15 ideas and designs that can inspire you.
Look at the principles and invent new things yourself.
1. Rooftile birdhouse
Keep the birds on your roof: bird’s house roofing tile by Klaas Kuiken.
Priniple: add functions
2. Submarine design MRI for kids
Principle: making technology more human
3. Forbidden sign
Principle: positive communication
4. High-voltage pylons
Principle: Look for associations
5. German artist Megx repainted a bridge in Wuppertal.
Principle: make beautiful combinations / everything is LEGO
6. Bus stop in Montreal
Principle: add some fun in boring situations
7. Waste bin
Principle: use colors where you don't expect
Principle: unintended use
9. Vegan Lobster
Principle: keep looking at everything with children's eyes
Principle: simplify and visualize
12. Biking through water (Genk, B.)
Principle: do the opposite
13. The soccer fields on the roof of the Ikea
Principle: combine unexpected functions
In 2013 a sports field was opened on the roof of an Ikea store in Utrecht in the Netherlands resulting a further 12,000 sqm being added to the building’s useable area. The local authorities would not allow the centre to expand because it would have destroyed existing sporting facilities so two artificial grass pitches with a total area of 20,000 sqm were built on the roof of the building as well as a club room on the roof of the new car park.
14. Personalized doors for elderly care
The labeled doors of True Doors stimulate the well-being of the elderly and people with a disability in residential and care centers. The quality of life improves. True Doors contribute to personal care. Residential and care centers feel more like home. People recognize their own front door. Reminiscence and social interaction is encouraged. Residents can show their own identity.
15. Guess what's happening here
Principle: low tech
This is not augmented reality or a self driving experiment. Cycling activists build bamboo car skeletons to demonstrate space taken by single occupancy cars.