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Agencies conceptualize floating cities to combat overpopulation
Implications - With rising populations in urban centers a growing concern around the world, design firms are conceptualizing, and in some cases actually creating, floating cities or communities that could mitigate some of the risks associated with overpopulation. These creative conceptualizations would ease consumers' lifestyle-related burdens in regards to transit, housing and health, while also easing the burden on local governments' public services. [More]
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Nov 14 - Jan 18
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Urban bike paths boast design qualities that enhance their benefits
Implications - Bike paths in urban environments are now boasting designs that enhance the three key features that these roads must have – efficiency, safety, and the ability to lessen a city's ecological footprint. Whether elevated, solar-powered or featuring ample greenery, these pathways speak to the growing need for the reduction of both traffic and pollution in urban centers. This comes as consumers seek out forms of commute that are both efficient and cost-effective, as cities become more congested and costlier. [More]
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Aug 14 - Nov 17
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Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
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May 17 - Nov 17
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Modular items that are still usable when compressed increase efficiency
Implications - Items that traditionally stack or collapse usually do so for ease of storage or transport. Creatively designed objects and products that garner functionality while both expanded and compressed help consumers and businesses alike to maximize their available resources. Brands can employ a function-forward stacking mindset to create multifaceted conduits that more deeply engaging consumers, piquing curiosity throughout the very experience of employing them. [More]
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Oct 16 - Aug 17
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Philanthropic construction adopts an accessible approach
Implications - As consumer demand for corporate social good increases with the rise of Millennial and Gen Z power, construction companies are leveraging their ingenuity to create much needed refuge in developing countries. Architectural projects in these zones demonstrate creativity and adaptability from companies that challenge themselves to build fast, safe and low-cost buildings that, in turn, go a long way towards bringing awareness as well as relief to communities globally. [More]
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Jul 15 - Feb 17
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Creative contemporary buildings fill partial voids in historical sites
Implications - Tearing down a historical building is a grave task, but it's impossible to ignore the value of the real estate that those buildings sit upon. Architects and designers cleverly solve the dilemma by inserting contemporary elements into old structures, maintaining historical sites while simultaneously adding and accessing value. This appeals to the desire for vintage charm, while providing the convenience and effectiveness of the modern age. [More]
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Aug 16 - Nov 16
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Weather-proofing goes a step further with new materials
Implications - Global warming has created unpredictable circumstances in many parts of the world. This creates a need for more adaptable structures; it all begins with industrial materials, and the development of more extreme weather proofing. This adaptability goes beyond the tangible circumstances and materials, and into a need for efficient and effective solutions to global problems. [More]
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Sep 15 - Nov 16
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Industrial materials take on more malleability to accommodate today's needs
Implications - Though first and foremost, construction materials must be durable, architectural needs -- whether they be aesthetic or functional -- call for flexibility as well. As a response, more malleable, yet strong materials are being developed. This pursuit of perfection speaks to the nature of progress in the technology-driven world. [More]
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Mar 15 - Nov 16
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Socially driven consumers embrace workouts that also offer photo opps
Implications - As the modern consumer becomes more fixated on the curation of one's image through social media, many are being enticed by design-led fitness studios that provide an experience that is aesthetically pleasing above all else. This progression demonstrates that those who approach working out more casually are likely to be seduced by aesthetically driven concepts that tap into socially driven extrinsic motivations. [More]
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Apr 15 - Mar 17
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Consumers trade public spaces for elaborate custom backyard retreats
Implications - Visually appealing products and patio sets for outdoor soirees entice consumers to create a personal sanctuary in their own backyards. Millennials prefer at-home entertainment to cut costs and present a personalized flare, while Boomers are more inclined to host gatherings for privatization and relief from overcrowded public venues. This shift in leisure activities speaks to an overall consumer desire for customization and intimacy, regardless of their assigned generation. [More]
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May 16 - Jun 16
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