Design

Folding Bamboo Houses for the Homeless

February 14, 2011 / No Comments

After the devastating earthquake which hit China last May, killing 69,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, many designers have tried to figure out a way to make shelter for all those people. Ming Tang did just that with his simple idea for folding houses derived from Origami. This design was recognized at a function in this year’s Re:construct competition ...

Water Building Resort to Feature Equipment that Converts Air into Purified Water

February 11, 2011 / 2 Comments

What is known as the most astounding, yet innovative architectural marvel, is all set to convert air into nothing but pure water. The Water Building Resort is the first of its kind and intends to do the above said process with the help of solar energy.

Oak Casks Made Up into Hotel Rooms

February 2, 2011 / No Comments

For the wine lovers among us, The De Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel in the Netherlands is offering a rare treat in the lodging arena. They have rooms wherein to sleep inside old wine barrels - in fact, there are four of them.

India’s Mumbai to get the Cybertecture Egg

February 1, 2011 / No Comments

James Law Cyber Structure has been invited by Vijay Associates (Wadhwa Developers) to build an iconic egg shaped construction in Mumbai, India. The highly ambitious project will be done at Plot C70 of Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai; currently the most expensive piece of land in the country.

Ekranoyacht: Rebirth of the Ekranoplan

January 26, 2011 / No Comments

Jaron Dickson, an Australian designer and student at Monash University in Australia, has come with a hydrogen-powered flying yacht concept. It is called the Ekranoyacht after the famous Soviet Union super vehicle the Ekranoplan on whose grounds it is designed.

Cacti Find New Home, Thanks to Rachel Mahlke’s Designs

January 25, 2011 / No Comments

Bay Area artist Rachel Mahlke is transforming stilettos to plant cacti and other succulents, and she does so by conveying a message recycling symbols of sexuality in to objects of utility. These creations occupy her “femme-feminist” belief.

Nike Introduces New Sustainable Football Kit

January 21, 2011 / No Comments

Nike has joined with the French Football Federation on Monday and a shirt and short made from recycled microfiber polyester, to put it in laymen’s term, the pair is derived entirely from discarded plastic bottles along with organic cotton.

Audi Type C e-tron to Arrive for International Toy Fair

January 21, 2011 / No Comments

Audi, making its second appearance in Nuremberg at the 62nd International Toy Fair, brought the Auto Union Type C e-tron study along with a bunch of other innovations. Though the vehicle has a 1.5 hp electric motor that turns the rear wheels and is named e-tron, it is more of a toy than a car.

Window Farming Concept by Mexican Designer Suits Urban Windows

January 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

Mexican designer Jose de la O has come up with an alternative way for the people who are looking to practice urban agriculture. The outstanding feature of this proposed method is that people can build their own farm even if there are no gardens or balconies around.

Soweta Football Training Centre in South Africa Creates an Exemplary Sustainable Design

January 18, 2011 / No Comments

The Soweta Football Training Centre in South Africa is hailed as a marvelous design in the area of sustainable architecture and energy- efficiency that too built in a short time span of just six months. The building is a collaboration venture between Canadian firm RUFproject and Nike Global Football Brand Design.