Category: Social

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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…

Be Your Own Sun

Olafur Eliasson – the well-known Icelandic artist – has designed a small solar-powered lamp to cater for those who have limited or no access to light and energy (which in this case means just about 1/4 of the Worlds inhabitants!)….

WOOD STOVE

Now here is a great design for a stove by the Swedish design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune. Designed for ‘Top Third Ventures’, it answers issues faced in the developing world. The Baker Cookstove (as it is known) is for low-income…

WORLD CRUSADER

This is the story of the Indian-American Manoj Barghava whose ’5HR ENERGY DRINK’ has recently turned him into a Billionaire. What does he decide to do with his money? Well, he invests over 90% of The skin place nervous daily…

Pocket Park London

London ‘landmarks’ are a dime a dozen now! The skyline is rippled with them. However, a new idea for a more intimate landmark comes from Bell Phillips Architects in London. Their new idea transforms an old energy icon (a gasholder…

Single Charge = 30HRS+

In order to bring power and light to undeveloped communities across Nicaragua, Voltaic Systems have partnered with non-profit organization Fabretto on a dynamic and meaningful social Kickstarter project. Together, they have revealed their latest and greatest invention. Called SHINE, it’s…

Water ATM

Much of Pakistan has little clean drinking water. However, its people will soon be able to use a card (similar to an ATM) to obtain clean water from a machine. The machine is basically a solar-powered water ATM. It’s about…

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From African Mall to Rural Villages

In Sandton City, Johannesburg, there exists a shopping mall. This mall has a special and unique 68-tile walkway which is part of Samsung’s ‘What If I Can’ campaign. When walking over this passage-way (made from ‘Pavegens’ amazing kinetic tiling) it is possible…

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SWEDEN ENERGY LANDMARK

Juvelen is the most sustainable office building in the Nordic region. It is the brain-child of Skanska and Utopia Arkitekter. General view of the building from the south. Juvelen is going to be the most sustainable office building in the…