"Sonoro" is a project based on the change of the idea of public furniture, through the design and development of public sound furniture in Colombia (percussion instrument). This changes, stimulates and generates the recreation and the inclusion of cultural practices developed by the community in order to express themselves due to their cultural diversity that allows to empower the elements of their identity. It is a furniture which generates a space for interaction and socialization between the different users (residents, tourists, visitors and students) around the intervened area.
It all started with the tragic moment that the world has experienced in recent times and challenged the designer Luis Felipe Rocco to create a hospital ship with the maximum renewable energy capacity to operate in the most difficult area. Considering that a billion people live in coastal regions, a hospital ship with this capability is a fast and economical way to reach to this area.The Blue Frontiers Ship works with 12 decks, large area of relaxation and conviviality on the top floor and capacity for 500 people working for the benefit of 160 patients.
The wireframe program aims to bring affordable electricity to village households in developing countries by training locals how to build, service and spread the extremely cost effective WF II. turbine, made mainly out of recycled components - and teaching chosen residents how to create the most efficient turbines and reliable electrical grid and infrastructure from regionally given materials, with accessible technologies and tools.
A flexible building framework that can be easily assembled forms the building’s structure. On this simple structural steel framing, series of fabric elements are hanged in order to define the interior space. Fabrics are distributed following a specific modulation and are used as spatial organization elements, as they allow for the powerful plasticity of the building’s design while responding to specific functional demands. The basically orthogonal prayer space is given a sense of flow from the light cuts, having a direct reference to the effect often used in Islamic architecture.
ToyBox is designed to provide play opportunities to the world's most venerable children. Through the innovative re-appropriation of existing cardboard aid packaging, ubiquitously used by charities to distribute relief aid to disaster hit areas in the BoP (Bottom of the Pyramid), ToyBox provides opportunities for both play and education. In this way, adopting a design-driven approach, ToyBox alters the meaning of an aid carton, from purely utilitarian, expendable cardboard box to an opportunity for engagement, play and discovery.
Social integration of the blind is not just about building accessible infrastructures but being emotionally inclusive with each other. Many sighted still feel embarrassed or sorry when they see blind people. Sorry only creates distance. See beyond prejudice and sorry, see beyond the dark glasses. Beyond all these you will meet someone. Most blind people feel great, live a full life, have fully accepted their blindness, and actually this is what they want you to think about them. Beyond is a glasses collection for blind people. Beyond is about feeling good.
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