Tag: environmentally-friendly

Timber Building Pioneer

Timber construction is back! Now, the Barangaroo-South area of Sydney is the new location for Australia’s largest all-timber building. Designed by Tzannes Architects, ‘International House’ is a seven-story wooden construction made almost entirely from engineered timber! Found in the historic…

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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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Turning Heads 360

Here’s a head-turner irresistible timber owl cabins! They’ve popped up in France as an option for summer camping in Bourdeaux (but once you see them is there any other option!). The designer Bruit du Frigo (partner of Zebra3/Buy-Sellf ) named…

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Google HQ/London

To use an English phrase, Google’s plans for their new London headquarters are well sweet! Way to go Thomas Heatherwick and Bjarke Ingels. They have turned a-million-square-foot of office space into an eleven-story ‘landscraper’ (similar in length to the Shard…

Lightyears Ahead

A Dutch startup called Lightyear have unveiled plans for their solar-powered electric car Lightyear One! The vehicle features a 500-mile driving range, four-wheel drive powertrain (for rough terrain) and solar panels that allow it to be driven for months without…

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Air-Purifying Two-wheeler

With China’s new air-purifying bike, around 20 million inhabitants will be cleaning the air of pollution as they ride around concluding their daily business. The idea has been set in motion by Daan Roosegaarde an eco-innovator who has just partnered…

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Aston Martin Goes Electric

What is left to say about Aston Martin…legendary…hold that thought! Expected in 2019 is something greener than their typical V8 and V12 gas guzzling icons. What we are all anticipating is an Aston Martin Electric car. In collaboration with Williams…

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Yacht Power Station

‘Electric’ and ‘silent’ is the only way to describe what the boating-sector is about to become! Now, the Dutch company Soel Yachts are developing electric travel at sea via their SoelCat 12 vessel. Soel Yachts want to revolutionize the boating…

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TRASHING A BATTERY

image: www.businessinsider.com With trash being one of the most ubiquitous elements on the planet. Isn’t it reassuring when one hears that researchers have created a method of using discarded trash to make sodium-ion batteries? Well it’s a reality! Made from…

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Upcycle To The Max

The Australian architecture firm Alexander Symes has choreographed used-materials into a wonderful new home. Using their “closed-loop zero-waste” concept they have managed to re-purpose materials to construct an amazing home. Their ‘upcycled’ house (a 1,100-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath family home) is…