Tag: concept

Dyson Spheres

A group of American astronomers from Penn State are searching for alien ‘solar power stations’  commonly known as Dyson spheres (huge energy structures built to surround a star). It has been theorized that all Life eventually increases energy demands that…

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Designs on Climate Change

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, coastlines everywhere are still rising. Melting polar ice-caps continue to bring elevated water levels and along with it a future where more and more cities are expected to be submerged. Architects, urban planners and designers…

BIOMIMETICS

Engineers and researchers looking for the next big thing are turning more than ever to their own ‘backyards’ for inspiration. When contemporary scientists look at Nature’s inherent solutions, they often come cross entirely new approaches to solve problems. The list…

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Solar-powered Safari Lodge

If one could get to the Okavango Delta to check out the rich wildlife, one might think of staying at Sandibe Okavango. This sustainable lodge in the safari of Botswana has developed an almost negligible environmental footprint. Its designers Michaelis…

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Saharan Oasis

The Sahara desert is one of the world’s most dangerous and demanding environments. It is an inhospitable place whose barren wasteland is continuously scorched by an unforgiving sun! Yet, the City Sand Tower project may soon be able to offer…

Solar Tent

The V-Tent is an ultra cool solar-paneled canopy. The role of the canopy is to charge your electric vehicle whilst protecting it from adverse weather effects. V-Tent uses a flexible solar panel system that is collapsible. It is fabricated from…

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CRYSTAL BALL

  The speed of human development through technology means our world is changing every moment. One can only guess at what the future has in store. One digital artist who is attempting to take such a guess at what the…

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MOTION PHONE

Although in its early design phase, Kyocera’s ‘concept phone’ is a futuristic folding phone with OLED display, but wait… that’s not the good part! This concept phone is powered ‘kinetically’ (through motion energy) taking advantage of the ‘haptic’ qualities of…

HeHe Vision

The French design studio ‘hehe’ has a vision for a series of artistic interventions within their capital Paris. The ‘train project’ is a speculative investigation into the culture and History of transportation. What is proposed is personal rail travel created…