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Meet the A' Design Awards and Competition winners
These are just some of the winners across nearly 100 different design categories.
Pixeland is China’s pixel-inspired park
Created for the people of Mianyang, China, this multifunctional public space looks at how digital pixels can be used as functional art.
The designers combating air pollution
From Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Tower to Aerochromics' colour-changing sweatshirts that monitor air pollution levels.
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Play Mat connects parents to autistic kids
The Electronic Play Mat is designed to promote interactive play between autistic children and their parents or caregivers to build communication.
This speculative project seamlessly collects water from the air around it
Design student Ivy Yan Ying Tai's concept could be easy enough to replicate in water scarce countries.
Three smart, life-saving designs for kids
In observance of National Child Protection Week, we look at advancements in technology that are beefing up child rescue solutions.
Students explore bamboo as sustainable alternative to conventional building
Combining traditional weaving techniques with digital design.
5 projects that are looking into the possible future of humans on Mars
To celebrate International Day of Human Space Flight here's a look at some projects that are looking into space exploration.
Three innovative buildings that show the way forward in architecture
Take a look at the cutting-edge solutions designers have used to solve modern problems of the built world on three different continents.
Curtain-like exterior gives this new building a sense of always being in motion
The Shanghai Bund Financial Center is a collaboration between Foster & Partners and Heatherwick Studio.
Daan Roosegaarde’s Smog Free Bicycles clean the air as you ride
The next phase of Smog Free Project China is almost here.
Introducing MobyMart, the autonomous grocery store on wheels
“It is the store that comes to you, instead of you coming to the store.”
The African dream in China
A new documentary follows African people as they navigate the city of Guangzhou, China as people become more fearful of immigration.
Remembering Chinese Photographer Ren Hang
The 29-year old provocateur leaves behind an awe-inspiring body of work.
Watch artist Red Hong Yi create an intricate portrait from 20 000 sunflower seeds
“The seed is a household object but at the same time it is a revolutionary symbol.”
The beginnings of China’s first Forest City
The future of China’s air pollution could be addressed with Stefano Boeri’s forest city.
Breathing cities: China’s first vertical forest to combat pollution
Stefano Boeri Architetti is building another vertical forest to curb the pollution problem.
Light-printable and rewritable paper is here
Researchers have discovered an eco-friendly way to print on paper
Art that creates empathy for China's visually impaired children
'Like a Pearl in my Hand' is a series of portraits of China's visually impaired children, many of whom were abandoned during the one-child policy.
Check out these unorthodox bridges from around the world
From the Netherlands to China, architects are envisioning increasingly imaginative pathways.
Beijing’s Smog Free Tower turns polluted air into jewellery
Smog-ridden Beijing is investing in new age solutions to tackle their air pollution problem.
Was it Made in China or Designed in China?
The Chinese manufacturing industry is well known for its knockoffs. But what does that mean for the Chinese designer?
Yanweizhou Park: Harnessing nature to benefit itself
This wetlands-architecture project absorbs floodwater instead of blocking it.
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