Microsoft go underwater for sustainability #technology

Microsoft have been focusing on sustainability and developing solutions for future data centres under water. By anchoring the centre, which are similar to a shipping container in size, on the sea bed, the surrounding water keeps the space cool. This avoids the use of standard air conditioning which also reduces the electricity load required to […]

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Half a billion trees! #rebootme #sustainability

6000 workers : 500,000,000 trees Every year! These are the stats for Canada’s annual forestry industry. As the wood is harvested for wood pulp and construction materials, industry is legally obliged to repair the forests. This workforce is made of a casual workers from around the world who get paid per planted seedling and those […]

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Bamboo architecture #delight #thinkdifferently

Located in Chongzhou City, in the Chinese Sichuan Province, Archi-Union have created a sensitive piece of architecture with this Cultural Centre that provides flexible spaces for exhibitions, conferences and a community meeting place. The design takes cues from traditional bamboo weaving and has origins in a traditional Chinese poem. The overlapping serpentine roof naturally defines […]

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Urban modular farming #innovation #sustainability #food #farming

A design collaborative in China has been developing sustainability concepts for an “Urban village agriculture” that combines simple materials and tested technology to optimize the use of urban spaces. The concept is based on three principles, High dense agri-tectonics China has long history of urban agriculture due to high dense population. The agriculture installation become […]

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