The first floating golf course

22-4-2011

Plans are made for the world’s first floating golf course on the Maldives. Threatened with the rising sea level caused by climate change, the island nation may be doomed to a watery grave unless it transitions to floating developments. Designed through a collaboration between Waterstudio.NL, Dutch Docklands, and golf course developer Troon Golf, the zero-footprint solar-powered golf course will be one of the first floating developments and is expected to bring in a wave of new tourists.

Billboard houses

11-4-2011

Got the flu? Call a doctor. Can’t pay your mortgage? Call Adzookie.com. Why? Adzookie.com, a free mobile advertising company, is doing something revolutionary, not only to advertise themselves, but to help homeowners pay their mortgage. They’re turning houses across America into billboards.

 

Hotel in table tennis paddle shape

8-4-2011

A hotel in China will be build in the shape of a ping-pong racket. The 150 meters high building is part of a 67 acres sports complex in the Chinese city of Huainan. The local government spends 32 million euros in the development and construction of the hotel.

 

Schools constructed from plastic bottles

18-3-2011

Discarded plastic bottles can be turned into almost anything, even schools! Lately there have been numerous schools build out of plastic bottles. The bottles are filled, stacked between chicken wire and covered with cement. Bottle schools are not just a clever way to turn waste into something useful, they are also a reminder of all the waste that is being generated in the first place.

The future of Health Care according Adjiedj Bakas

17-3-2011

Watch the movie of Adjiedj Bakas on the future of the Health Care. Unfortunately the movie is in Dutch…

Art on electrical junction boxes

3-3-2011

Fortum is an electricity company in Sweden. Every year grafitti and vandalism to electrical junctionboxes cost the company over $1,5 million. Research shows that art in public places and a well maintained urban environment lead to increased safety and decreases vandalism. Fortum created the competition “Art on electrical boxes”. Anyone could upload their artwork and collect votes through social media. The artworks with the most votes were posted on electrical junction boxes throughout the city.

Japanese website gives away food for free

1-3-2011

Tada Yasai is a Japanese initiative to give away ‘left over’ food for free. For example products that do not meet the aesthetic demands of supermarkets. Members of the site pay the shipping fee and local farmers have the opportunity to ‘sell’ their products.

SODIS Solar Water Desinfection Method

16-2-2011

It sounds too good to be true, simply fill plastic bottles with water and UV-A rays kill all viruses, bacteria and parasites, known as SODIS (Solar Water Disinfection method). Problem is that it cann’t be checked if the water is really clean. Students of the University of Washington now developed the PotaVida, an electronic sensor that can determine if the water is clean or not.

A floating and mobile hotel

12-2-2011

To make a Norwegian village more attractive for tourists, an international contest was set up. The  Swedish architect company Jägnefält Milton came up with the idea to use the existing railway for riding hotelrooms.  The rooms do float as well and can be stacked.

Machine to recycle office paper in toiletpaper

5-2-2011

The Japanese company Oriental has developed the White Goat, a machine that directly recycles office paper into toiletpaper.

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