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Superwood is a material made from recycled wood fibres and a biodegradable glue made of milk waste. Our aim is to save resources by increasing the use of recycled materials. We keep the wood as natural as possible and don't mix it with any substances such as plastic or cement, which are harmful for the environment and cannot be separated from the wood after end of life.

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Our material can be used in many different ways, for example in furniture design, for architectural applications or as modelling material. It can be reused, recycled and degraded. It is thus a circular material.

c Daniel Delang

©  Daniel Delang.

Building with wood is a hype and largely climate-friendly. However, it will not be enough to meet the demand for raw materials in future. We use wood residues and waste milk for a high quality circular material and thus conserve natural resources.

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In collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wood research WKI, we develop the material according to functionality and resistance. To meet the hightest processing standarts, the materials properties are tested regarding mechanical, thermal and hygric performance.

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With an experimental, playful approach, we shift the visual expectation of recycled materials, explore the visual qualities of wood fibres and production waste.

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Working both in a scientific and architectural context we see our interdisciplinary practice as chance for knowledge exchange, creativity and transformation for an aesthetically and sustainably built environment in future.