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Micro Apartment Complex #sustainable #urbandesign

55 Micro apartments in the complex of which 22 are New York “affordable.” This is not new but I am big believer that this is…

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#think – The #future of air conditioning?

“The Architects Newspaper” writes, The Cloud Cast comprises a ceiling-mounted canopy of thin aluminium jets, each one equipped with an ultrasonic sensor for detecting motion…

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The Future of Housing…

Good design always challenges preconceptions and the norm. This image tantalises the mind as it tries to apply precedent and traditional housing design references to…

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The Largest Inflated Envelope in History

A lot of designers of full of hot air but this is on a different scale!   Big Air Package: The Largest Inflated Envelope in…

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SYT interview with Philippe Starck about 78 metre superyacht Venus – Yacht Designers – SuperyachtTimes.com

Now posting from Canada…   Pure decadence…but when you’re at the top of your game, then why not?  SYT interview with Philippe Starck about 78…

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Frank Lloyd Wright movie (Hollywood reporter)

A must see… FLW movie Share this reboot

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Recycled shopping centre (CNN)

We need this kind of innovation if we are to be truly sustainable…. boxpark Share this reboot

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2011 Solar Decathlon – house design (Inhabitat)

Environmental design focussed on water conservation to create this award winning house. Interesting that BIM was fully utilised which is another demonstration that the 3D…

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Electricity from jellyfish (INHABITAT)

An unusual renewable….. bio-electricity Share this reboot

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Sky Turbines – 870 Terawatts of Wind Power (Inhabitat)

  The sheer power involved is incredible. Technology that makes use of the “free” resources available to us is the only way to be truly…

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Incredible Underground Skyscraper (Inhabitat)

  Mexico City’s plans to deal with over population by going underground on such a large scale. It would be interesting to understand how the…

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World’s Largest Solar Bridge (Inhabitat)

  The best design is always the simplest – an obvious idea made into a reality by the advances in solar technology. With a similar…

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Carbon Negative Cement (ArchDaily)

    “If implemented, the material would take care of most of construction’s attempts at carbon reductions in one fell swoop” Dr. Andrew H. Dent…

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PANORAMA BOMB (BLDGBLOG)

NOW THIS IS COOL…..whilst the kit may prove expensive the idea is so wonderfully simple and the results…..take a look… film grenade Share this reboot

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Virgin fuel….there is hope (inhabitat)

Aviation fuel generated from waste gases from the world’s industrial processes….Branson leads the way. virgin take a lead Share this reboot

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Bullet time video (wired)

This has to be seen to be believed….amazing! 48 camera array Share this reboot

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Less is more (openbuildings)

I find the simplicity elegant – the innovation is optimising a structure in a sculptural way. Nature boardwalk Share this reboot

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The debate on BIM – are you a believer? (AEC)

As an Architect and team leader promoting and actively using BIM on all my directed projects, I would suggest that we have anticipated the change…

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pop up design museum (creative review)

Pop-up design museum This is an old article but I still think that the craftsmanship is superb and such a rewarding end result… Share this reboot

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Vertical living forest (ft)

The “greening” of tall structures should be part of planning gain, much in the same way as affordable housing quotas. Imagine a view of our…

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Zombie architecture – competition – vote for your winner…

This link takes you to a Zombie Safe House – a collection of designs that got Will Smith interested….Vote now Share this reboot

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Graphene – new conducting material

Manchester team closes in on graphene transistors By Stewart Mitchell (PC Pro magazine) Posted on 10 Oct 2011 at 10:53 The Manchester University team –…

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Solar roof slates (inhabit)

They do what they say on the side of the tin…..Solar slates Share this reboot

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Iceberg houseboat (wired)

In the age of the ubiquitous housing estate or the 200 year old vision of the Prince’s Trust, it is refreshing to see a different…

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Living bridges

Nature still runs supreme…. natural bridges Share this reboot

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Kinetic installation (Archinect)

It actually looks comfortable….. Polymorphic Share this reboot

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Is this innovation?

What do you think….?   Floating apartment building…? Share this reboot

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