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1 Feb 2017

Multifunctionality Wooden Apartment

The tenants of Patch22, the highest wooden apartment building in the Netherlands, can design and create their own floor plans thanks to the project’s impressive level of flexibility. Architecture firm FRANTZEN et al architecten designed Patch22 with
18 Jan 2017

Vege Bags

They look like plastic bags but are made of materials like natural starch and vegetable oil derivatives. If placed in a glass of water at normal temperature, an EnviGreen bag dissolves in a day. And when placed
16 Jan 2017

Urban Agrihood

When you think of Detroit, ‘sustainable‘ and ‘agriculture‘ may not be the first two words that you think of. But a new urban agrihood debuted by The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) might change your mind. The
26 Oct 2016

How to Make Your Office Millennial Friendly in Three Easy Steps

Millennials are not known for being a quiet bunch. The children of revolution and rapid social change, eighties, nineties, and noughties babies are outspoken, liberal, creative, and free-thinking, and the most successful companies have learnt to love
16 Sep 2016

New ink Made From Exhaust Emissions

Tiger Beer, in collaboration with MIT-spinoff Graviky Labs and agency Marcel Sydney, has launched Air-Ink; an innovative range of pens, markers and spray cans made from air pollution. To create Air-Ink, unique devices were developed to capture
6 Sep 2016

Embracing Biodesign

Baubotanik, or Living Plant Constructions, is the brainchild of architect Dr. Ferdinand Ludwig who found inspiration in the ancient art of tree shaping that’s spanned cultures worldwide, from medieval European topiary to Japanese bonsai. Baubotanik puts a
18 May 2016

Desktop Gadgets From Cardboard

Newfoldr is an open-source project aimed at reducing waste while giving you cleverly-designed – and customized – cardboard gadgets for your home. The project consists of desktop gadgets like a lamp, a fan and a Bluetooth or
17 May 2016

Tabletop Hydroponic Garden

This beautiful hydroponic garden system, called Foop, has been developed by the Japanese company Barakan Design. I love how compact an unobtrusive the piece is, blending beautifully with any surroundings. And as someone who has a very
7 Apr 2016

Fighting Mosquitoes with Motorbikes

A cheap and effective method of dealing with mosquitoes was unveiled in Thailand in February 2016 by the Duang Prateep Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to combating mosquito infestation and mosquito-borne illnesses. MotoRepellant attaches magnetically to the exhaust pipe
4 Mar 2016

50 Story Tower For Tenants To Grow Food

Hydroponic technology has come a long way in a short time, so it’s no surprise to see architects integrating growing systems into new projects. D+DS architecture is taking this idea to the green extreme with their new
26 Jan 2016

Pastoral Roof

This modular social housing project for Tangier, Morocco, utilizes prefabrication and passive design principles to create a sustainable neighborhood with enviable views of the Atlantic. Stephane Malka of Malka Architecture envisioned the four modules as adjustable green-roofed
24 Dec 2015

Urban Algae

As populations explode and natural resources dwindle, global visionaries are exploring alternative sources of sustenance – and ecoLogic Studio has been at the forefront of this pursuit for several years. Their most recent project, the Urban Algae