A cost-effective architectural hub for socio-economic stimulation, health improvement and support using customized 20ft and 40ft ISO shipping containers .
Empty ISO containers can provide a flexible method of architecture as a modular/prefab stru
The micro-grid infrastructures designed to develop a ‘micro power economy’ which provides incentives for local community entrepreneurs, and micro-enterprises which are sustainable whilst being owned, operated, supported and managed at a local level.
Steering away from an phone/web-based format, the ‘Queensland’s Almanac’ is a contemporized version of the traditional Almanac concept in the form of a hardcopy ‘newspaper’ printed daily. It would offer readers a trademark blend of weather prediction
In the pack is all you need to grow a real farm…well, just add water. Included, growing mat, seeds, animal toys, fun crocodile (safe-to-use) shears to trim your farm produce, a smiling plastic toy farmer (with moveable limbs) and most importantly…a
This concept re-visits the concept of natural seed dispersal (for herb, vegetable and fruit seeds) by using the postal system. It's promotional/awareness tools designed as commercially marketable range of innovative greeting cards…like direct mail bu
The Fresh Delivery Home Delivery Farming Assocaiton concept works by re-visiting the traditional home delivery service for milk and other fresh produce and updating with internet-based home-shopping technology. The premise is that a closer/accessible
Through packaging design, we need to re-kindle the ‘touch-and-feel’ that connects and seduces consumers with the wholesome food they [want to] eat and close the gap between rural food production and urban food consumption.
The processing (and packaging) of fresh produce is a critical part of forming a connection. Encouraging local micro-scale food processors (through collective hubs) is a great way for appealing food micro-brands to find a way to the dinner table.
The Richard Seymore example is so valid. I've heard of many expensive NGO/donor/private projects in poor communities where there was a lack of community ownership and engagement....followed by a quick and quiet flop.
On a side-line...James talks about the locals 're-appropriating' materials from Richard Seymore's shelter and customising...this is an excellent thread to explore for this challenge. I like the idea of giving the end-user room for....cultural adaptability.