21 Nov '11, 7am

Winning designs for urban solutions:

Winning designs for urban solutions:

Cindy Woeng's 'Soul' outdoor lighting concept is aimed at bringing urbanites together. Sustainable cities in the future may have housing clusters that float on the sea and containers that use soil instead of electricity to keep food cool, according to award-winning designs by Singaporean students. These were two of the winning ideas announced on Friday at a ceremony hosted by Dutch electronics firm Philips, which organised a contest called ‘Future Living Spaces in Singapore’ for students to design solutions to urban problems such as rapid urbanisation, aging populations and the effects of climate change. The top award of $2,000 for ‘Best Idea’ went to a Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) student, named Lita (given as her full name), for her ‘Soil Box’ idea. Lita designed the futuristic-looking soil box to naturally cool food using soil and plants as insulators. The box us...

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