Matthias Hollwich’s architectural prototype for multigenerational living, called Skyler, is a vertically layered sculptural tower that supports its occupants throughout their lifetime.

Retirement rethink: architect’s multigenerational co-living design an alternative to storing elderly far away and forgetting their needs

  • Matthias Hollwich’s Skyler concept replaces ‘simulated reality’ of retirement communities with apartment towers for people of all ages who look after each other
  • While this New Yorker reimagines Western model of old people living together, developers in China are importing it in face of social change, one-child policy
Topic |   Architecture and design

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Matthias Hollwich’s architectural prototype for multigenerational living, called Skyler, is a vertically layered sculptural tower that supports its occupants throughout their lifetime.
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Swiss-based company Nature Squared’s eggshell bathtub sits on a base of upcycled cow bone. The company specialises in sustainable indoor products made using natural materials, sourced mainly from the Philippines.

Sustainable design: wealth of waste upcycled, recycled to make furniture with a conscience

  • Waste materials such as bone, skins, feathers, shells, automotive parts, PET bottles, coffee grounds – you name it, furniture designers find uses for them
  • From a superyacht bathroom to supermarket shelves, their creations have found growing acceptance as consumers understand the pressures on our planet
Topic |   Sustainable Living

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Swiss-based company Nature Squared’s eggshell bathtub sits on a base of upcycled cow bone. The company specialises in sustainable indoor products made using natural materials, sourced mainly from the Philippines.
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