Tag: city

FUTURE-VISION

The architecture firm of ‘Foster + Partners’ is collaborating with the auto brand ‘Nissan’ on a project that combines different types of technology. Together, they have developed a link between ‘wireless charging’, ‘autonomous driving’ (driver-less) and ‘battery storage’ for a…

OCEANSCRAPERS

He’s at it again with his visionary masterpieces! Now Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has envisaged a futuristic 3D-printed ocean city, extending 1,000 metres below the water into the depths of the sea. His ‘oceanscraper’ is in fact printed in 3D from…

French Solar Roads

Over the next five years, France’s National Institute for Solar Energy (INES) is set to install 1,000km (621 miles) of solar-roadway, in collaboration with the transport infrastructure company Colas. Colas has created the ‘Wattway pavement system’, an intelligent road-installation strategy….

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HYDROGENASE AIRSHIPS

Truly a legend and eco-visionary, the Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has turned his design skills towards a conceptual transport-system involving airships powered by SEAWEED! As ingenious as it is ambitious, Callebaut believes the new green revolution is in full progress…and…

Future Urban Transport

Wang Yixing has the ultimate scooter solution. It covers every aspect of public transportation. As a portable option to be sold from vending machines, his idea is ideal for the nomadic urbanite of the future. His scooter is both completely…

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Designs on Climate Change

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, coastlines everywhere are still rising. Melting polar ice-caps continue to bring elevated water levels and along with it a future where more and more cities are expected to be submerged. Architects, urban planners and designers…

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Solar Bridge Becomes Park

In the Netherlands, there is a 250-meter-long connection between the historic center and the Paleiskwartier neighborhood. Known as the Paleisbrug pedestrian and cycle bridge, it also doubles as a raised park. It is quickly becoming an important civic-link, connecting the…

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Electricity Direct from Plants

Plant-e has managed to design products that can generate energy from living plants. They explain that it is now possible to utilize the space on your roof, not simply for growing plants, but, for harnessing electricity from those exact same plants!…

ECO-TOWN, UK

North West Bicester is expecting its first residents later this year. Described as UK’s first eco-town, it boasts the most ‘sustainable’ town-development to date. The goal was to create a town that benefits the environment and economy (and remains a…

London Bike Superhighway

This week, Europe’s longest protected bike lane was given the go-ahead by the Mayor of London, ensuring bike-riders get a safe trip through London when travelling East to West. Currently, a similar route that runs North to South is also…