Decoding Design focuses on product, process and industrial design and architecture and how that approach can be applied to systems and infrastructure.
The Airdrop Irrigation system, which condenses air to extract water in drought-stricken areas, is the winner of the 2011 James Dyson Award. The inventor, Edward Linacre, credits the Namib beetle...
November 8, 2011 5:06am |
In Norway, traditional and advanced technologies create an innovative timber structure.
1 | November 7, 2011 7:25pm |
The Kickstand Desk transforms a bike into a stable office chair while continuing to function as a bicycle. It's the latest addition to the trend of workstation-fitness machine hybrids.
5 | November 7, 2011 7:01pm |
Rising from the dunes of the Gobi Desert and near the newly constructed Ordos City, the Ordos Museum will house Mongolian cultural heritage.
November 7, 2011 8:53am |
The proposals from Cornell University and Stanford University lead the race to launch NYC's tech campus.
November 6, 2011 7:24pm |
Part of the Remade in Chile contest, an industrial designer has made practical, biodegradable products out of one of the country's biggest exports.
1 | November 6, 2011 6:00pm |
Chicago's Jeanne Gang is looking to give the polluted Chicago River a deep clean and a new look.
2 | November 4, 2011 5:28pm |
Want to get your start-up funded? Ditch the lengthy Power Point presentation and show you can "play nicely," says Pat Sapinsley, an architect-turned-investor on the VC team at Good Energies.
November 4, 2011 8:29am |
Goggles with an embedded GPS receiver and electronic display? Wearable air bags for avalanche safety? Snow-sports gear designers are turning skiers and snowboarders into finely-tuned snow-machines.
1 | November 4, 2011 5:42am |
Giant canopies protect the temples of Hagar Qim and Mnajdra from high-salt rain, large temperature fluctuations and damaging sunlight without touching the sites.
November 3, 2011 5:58pm |
How do we want to live for the rest of our lives and what is the shape of the community that meets the needs as we age? Architects Byron Kuth and Elizabeth Ranieri answer in an interview with...
2 | November 3, 2011 4:58am |
An aesthetic approach can help clean-energy entrepreneurs create "transformative" experiences, says Samuel Cochran, CEO and Co-Design Director of SMIT, the maker of leaf-like solar panels in...
November 2, 2011 8:07pm |
Architect Renzo Piano's vision for a green, living roof on the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is a blooming success.
1 | November 2, 2011 5:46pm |
An exhibit that is part of DesignPhiladelphia features the innovative designs to make Philly's Dilworth Plaza a more user-friendly (and more beautiful) green space for residents.
1 | November 2, 2011 5:44pm |
Foster + Partners, the architects of Apple's new headquarters, reveal their plans for a major new transportation center in the UK.
1 | November 2, 2011 5:47am |
Biomimicry offers compelling and efficient strategies to help solve urgent design challenges. But it's a field that could also use improvement, says architect and consultant Chris Garvin.
November 1, 2011 7:42pm |
As winter descends upon Occupy Toronto, walls ascend. Mongolian yurts are erected to house protestors.
7 | November 1, 2011 7:02pm |
The U.S. Green Building Council is considering bird deterrence strategies to make buildings friendlier to avian populations and as a possible new LEED credit category.
2 | November 1, 2011 5:00am |
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian was awarded the US Green Building Council's LEED silver rating, making it the first of the Smithsonian museums to be honored.
October 31, 2011 8:48pm |
In Scotland, a bridge made from recycled plastic leads the way to civic scale infrastructure projects using recycled materials.
October 31, 2011 6:04pm |