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Vertical Strip by Stephen Sobl

This time last year designers were going to extreme lengths to devise and manufacture their projects, as an architecture graduate proposed hanging a skyscraper upside-down over a river (above) and another designer created stools using explosions (below).

Blast by Guy Mishaly

Each of Guy Mishaly's Blast stools was made by detonating a charge inside a steel blank, ripping legs out of the sides.

The Solar Sinter by Markus Kayser

Meanwhile, German designer Markus Kayser took his manufacturing machines out into the Moroccan desert to create glass objects from sunlight and sand (above).

In Situ by Julien Carretero

Lastly, French designer Julien Carretero sourced timber excavated from Eindhoven’s medieval city walls to build a catapult (above) that could be used in an insurgency and architect Jeremy Barbour of Tacklebox built a kiosk for skincare brand Aesop by stacking, tearing and binding over 1000 copies of the New York Times (below).

Aesop Grand Central Kiosk by Tacklebox

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