Sep 27, 2009
Sep 24, 2009
iida has recently made a new addition into its mobile line - PLY. Beyond its formal expression, PLY bears the profound meaning of "lamination layers" - layers of time, culture, technology and design. Everything that encompasses us continually accretes layer upon layer until it finally produces something of new value.
Sep 14, 2009
This is a contest for the visions of an ideal sustainable village: a place where you would want to live, study, work and experience the challenges and rewards of an ecologically durable lifestyle. In other words: to define the future of living.
HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE?
You can draw, sketch, take photographs, paint, use digital design tools to create images, or even submit poetry (however, poetry must make a visual statement as well as all entries will be treated as images). You can be as creative as you like, but please keep in mind the key words and goals of the CLEAR Village.
Distil your vision in to a 600dpi horizontal A4 image and send it through sendspace.com, following the instructions mentioned underneath.
Collaborative, participatory, connected, global, vernacular, secular, inclusive, multi-generational, multi-functional, adaptive, evolutive, holistic, systemic, community, self-sufficient, sustainable, aspirational, future, masterplan, rural, reboot, low-tech, hi-tech.
Goals of the CLEAR Village Foundation:
Develop an aspirational future of living in the midst of financial and ecological crisis. Co-design a replicable masterplan strategy with global experts to reboot rural & peri-urban areas. Harmonise low-tech romantic ideals with 21st century high-tech solutions and which offers alternative paths to non-sensical new builds.
First Prize: 2500€
Two Runners Up: 1250€ each
Winners names will be published in CLEAR Village publications and the winning entries will be showcased there.
Deadline: 23rd September 2009
Submission through E-mail.
taken from: http://www.clear-village.org/contest
posted by afterrabbit
Sep 3, 2009
It came with the nasi lemak packet I bought for breakfast.
Use only once! Dispose after use.
Prone to gravy and sauce stains (in this case here, sambal)
Users might get the weird feeling of biting paper.
An alternative to disposable plastics. Go green! =)
Sep 2, 2009
Technological Detail and Environmental Protection
1. Solar Energy System
The Shanghai Corporate Pavilion features a 1600m2 solar heat-collecting tube on the roof. These solar tube can collect solar energy to produce hot water up to 95°C. Ultra-low temperature power generation techology, a novel way to generate electricity through solar power. The power generated using this technology can be used for both the exposition and for every day.
2. Recycled Plastic materials
Shanghai produces nearly 30 million of waste CDs every year, and only 25% of them are reclaimed and recycled. If these CDs were reclaimed and washed, they could be used to produce polycarbonate granules and manufacture more polycarbonate plastic products. The external facade materials of the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion will use polycarbonate transparent plastic tubes to create its dreamlike appearance. After the Expo, also plastic tubes can be easily recycled to reduce social wastage.
3. Water/mist System
For the Shanghai Corporate pavilion, rainwater will be collected and recycled. After such treatment as sedimentation, filtration and storage, rainwater can be used for daily purposes at the pavilion and for the “mist” in particular. The mist can lower the temperature, purify the air and create a comfortable climate in pavilion. The spray can also be used to form various patterns under ceiling of entrance hall and make the overall appearance of the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion fresh and elegant
(to find out more..)
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