Inspiring Ideas

The Mirai Nihon Project near Tokyo is a resource-sovereign house developed in response to last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Sustainability is behind the Urban Hotel concept by a team of Taiwanese designers. When hotel guests check in, they receive a bicycle to use for transportation as well as an energy source.

Each room at the Urban Hotel offers a sleeping loft accessible by a ladder. Below is the stationary in-room bike slot that generates kinetic energy from the vehicle’s wheels.

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