These jute walls consist of 50% jute coffee bags from coffee roasters in Amsterdam and the Zaanstreek. The other 50% are PLA fibers, a biodegradable plastic. These are fiberized and mixed with PLA fiber into mats, using ‘needle punching techniques’. With heat and pressure, the mats are processed into flat sheets.
Combining origami and digital production techniques, the sheets are transformed into fold panels, specifically here the ‘Zig-Zag Panel’.
BioFold was part of ‘The Exploded View’: the research and storytelling installation of the Embassy of Circularity and Biobased Building at the Dutch Design Week 2020.
Interior view of ‘The Exploded View’: modular pavilions to showcases the latest, state-of-the-art circular and biobased materials, including our BioFold. The installation focused on making circular stories and ambitions visible and tangible.
In the summer of 2020, BioFold/BiOrigami won the Architizer A+Awards in the acoustics category. According to the Architizer A+Awards jury, BioFold/BiOrigami stood out in the judging criteria aesthetic appeal, acoustic performance and social impact.