Winning Proposals For Plastic Replacement

With ideas varying from renewable materials composed of agricultural by-products and food waste to magnetic additives and compostable organic layering, five concepts were each awarded $200,000 to enable them to enter a 12-month accelerator program. The goal: develop plastic alternatives. The winners of this Circular Materials Challenge were announced at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. It’s one portion of the Ellen MacArthur …

RIBA International List of World’s Best New Buildings 2018

A biennial selection featuring some of the world’s best new—or recently completed—buildings, the RIBA International List 2018 comprises 62 individual buildings drawn from 29 countries. This list will get narrowed down to just four by a grand jury. Across nine categories, the options include private and public establishments. Some standouts are the “vertical forest” apartment blocks in Milan and the new Deventer City Hall in …

Design a New UK Passport Ahead of Brexit

With a top prize of £1000, Dezeen has launched a competition to design a new UK passport—ahead of the controversial Brexit implementation. While many artists and designers most certainly see this an an opportunity to depict the heartbreak, anger and absurdity of the decision to leave the European Union, organizers have specifically said they are calling for “designs that present a positive vision of the …