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AbleNook is a new prefabricated living prototype that “snaps together” in a matter of hour...

A few years back, young architects Sean Verdecia and Jason Ross put their heads together to come up with a cheap, flexible and mobile emergency housing system that would provide families with dignity and privacy during a natural disaster. The challenge, which was part of a research project for the University of South Florida, led the team to develop a new prefabricated living prototype that “snaps together” in a matter of hours.  Read More

Designer Maarten Pauwelyn has created the Bottlebench outdoor seating set that looks like ... Designer Maarten Pauwelyn has created a social outdoor seating set that looks perfect for long lazy days playing footsies in the garden with friends. Named “Bottlebench,” the outdoor setting features five reclined seats that are all fixed to a central point.  Read More

KATHO Catholic University in Courtrai, Belgium has developed a modular and mobile student ...

Thinking outside the box, KATHO Catholic University in Courtrai, Belgium, has developed a modular and mobile student housing prototype that will have many wanting to return to the books. Gone are the days of pokey dorm rooms, grimy communal kitchens and substandard shared bathrooms, as this student residence features state-of-the-art facilities. Designed by architectural studios dmvA Architecten and A3 Ontwerpburo, Hub_01 boasts several modern flexible living zones and private mobile "sleeping units" that students can take with them as they complete their education.  Read More

PinPin design studio has created an impressive suite entitled ‘Beam Me Up’ as part of the ...

The Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden has once again opened its doors for a spectacular twenty-third season. Located 2010 km north of the Arctic Circle, the winter hotel is constructed entirely of ice and snow and features artist designed suites which this year include a UFO-inspired creation from PinPin design studio.  Read More

August 31, 2012: A solar filament erupts out into space (Image: NASA/GSFC/SDO)

2012 saw a number of significant milestones in star gazing and space exploration. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity touched down on the Red Planet in spectacular fashion, super-Earth's were discovered, the Moon pounded and Voyager 1 edged ever closer towards interstellar space. We also saw more of the universe around us than ever before and as usual, NASA treated us to an array of incredible images.  Read More

The “Fast Track” trampoline road stretches across 51 meters (167 ft)

If walking, jogging or biking doesn’t quite tempt you back into nature, perhaps the freedom of bouncing and jumping along a seemingly endless trampoline road might just inspire the child within. “Fast Track” is designed to do exactly that. Stretching across 51 meters (167 ft), this trampoline road installation located in the Nikola-Lenivets forest, Russia, offers visitors a unique chance to jump and play.  Read More

The stool is a great idea for outdoor picnics or events, a temporary bus stop stool or eve... Following the success from the Salone Satellite graduate exhibition during this year’s Milan Design Week, young Japanese designer Satoshi will actually see his graduate project come to full fruition.  Read More

The Insta House shipping container conversion is now available for purchase in the U.S.

Sturdy, convenient to transport and relatively cheap – these are some of the factors that have made the conversion of shipping containers into modern living and working spaces an ever growing trend. Maziar Behrooz is no stranger to this process and Gizmag recently caught up with the Manhattan-based architect to discuss his latest project.  Read More

Designed by a group of young French architects from Studio 1984, the “Nest” is a compact h...

Designed by a group of young French architects from Studio 1984, the “Nest” is a compact home concept that is reminiscent of a traditional barn. The eco-home, which was conceived as part of the Archi<20 competition for low-cost, environmentally-friendly architecture in France, incorporates a simple quadratic structure that has been built using pastoral materials such as straw and wood.  Read More

Bogobrush is a eco-toothbrush made from bamboo

North Dakota siblings Heather and John McDougall have created an eco-toothbrush which according to them “will be the first toothbrush you will actually care about.” Having grown up with a dentist as a father, the pair have merged their backgrounds in design and policy to create the Bogobrush, which they claim to be “100 percent biodegradable.”  Read More

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