Tag: america

Mecanoo Green Roof

Working in collaboration with the local firm Martinez+Johnson Architecture the Dutch firm, Mecanoo have collaborated on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C, aficionados will know it was originally designed by the modernist master Ludwig Mies van…

Self-shaping Shelters

The architect Haresh Lalvani has turned his design intentions towards emergency-shelter design and is aiming to create a biomimicry-based system imbuing shelter structures with the capacity to shape themselves! As co-founder of the Pratt Institute Center for Experimental Structures, Lalvani…

Gone in 60 seconds

The GeoOrbital bike wheel offers a new take on bicycles! With this item, one can cleverly swap ‘only’ the front wheel of a bicycle for it to become electric. The wheel itself is battery-powered allowing your bike to become electric…

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Prefab Rules

The New York-based CDR Studio Architects have designed a prefabricated backyard retreat. Known as the Dragonfly Pavilion it can be found in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. It has been constructed from sustainably harvested mahogany in combination with recycled aluminum to…

Floating City

yeezy 350 boost The Seasteading Institute in San Francisco has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the French Polynesian government that could bring the world closer to its first floating city. The Seasteading Institute has been trying to…

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Sladda by IKEA

IKEA the Swedish furniture company has their eyes firmly set on sustainability concerns and have therefore moved towards personal transportation issues. Their new Sladda bike is packed with accessories allowing its customization. For instance; the front rack can be altered…

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THINKING OUTSIDE THE (CARDBOARD) BOX

The popular skin company Aesop has unveiled a new LA store whose interior is made completely of cardboard tubes. The designers Brooks + Scarpa developed this idea to establish Aesop’s identity via a monotone earthly and natural aesthetic. The main…

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BIODIVERSITY LOSS

In his search to reconnect with his Native American heritage, Oklahoma farmer Carl Barnes pursued old, native varieties of corn. In doing so he discovered a brilliant variety of corn now known as Glass Gem Corn that appears gem-like. This…

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Groundwater Drought

Due to excess pumping from industry and agriculture, a serious depletion of ground water sources is happening over much of the world (the US, India, southern Europe,). A new study reveals American aquifers will be the first to go (California’s…

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MIT researchers have discovered how to make one of our existing materials stronger than ever before! Recently discovered ‘Graphene’ (isolated from graphite in 2004 by two Manchester University researchers Prof. Andre Geim and Prof. Kostya Novoselov) is a form of…