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Interior of Nike's X158 Hyper Nature store built using recycled materials

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October 9, 2013

Internal features such as the ceiling panels, tension cables, and aluminum joints are made...

Internal features such as the ceiling panels, tension cables, and aluminum joints are made from 100 percent post-consumer waste

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Nike has teamed up with Taiwan-based design and architectural company Miniwiz to produce a new concept retail store, dubbed X158 Hyper Nature. Based in Shanghai, China, the store's interior is constructed using building materials recycled from DVDs, water bottles and beverage cans.

The store comprises two floors. The ground floor contains a retail space, while an art exhibition titled "Nature Amplified: The Art + Science of Fit + Freedom" is installed upstairs.

Fittingly, the ceiling-based installation and suspension system used in the retail section of the building is inspired by Nike's Free Sole, Flywire and Flyknit shoe technologies, and is designed to be easily and quickly adapted to future changes in layout.

Nike says that internal features such as the ceiling panels, tension cables, and aluminum joints are made from 100 percent post-consumer waste, and that no glue was used in the binding of the materials.

Alas, we couldn't persuade Nike to provide much in the way of finer details on the premises, such as its dimensions, but if you'd like to check it out in person, head down to Shanghai's Xuhui district.

Sources: Miniwiz, Nike

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2 Comments

We had the house recarpeted, and we chose Nike Grind for the underlayment. I guess it's made of minced-up sneaker rejects.

Grunchy
9th October, 2013 @ 03:57 pm PDT

Soooo the obvious question is.......does it smell bad?

How do they deal with the bacteria, moisture, etc. already present in the discarded material?

Bob Flint
9th October, 2013 @ 05:25 pm PDT
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