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Festival Village

Festival Village was designed as the social hub of Festival of the World, a summer arts festival organised by London's Southbank Centre in 2012. The space was designed and built collaboratively. Over 200+ staff and local volunteers worked together using 5+ tons of reclaimed materials to deliver the project. The space performed multiple functions from rehearsal space to dining space and from meeting space to touchdown workspace. Southbank Centre described Festival Village as "a demonstration of the power of what can be achieved when people work together to create something new".

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Puncheart

This project is focused upon the design of the new concept of a punching tool that is able to make a hole large enough for a coin. This ability gives this project its unique edge and innovative design. With this punching tool, we are able to produce our own coin boxes by ourselves using empty bottles. These can then be used as donation boxes, with the money we save being donated to the third world. It is not only a tool for giving money, but also for sharing our love with one another. After donation, donors can receive feedback via UNICEF, such as photos and letters, from the people.

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Smartstreets-Smartbin™

A multiple patented litter bin with unique capabilities, the Smartbin™ complements existing street infrastructure mounting as a twin, back-to-back around any size or shape of lamp post or sign post, or in solo format onto walls, railings and plinths. This releases new, unexpected value from existing streets assets to create networks of convenient, predictably located cigarette and gum litter bins which are always within reach, without adding clutter to the street scene. The Smartbin is transforming street care in cities worldwide by enabling an effective response to cigarette and gum litter.

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Gris

Decrease of water resources is a world wide problem these days. It’s crazy that we still use drinking water to flush the toilet! Gris is an incredibly cost effective water-saving-system which can collect all the water you use during a shower. You can reuse this collected greywater for flushing the toilet, cleaning the house and for certain washing activities. This way you can save at least 72 liter water/person/day in an average household which means at least 3.5 billion liter saved water per day in such an 50 million habitant country like Colombia.

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Backpack Bed™

The Backpack Bed is provided to both street sleeping homeless people turned away from shelter & disaster victims. Looks like a backpack but rolls out into a waterproof, warm and dry portable bed. Ultralight 2.9kg. Ergonomically shaped backpack straps, 190cm comfort mattress with silver foil insulation backing, 3 zipped mosquito mesh windows, hidden internal lockable pocket & lock. Plus multiple storage zones. Totally fire retardant. The Backpack Bed has multiple functionality in one - it is a backpack, bed, sun & wind shelter and a life saving device.


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360° Water Barrier

When flash floods or high tide arrives, the road barrier will move its metal shutter to the other road barrier, creating a line of defence across the flood-prone areas. During low tide periods or mega events, the barrier can be lowered to match the street level for easier crossing. Using the existing road barriers, we can make some improvements to it so as to deter any flash floods or open up to any major events.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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