The NFH is developed for serial production, based on a larger toolbox of prefabricated residential typologies. A first prototype was built for a European family in the southwest of Costa Rica. They chose a two-bedroom configuration with steel structure and pine wood finishes, which was shipped to its target location on one single truck. The building is designed around a central service core in order to optimize logistical efficiency regarding assembly, maintenance and usage. The project seeks for integral sustainability in terms of its economic, environmental, social and spatial performance.
The New Hanoi Arts House reflects the murals, paintings and images of public artworks designed by Thu Thuy since 2006. Murals featuring flora and fauna are on the first two floors. Photography highlighting Thu Thuy’s past public artworks line the stairwell. A mirror room on the fifth floor, designed by Thu Thuy and Mike Savad combine graphic imagery with an iconic symbol of Vietnam. Even the outdoor balcony serves as a flower garden. Entrance is free of charge.
Assembly and disassembly designed for sustainability cause. With an Innovative hinge structure system designed, 70 percent of parts were reduced, no glue or rivet for fixation, no sewing of the inner lining, that makes it easier to be repaired, and downsized 33 percent of freight volume, eventually, extend the suitcase life-cycle. All parts can be purchase individually, for customizing own suitcase, or parts replacement, no returning suitcase to repair center needed, saves time and reduce shipping carbon footprint.
The Chilote Shoe is a design-craft product hand-made by women in and near the Chilean Patagonia using only repurposed and up-cycled salmon leather and raw natural wool. This simple, noble, extremely comfortable and highly sustainable indoor shoe redefines the concept of inclusive and conscious consumption. It is the result of the synergy created by design guided craftsmanship, noble renewable materials from the Patagonia, and a disruptive socially inclusive production ecosystem. Each unit features a unique QR that links to specific details of the individuals involved in it's production.
Triton is an alternative warning and guidance system used on the sea. The design is self contained and does not need a substructure. It uses sustainable energies. Triton, meaning The Little Sea God, symbolizes self reliance, durability and the perfect harmony with its environment. The name of the product is chosen especially since the name has the potential to emphasize the visual triplets of the form.
How a corporate calendar can bring more business to Thailand's local restaurants in upcountry? What about creating more engagement with the calendar using QR Code as to see the ‘Secret Recipe’ video clips of signature dishes of 12 Thailand’s local restaurants. The clips will be uploaded to Social Network sites for easy sharing. More views will help restaurants be better known and may lead to more sales. As a result, local individual entrepreneurs can stand on their own, running their chosen business, not having to leave their hometown.