doeleinden zoals eten, drinken en medicijnen. Het paviljoen kan ook gezien worden als een sociaal project waar mensen kunnen samen komen en elkaar ontmoeten. Het project bevorderd dus verschillende aspecten van de Quality of life. Zo wordt de Social Wellbeing verbeterd wanneer er een plek voor ouderen is om tijd samen door te brengen. Maar ook de Development and activity van de stad ontwikkeld en zijn bewoners ontwikkeld. Het idee achter het project zal de Emotional Wellbeing stimuleren omdat het ontwerp nieuwe landbouw oplevert naast dat er ook veel bos gekapt moet worden om het gebouw te realiseren. Dit geeft voldoening omdat er bewust om wordt gegaan met de aarde.

Tree of life
Het overlijden van een dierbare heeft veel impact op de Emotional Wellbeing van de nabestaande. Het idee dat degene om wie je ontzettend veel geeft veranderd in een boom is een mooie gedachte. Bijna alle aspecten van de Emotional Wellbeing worden daarom bevorderd. Het geeft voldoening en eigenwaarde omdat je na het overlijden een mooi gebaar terug kan geven. De acceptatie van een overlijden is soms lastig, maar een fijne plek om iemand te herdenken geeft tevredenheid. Wanneer je in een negatieve stemming bent kan een wandeling door het bos met de boom van een geliefde dat wellicht veranderen.

Floating garden
Het verbouwen van je eigen groenten is een proces van veel geduld. Je weet echter wel waar je eten vandaan komt en het geeft voldoening dat je het succesvol hebt afgerond tot bijvoorbeeld een mooi rood tomaatje. De Emotional Wellbeing wordt daarmee verbeterd omdat het vertrouwen geeft in voeding en jezelf. Stel dat er in een dorp een aantal van deze projecten worden aangelegd dan veranderd ook de omgeving, Development and activity. Ook de Material Wellbeing van de bewoners verhoogd want dankzij het verbouwen van de gewassen hebben zij meer vers voedsel.

Outlive
De waarden vrijheid, mobiliteit en isolatie van de cluster ‘Outlive’ hebben betrekking op verschillende velden van het Felce & Perry Quality of life model. Mobiliteit is een onderdeel van de Physical Wellbeing, de mogelijkheid om je te verplaatsen heeft ook invloed op vrijheid. Wanneer je de mogelijkheid en vrijheid hebt om in dit geval te (over)leven waar je maar wilt geeft dat een gevoel van onafhankelijkheid. Dit heeft uiteindelijk invloed op de Emotional Wellbeing, het geeft voldoening om je eigen keuzes te maken en tevredenheid dat je ook instaat bent om op eigen benen te staan.

Algae
Het project van Blond & Bieber is betrokken met het milieu. Zij zijn betrokken met de Social Wellbeing omdat zij zich inzetten voor het verbeteren van de kledingindustrie. Zij steunen hiermee waar de modewereld in eerste instantie om draaide, kleding van hoge kwaliteit, ontworpen met een visie, geproduceerd op een eerlijke manier zonder het milieu hiermee te belasten. Wanneer de consument een kledingstuk draagt van Blond & Bieber zal de Emotional Wellbeing verbeterd worden. Het idee dat de kleding die je draagt op een milieuvriendelijke manier gemaakt zijn geeft vertrouwen, voldoening, eigenwaarde en tevredenheid. Het natuurlijke verkleuringsproces geeft een extra beleving aan het dragen de kleding.

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Algae

The textile industry uses a raft of chemicals, such as hormone disrupters and potential carcinogens. The production of clothing has a huge impact on the environment. The raw materials and chemically are bad for the nature and also our health. Blond & Bieber have found a new way to print.

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What is it?
Algaemy is a design laboratory that researching the possibilities of micro-algae as a pigment. The color palette consists of various shades of green, blue, brown, orange and red. Essi Johanna Glomb and Rasa Weber are the two creative brains behind the brand Blond & Bieber, a design studio based in Berlin. They invent a method to dye clothes and shoes with algae. They call it living colours because a green might fade to a bleu, for example. Micro algae don’t only have applications on the fashion industry but also on food, energy, oil, filtering and CO-2 uptake. They designed a machine that allows them to grow the algae, and finally printing the colours with a huge printing press on the fabrics. They have collaborated with fashion designer Ylenia Gortana and German shoe company Trippen for this collection:

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Why is it cool?
The clothing industry is responsible for a large amount of environmental pollution, in the future this will also have consequences on the health of our cities. The paint residues chemicals end up in the clean drinking water of developing countries, where production often takes place. This could mean areas have a deficiency of drinking water and the surrounding areas are no longer liveable.

