Tag: environmentally-friendly

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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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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…

Floating City

yeezy 350 boost The Seasteading Institute in San Francisco has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the French Polynesian government that could bring the world closer to its first floating city. The Seasteading Institute has been trying to…

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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…

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE (CARDBOARD) BOX

The popular skin company Aesop has unveiled a new LA store whose interior is made completely of cardboard tubes. The designers Brooks + Scarpa developed this idea to establish Aesop’s identity via a monotone earthly and natural aesthetic. The main…

FLIGHT BIOMIMICRY

Tunisia are introducing a new revolutionary ‘flapping’ wind-turbine! Until now, the understanding of bird mechanics has been limited, as has been their translation into technology. Now, a pioneering scientist Anis Aouini is using 3D Aouinian kinematics to develop a wind-turbine…