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Futuristic pod-like dwellings at an affordable price
These lightweight and modern homes are delivered ready for occupation.
What does temporary housing look like around the world?
The Shenzhen Biennale – the only exhibition in the world to focus on urbanism – featured an exhibition focusing on temporary housing across the world.
Harvesting energy from the wind using plastic grass
University researchers present a possible alternative to solar panels and bulky wind turbines.
Wai Architects: Architecture as a tool for addressing social issues
According to WAI Architects, architecture might not save the world but it has the power to make people’s lives miserable.
Decorative designs made out of human hair
London-based Studio Swine uncovers China’s hair trade industry with a 1930s décor collection and a short documentary.
Chinese fashion designer launches collection inspired by Buddhism
A contemporary clothing line at Chinese Fashion Week is a tribute to Tibetan Buddhism.
Worms that digest plastic could be the answer to the world’s plastic pollution
Scientists have discovered that yellow mealworms are able to decompose plastic in under 24 hours.
Build, modify, and customise your smartphone
The RePhone is the next generation of customisable technology that lets users build, hack, and modify a smartphone.
Photos capture the rapid urbanisation of China
"The Great Leap" by photographer Gabriel Murad captures how China is rapidly increasing its urban sprawl by building on its buildings.
Does this milk smell bad to you?
A lid that changes colour when milk is starting to spoil saves the family member nominated for the “sour milk” smell test.
William Kentridge’s "Notes Towards a Model Opera" opens in Beijing
The UCCA in Beijing mounts a retrospective of William Kentridge’s work and introduces his new installation, a projection inspired by China’s socialist operas.
INSIDE World Festival of Interiors shines a spotlight on exceptional interior design
A space-like TV studio, a healthy office and an exploded cinema set the bar high for the World Interior of the Year Award.
Daan Roosegaarde's Smog project is a true example of a smart and social city.
The mandate for Dutch product and interior designer Marcel Wanders was to create “a feeling of celebration” in the Hong Kong Mira Moon Hotel.
Matali Crasset has proposed to create a community centre in Beijing where residents can interact and experiment with creativity.
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Dancing for products
Revital Cohen's latest project "75 Watt" explores human movement in mass-manufacturing through a choreographic dance.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013
Here are the 20 projects shortlisted for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
Stefano Giovannoni has designed a smartphone that is the first of its kind in size and capabilities.
Mind the design business
Asia's leading anual event centered on design, innovation and brands celebrates its tenth anniversary.
Paula Scher at AGI Open 2012
Paula Scher talks about how she went about designing the new Windows 8 logo for Microsoft.
Vince Frost at AGI Open 2012
For Vince Frost the exciting part of a design project is not knowing where it will go.
Tommy Li at AGI Open 2012
Tommy Li believes that in order to do a rebrand, it is essential to think in different ways.
Eddie Opara at AGI Open 2012
Eddie Opara believes that while graphic design tells stories, it also needs to talk more about systems.
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