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Summer of Snapcodes: Why brands including Evian and Wendy's hopped onto Snapchat's barcodes this summer

Turns out that everyday objects like cans, bottles and cardboard cups can serve as the perfect gateways to Snapchat. Just ask Gatorade, Wendy's and Evian.<p>These are just a few among a growing roster of brands that hopped on the Snapcode bandwagon this past summer, using Snapchat's own version of QR …

Facebook follows Google to enable advertisers to evaluate their campaigns with new cross-platform ad tool

Facebook has introduced Facebook Cross-Platform Brand Lift in the US and UK which along with Nielsen Total Brand Effect with Lift will help …

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18-story apartment tower planned on Milwaukee River site

A local developer plans to demolish a dilapidated building along the Milwaukee River in downtown Milwaukee and replace it with an 18-story tower that …

Skyscrapers

‘Back in time 60 years’: America’s most segregated city | The Star

“I’ve never seen anything like it in any other city. Where you can go under a bridge or cross a freeway and it’s just — completely segregated,” said …

15 Buzzwords for 15 Years: Co-creation

<b>Reflection on Co-creation:</b>We believe that empathy and human connection are the heart of the design process in seeking to create social impact. …

SOM debuts "world's largest 3D-printed polymer building" designed for off-grid living

Architecture firm SOM has created a 3D-printed structure that generates its own power and shares energy with a companion vehicle, providing a model …

Architecture

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Architecture

Adopting sustainable energy would save millions of lives each year, U.N. says

Sustainable energy wouldn’t just help combat climate change; it would also save at least 4.3 million lives annually<p>Discussions of climate change are often abstract. Yet with a dangerous increase in destructive extreme weather and a proliferation in large-scale droughts, its adverse effects are …

Cornell is building an insanely energy efficient dorm in New York City, and it could change how we make buildings forever

Cornell Tech, an applied sciences program out of Cornell University, is building a giant futuristic campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island. But the most exciting part of the campus isn't in the academic buildings or green spaces — it's the dorms.<p>The campus's 250-foot tall residential high-rise …

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Articles about eco friendly prototype whose furniture maximizes energy efficiency on Dwell.com - Dwell

Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green building—in a city where...<p>I've known about Paperless Post for a while now; this past wedding season, a handful of Save-the-Dates arrived in my email inbox...<p>To kick off the new schedule, we thought …

Articles about energy efficient hybrid prefab keeps cool palm springs desert on Dwell.com - Dwell

Drawing from the laws of nature, an architect devises a way to beat the heat in the California desert.<p>The Finnish city continues on its path to be carbon neutral by 2050.<p>The Blue Sky prototype home tiptoes gracefully across the desert landscape just north of Joshua Tree National Park.<p>We were …

Palm Springs

Articles about bright efficient upgrade transforms victorian toronto on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Toronto, Ontario, is one metropolis that never ceases to amaze me with its never-ceasing construction.<p>There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe …

Articles about smart tech makes modern home ultra energy efficient on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy …

The energy efficiency measures you can get FOR FREE

You can't avoid pricey energy bills, but one way to cut the amount you shell out for gas and electricity is to use energy efficiency schemes.<p>The …

Home Improvement

Articles about modern energy efficient smart home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Are you looking for some efficient ways to save energy …

MIT Scientists Finally Invented An Efficient Incandescent Lightbulb

Could this be the end of the great bulb ban of 2014? We sure hope so.<p>It's only been two years since we bid farewell to the incandescent light bulb and already, they may be making a return.<p>According to Fast Company, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a …

Light Bulbs

Is a one-story house more energy-efficient?

<b>Q. Dear Umbra,</b><p><b>Say you have two houses with the same square footage, but one is all on one level and one is three floors. Which one is more</b> …

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Energy Efficiency Hides In Plain Sight — Thank You, Ancient City Dwellers

Abu Dhabi's high tech Masdar City pursues low tech energy efficiency strategies drawn from lessons learned by ancient city dwellersEnergy Efficiency …

Urban Planning 101 - Walkability

Our Canada: Do our cities still work? - Urban Planning Mini-Documentary

Welcome to Ikea-land: Furniture giant begins urban planning project

There are feelings you get when you enter an Ikea store. The vertiginous experience of getting lost in their craftily designed labyrinth. The surprise of wandering into something you hadn't intended to buy. The discomfiting almost-warmth of a fake apartment. The faintly reassuring sense that your …

Using Legos as a Legitimate Urban Planning Tool

MIT wants to make transportation planning more transparent—and a bit more fun.<p>MIT researchers unveiled something earlier this month that will please toddlers and serious urban planners alike. It’s a model of Dudley Square—a neighborhood in the greater Boston area—about the size of a kitchen table. …

Greener cities the key to happier, healthier, stress-free lives

He added that a "daily dose of nature" - as originally prescribed by Tim Beatley, a US professor in sustainable communities - was necessary for …

U.S. Cities Are Becoming Much More Segregated Between The Rich And Poor

This might be hard for rich people to hear, but it’s actually better for everyone if people of different classes live near each other and interact regularly.<p>If you live in a million-dollar condo in Philadelphia’s ritzy Rittenhouse Square, your neighbors are likely to be equally well-off; the …

Double your MacBook’s storage in under three minutes with this tiny device

Apple has recently revealed it’s still selling a lot more MacBooks than expected and is continuing its positive growth in a PC business where sales …

5 Amazing iPhone Jailbreak Tweaks That Make iOS 9 Even Better

If you jailbroke your iOS device using my full guide recently, then you’ve no doubt discovered a world of tweaking that’s kept you entertained for days. However, there are so many tweaks out there that it can be daunting knowing which ones to choose. Likewise, you may not have any idea what …

Articles about 7 victorian renovations blend past and present on Dwell.com - Dwell

A brick and fuchsia tunnel creates a time warp in this semi-detached Victorian in a Melbourne suburb.<p>In this exclusive series for Dwell.com, Linda Taalman of Taalman Koch Architecture tracks the hands-on renovation of her and ...<p>Despite their humble origins, these modern converted barns are …