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SuperSpatial

http://www.superspatial.eu

via Ampere 35, Milan, Italy
SuperSpatial (situated or taking place above or outside the limits of space) is a think tank working about the dynamics of people in contemporary society, using as tools architecture, digital media and open research. It has been awarded with prizes and mentions in international competitions in Seoul 2018, Milan 2018, Palermo 2018, Winnipeg 2017, Naples 2017, Toronto 2016.

The future of E-waste


Obsolete hardware to transform the infrastructure behind 'the cloud’

The future of E-waste


Obsolete hardware to transform the infrastructure behind 'the cloud’
The proposal is about transforming electronic waste from an emergency of the future to a new architecture possibility.
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  • New areas of operation

In 2016, 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste were generated. This is an equivalent of almost 4,500 Eiffel towers.

Electronic waste will be an emergency in the future. The proposal is about transforming the mass of obsolete hardware into a new sustainable construction material.

Digital technology no longer functions within the confines of hardware. They live in an intangibly connected web of infrastructure nested through series of software that controls them. Now, hardware corresponds more to the physical and bodily interface rather than its functions. Once the technology evolves, the obsolete hardware becomes a waste. The proposal gives a second life to those e-waste as a literal ground for architecture. The hardware and motherboards will be casted with resin to become a new construction material. Hardware that is usually sculpted to optimize physical interface will now be manifested in the scale of a body, to function as a ground and public space.



The obsolete hardware becomes space: resilient material that can be shaped in every architectural form. A mass of waste can be transformed into a square and public space.

In the age of connection, where "Noosphere" has become the most tangible and fundamental layer of our planet, architecture has to find new resources. The physical space seems everyday less important, so the architectural project can be an afterlife for the digital connections.

The hardware can be casted in transparent resin, arranged in tiles that can be moved and reused in the future. The material can host every kind of digital technology, that can be quickly changed, dismantled, and when unused becomes part of the e-waste mass.

The Korean Pavilion at Expo has been a first experiment to study the future of e-waste. The base of the pavilion is studied as a topography, excavated into the obsolete hardware, to to host events and public activities.

The future of E-waste


Obsolete hardware to transform the infrastructure behind 'the cloud’

The future of E-waste


Obsolete hardware to transform the infrastructure behind 'the cloud’
The proposal is about transforming electronic waste from an emergency of the future to a new architecture possibility.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

In 2016, 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste were generated. This is an equivalent of almost 4,500 Eiffel towers.

Electronic waste will be an emergency in the future. The proposal is about transforming the mass of obsolete hardware into a new sustainable construction material.

Digital technology no longer functions within the confines of hardware. They live in an intangibly connected web of infrastructure nested through series of software that controls them. Now, hardware corresponds more to the physical and bodily interface rather than its functions. Once the technology evolves, the obsolete hardware becomes a waste. The proposal gives a second life to those e-waste as a literal ground for architecture. The hardware and motherboards will be casted with resin to become a new construction material. Hardware that is usually sculpted to optimize physical interface will now be manifested in the scale of a body, to function as a ground and public space.



The obsolete hardware becomes space: resilient material that can be shaped in every architectural form. A mass of waste can be transformed into a square and public space.

In the age of connection, where "Noosphere" has become the most tangible and fundamental layer of our planet, architecture has to find new resources. The physical space seems everyday less important, so the architectural project can be an afterlife for the digital connections.

The hardware can be casted in transparent resin, arranged in tiles that can be moved and reused in the future. The material can host every kind of digital technology, that can be quickly changed, dismantled, and when unused becomes part of the e-waste mass.

The Korean Pavilion at Expo has been a first experiment to study the future of e-waste. The base of the pavilion is studied as a topography, excavated into the obsolete hardware, to to host events and public activities.


Idea by

SuperSpatial
SuperSpatial
via Ampere 35
Milan
Italy
SuperSpatial (situated or taking place above or outside the limits of space) is a think tank working about the dynamics of people in contemporary society, using as tools architecture, digital media and open research. It has been awarded with prizes and mentions in international competitions in Seoul 2018, Milan 2018, Palermo 2018, Winnipeg 2017, Naples 2017, Toronto 2016.