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Want Design Magazine featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

The Breathing House

Imagined as a dynamic living system,the breathing house is a three storey eco-sustainable family home whose glass facade is segmented into a series of sliding terraces. The system works by means of a large metal grid that serves as an anti-sismic external skeleton for the structure (the frame allows to conduct cabling and collect rainwater). Sliding out a terrace, however, extends the internal room into a dynamic balcony. The windows are made of solar glass cells providing all the energy needs.

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XBIKE2043

XBIKE is a transformable passenger drone-motorbike, designed to provide flexible mobility in future urban spaces. Vehicles in the future cities are less land-depended and XBIKE is a solution for this challenge. Two technologies combined to achieve lightweight and flexibility. Hubless wheels are lighter than traditional wheels and provide a free space in center of wheel. This free space used for improving airflow efficiency. Thanks to the technology of bladeless fans, airflow multiplies and it is 4 times more efficient. So the form of XBIKE based on soft lines and aerodynamic gestalt.

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n01

N.01 Concept was designed as a vision for the future of the race cars, that can be autonomous or remote piloted. Its iconic form is somehow aggressive and minimalistic at once. The fact that this vehicle lacks a pilot provided the freedom to play with shapes and the automotive architecture, so the innovation was the main point. Marked by an extremely low profile, its in-wheel electric motors enhance this slim aesthetic. Following the principle 'form follows function' about its design, every line and every volume has a purpose, endind up, this way with a clean iconic concept.

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Concern

In future, the technology of translating information from animals to human languages will be dramatically developed and get mature enough to be massively utilized in peoples’ ordinary life, which will be firstly focused on dog.The design uses dogs’ ability of detecting the premonition of cancer, cardiac arrest, diabetes and other diseases to create a convince translation tool that allows dogs to act as prevention for human being’s common disease. Meanwhile, the dogs can independently interact with home appliances, online hospitals, etc., to help or rescue the family members in time.

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Urbanization

Rapid urbanization has put pressure on air pollution, and the number of cars in cities is increasing year by year. During traffic jams, cars sit idle for long periods of time, increasing emissions. The design team at shenyang university of technology has found a way to encourage citizens to use cars with low pollution and energy consumption. Aerobic commuter trains help create truly environmentally friendly lifestyles.

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Blink

With an aging population in the Western world and the strain on health services, Blink as a compact smart device is used at home to measure vital signs and perform basic medical tests. It guides the user to take their own blood pressure and body temperature and can also be used to perform blood, urine and saliva tests. The collected data is reported to a physician and enables feedback thereby empowering users to self-monitor, and encouraging a more proactive attitude towards their own health. The ambition for Blink will improve the quality of healthcare by saving time, money and energy.

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