About IDEO “Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer's toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.” —Tim Brown, president and CEO Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy. This approach, which IDEO calls design thinking, brings together what is desirable from a human point of view with what is technologically feasible and economically viable. It also allows people who aren’t trained as designers to use creative tools to address a vast range of challenges.
Cedric Price CEDRIC PRICE (1934-2003) was one of the most visionary architects of the late 20th century. Although he built very little, his lateral approach to architecture and to time-based urban interventions, has ensured that his work has an enduring influence on contemporary architects and artists, from Richard Rogers and Rem Koolhaas, to Rachel Whiteread. Taking the view that architecture should be enabling, liberating and life-enhancing, Cedric Price’s approach was all-embracing. From landmark projects such as the 1960-61 Fun Palace, to designs for Christmas tree lights on London’s Oxford Street, his projects were governed by the belief that architecture must “enable people to think the unthinkable?.
Rave against the machine Molly Macindoe’s photography reveals the gritty former life of familiar city sites during the free party heyday of the late 90s, writes Merlin Fulcher Photographer and partygoer Molly Macindoe lifts the lid on UK rave culture, offering an insider’s perspective in her new book Out of Order: A Photographic Celebration of the Free Party Scene. It covers underground parties, mostly in London, which Macindoe attended between 1997 and 2006, and casts a new light on the people and places involved. Three years before Macindoe’s narrative starts, the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act had criminalised outdoor parties with music ‘wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats’. This new law followed the high-profile media uproar against the 1992 Castlemorton Common Festival and was a legislative milestone for Britain’s recreational counterculture that was already shifting its geography away from the countryside.
Upcycled Designs Showcase We were recently contacted by an enthusiastic member of a growing sect of the design and art community, Niels Craens, whose environmentally conscious mindset has crossed into his creative side. Niels is an Upcycling designer. This popular method of green re-purposing of materials to soften the environmental impact created from our over-indulgent consumer society provides our FYC readers with an inspiring showcase of some truly breathtaking creations. MVRDV Y House Ilot de l’Octroi Xili Sports and Cultural Centre Hamburg Innovation Port Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement MVRDV House Tianjin Binhai Library 133 Wai Yip Street Ragnarock Crystal Houses Traumhaus Funari The Stairs to Kriterion Lyon Part-Dieu Hongqiao Flower Building THE COUCH Ravel Plaza Cultural Cluster Zaanstad Seoul Skygarden Government Quarter Oslo Theater aan de Parade Publisher’s Headquarters THE CORAL TOWER TURM MIT TAILLE The Next Hutong FOLIE RICHTER PUBLIC ART DEPOT MBVB THE GARDENS OF ZARYADYE URBAN HYBRID Museum Schiedam CHUNGHA BUILDING TRANSITLAGER RELOADED Rockmagneten PUSHED SLAB MARKET HALL BJØRVIKA BARCODE BOOK MOUNTAIN EXPO 2000 SILODAM WOZOCO VILLA VPRO
$330,000 Artificial Hamburger Slated for October © Mark Post At the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, a small amount of meat stem cells from a cow have been used to create thin strips of muscle tissue. Currently the strips produced are whitish pink or pinkish yellow in color, are less than an inch long, under half an inch wide and as thin as a credit card. As Brian reported a few months ago researchers had previously planned to create a sausage from the tissue. Le Corbusier : architect biography Le Corbusier Le Corbusier was born Charles Edouard Jeannerct on October 6, 1887, in LaChaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Le Corbusier was the second son of Edouard Jeanneret, a dial painter in the town's renowned watch industry, and Madame Jeannerct-Perrct, a musician and piano teacher.
CHIP House powered by solar energy, controlled with Xbox Kinect - Images The CHIP House's most striking feature is the insulation fitted around the home, which makes it look like a giant mattress but also preserves the interior temperature Image Gallery (6 images) The CHIP House - which stands for "Compact Hyper-Insulated Prototype" - was started with the goal of creating a net-zero energy home (i.e. one that requires no external energy source), and it looks like the designers exceeded that target. The house actually generates three times as much energy as it uses thanks to solar panels and a host of energy saving measures.
THE LIVING BUILDING PROJECT DETAILS Infographic – click to enlarge - An update on the garden half a year later can be found here This is a detailled plan about the “Living building”-Project I was involved in during my time at Jaaga in Bangalore. Free Architecture Courses - Free Architecture Courses on the Web If you have a computer, tablet, or smart phone, you can go to college for free. Hundreds of colleges and universities around the world offer free downloads of popular courses and lectures in architecture, urban design, and engineering. Yes, there are drawbacks.
Solar powered Stuttgart main station is virtually net zero energy structure Solar powered Stuttgart main station is virtually net zero energy structure Eco Factor: Stuttgart railway station minimizes energy needs using huge skylights and solar power. Designed way back in 1997 as part of a large rail redevelopment project called Stuttgart 21, the Main Station Stuttgart has begun to see the light of the day. Aimed at restructuring the rail network in Stuttgart and constructing a high speed rail line the project envisages a sustainable underground structure right beneath the city center. This would transform the downtown landscape by effacing the existing rail track clutter and burying the same 12 feet underneath to make way for a sprawling lush green park. Efficiently designed sustainable structure depends on light wells, ventilation tubes and photovoltaic solar system to meet its energy needs.
The ugly side of solar panels Producing electricity from solar cells reduces air pollutants and greenhouse gases by about 90 percent in comparison to using conventional fossil fuel technologies, claims a study called "Emissions from Photovoltaic Life Cycles", to be published this month in “Environmental Science & Technology”. Good news, it seems, until one reads the report itself. The researchers come up with a solid set of figures. However, they interpret them in a rather optimistic way. The end of the plug? Scientists invent wireless device that beams electricity through your home by DAVID DERBYSHIRE Last updated at 12:31 08 June 2007 Scientists have sounded the death knell for the plug and power lead.