We are used to solar panels built upon our roofs to make the most out of the sun: to generate electricity. However, we most probably haven& 39;t seen a smart one yet that knows when to open and close and keeps it cool down below.A Switzerland-based company and its partner, Kronberg and St. Gallisch-Appenzellische Kraftwerke (SAK), have built a new & 34;photovoltaic folding roof.
This is very practical sofa-to-bed furniture transformer which allows you to turn your living room into sleeping room with at least two places for sleeping.June 05, 2015This is very practical sofa-to-bed furniture transformer which allows you to turn your living room into sleeping room with at least two places for sleeping.
This conceptual baby stroller was designed for outdoor activities like jogging and cycling.January 23, 2013Accurro Baby Stroller was designed for outdoor activities like jogging and cycling. This conceptual stroller is perfect for people who want to be parents with active style of living. Image Source: Tuvie Accurro Baby Stroller consists of 2 main parts: shell and frame.
Designed to withstand natural disasters, this new hotel concept would float and function independently on the surface of a body of water, providing a green, self-sustaining environment for guests.November 25, 2012Russian architectural firm Remistudio has taken the concept of a man-made biosphere and gone to sea with its vision for the floating & 34;Ark Hotel.
November 21, 2012A couple years ago, a British engineering firm Atkins proposed an extravagant design for a five-star hotel located deep within a 100-meter, abandoned and half flooded pit near the base of Tianmashan Mountain in the Songjiang District of Shanghai. Construction on the 19-story, 380-room Shimao Intercontinental Hotel finally is already underway.
April 06, 2013Motorcycle riding is one of life’s premiere excitements. But part of the thrill comes from the potential for danger. Wearing a helmet while riding is so important that there are those people -- most of whom are riders themselves -- who would like to see mandatory motorcycle helmet laws put in place.
July 07, 2013The idea is to express the appropriation of natural areas, particularly in strongly anthropic habitats of the metropolis where they often live unhealthy conditions: smog, waste, energy consumption, waste of resources. Jarst is a compost from interior, allows to recycle the waste organic substances, which are produced in the kitchen, also allows to fertilize the plant adjacent to the compartment composter.
November 10, 2012 Image Source : Farrow Partnership Studio E’terra Samara is a five-star resort designed by Farrow Partnership Studio and consists of twelve tree-house villas spread within Canada’s Bruce Peninsula forest. UNESCO listed this forest as a World Biosphere Reserve, so in order to work in harmony with the ambient landscape, the tree-houses are designed to be suspended in a way that they surround the trees, rather than being nailed directly into the wood.
May 15, 2013 Image Source: Tim Boukley Wearable technology is making a new stride forward with the introduction of Project Eidos, a two piece mask that is designed to enhance the wearer’s senses. The masks, designed by a small team of students from the Royal College of Art & Imperial College London, are broken into two pieces, each with a very different job.
August 10, 2013Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is the company that stands behind GoSleep. They placed 10 sleeping pods in Terminal 3 and Terminal 1 at the Abu Dhabi International Airport and it is expected to install another 35 later in 2013. Image Source: ADAC GoSleep pods have Finnish design that features sliding shade that isolates the customer from noise, light and crowds.
April 09, 2013And now for some engineering fun! If you’re a lover of Sim City, Civilization, or any other city-or-civilization-building computer game, you will likely love a Kickstarter launch called Civitas. The designers of Civitas were inspired by their largely shared hatred of Sim City’s always-online DRM which causes frequent problems for players including long wait times or simply being utterly unable to log in and play the game.
September 22, 2013Caravisio is a product of Knaus Tabbert, a German manufacturer who worked more than 2 years over the concept in cooperation with 20 different companies. Image Source: Knaus Tabbert Distinguishable from the most camper and caravan designs we see today, Caravisio was inspired by the sea and yachts and has far better aerodynamical shape than the other vehicles from the same class.
August 15, 2013Probably everyone who practiced skateboarding faced one similar problem called “wheel bite”. The wheel biting occurs when the board impacts the wheels under the bodyweight pressure of the skateboarder, due to which the board takes unexpected direction and the whole thing may result in injuring the skateboarder.
September 17, 2013At present we are watching something like “the war of the smartphones” which started in a few years ago and main “enemies” are Apple and Samsung, with several smaller companies trying to compete in this area. Although it is questionable exactly how “smart” these phones are, year after year we see new, upgraded models which are supposed to be better than the previous ones and than the competition, according to each manufacturer.
August 31, 2013Matthew and Kadriye Payne are a husband and wife team who started Karma Trading Co with a dream of providing ethically produced unique and custom made solutions for interesting problems at affordable prices. Karma Trading Co has been sitting dormant for a few years as careers got in the way and job changes happened but now things have settled down and we are ready to launch our first product.
October 10, 2013 Image Source: Squared Design Growing cities nowadays face many problems related mainly to overpopulating insufficient areas. Aerial pollution by the vehicles is one of them, as well as the pollution at all. Along with that there are many abandoned and forgotten buildings that might be of some use.
November 09, 2013Do you remember our previous article regarding Phonebloks? The concept of Dave Hakkens is now used by Motorola in an attempt to bring it to reality. The idea of Phonebloks is that a smartphone could be fully customizable and every user could assemble it with components of his choice.
January 02, 2014It is well known that emotions affect human body and have some influence over human mood and physiology (like small differences in heart rate and body temperature). In other cases strong emotions may cause serious health problems like hearth attacks. Image Source: PNAS A group of Finnish scientists have created a map that reveals which body part is affected when an emotion flows through the human brain.
February 19, 2014Robotic scientist John Amend breaks the traditional form of robots by making Versaball, a beanbag like robot which performs its duty so well.John Amend was interested in robots since his school days. But his interest went in a different way. He took interest on the natural robots, which didn’t look like a mere metal human body, but as natural things.
February 07, 2014There are many uncovered outdoor cinema theaters in the world. Although these facilities provide romantic and pleasant stay, there’s nothing unique about them. However, some creative minds have created such theaters on platforms that float in a river that passes across a city, or anchored near a tropical beach.
February 10, 2014The increasing of human population determines also increasing of the usage of some vital resources, such as food, clean water, medicaments, etc. In many areas these resources are insufficient and many people offer ideas for recycling and more complex usage of the available resources.