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Driven incubation platform introduces: MatterSite

Driven incubation platform introduces: MatterSite 1600 1040 vada

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At Driven we are currently incubating 3 different projects implementing circular economy principles in challenging alternative propositions using advanced technology. We asked the MatterSite team some questions about their incubated project to digitalize the building environment.


About

Mattersite is an international group of architects and designers who began collaborating in the Masters in Robotics and Advanced Construction (MRAC) at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC). Currently, we have members developing the technology within their MRAC thesis project, as well as working in digitalization, industrial design, construction technology, and architecture. We started collaborating with a common goal, transforming the construction sector into a more respectful and sustainable practice. We believe that through the application of new technological advancements such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and computational design we can change present design, fabrication, and material workflows into circular ones. Therefore, several research projects were carried out to demonstrate, in different phases of the value chain, how this paradigm shift could take place: Material (data) IntelligencePost Collation Design Exploration, Fluxsight, and Digitizing Material Collation.

As we began adapting our projects and goals from our Master’s work into a real-world venture, we needed a partner in the existing circular economy landscape; incubating with Driven was a clear way to connect and work with actors in the Circular Economy within the European market.

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Driven incubation platform introduces: ELEMENTS Reuse

Driven incubation platform introduces: ELEMENTS Reuse 1267 713 vada

IMAGE CREDITS : Elements Reuse©

At Driven we are currently incubating 3 different projects implementing circular economy principles in challenging alternative propositions using advanced technology. We asked Guillaume Jami and Thibault Lénart some questions about their incubated project Elements Reuse:


About

Elements Reuse cofounders are graduated architects, fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial vision of the construction industry. As such, Elements Reuse is enriched by Guillaume Jami’s research at ETH Zurich, whiles Thibault Lenart is establishing the company in Paris as well as teaching computational design in Paris-Malaquais school of architecture. Throughout their academic and professional experience, digital technologies have become important assets in rethinking social, environmental and economic complexities. Both cofounders had the opportunity through a computational design oriented curriculum to learn new tools and strategies to rethink the very fundamental approaches to architecture and construction. This interest in technologies led them to study and work in leading institutions across the globe in Argentina, Chile, Switzerland, Spain among others. Those influences are now funneled to create Elements, a company aiming to reveal opportunities for the reduction of materials extraction and waste production in the building industry. 

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