Working towards a systemic understanding of the working flows in our environment, Rotterdam-based architecture office Superuse Studios investigates ways of giving resource flows a positive contribution to design, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that respond to user needs and client interests.
For their exhibition in The AF Project Space Superuse Studios presented their ongoing collaborative research with the INSIDE Masters programme at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Focusing on the subject of resource-based design – or in the Studio’s words “superusing available flows and resources and connecting them into urban ecosystems”, the exhibition presented a series of case studies by Superuse and selected other authors in a specially designed installation. The Project Space was transformed into a walk-in map of resource flows for visitors to explore. Featured projects showcased the superuse approach in practice across a range of disciplines from architecture and product design to food production and distribution.
InsideFlows: The Superuse Approach to Design also hosted the UK launch of the Superuse – Harvest Mapping website, a new digital platform connecting makers and clients with resource streams of reclaimable materials.
The exhibition also showcased the design for the Gibbon’s Rent Gateways, a permanent commission that Superuse Studios will be developing for launch later in the year.
This exhibition formed part of The AF’s headline contribution to the 2013 London Festival of Architecture.
This project has been made possible by support of the DOEN foundationUrl: