Earlier, we wrote about the recycling initiatives by the 2012 Architects. Superuse is their new online community for designers, architects and everybody else who is interested in inventive ways of recycling.
The website features inspiring case studies which all seem to acclaim the "Screws Better Than Glues" section in Allan's Sustainability Manifesto. For instance, this wing desk made out of an historical wing part of the DC-3 by Dutch designer Dolph Bode - if you think recycling can get any cooler than this then get yourself registered and write us about your own Superuse.
Superuse is also a book showing supercool examples of re-use architecture. The book will be published later this month so stay tuned for this worthy one to fill up the bookshelves.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.