Iceberg-making submarine aims to tackle global warming by re-freezing the Arctic

A team of designers led by Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha proposes re-freezing sea water in the Arctic to create miniature modular icebergs using a submarine-like vessel, in a bid to combat climate change. The Indonesian designer worked on the prototype with collaborators Denny Lesmana Budi and Fiera Alifa for an international competition organised by the Association of Siamese Architects. The team was awarded second prize in the contest for its geoengineering proposal to re-freeze the Arctic and transform sea water into new ice fields. Read more on Dezeen: WATCH NEXT: RCA graduate develops a leaf that could aid space exploration - Subscribe to our YouTube channel for the latest architecture and design movies: Like Dezeen on Facebook: Follow Dezeen on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram: Check out our Pinterest:


Innovative new building is a model case in building smarter, faster and safer   LONDON, 9th October 2018 – In 1990, there were just ten ‘megacities’ (cities of over 10 million). By 2015, that figure had jumped to 28, accounting for 12% of the world’s urban inhabitants. People are moving to urban centres attracted by... Read more »

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Why it’s Essential for Engineers to Minimise the Effects of Human Induced Vibrations

Vibrations caused by human movement is also known as human-induced vibration. The effects of human-induced vibrations are minimal in that they’re unlikely to cause a structure to collapse but are likely in causing discomfort to people passing through. Although the effects are small, in this article, we’ll explain why engineers must make their structures comfortable... Read more »

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Engineering skill – computers versus humans?

Within the construction and engineering industries, technology has improved most areas of work, but could it eventually replace human skill altogether?  It’s unlikely, as most software, e.g. structure analysis software, is only as effective as the human using it. Computers offer assistance to engineering projects – and the successful link between computer programmes and engineering... Read more »

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What to Do if You Have Suffered an Injury on a Construction Site

Construction sites can be a minefield, and everywhere you turn could be another hazard. This is why accidents on construction sites are so common. Construction injury cases can also be difficult to decipher and can be difficult for victims who are trying to get compensated. However, with the proper help, and by understanding your rights... Read more »

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