SEM Electron Microscope image of our biocomposite materiaL MADE FROM SPENT COFFEE GROUND
GEELONG DESIGN WEEK
Time:: October 2023
Team:: Dani Storm (project lead)
Manha Siyam ,Alexia Ficca, Vanessa Jovanovski, Olivia-Jean Jones, Amelia Shell, Margaret Diffey-Warylo, Georgie Naylor, Eva Foitzik, Evelyn Downie, Milla Jarman, Mathilda Garrido Lucay, Milly Naylor, Sienna van der Vlist, Macy Morrison, Lara Johnstone, Maggie Walker, Maggie Conway, Scarlett Birell, Arrah McCallum, Elle Tang, Grace Johnstone, Venice Abasolo, Isabella Donovan, Scarlett Birrell, Leni Berg, Sophie Klupacs, Emme Macfarlane, Ella Gunnell, Isla Hanna-Phillips, Emma Redfern, Ella Gunnel
a coffee biocomposite pavilion by The Design Futures Lab
For Geelong Design Week 2023, we showcase a gallery-scale pavilion that acts as a sensorial walkway through which to approach and contemplate the wonder and potential future of creating with reclaimed waste materials. The experimental transition space calls for reflection about how our waste can be utilised as a promising resource in creating the world we want - a world where we rethink and reimagine the circular lifecycle of materials in the built environment. The pavilion highlights this critical point in time, where the weight of the built human made environment is exceeding the mass of the grown natural world on our planet.
The pavilion is made from spent ground coffee biocomposite, a material invented by the group.
Recycled cardboard prototype of pavillion
SEM Electron Microscope image of ground coffee
Illustration of the coffee plant
tonnes of spent ground coffee (what's leftover when a coffee bean is ground and discarded) makes it to landfills around the world every year. That volume is pretty much equal to the capacity of Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt
Spent coffee grounds KINDLY PROVIDED BY BOX OFFICE CAFE
Illustration of a coffee bean
CAD STUDY OF THE SHELL SURFACE OF COFFEE
The DESIGN FUTURES LAB TEAM
THE DESIGN FUTURES TEAM
MELBOURNE DESIGN WEEK
Date: May 2023
Team: Dani Storm, Chloe Rees, Elouise Henderson, Evelyn Downie, Mathilda Garrido Lucay, Margaret Diffey-Warylo, Emme Macfarlane, Alyssa Andrew, Olivia-Jean Jones, Maggie Conway, Grace Johnstone, Arrah McCallum, Harry Pleasants, Leni Berg, Maggie Walker, Isabella Donovan, Scarlett Birrell, Ava Dorsa-Kerr, Lara Johnstone, Alexia Ficca, Macy Morrison, Milly Naylor, Georgie Naylor, Zara Goodwin, Charlotte Williams, Milla Jarman, Elle Tang
For Melbourne Design Week 2023 we created a series of pavilions that act as a sensorial walkway through which to approach and contemplate the wonder and potential future of creating with reclaimed waste materials. The exhibition showcased three experimental transition spaces that challenge our perceptions of how our waste can be utilised as an alternate resource in creating the world we want - a world where we rethink and reimagine the circular lifecycle of materials in the built environment.
Our pavilions highlight this critical point in time, where the weight of the built environment is exceeding the mass of the grown natural world on our planet. Each space is a testing ground for students to learn about architecture, design, technology, and the sustainable circular economy of materials.
1 billion take-away coffee cups end up in landfill in Australia every year.
PAVILION 2: LASERCUT RECYCLED CARDBOARD
Used and donated paper cups were used to create pavilion 1
SHREDDING OUR COFFEE CUP PAVILLION INTO PAPER SAND. WE WILL REUSE THE MATERIAL IN 2024
GEELONG DESIGN WEEK 2022
Sensory is an installation that merges Nature, Technology and Design. Three dreamy spaces for meditation and escape from stress and uncertainty. Sensory showcases the relationship between our physical and mental well-being, where an environment is created to perfectly pair nature and artifice.
Over the past six months, students have researched and analysed scientific data about the health benefits of Nature, Colour and Light within spaces. Utilising their research findings and Design Thinking techniques they have created three spaces, each consisting of a theme, a structure, and immersive technology experience.
The installation allows students to design their own learning through experimenting; being self-directed; and collaborating with Industry mentors on a real project. The project includes multifaceted learning that is guided by students' interests. The cross disciplinary STEAM- based learning includes Advanced CAD software, Fabrication Technology, Responsive Lighting, VR Projection Mapping, Sound Engineering, and Design Thinking.
This sensory installation awakens all the senses – an immersive experience utilising spatial design, visuals, soundscapes, materiality and landscape. It enables the mind to escape and to be transformed by a spellbinding scene that aims to inspire and restore awe and wonder.
Time:: March 2022
Team:: The Design Futures Lab
WITH Mayor Trent Sullivan - City of Greater Geelong
The installation allows students to design their own learning through experimenting; being self-directed; and collaborating with Industry mentors on a real project.