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What could this new method of dying mean for the future?
I think, this way of painting have a big potential in the fashion industry because they waist a lot of chemicals, water, energy and agricultural land at this moment. Because of the size of this industry is the impact even greater. * It produces every year sixty thousand billion kilograms of textiles, for the dyeing of 1 kilogram an average of 150 gallon of water are needed. This means that the textile industry annually 3.2% of all of the available water neglects. Painting with algae only use natural materials, it also consumes less water. I see this signal not only develop in the textile industry, but it also has opportunities for interior, food and art. Cities will be healthier in the future and become more aware of the damage.

Sources
http://connectivityroom.com/2014/09/25/algaemy-fashion/
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3037533/soon-your-clothes-could-be-made-by-algae
https://vimeo.com/88760027

*
https://www.nudge.nl/blog/2014/04/01/duurzame-kleding-een-overzicht-van-stoffen/
http://dspace.library.uu.nl/handle/1874/20923

Read more on:
http://blondandbieber.com/contact

Outlive

This time I write a post about three signals within the trend ‘Sustainable Cities’. What these signals have in common is the link to the theme ‘Outlive’. People can move anywhere around the world and create a livable space at any desired place (Human Movement).

Values of the cluster ‘Outlive’: freedom, movability, isolated

‘Parkbench Bubble’
Dutch artist Thor Ter Kulve designed an eco-friendly bench construction features a solar-powered charging station and an inflatable shelter. The project ‘Parkbench Bubble’ is a design for the exhibition ‘Future Stars’ at the contemporary art en design museum Aram Gallery in London. A bench in the city can turned into a place where you can hide for the rain.Due to the USB Charging station is it also possible to recharge electronic devices. The materials, which are used for this modern and social project, are reclaimed pine, UV- resistant nylon and a battery made of solar panel. So it do not have harmful effects on the environment so this supports the existence of the future sustainable cities. Due to its light material the portable space can blow up and deflated in a few minutes.

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Sources
http://www.psfk.com/2014/10/future-stars-solar-powered-design-bench.html

‘Cloud’
The Swedish designer Monica Föster created a portable room called ‘Cloud’. The room is easy to transport with the corresponding bag and can be used for different purposes such as meetings, resting and concentrating. The project is inspired by the fantasy of being among clouds and she wants to create a space that can isolates you from a noisy environment. The light material nylon is used for this project. This makes is easy to transport to anywhere you go and want to create a quiet place deserted form the busy world around you.

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Sources
http://thefacedesign.com/Work/Experimental_Design4/300
http://www.offecct.se/en/products/room-dividers/cloud

‘Antoine’
Bureau A, a studio led by architect Leopold Banchini and Daniel Zamarbide, created a project named ‘Antoine’ as a tribute to main character of a novel by the Swiss writer Charles-Ferdinand Ramus. The story is a about a men who have to survive seven weeks under the rocks in the Alps after he fall of one of them. Antoine is a wooden cabin and it is only big enough for the live of one person. The cottage contains the basic elements to survive, a fireplace, bed, table, chair and a window. As a reference to the ancient Swiss tradition of hidden bunkers, the cabin is covered with a bark that disappears into the landscape of the Alps. In this way someone can hide and live in freedom in the countryside. The shelter made of rocks is designed by Verbier 3D Foundation.

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Sources
http://www.archdaily.com/580654/antoine-bureau-a/
http://www.ignant.de/2015/01/12/antoine-by-bureau-a/
https://vimeo.com/114764076

Why is it cool?
What all these signals have in common is the place for one person. They can all be placed at any location and they will take you out of your surroundings. The projects are inspired by air and survive, whether it is, in a busy office building or in the mountains. It reminds me of gasping for breath when you are trapped somewhere and feel cramped, hare away seems the only option at that moment. I believe that these signals are results of the busy society we live in at the moment. People literally flee to areas where they do not have to be concerned with what is happening around them, but only with themselves. Therefore the project ‘Parkbench Bubble’ is contradictory in my opinion. Because people seek a place to hide but then they are nonetheless confronted with the possibility to charge their phone. What do these signals mean for the sustainable city of the future? I think in the future, cities going to create a place in the town where people can come to rest. No radiation of electronic devices and a place where they can be together, here and now. We are no longer working on one thing at the time, thanks to social media. This could develop into a park where the project ‘Parkbench Bubble’ is a part of or an offline location in a noisy city filled with ‘Clouds’. These are also reaction on the values of Outlive. We want to be free to be online of offline and due the mobility people can make this shift quickly, you can be on the other side of the city in a sec if you want to.

