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Solar Powered Tent - Cool Camping & Glamping Site

Solar Powered Tent - Cool Camping & Glamping Site | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Solar powered tent concept from the UK. Visit our site for many alternative energy inspirations for camping and glamping.


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Andean volcano gets high tech viewing platform

Andean volcano gets high tech viewing platform | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Smart architectural intervention gives viewers the sensation of flight.


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BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects

BUS:STOP Unveils 7 Unusual Bus Shelters by World Class Architects | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Um ano na tomada, Krumbach na Áustria  lançou sete abrigos de ônibus atraentes que viraram o olhar do mundo na pequena aldeia . Projetado por arquitetos de renome internacional, tais como  Wang Shu ,  Sou Fujimoto  e  Smiljan Radic , que trabalhou em colaboração com arquitetos e artesãos locais, as estruturas caprichosos vai colocar a aldeia de 1000 habitantes no mapa.


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YOY brings "humour to a room" with light that projects its shade

YOY brings "humour to a room" with light that projects its shade | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Japanese design studio YOY presented a light that projects its shade onto a wall and a rug that doubles as a chair in Milan this week.


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What if we could rebuild New York City?

What if we could rebuild New York City? | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
New York has become one of the world’s most populous, densely packed cities. What if you could redraw the city’s map – and build it from scratch?

 

If we were designing New York today, how different would it look?

The new New York City would balance the relationship between the information networks that the metropolis depends on and Earth’s finite resources.

All vital components of life would be monitored and attuned to the needs of every organism, not just humans. Supplies of food and water, our energy and waste and even our air would be sensibly scrutinised. Thanks to masses of miniaturised low-cost electronic components deployed across the city, communication becomes far easier. New York will grow and adapt to millions of new minds entering it everyday.

The city would make sure every need is provided for within its borders. How we provide nutrients, transports, and shelter would be updated. Dilapidated buildings would be replaced with vertical agriculture and new kinds of housing would join cleaner, greener ways to get around the city. What were once streets become snaking arteries of livable spaces, embedded with renewable energy sources, low-tech, green vehicles for mobility and productive nutrient zones. The former street grid could provide the foundation for new flexible networks. By reengineering the obsolete streets, we can create robust and ecologically active pathways.

While all this may sound optimistic, some of this city of tomorrow is already taking shape...


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Norm Miller's curator insight, April 18, 2014 2:36 PM

What a great academic exercise!  The question is really applicable to all new cities and city undergoing renovation.  More mixed use, greener, better transport systems, more shared everything and more self-sufficient describe the plan.

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9 Of The World's Most Inventive Tiny Buildings

9 Of The World's Most Inventive Tiny Buildings | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

In architecture, bigger isn't always better. See some of the world's coolest small buildings, from a hit on sleds to a walk-in fireplace...


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Annie Longeot's curator insight, March 28, 2014 10:19 AM

Des constructions qui s'adaptent en beauté à l'étroitesse de leur environnement. Inspirant.

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, April 2, 2014 2:40 AM

Me gusta mucho la de José Cardilhe.

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Steel-clad hut by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes wraps a mountain ridge

Steel-clad hut by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes wraps a mountain ridge | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Perched on a Swiss Alpine ridge, this shiny steel cabin creates a starting point for mountaineers climbing the Bishorn, Weisshorn or Tête de Milon.


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The Hotel at the end of the Earth by Saunders Architecture

The Hotel at the end of the Earth by Saunders Architecture | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

The Fogo Island Inn and art gallery designed by Saunders Architecture is situated on the rugged coast of Newfoundland, Canada. The 29 guest rooms all face the ocean and look onto the fishing grounds that originally attracted people to Fogo Island centuries ago.


 


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, February 1, 2014 7:01 PM

Ecological and self-sustaining systems were subtly integrated from the beginning of the project, incorporating technologies to reduce and conserve energy and water usage. 

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Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept

Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

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Deloste's curator insight, November 20, 2013 8:55 AM

Up close with the Mercedes-AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept full size model that was created for GT6! Stunningly surreal to see a car designed for a video game become real ...

Samuel Crooker's curator insight, January 16, 11:11 AM
This is a awesome car.
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Nokia Lumia 1025 Phablet

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Deloste's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:17 AM

by Phone Designer Jonas Dähnert

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3F Vacuum Cleaner

3F Vacuum Cleaner | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

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When the vacuum is OFF, it stands erect to avoid wastage of space in compact apartments.When it is ON, it extends its base to gain better stability and a wider working surface.The 3F cleaner is fully autonomous and can even reach its charging base on its own.It can be controlled via smartphones and tablets, so that the user can ensure cleanliness remotely.


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Deloste's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:19 AM

by Germain Verbrackel

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Regenerative Buildings Make Positive Contributions to the Environment

Regenerative Buildings Make Positive Contributions to the Environment | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.

 It’s great that buildings can minimize harm, right down to being carbon-neutral and zero-emission. But what if they could be designed to take it a step further—to give back to nature and make a positive contribution to the environment? This concept is known as regenerative design.


