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Toyota Hi-CT Hybrid Concept Car

Toyota Hi-CT hybrid concept car offers an enjoyable vehicle with weird looking design, but according to Toyota’s team of young Japanese and European designers, this is the reflection of what a cool and great vehicle should look like. The idea behind this hybrid concept car is the theme of “unbalanced”, creating something that make people stop and take a good look.

The Hi-CT is a plug-in hybrid with a 1.5L motor and uses lithium-ion batteries, which are located underneath the floor of the vehicle in order to maximize the interior space of the car. While it looks quite boxy and big, it is in fact quite small. The entire vehicle is 3.3 meters long, 1.6 meters wide and 1.7 meters high. It is, effectively, a cube on wheels. Due to the tiny size, it can only carry two persons. However, being a �lifestyle� car, there�s enough space inside it for everything that an active user or two could need. The rear trunk can be modified so that surfboards, bicycles and camping equipment can be carried around for those days where you need to get out to nature.

The interior looks futuristic, I don’t really care anymore about the outside look. Those young designers surely think outside the box when they designed this car.

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toyota hi ct concept

toyota hi ct hybrid concept car

toyota hi ct car concept

From Toyota via Inhabitat

Origami Crockery Disposable Plastic Cups

Oksana Bazanova is a designer that aware of the importance of creating environmentally friendly product. Inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, Bazanova has designed a disposable plastic cups and plates made of waterproof paper which you can fold by yourself when you need it. It’s cheap, eco friendly, and stylish.

origami crockery disposable cups

origami crockery eco friendly

origami crockery green cups and plates

Source : YankoDesign

SABDES Eco Friendly Super Yacht

A luxury yacht from SABDES with green technology to create greener earth. Scott Blee, the designer, has already planned ahead for future system upgrades as technologies advance, eliminating major redesign and structural changes. Being aware of global warming, SABDES superyacht is designed carefully in the early stages in order to minimize power consumption and emissions. Each yachts systems are carefully considered in the early stages of design in order to minimize power consumption and emissions. Hull designs are optimized for minimal surface and hull wake, reducing their impact on sensitive marine life, and shoreline erosion. Aside from this yacht eco-sensitive slant, SABDES yachts are ultimately designed to be stylish.

sabdes super yacht

sabdes eco friendly super yacht

sabdes luxury super yacht

sabdes super yacht green technology

Source : SABDES via Tuvie

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Clean Technology Tower Features Atrium Of Wind Turbines

Designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, this tower called “Clean Technology Tower” would be constructed in Chicago as highly efficient building. The wind turbines will be placed at the corners of the building, to make sure it captures the wind at its highest velocity as it accelerates around the tower. If you have heard about recently featured solar Masdar Headquarters, that building also designed by the same firm who will build this clean technology tower. At the apex, where wind speeds are at a maximum, a domed double roof cavity directs the wind towards an array of wind turbines. The negative pressure created by the turbines will be used to ventilate interior spaces. The dome itself is shaded by solar cells that capture the southern sun.

clean technology tower

green building with wind turbines technology

eco friendly clean technology architecture

turbine towers as clean technology

clean technology with wind turbines

Designer : Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill via MetaEfficient

Cardboard House – House of The Future Concept Made From Fully Recyclable Materials

Can you see yourself live in this cardboard house in the future ? Actually if you think about it, this is not so bad, this cardboard is very strong, waterproof, and easy to build (in fact you can build it today and live inside it tomorrow). The Cardboard House represents the reduction of technology and the simplification of needs. By demonstrating that they are able to recycle 100% of the building components at extremely low cost, the Cardboard House is a direct challenge to the housing industry to reduce housing and environmental costs.

The future expects us to be more eco friendly or we doom. All the material in the Cardboard House is recycled, and recyclable, making it an excellent environmentally sustainable option for housing. The Carboard House is made of recycled carboard supplied by Visy Industries. This is completed with a waterproof roof made from HDPE plastic, which also forms the material of the flexible under-floor water tanks and the novel kitchen and bathroom ‘pods’.

Ready for your first house ? Get if for $32,204, pretty cheap for a house, isn’t it ?

cardboard house fully recyclable materials

cardboard future house made from fully recyclable materials

Designer : HouseOfTheFuture via Dvice

Laptop Bag Concept Made from Recyclable Materials

The goal of this concept is to to facilitate ergonomics and access to its computer by means of a practical laptop bag. The laptop bag itself consists of two parts where you can put your laptop equipment and even a carpet mouse. The best part is, this laptop bag is completely made from recyclable materials (carpet, wood fibers, jute cloth).

eco friendly laptop bag

green laptop bag

laptop bag from recyclable materials

Designer : Johann Paquelier

Precinct 4 Sustainable Towers in Malaysia Will Source from Alternative Energya

Another iconic building is going to be built in Malaysia. This is not surprising, since they do have two of the tallest buildings in the world, the Petronas Twin Towers. The design of Precinct4 is very unique, based on traditional Islamic architecture, marine-inspired structures, and radiating block of bioclimatic architecture.

The architect’s goal (Hijjas Kasturi Associates, Malaysian architects) was to design buildings that tell of its place of origin which is culturally modern, Islamic and tropical in nature. While the designers goal (Studio Nicoletti Associati) was to provide a model for sustainable residential design that was inspired by the city’s unique landscape which includes an expansive artificial lake. The biggest inspiration came from the sea and the entire development resembles a fleet of ships.

It is also said that the buildings will source from alternative energy and are expected to produce 50% less CO2 emissions than similar residential projects.

sustainable towers by studio nicoletti associati

malaysia sustainable towers by studio nicoletti associati

sustainable towers concept for malaysia by studio nicoletti associati

Designer : Studio Nicoletti Associati via Inhabitat

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Bambus Flash Drive Made from Bamboo

This USB device is very eco friendly by using bamboo as its material. Bamboo itself is a fast growing resource, which make it an ideal natural resource to create your daily gadgets because you don’t do any harm by taking away greenery from it. Designed by Gernot Oberfell, this Bambus flash drive is having capacity of 2GB, great green gadget concept.

bambus flash drive

bambus eco friendly flash drive

bambus green gadget

Designer: Gernot Oberfell via designzen

WashUp, Don’t Waste Your Water After Washing

The idea behind this concept is to make user waste water that coming out of your washing machine. We do use around 150 litres of water for a washing machine, after that … why don’t we use it again before the water finally go down the drain ? “WashUp” is integrating washing machine with toilet, which mean, it can store wasted water in the toilette-flush tank for us to use when flushing. This also can be a solution for small living space, combine your washing machine and your toilet in the bathroom

washup washing machine and toilet

washup washing machine and toilet

washup washing machine and toilet

Designer : Sevin Coskun

Soul Ash Solace – Eco Friendly Cremation Coffin and Urn

There’s only one certainty in life: we will all die someday. In our society there’s a trend towards cremation. Cremation however demands for specific solutions. Therefor we’ve created a cremation coffin with integrated urn in order to appeal to the specific functional needs and emotional circumstances of a cremation funeral.

Most coffins on the market are too expensive for cremation and aren’t made for burning. Our cremation coffin however is fully executed in ecological materials (corrugated board, papier-much and wood), is budget-friendly and easy burnable. As a result, the cremation process itself goes faster having both an economical as well as an ecological benefit.

On top of the coffin there’s a memory capsule. The urn is executed in stainless steel and has the shape of a sandglass of Time heals all wounds. The urn withstands the cremation process during which it will be coloured through the heat, to give it a personal patina.

soul ash solace eco design cremation coffin and urn

eco design cremation coffin and urn

From : MaximalDesign

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