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Cookstove designs are failing the poorest communities - The Guardian

Cookstove designs are failing the poorest communities - The Guardian | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
The Guardian Cookstove designs are failing the poorest communities The Guardian With all the knowledge and technology we have at our disposal, why is it proving so difficult to design and create simple and efficient cookstoves for the three billion...
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An Economical Modular Prefab in Oregon

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The brief was basic: a simple guesthouse for a familyto live while Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designed their main residence. The architect's design for the is instantly legible with a repetition of trusses, windows, and lumber creating a strong linear profile.

A standard, repeatable, four-foot-wide bay makes use of economical, available materials, such as open-web steel trusses, plywood, laminated veneer lumber, and an insulated aluminum window system. The resulting residence is linear, with an open-plan kitchen and living space, 3 bedrooms, and an office with views over the Cascade Range.


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Call for participants: Social Innovation Camp Express on young people & health | Social Innovation Camp

Call for participants: Social Innovation Camp Express on young people & health | Social Innovation Camp | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
Seeking developers, designers, healthcare pros, & young people to work on these 5 qs: http://t.co/UhqoVu4T #youth #health #healthcare...

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Bright ideas for the developing world: cheaper, superior lighting design - The Guardian

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Designer Mike Lin knew developing countries needed better lighting, but he wasn't exactly sure how best he could help.
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Eco-Friendly Architecture: 13 Buildings Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Eco-Friendly Architecture: 13 Buildings Made From Recycled Shipping Containers | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it

All over the world, architects are repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into innovative, beautiful houses, hotels, libraries, workspaces, and even seaside observation decks. Shipping container buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, are cost-effective, and modular designs can easily be moved from place to place.

We hope you'll be as inspired as we are by these 13 buildings made out of shipping containers.


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, January 8, 2014 2:00 PM

Shipping containers aren't just rectangular boxes - at least not in creative hands.

Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 8, 2014 5:39 PM

One of the architectural trends we hope to see more of in 2014 is eco-friendly architecture, and these buildings are excellent examples of that. All over the world, architects are repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into innovative, beautiful houses, hotels, libraries, workspaces, and even seaside observation decks. Shipping container buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, are cost-effective, and modular designs can easily be moved from place to place. We hope you'll be as inspired as we are by these 13 buildings made out of shipping containers.

Betty Fitzgerald's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:01 PM

It's nice to see shipping containers beautified. Not just an ugly extra garage for the old buick.:D

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Debra Stein's Potential Energy stoves innovates cooking, health solution for ... - Oakland Local

Debra Stein's Potential Energy stoves innovates cooking, health solution for ... - Oakland Local | Design for Social Innovation | Scoop.it
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