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Game Boy gets extra life in minimal Analogue Pocket

Retro handheld gaming encounters contemporary design in the Analogue Pocket, a new device for playing old Game Boy cartridges. American tech company Analogue induced Pocket as “a tribute to portable gaming”. It plans to release the machine next year. It is designed to play the more than 2,780 titles Nintendo …

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This week, vegan design was in the spotlight

This week on Dezeen, the “world’s first” plant-based hotel suite was unveiled by Bompas & Parr, and plans for the debut Vegan Fashion Week in Los Angeles were announced. In a bid to show that veganism is “no longer only a dining trend”, food design studio Bompas & Parr designed a vegan guest suite for a …

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Photovoltaic concrete facade uses sunlight to generate energy

Concrete facades could soon capture solar energy to strength builds, applying a prototype photovoltaic garmenting developed under materials corporation LafargeHolcim and electronics producer Heliatek. The product incorporates LafargeHolcim‘s concrete with a top layer of Heliatek‘s HeliaFilm — a flexible solar movie that is just one millimetre thick. The companies recently …

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Grenfell Tower reimagined as a black concrete-covered memorial

London-based architecture studio JAA has revealed a proposal to encase the burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower in a sarcophagus of black concrete as a memorial to the victims of the fire. JAA developed the concept after becoming concerned that the “tragedy caused through negligence” would not be memorialised sufficiently, meaning …

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