Recycling

Craftsmen of recycling

WASP
WASP - World's Advanced Saving Project is Italy's pioneering 3D Company founded by Massimo Moretti in 2012. Inspired by the Potter Wasp, which builds its own nest with material recovered from the surrounding environment, WASP was born with the aim of developing large-scale 3D printers, to build houses with natural materials available on the territory. Its goal is to bring real benefits to people through innovation and research. A wide range of WASP 3D printers has been developed to answer human needs: food, housing, health, energy, work, art and culture
In 2015 WASP presented the Big Delta WASP 12 meters, the largest printer in the world, with the aim of building houses with natural materials from the surrounding area.
In 2018 WASP launched Crane WASP, an innovative technology to print on-site eco-districts at low environmental impact, and has built Gaia, the first 3D printed house with earth by Crane WASP.

Bal8

©Francesco Paolucci

A project by SOS-School of Sustainability and MCA.
BAL8 (Balotto) is the first street furniture rising from what we use to call “waste”. BAL8 is a set of 3 objects, inspired by the hexagonal geometry of the ancient walls that protected the Medieval Bologna and the Circular economy concept. The name combines the local Bolognese slang “Balotta”, which means “company”, and the number “8” to recall the closed loop of the materials and the infinite symbol.

Material Structure: heterogeneous polyphenyl polymers, recycling of so-called “dirty” plastics. Cushions: old advertising banners of the Municipality of Bologna and Biografilm Festival badge holder.
Production Structure: WASP & r3direct – Cushions: Orplast
Year 2020
Photo Francesco Paolucci
Visual MCA Visual
Team Mario Cucinella, SOS – School of Sustainability (Lorenzo Ab...

A project by SOS-School of Sustainability and MCA.
BAL8 (Balotto) is the first street furniture rising from what we use to call “waste”. BAL8 is a set of 3 objects, inspired by the hexagonal geometry of the ancient walls that protected the Medieval Bologna and the Circular economy concept. The name combines the local Bolognese slang “Balotta”, which means “company”, and the number “8” to recall the closed loop of the materials and the infinite symbol.

Material Structure: heterogeneous polyphenyl polymers, recycling of so-called “dirty” plastics. Cushions: old advertising banners of the Municipality of Bologna and Biografilm Festival badge holder.
Production Structure: WASP & r3direct – Cushions: Orplast
Year 2020
Photo Francesco Paolucci
Visual MCA Visual
Team Mario Cucinella, SOS – School of Sustainability (Lorenzo Abate, Giulia Cenciarelli, Enrico Ferri, Benedetta Mingardi)

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • ©Francesco Paolucci

  • Visual by MCA

  • Visual by MCA

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Arcipelago Bag

©Giulia Cucinella

Arcipelago is the bag born from the recovery of the fabrics used during the exhibition “Arcipelago Italia”, designed for the Italian pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. From the revalorization of the fabrics that covered the eight books and their transformation into a new artifact, a process of functional recycling comes to life, leading to the creation of a unique and unrepeatable narrative object. The bag is totally Made in Italy and available in two versions, double shoulder strap and tote bag.

Material Recycled fabrics
Production MCA
Year 2020
Photo Fabrizio Cicconi, Giulia Cucinella, Urban Reports, Giovanni De Sandre
Team Mario Cucinella, Antonella Di Luca, Bianca Gabrielli, Lucrezia Rendace

  • Inspiration: “Arcipelago Italia”, the Italian pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, ©Urban Reports

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

  • ©Giulia Cucinella

  • ©Fabrizio Cicconi

  • ©Giovanni De Sandre

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