Tag: city

Dyaqua Invisible Solar Cells

Dyaqua invisible Solar cells are making renewable-energy aesthetically friendly! Their panels have been designed to avoid the ‘visual damage’ that is ordinarily associated with typical solar-panel design. Often times, renovated buildings that adopt a ‘renewable-energy’ stance soon lose their historic…

GREEN BETWEEN

Constructed across Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, the artist Asif Khan‘s ‘Forests’ installation for ‘Mini’ displayed three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants. A series of underused public spaces were renovated to become green shared space where people could…

Sun Seeker

A self-driving garden may seem far-fetched but now, the University College London’s (UCL) Interactive Architecture Lab has created a nomadic, self-cultivating garden that moves around all by itself! The sphere has been designed by UCL students William Victor Camilleri and…

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Tesla Town

The first ‘Tesla town’ is being built in a small suburb off Melbourne’s business district in Australia. Every house will enjoy a solar roof and built-in Tesla Powerwall. This will be one of the most sustainable developments found in Australia….

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Urban Farm

Producing food within an urban context is gaining much interest. Now, the French architectural firm Zundel and Cristea have developed an intriguing design for smaller-scale urban farms, to be dotted over the urban fabric. These farms have been designed to…

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URBAN FARM TOWER

As the density of our urban fabric ever increases (along with the number of residents), city-dwellers become further distanced from the growth of the food they consume. This distance still remains an ecological problem! However, ‘urban vertical farms’ have taken…

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Self-watering Green Wall

Ever increasing in popularity are ‘Living Green Walls’. They are beginning to become renowned for improving people’s health and that of the environment. In honesty however, maintenance can be a deciding factor and extremely off-putting for those with an emerging…

Transcendent City

Richard Hardy is a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture. He has been enquiring and questioning the future idea of cities, in this case an autonomous, artificially intelligent, sustainable city! This fantastic graphic vision reveals his thoughts regarding artificial…

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DRAWING | BUILDINGS

A group of students at the University of Tokyo have created a ’3D printing pen’ and have begun to develop complex structures out of plastic sticks. The drawings/structures are formed via thermoplastic filament. The strings bond with acrylic rods, creating forms…

The Future’s Got Game

If you haven’t already heard, video games are increasingly becoming an important tool for designing cities (just ask Los Angeles architect and game developer Jose Sanchez). His movie (see link) shows a neighbourhood-building simulator called ‘BLOCK’HOOD‘. It has the potential…