Material of the Month: ThermHex Honeycomb Panels

by 29. November 2018

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We are excited to demonstrate ThermHex Honeycomb Panels as Material of the Month. These next generation materials have a few promising qualities compared to solid panels (such as wood). The inner honeycomb structure provides the material both lightness and structural stability. The open (airy) structure and translucency of the material goes well in combination with (colored) light. Finally, the whole panel is made of a single polypropylene material, a thermoplastic which is recyclable and easy to (heat) transform.

Kick-Off Workshop this Tuesday: From 13.00 – 18.00 we are exploring its construction-lightness, light-translucency, heat-transformation and gather ideas for joints/connections with other materials. Students from all departments are welcomed to join us in getting hands-on with these ThermHex honeycomb panels.

Get your own (free) material samples for experimentation at the Burg Material collection.


Material of the Month: Recycled Leather

· by 22. May 2018

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Our next Material of the Month is a new type of leather material called “RELEA”. The material is made of recycled leather scrap for applications in fashion, furniture, products, crafts and more. – Designer Thomas Beck will be presenting the material and provides BURG students (free) material samples for experimentation.


Best Wishes for 2018

· by 22. December 2017

Best Wishes from all of us at MAKE. – Aart, Benno, Lorenz, Michael, Ulrike and Valena

Materials: styrofoam (base), wood (lettering), salt (surface) from Saline Halle
Prototyping: Michael Krenz and Oliver Reinecke
Video: Aart van Bezooijen


Material of the Month: Corn-Based Brick (Competition)

· by 15. June 2017

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MAKE. invites you to the “MAKE. A LITTLE SPACE, MAKE. A BETTER PLACE” competition. We are offering some 25,000 corn-based bricks that stick together if you moisten them lightly. This corn-based foam is biodegradable and dissolves in water.

Which place of town would you like to transform? Those empty houses, never-ending construction sites or grey walls? Join us in making Halle more colourful – and send photos of your intervention to: make (at) burg-halle.de

Don’t forget to include your name(s) and title of your work to participate in the competition. The street art experts from the Freiraumgalerie are supporting us to select the award winning entries.

These colorful corn-based bricks are available for all students as long as our stock lasts.
Please help yourself at the Villa Foyer (Neuwerk 7) or at the Burg Mensa (Seebener Straße 1).

A few important facts:
Deadline for your photos: 09.07.2017
Awarding during “Jahresausstellung
Jury: Freiraumgalerie


This Saturday 27th: Temporary Art Installation For All

· by 25. May 2017
This Saturday 27th: Temporary Art Installation For All

MAKE. is presenting one of its latest bio-based materials to rethink our future at this year’s at this year’s Reformation…


Material of the Month: Stone Paper

· by 13. April 2017

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Our first animated (and waterproof) GIF made of Stone Paper

Stone Paper
Stone Paper is considered a new generation paper being an alternative to traditional papers and plastics. Stone Paper does not contain wood fibers and is almost fully made of stone (Calcium carbonate) mixed with Polyethylene (HDPE). The material is 100% waterproof and is not affected by liquids such as water or oils. Stone Paper is manufactured out of waste and recycled materials and is Cradle-to-Cradle (Silver) certified.

Get your own piece of Stone Paper as long as our stock lasts!
– Location: Burg Material collection (Neuwerk 7, Library, 1st floor)
– Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 14:00 – 18:00
– Online calendar: tinyurl.com/burg-material-calendar


Dutch Design Trash for Reuse

· by 17. October 2016
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Dutch Design Trash

What you see here is actually our trash. At last year’s Dutch Design Week (DDW) some 250.000 visitors generated a lot of waste! Such as thousands of wristband leftovers (used for entry tickets). These colorful / wonderful wristbands are made of polyester and can be transformed in many ways (by weaving, melting, shredding, felting, sewing, joining, etc.) into something new…

If you have an idea to reuse these wristbands in mind (?) please sketch your idea and send it to make(at)burg-halle.de

PS:
For the third time, BURG is exhibiting in Eindhoven at the Dutch Design Week (from 22 – 30 October). This year‘s exhibition 9 Days of Making is part of the Burg Roadshow program and with a focus on materials and making.