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Superuse: a big database of recycling-related projects

CATEGORY: ⚐ EN + architecture + art + design + internet


Superuse is based on a simple but effective concept. For the viewer, it is a big database of recycling-related projects in various fields (design, architecture, art, etc) and for its registered users it is a community whose members can submit stuff and vote other people’s sumissions. As a social network Superuse doesn’t seem to allow super fancy profile pages, but this is not necessarily a bad thing since it keeps it hardcore to the posting, the voting and the commenting. More than a tool for professionals to promote their work (even though it can also be used as such) the website is about being passionate and showing appreciation for recycling, with tons of links to pages and Flickr sets. The voting thing makes the sharing tastier, and we know sharing is one of the internet’s best virtues.

The graphics and interface themselves are rather slick and clean, with lots of thumbnailed submissions directly accessible from the homepage and a quick navigation system. I could find just a couple of flaws, like the rather undressed profile pages and having to scroll down to see who has voted each project.

The people behind the project are the brilliant dutch studio 2012 Architects (also founders of the Recyclicity foundation and soon to be featured on the next Yearbook) and Suite75.


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