Future 50: Superuse Studios 01.08.13

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From fashion and furniture to interiors and urban regeneration, Superuse Studios is dedicated to the re-use and transformation of existing resources. "We specialise in designing and building projects that are transforming our wasteful society into a sustainable society," says co founder Césare Peeren. The studio's work responds to a world with a growing population and limited resources and it develops tools to "superuse" the resources of urban eco systems. "For instance, renovating inefficient empty office blocks to create low-energy buildings by making use of wasted windows to add a climate façade on the south side, adding an urban farm on its roof and changing its inner structure in a way that is capable of housing a mixed programme where all inhabitants can make use of each others' services," says Peeren. The studio is also working on a building for a recycling company made from building waste and Harvest Map, a platform to facilitate re-use of waste in design.

Rotterdam
www.superuse-studios.com

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