Author Archives: aekkasit_bunlert

Self-shaping Shelters

The architect Haresh Lalvani has turned his design intentions towards emergency-shelter design and is aiming to create a biomimicry-based system imbuing shelter structures with the capacity to shape themselves! As co-founder of the Pratt Institute Center for Experimental Structures, Lalvani…

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FLYING MOTORCYCLE

A recent collaboration between BMW and LEGO has led to a new BMW hover motorcycle that looks like something right out of a science fiction movie! The process to arrive at this conceptual vehicle has however been an unusual and unique…

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Facade Cleverness

Bangkok-based Architectkidd have designed a façade in Soi Ratchada merging Thai traditional metalwork techniques and digital design strategies. They have created a porous diamond-paneled envelope for air and light to filter in through. The ‘public-building’ is home to diverse programs…

Gone in 60 seconds

The GeoOrbital bike wheel offers a new take on bicycles! With this item, one can cleverly swap ‘only’ the front wheel of a bicycle for it to become electric. The wheel itself is battery-powered allowing your bike to become electric…

CARGO-BOT

Gita is an autonomous vehicle created by Piaggio Fast Forward. At just over 50cm in height, it can move around independently at 22 miles per hour whilst carrying up to 20kgs of cargo through complex environments. Its inventors have also…

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ICE HAVEN

A Czech architecture firm has created a series of tiny ice pods, based on the Warming Hut competition set five years ago. In their home town of Liberec Mjölk Architekti have built what they call ‘Polar Hens’. These ice pods…

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Prefab Rules

The New York-based CDR Studio Architects have designed a prefabricated backyard retreat. Known as the Dragonfly Pavilion it can be found in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. It has been constructed from sustainably harvested mahogany in combination with recycled aluminum to…

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SPACE CLEAN-UP

Five decades worth of space junk (amounting to around 100 million pieces of steel and aluminium waste of various sizes) are in orbit around our globe, In a huge experimental effort, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) recently attempted to…

BICYCLE ORIGAMI

The Kwiggle bicycle folds down so small, it be taken on an airplane as carry-on luggage. It was designed by Karsten Bettin, a German engineer under the idea it would fit under the seat of your car or be able…

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Sladda by IKEA

IKEA the Swedish furniture company has their eyes firmly set on sustainability concerns and have therefore moved towards personal transportation issues. Their new Sladda bike is packed with accessories allowing its customization. For instance; the front rack can be altered…