We did research to useless materials. Why? Because maybe they are not as useless as we think they are. We found hair. Human hairs are being cut regularly and they end up being burned. The process of burning is really bad for the environment and there is not much energy to be obtained out of burning hair. We combined the hairs with a biologic plastic named PLA, we made a lot of different samples and tested those. We found that they isolate warmth and sound. Also it helps postpone fire. We made a design that makes use of all those good qualities, we made wall panels.
Do you have a lot of waste material and you don’t know what to do with it? Contact me.
This project is a collaboration with Daan Langeveld, Niels van der Weerd and Tim Dobber.