Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:

iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE

Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

Warm home / Warm home for stray animals

Warm home
Warm home

According to statistics,about 80 million stray cats die of cold and hunger every year.During the cold season, we can often see the cat hide under the car or on the tire to keep warm, which is a dangerous but necessary behavior for the cat.However, in the meantime, vending machines on street corners usually work 24 hours a day, with motors that generate heat and emit it into the air. We came up with the concept of using the heat generated by vending machine to warm the cats—additional square meter for stray cats.In addition to taking advantage of the vending machine's waste heat, people will provide 50 grams of food for stray cats every time.

University

Zhejiang University

Zhejiang University
School of Software Technology
Hangzhou, China

Liu Jianhui,
Zhejiang University

Zhang Jinlan,
Dalian University of Technology