 

Floating garden

According to The World Bank estimates, earth’s population will grow to almost 10 billion in the next four decades. By 2050, the global demand for food is expected to be 60-70% higher than today. To feed al these mouths, sufficient water and an arable bottom in good condition are essential. Without water there is no agriculture, trough the climate change the scarcity of fresh water increases.

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What is it?
Jellyfish Barge comes from a project by Antonio Girardi and Cristiana Favretto (Studiomobille) called ‘Jellyfish Barge’. They created a floating greenhouse of 70 square meters that provides energy and water by the sun and rain. The project not only uses sustainable energy, but is also made of recycled materials. The plants are powered by rainwater or water, which lying around. The energy for this process is produced by solar panels. The designers are working to expand this concept so that families and communities who live close to water can grow their own food, without the needed for soil.

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Why is it cool?
I think we need to be more aware of the exhaustion of the earth. This article of *OneWorld.nl tells more about it. We in the west are lucky to import fresh food if there is no nature in our environment. Third world countries do not have this possibility. They are completely dependent on their environment and the local food chain. To start a food process Jellyfish would be a beautiful initiative. The downside of this is that water in developing countries is often kilometres away form the village. Also offers the greenhouse only enough vegetables for two families. In addition education is necessary for farmers to know how they can maintain the crops. I think jellyfish offer more opportunities for areas with less arable land in a modern environment. With the predictions for 2050, alternatives must be found to have enough food for everyone.

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Sources
http://www.6sqft.com/jellyfish-barge-is-a-floating-green-house/
http://www.studiomobile.org/Jellyfish-Barge
http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/jellyfish-barge-solar-powered-floating-greenhouse-studiomobile.html

*One World
http://www.oneworld.nl/food/beter-duurzaam/bekommer-je-om-de-bodem

Read more on
http://www.pnat.net/jellyfish-barge/
http://www.studiomobile.org/Jellyfish-Barge

https://vimeo.com/101400402

Tree of life

After someone died the family creates a nice place for the one they loved. A spot at a cemetery or an urn filled with ash is really impersonal, I think. The idea of being burned or buried after dead scares me. My remains are still useful for the earth and for the ones I leave behind me. Many trees have already been cut down for my consumption behavior of paper and furniture.

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What is it?
Designer Anna Citella and Raoul Bretzel developed a new burial method in Italy. The project Capsula Mundi is an organic burial capsule made of biodegradable plastic starch, which transforms the remains into nutrients for a tree that will grow. In this way the circle of life is round and cemeteries change into a beautiful forest. After the deceased is positioned in foetal position in the capsule, it is planted in the earth. It is possible to become your favorite tree because there are various seeds to choose. Capsula Mundi is only just a because the Italian law does not support the project.

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Why is it cool?
In my search for reincarnation I found two other projects with the same starting point: The Urban Death project and Bios Urn. All of these projects have the same result, a tree grown out of a deceased. What I really like about Capsula Mundi is the design, besides the beautiful meaning it is also art. I think these three signals are a good foundation for the change in the funeral industry. Because we destroy much wood for coffins and the atmosphere in a graveyard is unpleasant. With one of these projects our future cities would look different. I think a beautiful forest filled with the ones you loved is a nice place to visit and reminisce. In that case cemeteries disappear form our environment. Depart this life is something that never ends, happily the mortality rates are currently low compared to decades ago. These projects are signals of the trend ‘Sustainable Cities’ because this development contributes to the health of the future earth. Human movement is moving in the broadest, your body moves literally in a tree.

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Sources
http://www.boredpanda.com/biodegradable-burial-pod-memory-forest-capsula-mundi/

http://bigthink.com/design-for-good/this-awesome-urn-will-turn-you-into-a-tree-after-you-die

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/546469190/the-urban-death-project-laying-our-loved-ones-to-r?ref=category

*Mortality rates
http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?PA=70895ned

Read more on
http://www.capsulamundi.it/progetto_eng.html

Panda dinner

Buildings can be constructed in different ways. The building materials used for this are often harmful to the environment. Why should we not use nature again in a new way? Or for a social purpose.

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What is it?
For the Milan expo, which has the core theme ‘Feeding the planet, Energy for life’, the Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia designed a flowering bamboo structures modelled on lotus pods. This exhibition will take place in 2015 from May to October. 145 countries take part of the exhibition and Vietnam is one of them. The pavilion is inspired on the lotus ponds that are typical for the Vietnamese scenery. The national flower (lotus) is described as an example for sustainable living. All the parts of the plants are useful for example for soups, salads, snacks, and drinks or for natural medicine. The project consists of 25 bamboo structures, which are encircled by water. Fed by the bamboo, plants are growing on the rooftop, this is a natural process.

