Tag: solutions

Jul 7, 2013

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Design by Jake Evill Jake Evill wants to use 3D printing to revolutionize the way we treat fractured bones. Instead of the typical bulky, itchy and smelly plaster or fiberglass casts we use today; Evill is proposing a custom, 3D-printed, lightweight, ventilated, thin, recyclable and washable design. Jake is a recent graduate from the…

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Jun 18, 2013

Japan’s Automated Underground Bike Storage

Japan’s Automated Underground Bike Storage

Photograph by Danny Choo @ culturejapan.jp The Problem Bicycles are a popular form of transportation in Japan. However, when parked they can take up a lot of public space that could otherwise be used by pedestrian foot traffic, small storefronts, etc. The Solution Rather than take up valuable real estate above ground, store them…

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Aug 13, 2012

25 Cell Phone Towers Disguised to Look Like Something Else

25 Cell Phone Towers Disguised to Look Like Something Else

In our ongoing quest for cell phone coverage and network access at all times, companies must erect cell phone towers across the land. While their presence often signifies coverage for our beloved phones, some people see them as eyesores that painfully stick out and ruin landscapes. To combat this, some companies have attempted to…

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Jun 6, 2012

Turning Transmission Towers into Giant People

Turning Transmission Towers into Giant People

Design by Choi+Shine Architects Power to the people! Giant transmission tower people that is… We can all agree that transmission towers (that’s an electricity pylon or ironman for you European and Aussie folk) are very necessary yet completely unsightly. These suspension towers dot our landscapes, typically soaring 15-55 meters (49 – 180 ft)…

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Mar 31, 2012

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Reimagining the Wheelchair

Photograph by TEK @ tekrmd.com Tek RMD provides the opportunity of movement for people with paraplegia by enabling them to independently stand up in a completely upright position with correct posture, facilitating their movement and comfortable completion of their daily tasks indoors, such as in the home, office and shopping mall. Tek RMD…

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Feb 23, 2012

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Italian Village Builds Giant Mirror to Combat 83 Days of Darkness

Photograph via Christophe Cauvy About 120 km (74.5 miles) northeast of Turin, Italy, lies a hamlet called Viganella. It’s a remote commune of a couple hundred German Buddhists situated at the bottom of a steep-sided Alpine valley, right up against the Swiss border. Every year from November 11th to February 2nd, the sun…

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