To publish a new book
This page is the book publishing monitor.
'Designing Lightness; structures for saving energy' is the title of a new book on the design of lightweight and composite structures. This is urgent, since it serves to save materials and energy, and therefore precedes the conventional approach to sustainability, which focuses on symptoms rather than causes of environmental overload. The book aims to be clear to all designing disciplines and create an understanding between them. 'Designing Lightness' is a solid update of its predecessors 'Lightness' and 'Flying Lightness'. You can leaf through these on the info/contact page.
360 pages full colour images text ratio: 50/50
hardcover 170 x 240 mm
DESIGNING LIGHTNESS IS HERE, thanks to CompositesNL, Firma Woord en Daad and Nai010Publishers!
The book is intended to be presented at the international composites fair JEC on May 13th 2020.
We are seeking to build a network.
Looking for fans, supporters & experts
To organize events around the publication we are looking for professionals with different backgrounds who are enthusiastically engaged in the development and promotion of of lightweight solutions. If you want to share your involvement with others, 'Designing Lightness' can be a very good introduction or a first step.
- Material researchers
- Vehicle designers
- Packaging designers
- Product designers
- Policy makers
His inspirational and organizational quality has earned Adriaan Beukers, Professor Emeritus in Composite Materials and Structures at The TU Delft, various awards. Publishing Lightness; the inevitable renaissance of minimum energy structures was one of them. He is distinguishes himself through his ability to perceive broad temporal and cultural relationships concerning pragmatic technological problem solving.
Ed van Hinte
Trained as an industrial designer Ed van Hinte is mainly interested in exploring ways to reduce material flows and energy consumption, while still maintaining the convenience, magic and style that humans desire. He has a good international reputation as a critical advocate of sustainability. He covers all aspects of design, technical, ephemeral, large and small. He has been awarded for his writings several times.
Studio Renate Boere