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Container Farm

Rather than shipping food into a city from a great distance, might it not be better to source fresh and local foods. Now, Local Roots has been developing hydroponic ‘shipping-container farms’ known as ‘TerraFarms’ that use water, not the usual…

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GREEN SNEAKER FOR REAL!

Vivobarefoot (a London-based footwear designer) are collaborating with Bloom (a materials innovation company in San Diego) to create the world’s first molded-shoe made from algae! The new Vivobarefoot ‘lace-up’ is made from this environmentally friendly material offering the environment a…

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THE LEAN, MEAN (& GREEN) ELEXTRA

Inspired by classic Italian supercars and soon to start hand-built production in Germany, the Elextra is giving Tesla’s electric car a run for its money! By drawing on modern technology this vehicle is redefining the notion of the supercar, offering…

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Forest Chrysalis

Marc Fornes of the ‘VeryMany’ has designed an amphitheater in Merriweather Park Columbia, USA. This beautiful form is inspired by a Chrysalis! The structure has a self-supporting shell and a steel-tubed structural belly. The chrysalis is surely delicate in appearance…

Pure H2O

Typically, large amounts of energy are used to remove water pollutants from water. Now, Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany have developed an electrochemical process which can remove chemical waste, pharmaceutical…

SMART BLINDS

Blinds could soon be powering your home as well as offering shade! Now, SolarGaps have developed ‘smart blinds’ that track sun-movement (via app) which will reduce the energy consumption of a building (by as much as 70%) and cut financial…

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Taking Charge

Ennead Lab has just unveiled its new EV charging tower. They are looking to solve the issue of the scarcity of charging stations at the urban scale.   The project is expected to take shape in Shanghai. The attractive transparent…

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Seattle Biospheres for Amazon

For Amazon’s Seattle campus, the architects NBBJ have designed a new addition comprising of three biosphere domes filled with diverse plants. The project aims to provide a green sanctuary for Amazon’s urban campus. Located in front of the new headquarters,…

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DRONE YOURSELF ACROSS THE CITY!

Kayak Architects are probing new ideas for getting around cities. To promote their idea, they have transformed the top of the Trump World Tower in New York City for their new drone ‘Skystation’! The Skystation’s ecological footprint would be extremely…

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The New Thai Village

One Bangkok, is a $3.5 billion, 16.7-acre mixed-use development project from Mr. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, one of Thailand’s richest businessman. Mr. Sirivadhanabhakdi has recently joined forces with architecture office SOM to develop the first LEED Platinum certification for a Neighborhood Development…