Fountain of Used

TEAM: Lars Jørgensen – Norway


#Reuse #Redesing #ShoppingAdventure #SocialExperience #AquariumForClothes

The fountain of used brings back the excitement of discovering a clothing through a sustainable reuse of textile. It will turn the purchase of a clothing from a thoughtless mouse click to a social experience.

The goal is to turn the consumerism around and create stores that worship the revival and reuse of existing clothes, making us more aware and appreciative of all the textile treasures already existing.

Instead of throwing away a memorable clothing that has lost its function to you, take it to the Fountain of Used to give it a new function and create new memories – for you or someone else.

We assure you a greater appreciation of the new clothing when you have witnessed its beautiful rebirth and upbringing.

The fountain of used will give a greater meaning to your clothes and to your shopping experience through meaningful, sustainable and memorable redesign.

Amazon on stock

TEAM: Kamila Melka, Jan Matusewicz – Poland

#rainforest #ethics #Brazil #non-profit #ecology 

2/3 of  Amazon rain forest area lay in Brazil. The president of Brazil, supports the deforestation process of the rain forest, which comes with mining, plantation and pastures spreading.

He wants the Indians to become owners of the state territory which they currently have a right to use. They can use it or sell it, government said to be insisting on the latter.

And where there is commodity, there is a buyer.

Plantations or cattle pastures, it is all our consumers’ decisions. There is demand, so Brazil makes supply. Usually we don’t realize that we pay an ethical value of the consequences of our decisions. You can buy more wisely or you can help, buying the problem.

We propose to establish an organization appointed to fundraising and ransom of the forest. Donors can pay multiple price per square meter to make it clear how many squares you buy. There will be an algorithmic system, which will divide the whole area into 1mx 1m squares, and asset one donor to the set of fields from different regions, as many as he/she paid for. This gives donor a feeling of responsibility for the environment together with a non-profit property that prevents exploitation.


TEAM: Alberto de Salvatierra (Mexican/American) – David Douglas (American)


Biometric Omni-REtail ALgorithm Interface System

#immersive #virtualreality #biometric #retail #cryptocurrency

The future of shopping is rapidly changing. Digital mega-retailers can offer convenience via millions of products online—presenting almost infinite options. On another spectrum, augmented reality applications provide consumers with accessible customization and immersive experiences. And lastly, the emergence of cryptocurrencies—decentralized online banking systems—provide total anonymity for its users while democratizing the most entrenched systems of capitalism. B.O.-RE.AL.I.S., or Biometric Omni-REtail ALgorithm Interface System, aims to brings these together—convenience, customization and anonymity—to radically transform the next generation of retail experiences. An online, virtual reality platform, B.O.-RE.AL.I.S. is an infinitely large user-built universe that allows consumers to make, tinker and assemble products of their own making while supporting bold risk-taking and impactful problem-solving. In an age characterized with hazardous environmental indeterminacies and increasing geopolitical fragmentation, civilization will turn inward—towards virtual worlds—to seek safety, sanity and solutions. B.O.-RE.AL.I.S. anticipates this societal evolution, and provides an outlet for consumers to either buy their own virtual fantasy or fight for their physical reality.


TEAM: Matteo Gawlak, Micol Zucchini, Italian – Politecnico di Milano


#uTube #uPod #buynetcity #archinetwork #internetarchitecture

Buynet city, 2030. Never before man has been so explicitly recognized as the true protagonist and placed with determination at the center of the purchase, linked only on shopping online. Subject and object at the same time of a philosophical and almost metaphysical research about his place and his role in the buying network. Thus was born u_Tube, a new shopping experience which combines Internet-architecture with its connections that are no longer virtual, but real and tangible. Live on the web is the aim.

How to do it?

I’m tubin’ it

User, through his device, buys quickly his goods online and shows them to the network: the city that surrounds him.

Just tube it

Tubes are the rides through which manipulate and shape the space at will. Everything that happens on the net is immediately perceived from outside and vice versa. The city becomes a uid panorama made up of moving images, brands and advertisements that constantly change the aesthetic of the city.

u_Tube. What else?

As the city, even architecture on itself is an advertisement. u_Pod, becomes thus the phygital aspect of the project, a place where people buy online or pick up immediately their goods.


TEAM: Amanda Sarantos, Samantha Ong – USA


Capture the sense of the moment

#capturethemoment #buyyourexperience #beanywhere #socialmedia #explorethroughsenses

The future of shopping is a bought experience.

What’s more important than how (or where) you appear on social media? With material items easily accessible online, the only commodity worth going to a store for is an “experience.” Have you ever wanted to be exactly where your favorite celebrity or family was? How much trouble have you gone through for the perfect picture for social media?

We present the INSTARIUM, a shopping adventure pod that captures the senses of the moment. For a few hours, you can smell from the salt of the sea to the pines of the forest to the feeling of grains of the sand or the cold of the ice – all curated experiences shot and shared for your enjoyment. Take your hour-long vacation anywhere you want. Purchase your perfect environment through packages or individually indulge your senses.

Family members can share more intimate moments from their vacations and their homes, influencers can create their own pod packages for their followers to indulge, you no longer need to go far to go far.

Tomorrow’s social media can give you a sense of what it is like to be there. Do you want to come?


TEAM: Nusaiba Khan, India – Abhishek Durani, India – Sai Netra Ramesh, India


Celerity. Convenience. Choice.

#walkmorebuymore #koopoholic #instantbuying #smartmatrix #globalbuyer

Today, technology engulfs our being, slowly making humans secondary participants in the clockwork of life. This would lead to spontaneity, convenience and choice, to be taken for granted and human relationships to gain greater value. The facilitation of these values however, will be revolutionised.

We imagine the future of buying as one, where a ‘shop’ is replaced by a “Koop” (meaning buy/small trade) which alongside accessibility and feasibility, provides for privacy and comfort.

Koops are a seamless, city-wide network, integrated into one’s everyday life, positioned at local hotspots like transit stations, crossroads and neighbourhood corners. This network of booths spans across local, national and international scales, making global buying an effortless possibility.

The koops also have various forms and functions—3 kiosk corner koops at building corners at crossroads; 4 kiosk free-standing koops at public places such as transit hubs; and the wall mounted open koops, all serving specific functionalities.

A perfect balance between the precision of AI and the comfort of human interaction, kiosks in koops allow buyers the assistance of professionals to customise their purchase into what suits their needs best. With the entire market available under one booth, the buyer truly, is the king!

A capitalist Tale



#newurbanism #newtechnology #trees #recovering #roofs


Elders say that once my city were so full of trees that a squirrel could cross it from top to bottom without touching the ground. But the city grew until it became a mass of concrete. Then Capitalism asked the Architect what to do to make people buy more. The architect replied that they needed to fill the streets with trees to make them more friendly. Capitalism, which was always looking for a way for people to buy more and more, decided to listen to the Architect. And it worked.

But one day, people started buying differently: they no longer had to move to the stores, products came flying through the air to the roofs of their buildings. Capitalism was delighted with this new system, which was much cheaper. However, the roofs were ugly, full of air conditioners and antennas and people did´t like to go up there. So Capitalism asked to the Architect again. Then the Architect suggested covering the roofs with artificial trees. “Light structures made of recycled materials that are covered with dense vegetation”.

And so it was done.

This is how the architect got the area occupied by the city to be covered with trees again.

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