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Design
Pulse
Milan

ENLIGHTENED DESIGN

A 360-degree film by
Arup immerses visitors
in the full materials
life-cycle story.
(Image: Matteo Imbriani)

RECKONSTRUCT, AN EXHIBIT
DEMONSTRATING HOW
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CAN
RESPOND TO THE CURRENT
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL
CRISIS, OPENED IN MARCH AT
THE XXII INTERNATIONAL
EXHIBITION OF LA TRIENNALE
DI MILANO. THE AMERICAN
PAVILION FOCUSES ON THE
TRIENNALE'S THEME, "BROKEN
NATURE: DESIGN TAKES
ON HUMAN SURVIVAL," BY
EXPLORING THE EMERGING
MATERIALS REVOLUTION
IN THE UNITED STATES.

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RECKONstruct was developed and designed by a devoted group of
environmental advocates, including Humanscale, Arup, MIT's SHINE Program,
Novità Communications, and NextWave Plastics. Highlighting three innovative
concepts conceived by Humanscale's design studio, a simple stool was reimagined
through three different approaches to sustainability: one entirely made of waste
(circular economy); one using naturally grown materials (bio-fabrication); and
one that mimics nature's own engineering solutions (biomimicry).
Humanscale then partnered with the Sustainability and Health Initiative for
NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE), a joint undertaking of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,
to determine the sustainability of each of the three stools. The comprehensive
life-cycle assessment (LCA) measured each design's environmental "footprint,"
or impact, and its "handprint," or how a design can help mend the splintered
nature surrounding us. From manufacturing to materials sourcing to
transportation to actual use, the LCA confirmed and quantified land, climate,
water, and energy impacts, among others.

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