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Design Newspaper

Design Newspaper featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Freebooter

Designed and developed by Amsterdam-based studio GG-loop, the residendial project is an expression of the studio’s philosophy of responding to the design brief with the experience and well-being of the end-user in mind. The movement of the sun year-round was studied to create the parametric shape and positioning of the building’s louvers, allowing optimal sunlight to flood the apartment while at the same time maintaining the necessary privacy of the inhabitants. The floor-plan and organic lines were also created with careful consideration to daily use and the typical tasks of the dwellers.

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Omdesign 2016

To create this self-promotion packaging, Omdesign shaped it as an acorn, the seed of its commitment to the future, while combining 2 Portuguese icons: Port Wine and Cork. Produced with wood and cork, free of any oil derivatives, this packaging stores a real acorn, covered with soil, inside its base. The goal is to encourage consumers to reuse it as a container to grow a cork oak. This eco-design marks the launch of the company in 1998, commemorates the 89 awards received in 2016 and challenges users to contribute to the cork oak forest preservation efforts.

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Smog Free Project

The Smog Free Project offers a unique sensual experience of a clean future. It consists of Smog Free Tower and Smog Free Jewellery, and the Tower is the largest air purifier in the world that cleans 30,000m3 per hour via patented ion technology, using no more green electricity than a waterboiler. Collected smog particles are then compressed and turn into a tangible souvenir, rings and cuff-links. By sharing a Smog Free jewelry, one donates 1000m3 of clean air.

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No Footprint House

The NFH is developed for serial production, based on a larger toolbox of prefabricated residential typologies. A first prototype was built for a European family in the southwest of Costa Rica. They chose a two-bedroom configuration with steel structure and pine wood finishes, which was shipped to its target location on one single truck. The building is designed around a central service core in order to optimize logistical efficiency regarding assembly, maintenance and usage. The project seeks for integral sustainability in terms of its economic, environmental, social and spatial performance.

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Rhita

Assembly and disassembly designed for sustainability cause. With an Innovative hinge structure system designed, 70 percent of parts were reduced, no glue or rivet for fixation, no sewing of the inner lining, that makes it easier to be repaired, and downsized 33 percent of freight volume, eventually, extend the suitcase life-cycle. All parts can be purchase individually, for customizing own suitcase, or parts replacement, no returning suitcase to repair center needed, saves time and reduce shipping carbon footprint.

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UrbnEarth Planter

The Planter is the first at-home salad growing system that waters itself and learns which plants to grow based on your unique outdoor conditions. Never worry about over or under watering again. The Planter also works with a subscription service that delivers compostable seed trays and nutrient-rich soil. And when it's time to harvest, new seed trays automatically show up at your door. Grow enough kale, tomatoes, radishes, lettuce and other greens to eat organic salads every couple of days. Enjoy the freshest, safest, and most delicious salads from your porch to your table.

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Amazing design. Good design. Best design.

Good designs create value for society. Everyday we feature a special design project that demonstrates excellence in design. Today, we are pleased to showcase an award-winning design that makes a positive difference. We will be featuring more great and inspiring designs daily. Make sure to visit us everyday to enjoy new good design products and projects from greatest designers worldwide.

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