Joann Dcosta

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The top 10 in Green Architecture for 2015

It's fun to see such a mix in this category, and there are some that probably shouldn't even be here; #10 should probably be in prefab and #1 in tiny …

This Incredible Building Material Shoots Heat Into Space (So Buildings Need Less AC)

What if–instead of keeping our buildings cool from the inside–the heat just bounced off them back to where it came from?<p>There’s a big renewable energy resource we’ve yet to exploit: the cold of the universe.<p>That’s according to Aaswath Raman, a researcher with the Ginzton Laboratory, at Stanford …

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Thank you for visiting International Innovation. Please note that both the publication and website closed at the end of 2016.<p>Should you wish to …

What’s it like to live in a skyscraper?

Most of the tall buildings in downtown Chicago are offices or commercial spaces –but the iconic Marina City towers offer a chance to live up high in the heart of the city.<p>The distinctive towers of Marina City rise up beside the Chicago River like giant corn cobs. Designed by Bertrand Goldberg and …

Skyscrapers

Disruptive Deceptions: How Electric Utilities Stifled Rooftop Solar

In January 2013, the Edison Electric Institute, an investor-owned electric utility trade group based in Washington DC, published a report describing the financial risks posed by distributed energy resources for electric utilities and recommending several strategies for managing them.<p>The report, …

Renewable Energy

Are 'Treescrapers' the Future of Dense Urban Living?

A vertical garden tower just won a significant award for architecture. Is it time to start taking these designs seriously?<p>Passive House designers are the Fremen of the architectural world. They look at buildings the same way that <i>Dune</i>’s noble desert tribe thinks about water. For the Fremen, the …

Architecture

7 Apps Every Writer Should Own

Like most writers I know, I have a fondness for paper and ink. Despite this, most of my work is done on a computer or tablet. Specifically on Apple …

Apps