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Remarkable Woman Quit Her Job in New York to Build Sustainable Bamboo Homes in Bali

In 2010, Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in New York and returned to her childhood home in Bali, which is where she decided to build bamboo houses for a living. Over the course of the last five years, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, believing that …

TED Talks

Professional fort builder: Jay Nelson

Jay Nelson is a builder that makes shelters and vehicles made of wood. Film by Isaiah Saxon, founder of DIY.org

Design

Thermos-Like Passive Homes Aggressively Save Energy

Extreme energy efficiency is target of more buildings, even low-budget Habitat for Humanity homes.<p>Three miles northeast of the White House, now topped with solar panels, six modest new rowhouses are expected to deliver world-class savings in energy.<p>The reason's simple: They're so well sealed and …

How Hybridization Can Boost the Economics of Energy Storage

European energy storage players are taking a leading role in developing hybrid systems that can cover several applications at once, improving …

Clean Energy

Inside Citi’s plan to deploy $100 billion for cities, renewables, climate

Today, Citi, the global banking giant, is announcing its next-gen sustainability strategy that includes an eye-popping number: $100 billion over 10 …

Sustainability

Help The Palace of Versailles Choose the Winning 3D Printed Cabinet, Louis XIV Style, in Design Competition

The Palace of Versailles, illuminated at night.<p>Once serving as the center of the French court, the Palace of Versailles is a wondrous work of French …

France

Google Earth Pro was $399. Now it's free.

Google Earth Pro lets you fly around our planet and zoom in really close to areas of interest. I was able to see some junk in my backyard that I'd …

Microsoft Windows

LEAOS Carbon Urban Design E-Bike with Full Integrated Solar Panel

We’ve featured LEAOS bike previously, this time, they have submitted the latest bike design with fully-integrated solar panel.<p>Leaos is a young …

Intricate Modular Paper Sculptures by Richard Sweeney | Colossal

<p>Inspired by the organic forms of nature like mounds of snow and clouds, English artist Richard Sweeney creates delicate modular sculptures out of …

Art

London: the dead-eyed banker psycho dream

"Its protagonist lives in a world of almost continual night, with the hungry eyes and dead affect of an Ayn Rand wet dream: his world is constituted …

Cory Doctorow

Bartlett students create building components from skeletal modules wrapped in stretchy "skin"

A group of graduates from London's Bartlett School of Architecture has developed an experimental technique for creating intricate building components …

This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

City waterways could provide more space for new habitats in which urban nature can flourish.<p>As cities sprawl and get more crowded, most don’t have much space left for urban wildlife–at least not on land. A Dutch architect plans to begin using city waterways to build floating habitats for …

Dürer's polyhedron: 5 theories that explain Melencolia's crazy cube

The distinctive three-dimensional shape in Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I has been the subject of innumerous analyses and still no one is sure what it is or what it means. On the occasion of its 500th birthday, mathematician Günter M Ziegler looks again at art history’s most infamous …

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LAGI-2014

3 Inspiring Designs For Renewable Power Plants That Double As Art

What if where we got our energy weren’t just ugly, pollution-spewing boxes?<p>When the first boxy concrete power plants were built on the edges of cities, no one wanted to live near them–not just because of the pollution, but because of the terrible view. Modern, renewable technology isn’t always …

What On Earth Is Universal Doing With Its Monster Movies?

<i>The Hollywood Reporter</i>says that Universal's just hired a slew of writers for their upcoming reboot of the classic monster films. But here's the weird …

Meike Harde's metal-mesh Hybrid Cabinet displays and protects its contents

<b>Dutch Design Week 2014:</b> these cabinets by German designer Meike Harde are made from wire cages to create a "protective environment" for delicate …

Anne van Galen designs fashion accessories for a "world with endless rainfall"

<b>Dutch Design Week 2014:</b> graduate designer Anne van Galen has created this series of protective headgear and accessories for inhabitants of a …

Manhattan is Apparently Less Dense Today Than it Was in 1910

Manhattan is home to some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers. But despite its abundance of upward real-estate, a map created by Shlomo Angel …

Francis Bitonti creates pixellated 3D-printed shoes using cellular automation

<b>Fashion and technology:</b> New York fashion designer Francis Bitonti has used a mathematical model to "grow" pairs of shoes with gradients of colour on …

An Illuminated Woven Willow Tree House by Tom Hare | Colossal

<p>UK sculptor Tom Hare works primarily with willow branches to create large organic sculptures that borrow from the same techniques used in basket …

Bancos Alegales

Seguimos alternando negociaciones políticas con ejercicios de alegalidad urbana y construyendo conjuntamente la red Arquitecturas Colectivas que …

Hive-Inspired Buildings Would Be Comfy Homes For Gigantic Bee Monsters

Many architects are inspired by nature, and some look to beehives to inform their designs—with hive-shaped buildings, honeycomb motifs, and …

ABEER SEIKALY

view of the tent structures (day)<p>Structural Fabric Weaves Tent Shelters into Communities<p>Human life throughout history has developed in alternating …

Floating Orchid Pods Could Bring Pop-up Restaurants to the Singapore Waterfront

Singapore has a beautiful waterfront and a street food heritage that some feel needs reinvigorated. Intending to jump-start the conversation about it are SPARK Architects, who unveiled a proposal for a mobile, reconfigurable, and sustainable floating cooked-food center (also known as hawker …

Waterfront