Martin Wild

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12 things buy-to-let landlords need to know in 2017

<b>New data shows landlords are increasingly reluctant to buy property in recent months, following a raft of new regulations – but are you up-to-date</b> …

Housing

Can a Startup Compete With Tesla’s New Solar Roof?

The main output from Elon Musk's solar roof, so far, has been news articles, rather than, say, electricity.GTM reporters and a slew of guest …

The Art of Rendering: How to Create a Stunning Prefab Home Using 3ds Max and Photoshop

Ronen Bekerman is an industry leader in Architectural Visualization who hosts in-depth tutorials on his specialist blog. Architizer is pleased to present a selection of these guides written by some of the world’s best rendering artists.<p>Mark Staddon is founder of Modern Babylon and the co-founder of …

Perforated steel and pavement lights let the sun pierce London townhouse by Andy Martin Architecture

Andy Martin Architecture gutted this five-storey Georgian townhouse in Belgravia, adding glass pavement lights to the ground floor to allow natural …

Pierce

Dazzling Warehouse in Beirut

The Swiss architectural firm Herzog & Meuron has just completed its first work in Lebanon. It is a building of 119 meters high, remarkable by the …

Architecture

UK house prices in first monthly fall for 20 months

<b>Average house prices across the UK fell by 0.3% in the month of March, according to the Nationwide, the first fall since June 2015.</b><p>Although monthly figures can be very volatile, it is the largest such fall for nearly five years.<p>One economist said it was evidence of the increasing squeeze on …

Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power

Graphene-based electrode prototype, inspired by fern leaves, could be the answer to solar energy storage challenge<p>Inspired by an American fern, …

Clean Energy

This Solar Panel Design Moves With the Sun Through The Arc of a Day

Smartflower is a new solar panel that provides 40-50 percent more efficiency that traditional panels<p>For Americans concerned with the Trump administration’s move to undo climate regulations and its retrograde embrace of the coal industry, it might be heartening to remember this is not happening …

The Architecture of Artificial Intelligence

“Let us consider an augmented architect at work. He sits at a working station that has a visual display screen some three feet on a side, this is his …

London's 'smallest house' uses flexible plywood furniture to maximize space

Danish design firm Studiomama is known for their talent of creating comfy living space out of virtually nothing. However, designers Nina Tolstrup and …

smallesthouse

Micro Wind Turbine

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Accessories<br>• Camping<br>• Design<br>• Gadgets<br>• Gear<p>Generating power whilst camping is becoming increasingly important, many people use …

Stair Masters: Climb to New Heights With These 10 Staircase Ideas

THIS ARTICLE IS PART OF A SERIES OFFERING SPECIFICATION IDEAS THAT HELP ARCHITECTS AND INTERIOR DESIGNERS CREATE BRILLIANT BUILDINGS AND SPACES. HUNGRY FOR MORE? HEAD THIS WAY FOR INFORMATION ON SOURCE: ARCHITIZER’S PREMIER MARKETPLACE FOR BUILDING PRODUCTS AND FURNISHINGS.<p>Everyone knows that a …

Triple threat: Perovskite material generates electricity from light, heat, and movement

If you want to use multiple methods to generate electricity, such as waste heat and movement, for example, you normally have to use independent …

Clean Energy

China is building a vertical forest to fight pollution

China is out to build a fleet of the most nature-incorporated architectural structures in the world. After a never-ending series of record-breaking glass bridges — and even a glass bathroom — construction has begun on Asia’s first vertical forest in Nanjing.<p>The forest will be built with alternating …

Cool Staircase Designs Guaranteed To Tickle Your Brain

Staircases are almost always focal points for the spaces they are in. It’s in their nature. Whether it’s their look, functionality or something else …

Bamboo is Poised to Replace Steel in Reinforced Concrete

It has long been the practice of civil engineers to use reinforcement bars in concrete structures. As what is taught in reinforced concrete design, …

IDG Contributor Network: Ubuntu Core has the keys to IoT security

In October, a DDoS attack on Dyn's infrastructure took down a big chunk of the internet, making sites like Amazon and Twitter inaccessible. It was …

Friends and family help repurpose a concrete carport into an inspiring home for an ALS patient

This temporary residence facilitates both physical and mental accessibility for a client diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). With the …

Remortgage now to shield profit ahead of the new buy-to-let rules

Remortgaging onto a lower rate could save a landlord from having their profits obliterated by tax changes effective from next year, calculations show.<p>The figures show that profit margins for all mortgaged landlords will be under pressure from April 2017.<p>This is the point at which landlords lose the …

Grass Clippings Could Someday Heat Your Home

A British renewable energy company plans to use grass from abandoned fields and meadows as a fuel source.<p>The gas that heats your home might come from the grass beneath your feet, at least if British renewable energy company Ecotricity is successful.<p>Ecotricity, one of the world's first renewable …

Concrete and Wood Slab Table

First of all, this is my first instructable, so take it easy on this old hillbilly. This instructable will outline how I made two similar concrete …

Tips on protecting devices from hackers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Billions of fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in …

District energy can accelerate the transition to a low carbon society

<i>This piece is co-authored by Jens Ole Hansen, Global Market Director, Ramboll Energy</i><p>How can you accelerate implementation of the Paris Climate Accord? That is the common theme of the side events at Cop22 Climate Conference in Morocco right now. One relatively simple - and cost-effective - answer is …

Germany is building the world’s first wind turbines with built-in hydroelectric batteries

Wind blows. Water falls. But for the first time, one is now powering the other. Engineers in Germany are storing water for hydroelectricity inside wind turbines allowing the towers act like massive batteries once the wind stops blowing. It’s the first major example of the two technologies being …

Hydroelectric Power

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It is now common for Remainers to say that it is unsurprising that there has been no adverse effect on the economy after the referendum because Brexit hasn’t happened yet. Only when we actually leave the European Union, they assert, will adverse effects appear.<p>To put it politely, this is somewhat …

Climate Change This Week: Breakthrough in Home Solar Power, Redefining Resiliency, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p>Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Indian bullfrog, a denizen of Myanmar forests, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. <i>Source all-that-is-interesting.com</i><p><><p><b>One of Many Myanmar Forest Beauties</b> is the …