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Alice Miksova

MA work

Leaves are the new resource.

Changing the perception of dead tree leaves from a waste into a resource. In our built environment, large quantities of dead tree leaves become a waste every year as they are removed from their natural biological cycle of decomposition to becoming a nutrition for the soil. This is an opportunity for us to use them as a material resource. By incinerating tree leaves we can obtain activated charcoal - a valuable and amazing material that is widely used in industrial processes but also in our lives for its great filtration capabilities. Sourcing the charcoal from dead tree leaves offers low-cost production and also allows for localised manufacturing.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017