Tag: eco

South Korean Eco-Urban Planners

In South Korea, city planners should surely be praised for being ‘eco-conscious’ when it comes to Urban Design. They have created a 20 mile solar path connecting the two South Korean cities of Daejon and Sejong. The path linking the…

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KantoorKaravaan

Where are you most productive? Where do you get a lot done?  Early morning at the office? On the bus on the way home? How about smack bang in middle of nowhere? Would you miss your coffee and wi-fi? Well…

SHAPESHIFTER

Chao Chen is a Royal College of Art in London. Whilst undertaking his MA in Design, he was inspired by an ordinary ‘pinecone’ he saw in Hyde Park. It prompted him to layer together a veneer, some fabric, and a…

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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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The Cultivator (solar meat printer)

The Cultivator uses solar energy and a 3D bio-printer to make functional (and tasty) meat. It does not incur the typical costs associated with meat production i.e. land space, transportation, refrigeration etc. It supports in the creation of small amounts…

SYNTHETIC GASOLINE (from plants)

‘E-benzin’ is a new clean-burning and petroleum-free fuel! It’s been created by Global Bioenergies, Audi’s project partner in France. They have started a ‘pilot-program’ to produce gaseous isobutane from renewable biomass. It can act as raw material for the petrochemical…

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Black Silicon

It sounds like an ominous term, yet, black silicon has been one of the most promising technologies for a while now. It’s basically a solar-cell made of nano-sized needles resting on a silicon wafer. The system has been shown to…

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PEOPLE POWER

With all the discussion going on about energy it’s easy to lose track of the fact that we ourselves are a source of power. With this in mind, enter the’ Drumi’. The Drumi has been designed for anyone happy to…

Water BLOSSOM

Were 75% sea water, yet our world seems to be slowly but surely running out of water. Enter the Blossom smart controller! It’s a highly developed watering system that communicates with  sprinklers systems and adjusting their rates of flow through daily…