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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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

Based on the design of floating oil platforms, the Sea Trees are made from steel and shaped like giant trees. Each level of the platform supports a …

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 <b>Günter M Ziegler</b> looks again at art history’s most infamous …

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3 Inspiring Designs For Renewable Power Plants That Double As Art

The Land Art Generator Initiative started four years ago as the brainchild of an artist and architect. They saw the potential for infrastructure to …

What On Earth Is Universal Doing With Its Monster Movies?

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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

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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 …