Author: Design Guru

magfloat and flexup by hankook tires are a realistic alternative to future driving

the hankook design innovation project has proposed a series of innovative tire proposals including the ‘mayfloat’ and ‘flexup’. the initiative is the result of a discussion between creative and realistic alternatives to future driving. combining design and technology in relation to the urban landscape, these mind blowing ideas introduce a whole new driving experience.      the 2016 hankook theme ‘connect to the connected world’ predicts mobility changes in future mega cities and presents a vision of future mobility through tires. the ‘flexup’ design consists of one single wheel which expands and contracts through a principle of divided treads...

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Profile – Corrine Beaumont

A trained graphic designer, Corrine Beaumont was spurred into action by the deaths of three close people from breast cancer into designing easily understood graphics to spread knowledge about the disease to a wide-as-possible audience Words by Emily Martin Corrine Beaumont is a name that very quickly found its way into news stories all around the world earlier this year after her work, being used for breast cancer charity Worldwide Breast Cancer, went viral on social media. It’s because Beaumont is responsible for innovative ways of helping identify both common and not-so-common symptoms of breast cancer, which have...

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cyril lancelin imagines pyramid pavilion made from bubblegum pink balloons

paris-based firm, town and concrete have imagined a pavilion composed completely from bubblegum pink balloons fastened together to form a gigantic pyramid structure. led by french architect cyril lancelin, who experiments with the limits of architecture, the pavilion would be designed to be transported and used at different occasions from festivals to galleries. all images © town and concrete     the eye-catching renders show two cylindrical holes that puncture the walls of the pyramid allowing curious visitors to climb inside. the idea would be for hundreds of different-sized balloons to be randomly distributed and thanks to its inflatable...

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pavegan’s walkway in london turns people’s footsteps into electricity

london shoppers create electricity just by walking down a path installed by pavegan on bird street. shoppers crossing between oxford street and barret street can generate power with their footsteps thanks to a 10 sq m ‘pavegen walkway’. according to the london-based manufacturer its V3 panel can turn footsteps into 5 W of continuous power, while capturing pedestrian-flow-metrics. this harvested kinetic energy will then be converted into electricity and will power street lamps, bluetooth transmitters, and quite aptly, background bird sounds for the london street. all images © pavegan     pavegan’s panels allows shoppers pacing down bird street to...

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proposal for indoor skiing facility in turin establishes it as the first in the region and in italy

in the last decade indoor skiing has grew substantially around the world and it’s about time it enters italy and there is no better place for it than turin. indoor ski facilities are not a fantasy for mountainous regions, as relying on snow conditions represent a crucial economic prerequisite for the skiing industry. the lack of snow due to low precipitation or high temperatures is an immense challenge for winter sport destinations. the same snow-making technology used in alpine resorts is utilised in indoor ski facilities, without the negative implications that artificial snow often has on fauna and flora...

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