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Origami canoe inspires water-based urban commuting
Onak makes city paddling more accessible with an unsinkable kayak.
Liquid light created in DiMO lamp range
Modern lamp designed to imitate the mechanism of a syringe.
Condom material used to design advanced athletic wear
SKYNFEEL APPAREL uses innovative condom material to create aerodynamic long jump suit.
Playground teaches recycling resourcefulness to kids
Discarded water tanks, street lamps and other waste items used to create play areas in Taipei.
Living architecture could be the answer to sustainable built environments
University team develop smart bricks with biological systems that can generate energy and clean water.
Can hairy plants clean up Amsterdam’s air pollution?
The Green Junkie’s ability to absorb carbon pollution is currently being tested.
MOBA replaces temporary housing with easy-to-assemble permanent homes
Argentinian social company relooks at the concept of emergency shelters in developing countries.
Floating Farm set to launch in Rotterdam
Waterfront dairy farm presents a sustainable approach to food production in cities.
Coffee waste transformed into a new superfood
CoffeeFlour creates jobs and builds communities by repurposing discarded coffee waste.
Senegalese village is thriving because of this one building
Thread Artists’ Residency and Cultural Centre fosters creativity and enterprise in a remote village in Senegal.
Sustainable housing 3D printed with mud and straw
Italian company WASP starts 3D printing its first housing model with 40-feet-tall printing machine.
3D-printed weather stations help rural Zambian communities
Low-cost alternative to commercial weather stations provide much needed forecasts in developing countries.
Biobased bridge finally brought to life
After years of research, students create first demo of a pedestrian bridge made from flax and hemp fibres.
Online platform activates movement against police brutality
Campaign Zero aims to set the wheels of change in motion by simplifying the issue of police brutality through design.
Social housing in Colombia made from plastic waste
Conceptos Plásticos is building homes for low-income families using recycled plastic bricks.
3D-printing restaurant is a first in culinary history
Food Ink is soon to welcome diners to a 3D-printed food experience.
Ori revolutionises compact city living
Compact modular unit designed to simultaneously function as a storage space, bedroom, living room and workspace.
Wearable device acts as 24/7 physical therapist to Parkinson’s Disease patients
Xeed is a smart device designed to improve the treatment of patients suffering from Parkinson's Disease by monitoring their tremor patterns.
Dencity competition winners foster new ideas that tackle high density in informal settlements
Social, architectural and technological solutions to improve the living conditions in the world’s urban slums.
Trackable lifejacket uses app technology for man-overboard rescue
Anti X1 is a clever redesign of the time old lifejacket, created to improve safety at sea
Buildings made of bones
Cambridge researchers explore bone and eggshell as greener building materials of the future.
Design graduate shares her artful take on wood joinery using plastic bottles
Royal College of Art student Micaella Pedros unveils a resourceful technique of making furniture
Addressing packaging waste one pizza box at a time
GreenBox is a reconfigurable pizza box designed for multiple use
Flood-prone affordable homes empower slum residents
Alok Shetty addresses the bleak housing conditions of the urban poor in Bangalore
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