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8 Biodegradable Materials the Construction Industry Needs to Know About

In architecture we are so caught up in creating something new, we often forget about what happens at the end of a building’s life cycle—the …

Catching Fire: Cities building more wooden skyscrapers - CNN Style

Written by Jenni Marsh, CNN<p>Wood is being billed as the answer to creating greener cities -- lightweight and sustainable, it is even said to be more fire resistant than steel.<p>The newest addition to the timber trend is a proposed 19-storey structure that will be built in the Swedish city of …

17 cheap and easy ways to hack your Ikea furniture

1/<p>The Hemnes secretary cabinet is a good-sized desk, but a bit boring to look at.<p>3/<p>These $6 Fjälla boxes are useful, but pretty plain.<p>5/<p>These Vittsjö …

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The Most Creative Recycling We've Seen Yet: Turn Plastic Bottles into String

This is nuts. An inventive Russian YouTuber has figured out how to turn plastic bottles into <i>string</i>, using purely mechanical means. After "unraveling" …

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Spotify 是如何設計產品的

像 Spotify 這樣成功的公司當然只希望產出人們喜愛的產品,但是只有在產品上線之後,<br>他們才知道人們到底喜不喜歡這個產品。Spotify 是如何解決這個悖論的?<p>產品開發並不簡單。事實上,大多數產品開發努力到最後都失敗了,並且最常見的失敗原因就是開發了錯誤的產品。<p>Spotify 是一個瑞典的精實創業 …

China's 'eco-cities': empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people

Wang Lin needed a change. The crushing air pollution and gridlock traffic in his hometown Hangu, an industrial district in China’s northern metropolis of Tianjin, made him anxious and sometimes sick.<p>Then he heard about the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city. According to its marketing, the £24bn …

Luminous ceilings and carpets will become commonplace, says lead designer at Philips

<b>Movie:</b> chief design officer for Philips Lighting Rogier van der Heide explains how advances in LED technology are enabling lighting to be integrated …

12 Lampshades that Revolutionize Lighting

The advent 3D-Printing has allowed for extraordinary design of Lighting Fixtures. A few can be downloaded for free, several can be purchased and some …

michiel van der kley presents 3D-printed project EGG at DDW 2014

<b>michiel van der kley presents 3D-printed project EGG at DDW 2014</b><br>all images courtesy of michiel van der kley<p><b>‘project EGG‘ is made from 4,760</b> …

4-D Printing Means Building Things That Build Themselves

<i>In our</i> Weekly Innovation series<i>, we pick an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Got an innovation you think we should feature? Fill out our form.</i><p>The advent of 3-D printing brought on a number of innovations worthy of news coverage. Printers have created …

This Man Thinks He Can 3-D Print An Entire House

Scientists already are working on 3-D printing organs. If we can do that, a house should be easy.<p>While enthusiasts believe that there will eventually be a 3-D printer in every home, University of Southern California professor Berokh Khoshnevis has spent the last decade working on a far bigger …

3D Printing Goes Mainstream Retail

Just another day at UPS: Photocopy the ol' resume, ship back shoes to Zappos, print a car part.<p>About a month ago, a UPS store in eastern San Diego started offering a new service: 3D printing. Six weeks ago, store owner Burke Jones says, "I didn't know anything about 3D printing."<p>"I'd love to take …

Beyond Braille: 3-D Printed Books For The Blind

<i>This post is part of our</i>Weekly Innovation series, <i>in which we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form.<p>Now here's something Helen Keller couldn't have dreamed up: the picture book Goodnight Moon, but …