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, May 23, 2015 6:29 PM

Regenerative Design. Buildings that add  to the environment.

Jaclyn Phi's curator insight, August 6, 2015 2:39 PM

"It’s great that buildings can minimize harm, right down to being carbon-neutral and zero-emission. But what if they could be designed to take it a step further—to give back to nature and make a positive contribution to the environment? This concept is known as regenerative design."

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Furniture Made Of Coffee Grounds And Salt

Furniture Made Of Coffee Grounds And Salt | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

The line between sculptural and functional design is thin enough to see through, so it should come as no surprise that Samuel Amoia, an interior designer, and Fernando Mastrangelo, a sculptor, would be able to merge their two worlds into one new line of furniture (the new studio's name, AMMA, blends the partners' last names). Premiered last week in New York, the studio's furniture line is at once practical and unconventional.


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11 Amazingly Creative Shipping Container Homes

11 Amazingly Creative Shipping Container Homes | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Around the world, people are considering alternative and environmentally efficient ways to live. One way is to utilize materials that don’t serve their original purpose any longer. Retired shipping containers are a prime example of one material that aspiring homeowners can purchase for a reasonable price and convert into a hip home.

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This Building Takes Treehouses To New Heights

This Building Takes Treehouses To New Heights | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

Some very lucky citizens of Montpellier, France will have the opportunity to live in a striking tree-inspired high-rise dubbed the “Arbre Blanc,” or “White Tree.” A collaboration between architect Sou Fujimoto, Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects, and Nicolas Laisné Associés, the Arbre Blanc mirrors natural growth patterns in an incredible example of intelligent architecture and design...


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Lili Dávila's curator insight, April 21, 2014 11:41 AM

Very stylish!

Catherine Devin's curator insight, April 22, 2014 7:02 AM

Many projects are looking at how to extend part of the cities in the ocean, this project, to me, expands in the air... a tree or a shuttle with many many wings .

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:41 PM

El árbol blanco de Montpellier, reproduce los patrones del crecimiento natural para llegar a un diseño muy interesante.

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Architects of Air Build Inflatable Cathedrals of Psychadelic Space

Architects of Air Build Inflatable Cathedrals of Psychadelic Space | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

To build an inhabitable luminaire you need little more than colored plastic sheeting and an air compressor and the ability to expose said construction to natural light. The finished products are far greater than the sum of the parts, producing results that seem to suggest a series of more elaborately ornamented James Turrell installations. They are the brainchildren of Architects of Air (AoA), a British company that has erected temporary luminaires throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States.

AoA cites Islamic architecture and Gothic cathedrals as inspirations behind their structures. While at times they wear these influences on their sleeves, at other times they appear capable of producing wholly alien experiences. Outside light filters through custom-made semi-translucent PVC. Each structure’s walls are rendered in four colors which are used to produce the variety of hues that bath the interiors. The process is akin to creating a stained glass, a similarity occasionally made quite explicit through confetti-filled design flourishes that evoke cathedral windows.


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Nike Football Accelerates Innovation with 3D printed “Concept Cleat” for Shuttle

Nike Football Accelerates Innovation with 3D printed “Concept Cleat” for Shuttle | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it
Nike Vapor HyperAgility Cleat debuts for shuttle drill using SLS plate construction; One of three cleats influenced by 3D printing technology.

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'Coodo' Mobile Living: A Modular Structure That Adapts To Its Natural Surroundings

'Coodo' Mobile Living: A Modular Structure That Adapts To Its Natural Surroundings | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

The coodo opens a whole new way into nature, called Mobile Living. Smaller and less costly than a traditional house, the structure consists of less material, requires less land and can be situated in places that normally would not be buildable.


A coodo's fundament consists of a standardized frame construction upon which individual surfaces, colors, appliances, furniture and decoration can be applied. These personal design choices can be changed by the next owner because the coodo is designed as a modular system.


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:05 AM
The coodo opens a whole new way into nature. We call it Mobile Living.
First off, the coodo is smaller than a house and hence cheaper because it consists of less material, needs less land and can be situated in places that normally would not be buildable property.
Susan Schuler Blake's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:27 PM

Pra toró de miolo...

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Interactive Haute Horlogerie

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Deloste's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:34 AM

Urwerk EMC Watch

pankajrane750's comment, September 2, 2013 5:47 AM
its amazing
Matthieu Charlier's curator insight, September 2, 2013 11:04 PM

Urwerk, my favorite watch brand, go at it again. Brilliant effort!

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Revolver - Compressed Air Motor Motorcycle

Revolver - Compressed Air Motor Motorcycle | Chasing the Future | Scoop.it

The Revolver forces us to throw away everything we know about moto. At the heart of the design lies a revolving chamber where backup air tanks are stored in sequence to power its compressed-air engine. Like this unique motor, the rest of the bike is likely to be alien to most riders. The only thing you might recognize are the handlebars & tires- and that’s precisely its appeal!


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Deloste's curator insight, June 27, 2013 11:40 AM

 Concept by Darren Kuo