Paper Honeycomb: from structural element to mainstream architectural design

November 21, 2009 § 2 Comments

Paper HoneyComb from structures to architectural design

Paper HoneyComb from structures to architectural design

Being undervalued for many years as a cheap and unstable material, being mainly used as a structural element in doors with some applications in airplane industry and protective packaging, the paper honeycomb hasĀ  recently entered the select area of architectural design. Perhaps you wondered how can Ikea furniture be so strong and so light in the same time. Paper honeycomb is the answer. « Read the rest of this entry »

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think particleboard of all sorts is toxic? You’re darn right. So check out X-Board

April 21, 2009 § 1 Comment

X-Board green and light substitute for plywood

Ever wondered why the furniture at IKEA was so light and looked so strong? While the vast majority of the other important furniture makers offers massive earth-unfriendly wood furniture or chemicals filled engineered wood, be it MDF, plywood, chipboard or OSB -does Urea-formaldehyde, Phenol-formaldehyde or Melamine-formaldehyde resins ring a bell?No? Than check it on wikipedia. It’ll be an eco-illuminating experience – Xanita are in the game with an eco-friendly « Read the rest of this entry »

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