design

Educated Girls Uncover Unmet Design Needs

Human Centered Design helps young women uncover big problems in need of a design solution. This “open architecture” approach delivers maximum impact with…

3p Weekend: 6 Most Innovative Public Spaces of 2015

Every year, the Urban Land Institute recognizes outstanding examples of successful public spaces that have "socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their…

Tiny Houses Are Gaining a Footing in North American Cities

Miniature seems to be in these days. For those who always wanted to own a house but couldn't quite stand the thought of…

3 Architects Who are Converting Your Waste to Buildings

What does it really mean to repurpose the waste we generate? Well, for one, it means thinking outside the box, as these architects…

Photos: Artfully Documenting Change in a Run-Down Seaport

Newhaven is a slightly run-down harbor town with a busy ferry port in East Sussex, England. In recent years, the area has received…

Spiders Are Making Your New Silk Clothes

A startup, Bolt Threads, is turning a silky supermaterial from spider butt ducts into sports bras, athletic shirts, and potentially artificial tendons and…

Designing Sustainable Packaging for H&M

H&M Germany Challenges 19 emerging entrepreneurs from around the world to design an eco-innovative shoe packaging solution.

These Gadgets Make Your Bicycle Commute Safe and Fun

Exercising and being outdoors reduces stress, energizes you, boosts your confidence and helps you sleep better. These gadgets make bicycle commuting easy, safe…

Design as an Agent of World Benefit

Autodesk is well-positioned to help creative types tackle sustainable design with tools that provide the electronic equivalent of a sustainability guru looking over…

Green Building Trends: 7 Fun Facts About Modular Construction

Advancement of technology in the 21st century has given rise to modular construction: a faster, more cost efficient method of building construction. Modular…

Green Building Should Start With a Green Supply Chain

A recent report, Global Green Building Market Outlook 2020, anticipates that the global green building market should grow at a compound annual growth…

7 Green Building Trends to Watch in 2015

With green building becoming a critical part of today’s world, more and more new construction technologies are being developed to keep up with…

Biomimicry: Mining Nature for Ideas

March 3 marks the launch of ASU’s new Biomimicry Center, established in partnership with Montana-based Biomimicry 3.8, and co-directed by Prasad Boradkar. In…

The Little Black Dress Goes Zero Waste, Thanks to Robots

Fashion designer Natalia Allen has created a new model for sustainable fashion that has made the fashion world take notice. 3p spoke with…

Italian Yacht Designer Christian Grande Proposes Posh Floating Village

Famed yacht designer Christian Grande of Italy has proposed AbiFloat, which combines modular building and luxury in a floating village setting.