Calientamigos allows impoverished families living without hot running water to heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking and cleaning. The system is comprised of three modular components: a portable electric water heater; a foot pump that pressurizes the warm water; and a multi-purpose faucet head. It heats water more quickly, at a lower cost than existing methods, is more affordable than existing market options and more accessible than installing a gravity-fed water system. Design Team: Tianyi Sun, Della Tosin, Kevin Chang; Partner Org: TECHO Colombia, Socialab, Compartamos Con Colombia
“Many countries have begun to implement policies to encourage walking as an important mode of transport. Pedestrian risk is increased when roadway design fail to plan for and provide traffic control mechanisms that separate pedestrians from vehicles. Traffic crashes in general are estimated to cost between 1 and 2% of gross national product” (WHO). Don Luis is a 3D traffic signal that binds to a yellow 2D line painted on the sidewalk to avoid the pedestrian cross the street at a different place to zebra. Designed with a sociocultural analysis and not merely from aesthetic guidelines.
Design for a social enterprise in Phnom Penh (Alma Café) which helps the needy through the Buckets of Love campaign. By donating a small sum, a pail containing food, oil, necessities is donated to the needy villagers who need it. Share the gift of love. Here the idea was simple, featuring the buckets full of graphic hearts that depict love. By portraying it pouring out, it signifies showering the needy with the well needed love. The bucket carries a smiley face that lights up not only the receiver but the sender as well. A little gesture of love goes a long way.
The white (or printed) PVC unit evokes the shape of a traditional house and relies on a modular structure. It is made of inflatable elements 1,60 m (usable) wide, 2,70 m long and 27 cm wide each. Anchored to a system of composite plastic platforms (recycled and recyclable material), the modules are connected by zippers that make the unit waterproof. Once the unit’s length is set, each module ends with non-inflatable filling panels that include either a door or a window. These elements, that allow for the unit’s ventilation, are also fitted with a system of side zippers. Protection from sun ray
Green Project aims to create a pleasing experience for home composting and attract more Bay Area participants. The designers collaborated with Rodgers Ranch Farm to gain knowledge about composting and collect user feedback. Green Project provides a Kitchen Grinder for solving the difficult problem of preparing food waste and a three-bin Backyard Composter to speed up the process. The composter features a rotating design that increases airflow, creating an optimal compost environment. It also has a water tank base for stability and convenience when adding moisture to the compost.
Smartpark is technology-based playground which offers a new play pattern. System encourages childrens to attend outdoor activities and to socialize in real life while it keeps track of their activities and locations to make parents feel secure about their children. Kids earn points due to their activities and these points are used as rewards. Reward system has wide range of reinforcements from toys of different stores which sign sponsorship with Smartpark to tickets for the educational events or openair child festivals which children can enjoy while learning.
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