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Watch Bjarke Ingels’ “Hedonistic sustainability” talk at TED

Bjarke Ingels’ architecture is luxurious, sustainable and community-driven. In this talk, he shows us his playful designs, from a factory chimney that blows smoke rings to a ski slope built atop a waste processing plant. Bjarke Ingels is principal of BIG, based in Copenhagen. An alumnus of Rem Koolhaas‘ OMA practice, Ingels takes a similar […]

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Listen to Bjarke Ingels’ “An Architect For A Moment Or An Era?” interview for NPR

In a business that’s often poorly paid and anonymous, 39-year-old Bjarke Ingels has become something rare, especially at his age: a “starchitect” in demand. Now, the Danish architect, who has museums, apartment buildings and parks around the world, is taking his talents to New York City […]

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Information Technology in Brazil: Startup joins group run by the UN and Bill Clinton

The startup PagPop –creator of a system that allows Hairdressers, hot dog vendors and other small entrepreneurs to receive payments by credit card on smartphones — has joined the Business Call to Action, a group of companies that develop business models focused on solving Millennium goals […]

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Watch Jeff Speck’s “The walkable city” talk at TED

How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people […]

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Watch “The Printable House” video by 1:1 Arkitektur

Danish architects from 1:1 Arkitektur — in collaboration with Facit Homes — are constructing an entire house in just four weeks with only their computer (it looks like that they are using Autodesk® Revit®) and a CNC machine. Constructed entirely out of wood, the printed house demonstrates a sustainable, quick and affordable alternative to conventional building that […]

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China Design Trend Watching

Eco Design Fair: Showcasing innovation and sustainable design in Shanghai

On Saturday, April 14, 2012, the Eco Design Fair will bring to Shanghai’s South Bund a full day of exhibits and activities for visitors to learn about green and healthy living, and seeking earth-friendly alternatives in fashion, food, energy, transportation, wellness, home, gardening, finance and more […]

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Watch Graham Hill’s “Less stuff, more happiness” talk at TED

Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life […]

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Watch Autodesk’s “Introduction to Design for Lifetime” video

As part of their Sustainability Workshop series, Autodesk’s Introduction to Design for Lifetime video clearly and visually explains the factors we need to consider when introducing new products. It recognizes that some products should be made to last a long time, others should live shorter lives, and that there’s a grey area of products in between that are not so easy to classify; but the one thing they all need to share is a good “end-of-life” strategy […]

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Watch Alex Steffen’s “The shareable future of cities” talk at TED

How can cities help save the future? Alex Steffen shows some cool neighborhood-based green projects that expand our access to things we want and need — while reducing the time we spend in cars […]

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Watch highlights from “Reimagining Manufacturing: The Technologies Driving the New Industrial Revolution” during Autodesk [IDEAS] The Innovation + Design Series

As concepts like mass-customization, personal manufacturing, and the Maker movement go mainstream, a new set of questions is forming about what this manufacturing transformation really means […]