25 amazing photos of people around the world and how much food they eat everyday

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Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, Third Wife of a Maasai Chief – 800 Calories

Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio, photographers who also happen to be married, traveled around the world and met people from all walks of life. During their time with these people, they asked them to pose for photographs with their daily diets in front of them. The craziest part about the entire project is the caloric intake difference between people of different walks of life.

 

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A ‘bioconcrete’ house that turns rain into drinking water

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Rain House

This concrete house turns into an oversized water filter every time it rains. Rainwater runs from the roof through a custom-designed system and ends up in a cistern, clean enough to drink. A demonstration building was on display during Milan Design Week last month, complete with a fake cloud overhead to show it in action. (Photos)

 

 

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Ark Hotel floats away when sea levels rise

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Ark Hotel

Some cities are starting to consider building farther from the water’s edge as sea levels rise and coastal cities try to figure out how to deal with the threat of flooding,. Other cities might not want to retreat. The other approach: Constructing buildings tough enough to handle any storm. (Pics)

 

 

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Disposable Houses

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Disposable housing will blindside the real estate industry
in virtually every country on earth

Futurist Thomas Frey: When it comes to doing something first, and winning the technology race, there are typically no official forms to fill out, no rulebooks, no judges, and certainly no deadlines.

 

 

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Ideas Box – a ready-made library for humanitarian crisis victims

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Ideas Box

Easy access to information is something most of us take for granted. In some parts of the world however just being able to browse a few books is nearly impossible, especially for people who are refugees or victims of a humanitarian crisis. Immediate living necessities including clean water, food, shelter clothing and medical care in these situations are the primary concern. (Video)

 

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16 eye opening photos of children and their bedrooms from across the world

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Where Children Sleep

Some kids experience childhood in poverty, lacking food and sanitation, while others are born in countries where basic necessities are taken for granted.  Photographer James Mollison came up with the project when he thought about his own childhood bedroom and how it reflected who he was.

 

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