Today’s Solutions: December 02, 2021

Design

What architects can do to ease the PTSD of veterans

For veterans with PTSD, the realities of war are no longer at their doorstep, but the lasting impact of war’s trauma impacts life on a daily basis. So researchers are looking for ways to make architecture more accommodating for veterans with PTSD.  Especially these days, we’re all spending Read More...

Designers repurpose architectural mockups into useful community structures

Large-scale development projects usually require architectural mockups typically constructed from high-end, resilient materials, designed to simulate various parts of a planned building. Unfortunately, instead of being repurposed or put to good use after review, those architectural mockups are Read More...

How redesigning playgrounds leads to healthier kids

Playgrounds are a go-to resource for parents and teachers to keep kids entertained and blow off some extra steam, but while swing sets and monkey bars are classics, research shows that rethinking our playgrounds with more innovative designs can actually help kids get more exercise.  The World Read More...

Solar-powered bridge arises in Genoa just 15 months after tragedy

Tragedy struck the Italian city of Genoa in 2018 when the city’s Morandi Bridge collapsed under heavy rain, taking 43 lives in the process. Now, after 15 months of almost non-stop work, a beautiful new bridge has now been completed by the firm of renowned architect Renzo Piano (RPBW). Though Read More...

Levi’s announces collection of jeans made from hemp

Now that it is legal to cultivate hemp across the US, clothing brands are increasingly considering turning to this much-beloved material, that’s often touted not only for its strength but also for being more sustainable than cotton, requiring less water and land space. Now, those looking for a Read More...

Oakland-based startup is 3D-printing homes in 24 hours

Back in December, we wrote about a nonprofit called New Story that was building the world’s first 3D-printed neighborhood for impoverished people in Mexico. Today, we present to you a startup that is taking 3D-printing to another level when it comes to homebuilding. The startup, Mighty Read More...

Patagonia’s ReCrafted collection is giving worn-out garments a second life

There’s already something sad about an article of clothing reaching the end of its life. But throwing it away after wearing it for so many times just doesn’t feel right, especially since you know that it will most probably end up in a landfill and pollute the environment. Patagonia is trying Read More...

A Japanese company is building a dam using automated robots

Japan has a labor shortage, partially because the workforce is aging. Last year they passed new legislation to attract foreign workers — a controversial bill, given the nation's historically strict immigration policies. But the construction contractor Obayashi is taking the matter into their Read More...

Let your child design their own playground with this versatile kit

In the ever-expanding search for ways to keep kids entertained while stuck at home, Chloe Varelidi, an architect turned toy designer, has created a kit that allows kids to build their own playgrounds. The kit, called Follies, consists of 45 flat plastic shapes in bright colors that slide together Read More...

Check out these incredible plans to build an underwater “space station”

Aquanaut Fabien Cousteau — grandson of famed ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau — has announced stunning plans to build the equivalent of the International Space Station (ISS)—but on the ocean floor deep below the surface. He calls the facility “Proteus” and claims it can be a place Read More...