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Why is it cool?
Hearing about the trend ‘Sustainable Cities’ I become really curious about how this will improve our scenery in the future. In this case, the most important aspect of the trend is living in this world without damage the earth. I think that we have to change the way we treat the earth at this moment. The visualized science fiction future city is impossible without harming the environment. Therefore I believe in alternatives searched in the nature itself. What I find interesting about this project is building vertically and it can also be seen as a social place. As the world population continues grows like now trough *aging population we are forced to live closer together in the future. Eventually forests must caps to create space. But we need trees for oxygen to stay alive, so why not a natural growth process aloft? Also a social place is important for a city. The pavilion can be a meeting place in the centre to bring people together. Especially when you getting older is it important to stay in contact with others.

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Sources:
http://www.dezeen.com/2014/07/14/vietnam-pavilion-milan-expo-2015-vo-trong-nghia-bamboo/

*Aging population
http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?VW=T&DM=SLNL&PA=70115ned&D1=0,3-4&D2=a&D3=a&HD=081106-1151&HDR=T,G1&STB=G2

http://statline.cbs.nl/StatWeb/publication/?VW=T&DM=SLNL&PA=37296NED&D1=8-21&D2=0,5,10,15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50-58&HD=081107-1434&HDR=T&STB=G1

Quality of life food

A pinch of salt and pepper
Bij het koken met The Food Machine is de sociale wellbeing het belangrijkste. Het innovatieve aan dit project is dat het voor koks mogelijk is nieuwe gerechten te ontwikkelen van een afstand. Dit zorgt ervoor dat zij hun beroep op een bredere manier kunnen uitoefenen. Dit levert een bijdrage hun emotionele wellbeing want het geeft voldoening.

Lets be honest
Het concept van Honest By is ontstaan vanuit social wellbeing, Bij Bruno Pieters is een sociale betrokkenheid ontstaan waardoor hij zich geroepen voelde het complexe modesysteem te veranderen. Wanneer de consument een kledingstuk draagt waarin zij vertrouwen hebben dat het 100% eerlijk geproduceerd is en de herkomst van alle producten bekend is zal hun emotionele wellbeing geprikkeld worden. Dit geeft voldoening en tevredenheid dat zij een bijdrage leveren aan een eerlijke wereld. Om een kledingstuk van deze waarde te veroorloven is natuurlijke wel genoeg materiele wellbeing nodig, want zonder inkomen is dit niet mogelijk.

Hungry?
Fotograaf Peter August constateerde dat er een onrust in de maatschappij speelde over wat fastfood voor ingrediënten bevat. Hij was sociaal betrokken met de maatschappij, social wellbeing. Met een knipoog naar de fastfood industrie presenteerde hij de stukken vlees tussen de broodjes. Op deze manier eist hij de aandacht van de maatschappij op met de hoop dat zij hun fysieke wellbeing onder de loep gaan leggen en gezonder gaan leven.

Milk moustache
Het initiatief van Sietske Monastery is sterk betrokken met de Social wellbeing. Zij zet zich in voor het behoud van melk en het belang hiervan. Zij is sociaal betrokken met de melkindustrie en wil voorkomen dat dit een massaproductie wordt. Voor zowel de ontwerper als voor de bezoekers geeft het voldoening en tevredenheid als zij erop kunnen vertrouwen dat melk van een verse en eerlijke bron komt, emotionele wellbeing.

It is alive!
Wanneer je plaats neemt in het restaurant van René Redzepi dan is dit waarschijnlijk in gezelschap van je relatie, vrienden of familie. Het consumeren van eten is vaak in combinatie van gezelschap, de Social wellbeing wordt dus gestimuleerd. Zowel de chefkok als de gasten ontwikkelen hun kennis. Als een hobby je werk wordt vervaagd de grenzen tussen leisure/hobby van ontwikkelingen en activiteiten. Voor de gasten voelt een diner in het restaurant Noma als ultieme vrijetijdsbesteding. De emotionele wellbeing wordt ook vanuit beide kanten gestimuleerd. Voor de chefkok geeft het voldoening dat hij zijn gasten een onvergetelijke avond verzorgt. Voor de gasten geeft het tevredenheid dat zij dit mochten ervaren. Voor het diner moet de Materiele wellbeing wel de conditie hebben dat er genoeg inkomen is om het te bekostigen.