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56 Smart City Startups

CB Insights:These are some of the segments that these startups are attacking:• <b>Parking</b> – Startups are improving the efficiency with which we park our …

Internet of Things

Solar-powered airtight Pond House can be heated with a hairdryer

London-based forresterarchitects completed a home that’s so airtight it could be heated with a hairdryer. Constructed in Britain’s largest protected …

6 Mapping Tools to Help Understand Your City

Ikea: 7 Predictions For What Your Home Will Look Like In 2020

From silicon furniture to the death of storage, Marcus Engman of Ikea Sweden talks to us about the near-future of your home.<p>There’s a good chance that Marcus Engman is directly responsible for at least one piece of furniture in your house–and if you’re a millennial, maybe all of it. As head of …

Furniture

Creating Buildings Out Of Data

An architecture firm is mining troves of info to build better<p>Some might worry that society is oversaturated in data, but architect June Grant is spinning straw into gold by using public information to design energy-efficient buildings.<p>“I do a heavy amount of data analysis, and build models from …

U.S. Department of Energy

Loughborough University researchers unveil plans to commercialize 3D concrete printing

The researchers at Loughborough's School of Civil and Building Engineering have been developing 3D concrete printing technology with a view to …

3D Printing

Articles about 7 prefabs across california on Dwell.com - Dwell

With its main components manufactured in a factory and assembled on-site, prefab homes can cost less to build, offer a higher...<p>You don't have to look far to find a host of experienced designers and builders of prefab homes in the Golden State.<p>A 1950s Joseph Esherick home in Berkeley, California, …

Prefab Homes

The 8 Coolest New Tricks Your Nest Can Do

Late last night, Nest announced its Developer Program: An initiative that's going to allow more than 5,000 developers to tinker and build new Nest …

9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

1/10<p>IKEA Furniture Hacks<p>Urbanites hoping to better their apartments with space-saving loft beds, elegant glass divider walls or built-in storage …

Furniture

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Articles about modern preschool san francisco on Dwell.com - Dwell

With smart interiors by Arcanum Architecture, a shop in the Mission District attempts to put a new spin on the venerable cup of...<p>A landscape architect in San Francisco harnesses an underground water source to create a lush marshland in his own backyard.<p>I was in San Francisco's Inner Richmond …

San Francisco

Architizer

Architizer

Invention Awards 2014: A Cryogenic Engine Powered By Heat

Chilling the need for diesel-powered refrigeration<p>Right now, as many as 250,000 semi-trucks are hauling refrigerated trailers full of frozen foods, fresh vegetables, and other perishable goods along U.S. roads. Yet such vehicles burn about 25 percent more fuel than unrefrigerated trucks.<p>At fault is …

Vegetables

Architizer

This Unassuming Desk Will Change The Way You Work

Upon first glance, the Artifox Desk looks like a simple work area that happens to be pretty sharp, but spend a minute with it and you’ll realize all …

The Tetra Shed Is Your Personal Work Getaway

If you can’t seem to get work down with all the distractions of the modern world, maybe it’s time to escape to your backyard. The Tetra Shed is your …

Bronx Box Prefab Turns a Narrow Lot into a Home with Breathtaking Bay Views

1/14<p>Bronx Box-Resolution 4 Architecture<p>Infill homes are a smart way to take advantage of thin lots in urban areas, and this handsome double decker in …

Architecture

A 38-Foot-Tall Hill of Slides is Coming Soon to Governors Island Park!

Things are sliding (literally) into place at the new Governors Island Park. Construction workers are working on erecting a 38-foot-tall hill that …

IKEA Unveils PS 2014 Collection Filled with Space-Saving Furniture and Double-Duty Designs (PHOTOS)

1/20<p>IKEA PS 2014<p>The world has been asking for more space-saving, double-duty furniture and it looks like IKEA has been all ears. The Swedish home …

Warm Your Frozen Body in This Heated, Beach-Themed Bus Shelter Oasis in Midtown

As New Yorkers shiver through the second coming of the Polar Vortex today, one beach-themed bus stop in Midtown is attempting to lift some spirits. …

Beautiful Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Prefab Panels

1/7<p>Soho Loft Prefab<p>Open plan lofts are dream living spaces for most people, but sometimes all that roominess can be a bit daunting. New York …

Prefab Homes

Renzo Piano's Tiny Diogene Hut is an Off-Grid Shelter for One Person

Italian architect Renzo Piano's new Diogene cabin is a tiny shelter with just enough space for one person to live and sleep. So it's fitting that …

"Unfinished House" is a container for living

Designboom shows a house that begs the question, Why are Japanese houses so weird? It is a 700 square foot "container for living".<p>tokyo-based …

Architizer

Architizer

Apartment transforms and opens up like a playground for grown-ups

Solar Roadways looks to crowdfund $1M, begin manufacturing

When TreeHugger first covered the Solar Roadways concept, it was with a healthy dose of skepticism.<p>Then they got a $100,000 grant from the Department …