Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

December 30, 2014 by  
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Green design will save the world, and this year designers went all out with an incredible range of innovations. Sada brought us an incredible hubless folding bike  while Klemmens Torggler introduced the world to an origami-like folding door  and the Egloo room heater sparked a lively debate. When it came to re-designing the way we live, we saw a tiny trailer home with all the luxuries, woven refugee tents that get their power from the sun and a clever little microbus for the eco-traveller.  Tell us which design you think tops them all. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Abeer Seikaly , andrew morrison , automobile design , bicycle design , candle heat , candle power , Car Design , cheap heating , city bike design , concept hybrid bus , cycling trends , Disaster Relief , disaster zones , door design , Eduardo Galvani , Egloo , Egloo heating , Egloo room heater , electrical engine , electricity-free heating , Evolution Door , flat deck trailer , flip panel door , fold up shelter , foldable bicycle design , foldable bikes , folding door , gabriella morrison , green design , green transportation , honeycomb design , hybrid car design , IndieGoGo , Indiegogo campaigns , Inhabitat 2014 , Inhabitat top design stories , Inhabitat top design stories 2014 , Inhabitat top stories , Inhabitat top stories 2014 , interior design , kinetic doors , KLEMENS TORGGLER , Lexus Design Awards , lithium-ion battery powered car , low energy consumption cars , Nimbus e-Car , off grid house , off grid living , origami door , origami-inspired design , Pop Up Tents , pop-up shelter , portable bicycle , refugee shelters , room heating , Sada Bycicle , solar hot water , solar powered tent , space-saving bicycles , sun-mar composting toilet , terracotta heating , tiny architecture , tiny homes , tiny house , tiny house blog , top design stories , transformable bicycle , transportables , Weaving a Home , weaving inspired tents

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Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind

February 11, 2014 by  
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At first glance, the Evolution Door designed by Austrian artist Klemens Torggler looks like a modern barn door, and we expected it to behave the same way – by simply swinging or sliding open. Boy were we wrong. As you can see in the video above, Torggler thought way outside the box when creating this fixture. With a single touch the Evolution Door splits apart into panels, glides across the wall and reassembles itself over the open doorway like a piece of origami. It’s completely mesmerizing: we could watch it open and shut all day! Read on to learn more about how the Evolution Door achieves this mind-boggling effect. Read the rest of Watching This “Evolution Door” Open Will Blow Your Mind Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: door design , Evolution Door , flip panel door , folding door , interior design , kinetic doors , KLEMENS TORGGLER , origami door , origami-inspired design        

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Kingston University Student Designs Folding Door That Is Also An Earthquake Shelter

August 14, 2012 by  
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Kingston University graduate design student Younghwa Lee has created an innovative indoor shelter for use during an earthquake— a folding door that not only stands in the safest place in a home, but also provides protection from falling debris. Commonly, in the event of an earthquake , it is best to stand in a doorway or take shelter under a table to avoid falling debris, and Younghwa Lee’s ingenious creation provides shelter directly within those rigid door frames. Read the rest of Kingston University Student Designs Folding Door That Is Also An Earthquake Shelter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: earthquake , earthquake shelter , folding door , folding earthquake shelter , iran earthquake , Kingston University , us geological survey , Younghwa Lee

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