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Taiwanese students design foldable bone-fracture boards for disaster relief
Unlike traditional bone rehabilitation boards, BoneAid can be applied to multiple body parts with different folding methods.
Nike designs shoebox made out of recycled milk containers and coffee lids
The sportswear giant teamed up with Taiwanese architect and engineer Arthur Huang to create multi-functional shoe boxes.
Natasha Jen is an award-winning designer, an educator, and a partner at Pentagram.
The Trashpresso transforms plastic bottles into stunning architectural tiles
This remarkable upcycling process turns discarded waste into something beautiful.
NEKO animation to help people to take better care of their pets
The only animation project to earn a Design Mark at Taiwan’s International Golden Pin Concept Design Award.
Crystal Kung on bringing warm feelings to life through her illustrations
The Taipei-based illustrator “I don’t think my drawing skills comes from talent. They come from hard work”.
These ‘Polluted Popsicles’ are drawing attention to Taiwan’s contaminated waters
The fake frozen suckers emphasise the importance of clean water.
Vincent Callebaut’s eco-skyscraper takes shape in Taipei
The green building imitates the processes of natural ecosystems.
BoneAid: An innovative approach to healing bone fractures
These Taiwanese students have designed an adaptable splint to aid in medical care during disaster relief efforts.
Biovessel: An odourless compost bin for the dinner table
We waste around 45 per cent of the food we produce. The Biovessel is a beautiful addition to sustainable living.
Playground teaches recycling resourcefulness to kids
Discarded water tanks, street lamps and other waste items used to create play areas in Taipei.
Bone conduction mp3 player plays music underwater
A team of designers have come up with a lightweight, amphibious mp3 player using bone conduction.
Three innovative ways to combat toxic air
Three student designers have proposed interactive, health conscious ways to deal with air pollution.
The Vertical Village looks at ways that East Asian cities may be able to expand and develop while maintaining traditional village qualities.
The Bionic Arch by Vincent Callebaut Architects proposes a multi-purpose sustainable tower for the Taichung Gateway City in Taiwan.
Fold in half
Space is often an issue when storing a bicycle. The IF Mode Folding Bike deals with that hassle by easily folding up to half its size.
Adding a bit of playfulness to the everyday objects that we interact with... Check out Bitplay's first collection.
A 100% silk covered chair sounds like the ultimate luxury. That, and it’s promoting traditional Taiwanese craft.
Shaped for solar success
Custom-shaped solar panels are helping to popularise the use of solar panels because of their flexibility and versatility.
Solar soccer sight
A soccer ball that integrates solar panels into its design could allow visually impaired people to also enjoy the beautiful game.
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When a natural disaster occured in Chile, Alejandro Aravena and his team set out to rebuild the city
• Duration: 00:53:50
9 Jul 18
The architect tackles the reconstruction of a city through public participation.
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