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Underground living on Mars? #discovery #space #innovation #thinkdifferently

Researchers are now thinking differently on the potential for colonizing Mars. By the time oxygenic photosynthesis evolved on Earth, Mars had been a hyperarid, frozen…

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Tesla power in your home #innovation #sustainability #renewables

Tesla (website) are leaders in electric vehicle innovation. Their advancements in compact battery technology have revolutionized the industry and made electric cars viable, albeit at a…

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Reinventing the life-jacket by PLOOTA #innovation #thinkdifferently

PLOOTA are a group of innovators reinventing the life-jacket. Designed for all water based activity, the device fastens around the neck and attaches two tiny,…

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Matrix learning about the way we live #technology #education #innovation #thinkdifferently

Our world is data driven. We transfer information and communicate through binary, 1’s & 0’s. Our media, email and navigation relies on the web of…

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LIDAR technology leads to archaeological discovery #technology #history #discover #innovation

LIDAR technology was used in the archaeological discovery of Maya ruins hidden in the jungles of Guatemala. LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing method…

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Human levitation is coming #thinkdifferently #innovation #rebootme

Human Levitation? By utilizing rapidly fluctuating acoustic vortices, researchers are now able to suspend objects with sound. These vortices resemble amplified outer sound waves with…

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Escape underground to beat congestion? #urbandesign #innovation #thinkdifferently

You have to #thinkdifferently about the problems we face in a world today wth an ever expanding population and challenges to grow our infrastructure to…

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Geothermal powerstation that achieves negative emissions #sustainability #innovation #thinkdifferently #rebootme

Climeworks and Reykjavik Energy have started running the first power plant confirmed to produce “negative emissions” — that is, it’s removing more CO2 than it…

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The new HomePod video by Apple #music #technology

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Gates of light #design #innovation #thinkdifferently #rebootme

Designer and innovator Daan Roosegaarde was appointed by the Government in Holland to re-envisage the famous Afsluitsdijk Dutch causeway, a flood protector and road. No…

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How Architects should print 3D models #architecture #thinkdifferently

Platonics Ark have created a 3D printer that is easy, fast and intuitive and part of the design process rather than simply a presentation tool.…

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#Apple campus – Jony Ive interview

Good general article that interviews Apple’s star designer, Jony Ive on the new Apple Campus. The images are excellent and all credit to Foster +…

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Challenge the design standard #thinkdifferently

María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the…

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Robots speed up structural reinforcement #sustainable #thinkdifferent

This is true innovation. Take an issue of lack of labour and use technology to supplement repetitive tasks. I think this is brilliant in how…

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10 Modular designs using shipping containers #design #thinkdifferently

I wonder how long it will be before the cost of a standard shipping container goes up because we’re all using them for other functions?!…

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Central Park’s water #sustainability

This is incredible! I was certainly naieve to the fact that the “lake” in Central Park, New York City, was polluted given all the media…

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Moving walls in Shanghai

The Bund Finance Centre in Shanghai employs a unique facade that moves to reveal new spaces in the building’s interior. This screen design was a…

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From grain to modern art #sustainability

Heatherwick Studio have redeveloped a former grain silo to create the “Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa,” the world’s largest museum of African contemporary art.…

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@WaterSeer2017 magics #water from thin air. #thinkdifferent

Sustainable innovation – instead of trying to refine existing approaches and technologies to sourcing water, the WaterSeer organization changed the focus to accessing the moisture in…

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Living in the Arctic Circle

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches…

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skyscrapers from wood & glue

University researchers in the UK are exploring cellulose and xylan on a molecular level that could lead to innovations in strengthening wood materials. Molecules 10,000…

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bricks don’t do that! #thinkdifferent

This is a great article showcasing the possibilities of the ubiquitous brick to create different, gravity challenging architecture. brickwork tricks Share this reboot

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renewable energy at home

Renewable energy has to be a fundamental part of our sustainable future and solar power is a “tested” technology in the commercial world. However there…

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#blue is the future

It is fascinating to think that colour could not only affect the aesthetics of our architecture but also the environmental performance. A new blue pigment,…

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#parametric brickwork the old way

Sstudionmm is an architecture practice based in Iran have developed a digital solution to using brick as part of parametric architecture without resorting to complex…

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#holedeck #sustainable concrete structural slab

As an Architect I am always striving to bring new efficiencies to our architecture to provide sustainable solutions that are viable for our clients. This evolution in…

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Another brick in the wall…

SAM (semi-automated mason) is bringing challenge to our cherished bricklayers by demonstrating significant productivity increases. 300-500 bricks a day (human) vs 800-1200 bricks a day…

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James Wines Architect – interview

I have long been fascinated with the work of SITE as innovators in urban design and environmental thinking. I enjoy the challenge that their work…

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#virtualreality architecture

We know it’s coming… Just like the advent of CAD revolutionized the industry, changing the ways that Architecture was communicated to building owners and contractors,…

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Technical support for Architects

Construction Canada publishes technical documents that provide a useful reference for Architects, Engineers and Specification Writers. Useful technical resources Share this reboot

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