Supermaterials. Inspiring sustainable materials for the concept elevator car of the 2020.

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Ripatti, Timo
dc.contributor.author Takala, Kaisa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-06-28T06:50:50Z
dc.date.available 2013-06-28T06:50:50Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/10411
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a research of sustainable materials that could be used in elevator car design in near future. Thesis objective is to provide visionary concept, which functions as an inspiring tool for KONE. The theory part of the thesis is divided into three parts. First part presents forecasts of current megatrends and visions made by different organizations how to create sustainable world. In the second part of the thesis is mapped how construction and building industries and cities are already working on sustainable development. Third part of the thesis concentrates on materials, how they are classified and strategies to choose sustainable materials. Based on the findings in these three parts, is formed a sustainable future scenario from elevator car perspective. How does future look like in aspects of power & decision-making, cities, buildings, ownership and most importantly how are natural resources used? The scenario sets requirements for near future elevator car concept – how it should be to become a forerunner of its time in 2020? Material research is focusing on finding suitable materials that have potential to be used in the future concept elevator car. Materials were searched from literature, online material libraries, websites and blogs. Material samples were collected to a sustainable materials library. Findings were evaluated based on a strategy from Ashby’s (2009) book on Materials and the Environment. Most potential materials found can be divided into two groups: those that are applicable right away and those that need development. Since this thesis is about a future concept, two of the most promising of the latter group were chosen for closer collaboration and material testing. In the end, wall paneling reflecting the ambience of the future elevator car was designed. Deliverables of the project were materials sample library, material samples from collaboration, a scale model presenting the ambience and a written document. Material samples were developed in collaboration between KONE and Zelfo Technology GmbH. Some small tests were also made with Ecovative Design. en
dc.format.extent 161
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.haspart Material samples.
dc.subject.other Spatial design en
dc.title Supermaterials. Inspiring sustainable materials for the concept elevator car of the 2020. en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Department of Design en
dc.contributor.department Muotoilun laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword biobased materials en
dc.subject.keyword sustainable cities en
dc.subject.keyword future scenario en
dc.subject.keyword sustainable development en
dc.subject.keyword sustainable materials en
dc.subject.keyword natural resources en
dc.subject.keyword megatrend en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201305316477
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Maisterin opinnäyte fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Kareoja, Pentti
dc.programme Master's Degree Programme in Spatial Design en
dc.programme Tilasuunnittelun maisteriohjelma fi


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