Dutch artist, innovator and NNN ambassador Daan Roosegaarde is internationally known for creating social designs that explore the relation between people, technology and space. In 2014 he initiated the Smog Free Project, consisting of an award-winning Smog Free Tower that produces clean air in public space and the Smog Free Ring, made of smog collected from the tower. Roosegaarde’s latest concept in his quest for unpolluted cities is the Smog Free Bicycle, a bike that purifies pollution as you pedal.
Humans have a long history of colonizing the sky: every day there are on average 8.000 planes in the air carrying over half a million people, creating an interesting landscape. Los Angeles based photographer Mike Kelley daily documents the aerial landscape and captures the entire day of air traffic in just one image.
We know Donald Trump wants to build a wall: a massive project of 3.100 km to separate Mexico and US. He asked for border wall designs and got something else. Out of over 200 proposals submitted to the Department of Homeland Security, one stands out greatly. A Mexican American design and engineering collective named MADE submitted a beautiful proposal: Otra Nation.
Leafs are great. Not just visually beautiful when turning our forests from green to yellow but with great internal power. From turning sun in usable energy to serving the human as a tissue repair for damaged hearts. This time though, it is not the leaf we are used to see in our common habitat but a bionic one, showing us once again how old and new nature can merge.
Humans have long wished to fly, but unfortunately we still don’t have wings. We do have an alternative: airplanes. In this moment there are more people flying on a plane, than there were alive on earth in the stone age. With the worldwide increased demand for planes and airports but less land available for huge constructions, we might need to rethink how our airports are built.
We like tall buildings. Huge concrete monsters extends themselves high up in the sky. What if we rethink the system and instead of building from earth into sky, we do it the other way around? New York based architecture based Clouds put forward this innovative proposal: suspending the world’s tallest skyscraper from an asteroid, leaving its inhabitants to parachute to earth.
With temperatures warmer then ever, an artificial sun doesn’t seem like the first thing we need. German scientists on the other hand hope to develop a sun simulation that will not give us only daylight, but also carbon neutral fuel to power our needs.
In the desert landscape of the Californian Coachella Valley, artist Jennifer Bolande installed a series of billboards that camouflage themselves with the surroundings. Drivers in the desert are treated with an advertisement of the very thing so often overlooked.
Tomorrow you could already move into your very own $10,134 home! Weather its gonna look like a spaceship, a castle or a huge piece of cake its up to you. Sounds like a dream right? Russian 3D printing company Apis Cor recently built the first 3D printed house on site with their mobile 3D printer.