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Google Sketchup – Free Energy Modeling

Category: ⚐ EN+design+sustainability

Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES) recently revealed a free plug-in for Google SketchUp that will allow anyone to perform energy modeling on projects. continue reading

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The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Category: ⚐ EN+design

Greetings Design Revolutionaries!

Bucky had it right. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” continue reading

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Alter Polis [29 de julio]

Category: ⚐ ES+arquitectura+design+proyectos

El martes 29 de julio a las 18.00 horas se presenta el Vivero en Intermediæ, Matadero Madrid, como parte del proyecto Alter Polis. Una jornada en la que se dan cita distintas “realidades utópicas” y sus gestores, se presenta la página web del proyecto y se ofrece un aperitivo a cargo de Telemadre, “…un modelo social de intercambio que conecta madres desempleadas con gente que quiere comer bien, sin tiempo o sin facultades para cocinar…”

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green earth: international graphic design competition

Category: ⚐ EN+design

following the success of last year’s ‘love your earth‘ competition, designboom and the DA design association japan have joined together, along with TOBU DEPARTMENT STORE to organize the ‘green earth’ international design competition.
participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts. free registration required. continue reading

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Pink virus in Rotterdam

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+arte+city+design+eu:abierto+the environment

 

Pinks dots all over the street. That is project by STUDIO VOLLAERSZWART.  LET’S STICK TOGETHER-812U

a colourful virus of 45.000 stickers was unleashed onto the buildings of the Witte deWith street for annual art festival “World of Witte de With” in Rotterdam, September 2006. continue reading

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Blooming NYC Cabs

Category: ⚐ EN+city+design+mobility+the environment

Last year since 2007 September until years end New York City has visually transformed. Taxi, yellow icon, blossomed in all colors and became a mobile artistic canvas, or Garden in Transit. continue reading

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Blooming NYC Cabs

Category: ⚐ EN+city+design+mobility+the environment

Last year since 2007 September until years end New York City has visually transformed. Taxi, yellow icon, blossomed in all colors and became a mobile artistic canvas, or Garden in Transit. continue reading

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Playgrounds for kids in The Netherlands

Category: ⚐ EN+city+design

Carve is a dutch design firm that focuses on the planning of public space, particularly for use by children and young people. They create innovative and playful playground/park equipment. One of the most amazing projects continue reading

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Leave you car, take a bike, or walk, or do both

Category: ⚐ EN+design

Environmentalists will tell you that there are only two proper ways to get around in these days of global warming; bike riding and walking. Why not bound these two transportation methods into one? Max Knight created the Walking Bike from 8 pairs of sneakers and some fancy wheel modifications. The wheels have been replaced with special wheels outfitted with 8 pairs of separate sneakers. continue reading

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Sustainable education for kids – Kinetic electric toys

Category: ⚐ EN+design+technologies

“Odo” by Sony is a new generation of toys that takes advantage of child-generated kinetic energy, and which can be used without ever having to be plugged in for a recharge. Products are inspired by children’s imagination & curiousity designed to provide new experiences, a sense of ecological values, environmental issues and energy sources. They are an invitation to enjoy a new level of interaction with devices, having fun moving parts, turning cranks, and using your body to generate energy as you play with them.

Toys are familiar and accessible even to young children. The product body itself is made of recycled or vegetable-based plastic as a commitment to the environment

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