A Nuclear Health Spa for the Year 2030

A Nuclear Health Spa for the Year 2030

Could Embracing the Possible Health Benefits of Toxicity Persuade Society to Accept Nuclear Power? Radiance Resort is a work of future fiction, it investigates a society obsessed with youth and medical miracle cures. Mammals living in the Chernobyl exclusion zone receive 8 to 15 msvs of radiation every day. When these mammals were analysed, it was found that they were less likely to develop cancer, suggesting that small amounts of radiation might be good for us.

0 Designer: Rachel Harding

Take Whats There and Make Energy

Take Whats There and Make Energy

One of the greatest things you can do as an industrial designer with earth-saving aspirations is to find a source of free or nearly-free energy. That’s what Luís Castanheira appears very much to have done here. This is Voltair, a wind power generator comprised of an array of fans set on the median of a highway, each of them turned by the air pushed past by the cars speeding by. The cars that’d be going by one way or another. Brilliant!

0 Designer: Luís Castanheira

Tree House Camping

Tree House Camping

The Tree House (awarded with honorable mention by Susdesign and a subsequent exhibition at Centro Cultural de Belém) is a project created under the premise of innovation and sustainability made entirely of cork. Cork is rich in thermal insulation characteristics. The main difference from other materials, besides being 100% free of dangerous chemicals, is that it’s not environmentally detrimental. It’s lightweight and quite portable too.

0 Designers: Ana Correia, Vasco Lopes, Vera Gomes and Bruno Guerreiro For Dideia

Spiral Garden System Fit for Urbanites

Spiral Garden System Fit for Urbanites

Another awesome concept from IIDA, the Spiral Garden System is a proposal for a sustainable public garden that’s totally self-sufficient. The architecture adds interest to the urban landscape with its transparent, yet suggestive mesh cage. Native vegetation greenhouses coexist with urban orchards along a walkway that just beckons to be used. It’s a great “twist” on the typical urban garden and looks to be well suited for any plot size. Hat tip to Designboom.

0 Designers: Benet Dalmau, Saida Dalmau, Anna Julibert & Carmen Vilar

Floating City ala Haiti

Floating City ala Haiti

So when you think of Haiti, what do you think about? Probably some sort of… disaster area? Well how about this instead – Tangram 3DS collaborating with Boston Architect / Designer E Kevin Schopfer together creating a floating agricultural / light industrial city right off the shores of Haiti. What’s it called? Harvest City. Behold a 2 miles in diameter complex of tethered floating modules. Holy goodness gracious!

0 Designer: Tangram 3DS and E. Kevin Schopfer

House by House, Piece by Piece

House by House, Piece by Piece

Welcome to SmartHouse! This is a completely modular system for putting together your brand new house, all of it made with pure, sweet, German craftsmanship and design quality. This project, while not conceptual in the way many of the projects on Yanko Design are conceptual, works as a concept for the consumer’s future life. With low operating costs, low environmental impact, and high energy efficiency, all inside a house you yourself designed from a selection of pieces – what more could you ask for? Super neato!

0 Designers: Mobile SmartHouse

Providing of Garden Access

Providing of Garden Access

Who loves alterations? We love alterations. Especially when they turn a Victorian house in a conservative area with access to the backyard garden only through a utility room between the basement and ground floors. It was just silly! Now it’s spectacular. Architect Tamir Addadi, quickly becoming a favorite of mine, took this space and transformed it into a modern masterpiece.

0 Designer: Tamir Addadi

Nairobi Complex Deluxe

Nairobi Complex Deluxe

Most of the projects we post here at Yanko Design are posted due to both their excellence and their status as a conceptual project (aka, only in your mind, my young padawan.) Sometimes, on the other hand, we get a project submitted that’s right along on its way toward becoming a real live object or construction. This just happens to be one of those: designer Tamir Addadi presents a complex of offices, shops, and gardens being built right this moment in Nairobi Kenya.

0 Designer: Tamir Addadi

3D Projections for Airplane Learning

3D Projections for Airplane Learning

Winner of the 2011 Gold Design Award of Germany (aka the country’s highest distinction for design, aka the “Design Oscar”) is the following project: Lufthansa Brand Academy 360degree Tower project. This architectural masterpiece was designed by Dan Pearlman, Berlin brand and experience group, and consists of a 360° projection in the tower of Brand Academy. That’s right, a spacial experience consisting of three hundred and sixty degrees of digital projection magic.

0 Designers: Dan Pearlman design agency

Emergency Exits of Splendor

Emergency Exits of Splendor

Many gigantic cities in this modern wonderful world of ours have underground transit. Under the ground you’ll find tunnels with trains galore, traveling all around the city and sometimes even under great bodies of water. Required with these underground tubes are emergency exits where people can easily escape or simply walk up in an orderly manner. What Paul Raff Studio and IBI Group Architects have here in Toronto Canada is a series of emergency exits with lovely style: FOLLIES, for your pleasure.

0 Designers: Paul Raff Studio

Architectural Finger Bands

Architectural Finger Bands

This is a bit of jewelry from the school of thought that revolves away from the stacked minds inside the stuck in the mud world or normalcy. That’s right! These are jewelers who like to create objects of majesty outside the norm, inside the realm of oddity and excellence. These rings go by the name Mirador, each of them modeled after the geometry found in the city of Barcelona. Several different versions for your pleasure.

0 Designer: Bandana

For Coats, Not Zapping!

For Coats, Not Zapping!

Our ol’ pal Michael Sholk is back, this time with something so simple, something so neat you wish you’d thought of it, that we’ll go ahead and call it Pop Art. That’s what Pop Art is, right? Something amazing, simple enough you could have done it yourself, but woops, you didn’t, so the person who made it gets all the genius points? That’s right! Michael Sholk’s a smart fellow. Once he put 2 and 2 together on this power-lines to coat-hanger idea, he got to hackin away at it, and poof! Here it is!

0 Designer: Michael Sholk

One Fantastical Technology Campus

One Fantastical Technology Campus

Those architecture masters over at UNStudio have their work cut out for them, and they’ve got the knives to do it. Today their project is Plot A of the Singapore University of Technology and Design campus (SUTD.) This location is Singapore’s fourth and most prestigious university, located on a site equalling 76,846 m². This set of buildings will be a place where technological innovation and economic growth will be driven, where advancement is their middle name, where people, ideas, and innovation spring forth and flourish!

0 Designers: UNStudio

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