The world's first circular work booth, made from Cleanstone

The world's first circular work booth, made from Cleanstone
TMNZ and Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation have implemented the world's first fully circular and low carbon work booth for their head office made from Critical. Cleanstone and ReTex by ImpacTex.

The shell structure uses the Marble Cleanstone which is made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic packaging and the acoustic inner lining are made using 100% recycled textiles from ReTex by ImpacTex. Almost every component including labour in this product are made here in Auckland using Aotearoa's waste. This also means that it's both high quality and low carbon. Best of all at the end of life, every component can be disassembled and recycled over and over and over again.

Design is fast transitioning into the era of sustainability. For forward thinking brands, it's no longer just a goal but a mandate. Circularity will become the very core of every space. And best of all, it's a fast approaching future where every space leave no footprint, where resources flow endlessly, and innovation thrives.

I see a growing movement of designers who consider the lasting impact their work have on both people and the planet, and below are 3 simple principles these designers follow that might also help guide your next project:

1. Choose materials with circularity in mind. Opt for those that can be repurposed, recycled, or upcycled – ensuring that your projects contribute to the circular economy.

2. Carbon-Conscious Configuration: Strategically design layouts that optimize natural light and ventilation. Minimize energy consumption by making the most of your space's inherent features.

3. As fit outs have a short renovation cycle, plan for deconstruction at the end of the lifecycle. Design spaces that can be disassembled with ease, facilitating responsible disposal or repurposing.

Epic mahi Carl Vink and yourSpace for pulling this beautiful product together and leading the way for the rest of us!

I'm also thrilled to be supporting this design movement we see happening left right and centre in the construction space. If we can help support you craft beautiful spaces that are also sustainable and durable, jump onto our website and book a meeting using the link below
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