BOA is an ambitious and expensive project, the likes of which you'd expect to originate from the Middle East. Not this one though, the Boston Arcology Urban Housing design is, as the name suggests, intended for Boston. The floating structure will be built on the proportions of the golden ratio 1:1.618.
A lot of people would complain about insufficient bike lanes, and many others would complain about bike lanes eating into roads. Designer Martin Angelov proposes to do away with the problem, by taking the bikes off the road. And by off the road, he means into the air, on a system supported by cables. Yes, that's what the Kolelinia concept ...
The Orcageno concept is a luxury superyacht created by Pharos Marine, an Egyptian naval architecture and design studio. The luxurious yacht has a length of 60 meters, and power for the yacht would come from a hydrogen diesel-electric system. Designers of the Orcageno put an impressive range of 13000 nautical miles for the vessel.
Tafoni Floating Homes is an idea that would keep you in sort of a holiday mood, throughout the day. The idea is to take housing to the water, living in houseboats that are mobile, don't use land and so don't require implied expenses and constructions like foundations. And the way designer Joanna Borek Clement envisions them, they're also very beautiful.
Most of the devices/ concepts that aim to use human power to generate power or charge batteries require people to go out of their way to do so. Not making people do that is what makes the Jumping Light skipping rope an interesting concept.
Finnish artist Ilkka Halso takes a view of the "journey" of nature, from a self sustained process to something which has to be protected now. And his art does carry forward the message in a very thought provocative manner. The central theme of his "Restoration" series is healing and rescuing our natural environment.
The Physalia is a whale-shaped design from Vincent Callebaut Architects, who envision it to navigate and clean European rivers, making the water potable. This floating behemoth would be 80 meters in length, 14.9m wide and 11.4m high, accounting for a surface area of 2000 square meters.
This concept mobile phone from designer Daizi Zheng would help in greatly reducing electronic waste, and even bring a smile to the faces of cola manufacturers, if it ever gets built, that is. For its power, the mobile phone utilizes soda, or any other kind of sugary liquid that is rich in carbohydrates. A bio battery is what makes this ...
As industrial design goes, the Solar Tree offers a lot of goodies and apparently, without much of a trouble. Designer Matthew Seibert's artificial tree can tap into natural resources and draw power from the sun and the wind.
The huge Christmas tree in Shanghai, China, has a green look but that's only because it has been built out of Heineken beer bottles that have lent their hue to the tree so well. The huge tree has been created out of a thousand beer bottles, and we guess it would love to be a part of the celebration, as ...