Building Blocks of Power

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What if the very materials used to construct a building could be used to power that same building? That’s the idea behind Solar Squared – it’s solar power creation and building in one… and it looks damn good!

Almost indistinguishable from the common architectural element, they allow light indoors while simultaneously reducing heat and collecting solar energy. As far as sustainability goes, Solar Squared’s lifetime costs are actually less than an glass block wall of the same size due to the free electricy generation and improved thermal insulation. The cubes can also be tinted to prevent rooms overheating and are available in a variety of colors depending on the client’s aesthetic taste.

Designer: Build Solar

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Building Blocks of Power

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What if the very materials used to construct a building could be used to power that same building? That’s the idea behind Solar Squared – it’s solar power creation and building in one… and it looks damn good!

Almost indistinguishable from the common architectural element, they allow light indoors while simultaneously reducing heat and collecting solar energy. As far as sustainability goes, Solar Squared’s lifetime costs are actually less than an glass block wall of the same size due to the free electricy generation and improved thermal insulation. The cubes can also be tinted to prevent rooms overheating and are available in a variety of colors depending on the client’s aesthetic taste.

Designer: Build Solar

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Building Blocks of Power

stog_01

What if the very materials used to construct a building could be used to power that same building? That’s the idea behind Solar Squared – it’s solar power creation and building in one… and it looks damn good!

Almost indistinguishable from the common architectural element, they allow light indoors while simultaneously reducing heat and collecting solar energy. As far as sustainability goes, Solar Squared’s lifetime costs are actually less than an glass block wall of the same size due to the free electricy generation and improved thermal insulation. The cubes can also be tinted to prevent rooms overheating and are available in a variety of colors depending on the client’s aesthetic taste.

Designer: Build Solar

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Building Blocks of Power

stog_01

What if the very materials used to construct a building could be used to power that same building? That’s the idea behind Solar Squared – it’s solar power creation and building in one… and it looks damn good!

Almost indistinguishable from the common architectural element, they allow light indoors while simultaneously reducing heat and collecting solar energy. As far as sustainability goes, Solar Squared’s lifetime costs are actually less than an glass block wall of the same size due to the free electricy generation and improved thermal insulation. The cubes can also be tinted to prevent rooms overheating and are available in a variety of colors depending on the client’s aesthetic taste.

Designer: Build Solar

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Cooking with Confidence

Even when you have your eyesight, cooking can be a daunting task! For those with vision impairments, it’s next to impossible. Folks, however, is a series of familiar kitchen tools adjusted to blind individuals’ sensory strengths. Each of the 5 tools leverages on natural, sensory feedback and tactile cues so users can prepare food safely with independence, confidence and dignity.

Designer: Kevin Chiam

KNIFE: features a retractable guard that serves as a physical anchor and guides the fingers during the cutting process. This encourages blade contact and makes it safer to use. It also makes it possible to clean any food that may be stuck to be easily cleared from the blade.

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CHOPPING BOARD: features a side tray that rests freely on the sides of the chopping board’s valley. This acts as an extension of the hand to gather and efficiently transfer ingredients with less spillage.

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STOVE RING: has a terraced profile that allows the user to effectively recognize the burner’s boundaries, eliminating unnecessary probing. It also centralizes and secures cookware in place during the cooking process to prevent topples and spills.

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POT LID: provides a convenient nesting spot for kitchen tools or ingredients. An ergonomic handle and dipped shape also make it easy to transfer food.

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TEASPOON: features an integrated float that rises as liquids are added into a given vessel. When the float touches the user’s fingers, which are normally situated near the rim of the vessel, it informs the water level and prevents contents from overflowing.

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