The Exploded View Materials & Methods

Search for large-scale climate-friendly building and living

The Exploded View Materials & Methods is an installation of a model home scale 1:4 made of circular and biobased materials and methods. This project models the fascinating existing and future possibilities of sustainable building: eggshell floors, hemp bricks, vulcanic mussel shell laminate, self healing fungal paint, fruit leather chairs and a toilet made from sewage waste are just a few examples. 

Check out the website to take a full virtual tour of your future house. Read all about the materials and methods we discovered in our 2 year open source study and find out more about the practical and currently underexposed values, ​​such as beneficial health impacts these materials have. 

The Exploded View was the flagship of the Embassy of Circular and Biobased Building during the World Design Event of Dutch Design Week 2020 and is now on an international tour. With this installation the designers stimulate the demand for biobased materials and circular methods through storytelling and imagination, by making both professionals in construction or architecture and consumers more aware of their amazing qualities. The installation also acts as a catalyst for innovation by offering designers a stage and stimulating them to develop their innovative materials further.

Highlights, awards & publications

  • Henry van de Velde Silver Award 2022, category design research
  • The installation was on show at Dutch Design Week 2020 (Eindhoven, NL), Design by Nature at Museum de Fundatie (Zwolle, NL), Price (Almere, NL), Acasus (Veurne, BE), Design Fest Gent (Gent, BE), Dutch Design Week 2022, Rabo House (Eindhoven, NL).
  • For publications visit

Design: Pascal Leboucq
Concept: Pascal Leboucq & Lucas De Man

The Exploded View is an initiative of:
BPD, Jansen, Moodumo, Provincie Noord-Brabant, Buro Kade, Dutch Design Foundation, Biobased Creations

The Exploded View is made possible by:
Lectoraat BioBased Bouwen CoEBBE / Avans Hogeschool & HZ University of Applied Science,  CLICKNL, Design United, Blue City, LENTE woningcorporaties, Stichting Agrodome, Primum, Greenport West-Holland, Eco+Bouw, Forbo Flooring, Martens Keramiek, Ten Cate Outdoorfabrics, Energie- en Grondstoffenfabriek, Aquaminerals, ECOplex.

Together these organisations form The Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building, curated by Biobased Creations, part of World Design Embassies program of Dutch Design Foundation program. 

More information on the biobased materials used in this project can be found in