The future of responsible travel won’t be determined by paper straws or bamboo-fibre towels. Of course, rethinking what goes in the house is a commendable start – but maybe we need to reinvent how we build the house, too.
Kisawa Sanctuary, the purported world’s first 3D-printed retreat, flung off the eastern coast of Mozambique on the white-sand beaches of Benguerra Island, is scheduled to open next summer.
The brainchild of globe-trotting entrepreneur Nina Flohr, it’s set to be an industry blueprint for maximally local, minimally invasive projects. ‘We’ve used design as a tool, not as a style,’ she says, ‘to ensure Kisawa is integrated, culturally and environmentally, to Mozambique .’ Flohr, whose father, Thomas Flohr, masterminded private-aviation company VistaJet in 2004, first visited Africa at the age of 15; the experience lingered, forging a desire to innovate in the name of conservation. […]
Above: PepsiCo food, snack, and beverage product line-up/Source: PepsiCo PepsiCo turned to tooling with 3D printing...