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Jinaga

This system allows people with disabilities, such as the disabled and the elderly, to pass through the subway ticket gate without a card tag. Just by carrying this small device, the door opens automatically when you pass through the ticket gate, and you can pass through naturally. This system recognizes without malfunction as a car smart key method. It is currently being implemented in some subways in Korea. With the attachable system module, you can easily upgrade a regular ticket gate to a smart pass ticket gate, and all information such as fare tally is transmitted to the control room.

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Ggaedok

The design of Gaenyeomsuda is a combination of the brand name Ggaedok which is an acronym of the Korean phrase Ggaewooja Dokhaeryuk, and quotation marks. The name is intended to boost Korean learners' confidence and reading comprehension ability. The quotation marks add a visual element of wit and intuitiveness that reflects the brand's nature as a study supplement for Korean. To make the learning experience more engaging, Ggaedok features characters that appear in both the vocabulary and reading comprehension books, providing students with an enjoyable factor to help them learn.

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Six Great God Beast

Inspired by the Stone Elephant Road of Purple Mountain in Nanjing, we designed a set of cute hand-made toys with the image of god and beast. Among them are an elephant, a horse, a lion, an imaginary animal, a unicorn and a camel. On the basis of retaining the original image, the different features and personified expressions of the vivid image of each god and beast are endowed, and the elements such as Yunjin of Nanjing traditional culture are integrated as decorative graphics, so that the traditional elements are integrated with the trend of grotesque.

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Chiesa Diruta

Chiesa Diruta is a proposal for the transformation of a ruined Renaissance church located at Grottole, Italy into a vibrant Cultural Center consisting of a Concert Hall and a Municipal Library. The Concert Hall volume floats above the Foyer, thus freeing the space underneath in order to allow people to visit the monument and enjoy the view over the Basento river valley. The Municipal Library, accessible from the opposite side of the monument, is a hospitable space that develops in two levels. Both usages enhanced through gentle design gestures, create a unique landmark for the entire region.

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Boat Biologs

Collaborating with the London boat community, these bioremediating floating gardens were designed to be built and installed by boat residents using accessible and locally sourced materials to fight canal water pollution. By incentivizing boaters with the promise of a private floating garden, this community-based call to action automatically strategizes and targets the source of water pollution and converts it into the solution. This collectively improves the quality of this shared water ecosystem whilst promoting the growth of native plants, insects and birds.

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Qiushi

The project situated in the core of west area of Zijingang Campus of Zhejiang University, right beside water. The building complex is able to hold small and medium academic talks, conferences, exhibitions, etc. Based on the forerunner Qiushi Academy, the project integrates modern functions and design techniques with Chinese traditional architectural form. Meanwhile, it draws on the dynamic feature from south Chinese architecture and the solemn touch from north Chinese architecture. In this way, the complex shows characters of both local architectures and higher educational constructions.

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