Sustainable Willage

By Juhana Kallio | eco-centric design

Kulutus kasvattaa kantakaupunkilaisen hiilijalanjälkeä

<i>Jonne Hytönen & Kaisa Schmidt-Thomé</i><p>Aalto-yliopiston maankäyttötieteiden laitokselta (jossa myös allekirjoittajat toimivat) on tullut ja tulee tänä …

Julien Reynier and Fabrice Clerc from L'Atelier Paysan on self-build communities in farming

<b>The P2P Foundation’s Michel Bauwens interviews Julien Reynier and Fabrice Clerc from L’Atelier Paysan</b><p>L’Atelier Paysan is a French cooperative that …

Farming

Miten tulevaisuuden Suomi pärjää? – "Kolmas maailmansota on myöhässä"

Suomessa ja maailmalla on menossa ”teknologinen musta surma”. Seuraavat kaksi vuosikymmentä muuttavat maailma enemmän kuin edelliset 200 vuotta, …

New Mathematical Equation Shows How Fast Humans Are Wrecking Earth

By Robin Scher<p>It is impossible to predict the future. What we can do is extrapolate a vision from our current body of scientific knowledge, mixed …

Voiko Suomen liikenne sähköistyä ilman yhteiskunnan tukea?

KAUPALLINEN YHTEISTYÖ: ABB<p><b>28.3.2017 klo 13:01</b><p><b>Virossa ja Norjassa sähköistä liikennettä on edistetty valtion tuella. Onko sähköisen liikenteen</b> …

Pitsaketju aloittaa kotiinkuljetukset robotilla - tämä kuljetin ei aja autotiellä

Robotit<p><b>3.4. klo 12:45</b><p>Pitsaketju Dominos aloittaa kotiinkuljetukset kuusipyöräisillä robottikuljettimilla. Autonominen kuljetusteknologia toimittaa …

This is humankind's 'great urbanisation'. We must do it right, or the planet will pay

The world will never again build cities as rapidly as it does this century. If we are serious about limiting global warming, tackling air pollution and promoting innovative, resource-efficient growth, there is a narrow window of opportunity<p>Almost as staggering as the current enormous influx into …

Romantic Treehouse huts are tucked away in Beijing’s tranquil mountains

Away from the hustle and bustle of Beijing hides a delightful pair of timber huts designed by Chinese design firm Wee Studio. Dubbed the Treehouse, …

Why It's Impossible to Actually Be a Vegetarian

*Technically speaking.<p><i>This article was written by Andrew Smith from Drexel University, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>In case …

This giant tubular glass treehouse is a childhood dream come true

If you're craving nature and want to get back to your childhood roots, this tubular glass treehouse is for you.<p>As noted by Dezeen, the design above …

Treehouses

How to build a Blackhouse

How to build a Scottish Blackhouse.<p><b>Vernacular architecture evolves reflecting the characteristics of the local environment, climate, culture, natural</b> …

Secluded Treehouse Hotels Allow Guests to Completely Disconnect from Outside World

Nestled within a forest in Hesse, Germany is Robin's Nest Treehouse Hotels, a destination spot for those wanting a unique and rustic getaway. The gorgeous and scenic locale offers a host of housing options, with the most striking being its elevated structures. There, visitors can sleep among the …

Hospitality

The Future of Energy: Why Power Density Matters

The twenty first century will almost certainly witness a transition to an overwhelming urban human population, and hopefully a transition to a low …

Renewable Energy

LANDHAUS / Thomas Kröger Architekt

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> In a small village in the Uckermark, north of Berlin, a large barn has been converted into a country …

For the homeowner who never wants to grow up: Italian architect designs wooden treehouse as part of eco-friendly project to 'combine childhood dreams with urban life'

• <b>Architect Luciano Pia has unveiled the structure in his hometown of Turin</b>• <b><br>The '25 Shades of Green' project combines eco living with stylish city …

NuVinci unveils cheaper continuously-variable transmission for bicycles

Shifting gears while cycling can be a hassle, which is why a growing number of bicycle manufacturers are outfitting their bikes with the NuVinci N360 …

Digitized Stone: ZAarchitects Develop “Smart Masonry”

When one hears the term masonry architecture, digital fabrication and automated construction processes are probably not the first ideas to come to …

The Copenhagen Wheel hybrid electric bike hub & ebikes

The pure feeling of cycling, with a boost<p>TRY IT, RISK FREE<p>with our 30 day satisfaction guarantee, what do you have to lose?<p>"After I got the Wheel, I …

Nykyajan häkäpöntöllä energiaa taloon

Häkäpönttötekniikkaa hyödyntävä pyrolyysireaktori tuottaa ympäristöystävällistä sähkö- ja lämpöenergiaa ilmakuivasta sekapuuhakkeesta. Jopa …

NCPP - Nordic Clay Plaster Project ( - 12.2014)

A City Where Everyone Works, There is No Police, and the Salary is 1200 Euros

<b>With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia.</b><p>Unemployment is non-existent in …

Andalusia

In-Between a Bike and a Car

The makers of the ELF believe their enclosed, three-wheeled, low-carbon vehicle is the perfect transportation compromise.<p>Rob Cotter sits in his small office on a side street in Durham, North Carolina, in a baseball cap and sweatshirt, as the sounds of incessant drilling and people yelling "horn …

Eliminate your energy bills using old newspapers

DIY environmentally friendly houses will insulate against thundersnow<p>Once upon a time, the only thing you could do with yesterday’s newspaper was to wrap up takeaway food. Now, though, it turns out that once you’ve read the Telegraph Property section, you can use it not just to keep your fish and …

West Sussex

Flexible solar panels are both functional and decorative

While scientists and engineers are still racing to make solar panels more efficient and feasible, some are trying to make the technology more …

Ten New Findings From the Sciences that Will Revolutionize Architecture

<i>In their latest book</i> Design for a Living Planet: Settlement, Science, and the Human Future<i>, Michael Mehaffy and Nikos Salingaros examine recent</i> …

China just 3D-printed an entire mansion. Here’s what it looks like

A Chinese construction company last weekend unveiled its two largest 3D-printed buildings to date. One is a grand-looking, three-story mansion (well, …

Unique Open Beam Ceiling House Design

Located on Corsica, France, which is an island in the Mediterranean Sea southeast of the mainland, this 650m2 home is a wooden house that has been …

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

Electric Bikes