Twenty-three designs have been selected as part of a plan to reinvigorate Paris – but one of the few that didn't make the cut is this proposal by Périphériques for a "crowd-built" megastructure resembling a pile of smaller blocks (+ slideshow). More »
San Francisco start up Minna Life has launched a portable device that men can sit on to exercise their pelvic muscles and "amplify their sexual fitness" (+ slideshow). More »
Once the preserve of independent product designers, crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter are evolving into powerful tools for financing and testing public appetite for architecture and infrastructure projects.
Recent examples include BIG's campaign to raise money for a prototype power plant chimney and a pedestrian bridge described as the "world’s first crowdfunded public infrastructure project". See more crowdfunded projects on Dezeen »
Sign up for a daily roundup
of all our stories