By Melissa Sterry | Biomimetics, Biotechnology & Biology for the Built Environment
Open-source chairs made of puzzle pieces and 3D-printed furniture based on bone growth feature in an exhibition of work by Dutch designer Joris …Museums
Craig Ward rode every train in New York, swabbing the subway poles and creating beautiful Petri-dish art.
Ever wonder what germs are really growing on those subway poles? Brooklyn-based artist Craig Ward decided to find out. After riding all 22 of New York's subway lines, he collected bacterial …MTA
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius is the internationally-acclaimed, must-see exhibition of 2016.
It's your chance to investigate both the …Leonardo Da Vinci
Green Form and Function versus Green Nativism: In changing urban spaces full of novel ecosystems and natural assemblages, is native purity a viable option?
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Continually walking the line between art and science, Jonty Hurwitz (featured previously) has recently …Elephants
German designer Carolin Pertsch has used bundles of seagrass to create an eco-material that forms the seats for a collection of stools.Pertsch …Furniture
Artist Steffan Dam produces fantastical and intricately-crafted specimens that look as though they exist in the real world. Suspended in glass jars and on plates, their forms mimic well-known creatures of the sea and budding plants. Although Dam’s work is based in imagination, his skills as a …Marine Biology
As we pause to mark Armistice Day, artist Paddy Hartley considers the act of remembrance. His delicate ‘Papaver rhoeas’ poppy sculptures, made from …United Kingdom
If you’ve ever driven past wild prairie grasses swaying in the Kansas breeze and felt a wave of appreciation for America’s heartland, you should know that those visible grasses are just the tip of the iceberg.
“We’re pretty blind to what’s going on beneath the soil,” says photographer Jim …Soil
As humans encroach on their habitat, the big cats are adapting. Can we do the same?
Story By Richard Conniff
Photographs by Steve Winter
We were sitting in the dark, waiting for the leopards beside a trail on the edge of India’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park, 40 square miles of green life in the middle of …Religion
Launched in 2011, the group known as the Guerrilla Grafters has been secretly (and illegally) modifying ornamental trees along the streets of San Francisco. These fruit-lovers make it their mission to graft fruit bearing branches onto the non-fruit bearing trees that line the city, in efforts of …Fruit
We must green 3-D printing while the technology is still in its infancy.
Before the Gutenberg press, the mechanical loom, the steam engine, or the computer became ubiquitous, there was a pause. The inventors had hatched the next big thing, and they wondered what would happen next. We’re living …Manufacturing
A Japanese inspired bridge on the Isle of Wight aims to show it can be a successful and cost effective method for helping the UK's dwindling dormouse populations
Roads, railways and the rapid rate of land development are breaking up the landscape and fragmenting habitats, causing big problems for …UK News
World Architecture Festival 2015: bamboo could "revolutionise the building industry" and replace steel as the dominant reinforcing material, …Architecture
The changing environments in urban and suburban areas are stopping hedgehogs in their tracks. Campaigners are urging homeowners to cut a hole in their fences so hedgehogs can get through to find food. [Additional reporting by The Associated Press]United Kingdom
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Glasgow’s dwindling population of house sparrows is receiving a boost from a series of small wildflower meadows at …Birdwatching
Last May hundred decorated birch trees were placed at one of Cologne’s most crowded places, waiting to be picked up and moved around by pedestrians. …Lawn Mowing
Sofoklis Giannakopoulos, a researcher at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), has designed Pylos, a 3D printer that utilizes …Environmentalism
. the work investigates the possibilities of using air inflation in architecture as an active response to changing environmental parameters.The post …Barcelona
Architecture studio Penda has designed a meadow containing sunken pathways and concealed meeting places, which opens next month as part of China's …Water
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The community center is located in the mountains of Taoyuan Park in Chongqing. The starting point is …Architecture
Is it an aquarium? A kinetic sculpture? An ambient light? The Darwin Tank is all of these things, a mesmerizing magnifying receptacle for watching …Jellyfish