Category: Social

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OTRA NATION

An alternative to Trump’s Mexican wall has been proposed! Known as ‘Otra Nation’ it has been designed by the Made Collective (Mexican & American Designers & Engineers). The proposal is being called a ‘shared co-nation’! Its land would extend 1,200…

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Dutch Bioluminescence Pavilion

At this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival the info booth pavilion involves an intriguing play of light. Known as the ‘Eye  Beacon’, the architectural office of UNStudio designed the Pavilion in a joint collaboration with MDT-tex. Together they have created a…

GREEN BETWEEN

Constructed across Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, the artist Asif Khan‘s ‘Forests’ installation for ‘Mini’ displayed three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants. A series of underused public spaces were renovated to become green shared space where people could…

Water Seer

Developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, the ‘Water Seer’ is a sustainable device that uses condensation to create clean water from the atmosphere. Without an external power source and with no emissions,…

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COOL OLD J!

These wooden tent-like structures have been designed by Tokyo architect Issei Suma and they accommodate a group of elderly residents from a small Japanese community. The small resort is called ‘Jikka’ and it consists of five structures with an assortment…

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Land of the Rising Farm

A growing trend in urban Japan is indoor farming. As farmland is scarce, a wide variety of herbs and greens can be cultivated in climate-controlled environments under LED lighting at home for energy efficient food production. Two Japanese farms (Indoor…

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Most people take the artificial light that surrounds them for granted. However, hundreds of millions of people do not yet have access to electricity. Instead, they end-up using costly and harmful ‘kerosene’ lamps for lighting. Currently, roughly one quarter of…

KEEP SHINING

Voltaic Systems have produced ‘SHINE’, an all-in-one personal solar-panel, light, and USB charger. It offers 30 hours of bright LED light on a single charge. It has it all! It’s light, portable, waterproof, and sleek in design. It provides a…

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PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE

It’s not often that ‘storm-water management’ can be turned into sexy and curvaceous piece of contemporary design but we believe that ZigZag Architectura have pulled it off! In the San Martín de la Mar Square, Cantabria, Spain, the Madrid-based office…

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Eyes on Kinetic Energy

Najjar & Najjar Architects have developed energy structures for Beirut’s fishing community, helping them to regain access to the sea’s edge whilst creating electricity for nearby residents! The architect’s installations will provide shelter whilst harnessing power generated from the movement of…