What role does design play in early childhood education? These bespoke projects seek to develop spaces that help avoid homogenization and unified standards and nurture young ones’ creative thinking.
Tea time is significant in many cultures, it is a moment of pause in the day where one can enjoy a peaceful moment of solitude or cherish peaceful moments with loved ones. Making and drinking tea is all about rituals. Drawing inspiration from contemporary art and treating traditional craft with great respect, these designs – some of them smart, others endearing – seek to enhance the experience, infusing everyday routine of enjoying the favourite drink with new meanings and style.
The first public aquarium was opened in London Zoo in 1853 and was constructed much like a greenhouse. Although the main goal of aquariums – to bring guests to places they have never encountered before – have not changed since, the introduction of contemporary materials and technologies has set designers on a quest for total immersion. The projects we have selected for this post prove that the secret to good aquarium design is not about size but rather about telling a story.
Today, kitchens are becoming an open space joined with the living room, a hosting area rather than a working one. As a result, kitchen utensils are being designed as decorative objects. With their from just as important as the function, tools deserve to be displayed when not in use rather than be hidden away in a drawer in an untidy mess.
Shutters, a solid or slanted window cover, can be an architectural detail that pulls a home’s architecture together. Originally designed in Greece to control light, ventilation, provide privacy, and help protect a home against weather, shutters have gone through their own evolution over time. Here is an aspirational selection of projects where this element enhances the appearance of a building.
According to Wikipedia, beer is the oldest and most widely consumed alcoholic drink in the world, and the third most popular drink overall after potable water and tea. All this said, it could be a great source of inspiration for designers and engineers who happen to be beer enthusiasts sharing the universal fascination with the brew.
For centuries, Sun has intrigued poets, philosophers, artists, and everyone who has somehow been touched by its invisible warmth. What if we could tame the star, so that the sunshine to bring the sunshine in any time of the day? These interior designs are inspired by the Sun and feature it as the most prominent feature.
Sustainability in the travel sector is steadily growing. For air travel, there are two clear priorities – a transition to sustainable aviation fuels, and the need to develop sustainable airports. With a growing focus on the environmental impact of aviation, architects are designing a new generation of airports in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions. The projects feature timber, solar panels, and modular construction aiming to make an airport sustainable in this emerging economic landscape.
The disturbing statistics is that the ocean is filling up with plastic, and according to the forecast, by the year 2050 there will be more plastic in it than living creatures. If all of the world’s single-use plastic were replaced with compostable bioplastic made from food waste or other bio-waste materials, we could have an immediate and profound impact on climate change and plastic pollution. These biodegradable food packaging projects aim to replace single-use plastics, while using less resources and making our planet a better place in the end.
There is perhaps no holiday symbol more recognizable than the Christmas tree. While tradition dictates that trees be strung with twinkle lights and adorned with ornaments, every holiday season, designers and artists alike come up with new creative ways to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year.
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