Lori Zimmer

 

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

Lori Zimmer
City Form Lab Unveils Curved, Recyclable Library Pavilion for Singapore Students

City Form Lab Unveils Curved, Recyclable Library Pavilion for Singapore Students

City Form Lab is know for using mathematical formulations to  create structures that require minimal materials, but are structurally sound. SUTD’s pavilion uses a catenary curve formula to

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MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone

MIT Scientists Create 3D-Printed Artificial Bone

Scientists at MIT have figured out a way to produce a 3D-printed artificial bone that is just as lightweight and durable as the real thing. By analyzing the structural patterns found in natural

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Project Loon: Google Launches Solar Powered Balloons to Bring the Internet to Off-Grid Areas

Project Loon: Google Launches Solar Powered Balloons to Bring the Internet to Off-Grid Areas

The furthest corners of the globe may soon have a viable internet connection, thanks to Google's newly launched Project Loon. The project plans to deploy fleets of solar-powered balloons to

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Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

Whole Foods Shows Customers the Bleak Future of Produce Without Bees

The decline in bee populations has been all the buzz lately, which led Whole Foods Market to team up with the Xerces Society to show us what a world—or at least, produce section—without bees

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Studio Andrew Todd Unveils Plans for Circular Theater Made from Recycled Paper

Studio Andrew Todd Unveils Plans for Circular Theater Made from Recycled Paper

The bales of recycled paper used to construct Studio Andrew Todd's theater will consist of old magazines, newspapers and office paper. The colorful bales will be stacked and assembled in a

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D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish Home Renovated with a Sky Garden Oasis

D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish Home Renovated with a Sky Garden Oasis

For blocks surrounding the single family home, two storey tenements rise, all built in the early 1900s. The D House-Urban Sandwich is a local landmark, serving as a modern model for the historic

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Flying Helicopter Hover Bike Takes Off in Prague

Flying Helicopter Hover Bike Takes Off in Prague

If you’ve ever dreamed of levitating out of traffic when cycling to work, your dreams may soon come true. Three Czech companies have joined forces to develop a helicopter/bicycle hybrid,

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Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

Nguyễn Hùng Cường Creates Strikingly Realistic Origami Animals

The origami master began folding at an early age, getting hooked at age five before developing a lifelong habit of making origami. At 10 he was already creating original origami designs, and

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Playable Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture Delights Kids and Adults Alike

Playable Studio’s Multifunctional Furniture Delights Kids and Adults Alike

Founder Willie Hoffman handcrafts each piece from sustainable materials in New Haven, Connecticut. Drawing upon his training as a designer and carpenter, Hoffman creates fun and multifunctional

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London Plans a High Line-Style Park for the River Thames

London Plans a High Line-Style Park for the River Thames

London may be getting its own version of the High Line park along the River Thames. The team of Erect Architecture and J&L Gibbons landscape architects were chosen in a competition organized

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Disease Outbreak Could Wipe Out Coffee Crops in Central America

Disease Outbreak Could Wipe Out Coffee Crops in Central America

Coffee photo from Shutterstock Your morning cup of joe may be next on the endangered list. A disease outbreak in Central America is threatening hundreds of thousands of farms by crippling

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Researchers Create Honeybee Sperm Bank to Breed Colony of Superbees

Researchers Create Honeybee Sperm Bank to Breed Colony of Superbees

Researchers at Washington State University have hatched a plan to help aid dwindling honeybee populations- by creating a bee sperm bank. The plan may seem unusual, but due to pesticides,

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Airbnb Creates Disaster Relief Tool to Help Victims Locate Free Shelter

Airbnb Creates Disaster Relief Tool to Help Victims Locate Free Shelter

Airbnb is a great way to find inexpensive accommodations while traveling, but the company recently created a new tool to help victims of disasters. The company has just launched a Disaster

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Gangnam Style: MVRDV Transforms Seoul Eyesore into Glowing LED Landmark

Gangnam Style: MVRDV Transforms Seoul Eyesore into Glowing LED Landmark

The original Chungha building was built in the 1980's and it became outdated over time as as modern buildings sprang up all along Apgujung Road. The rounded façade held a mishmash of signs and

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Pink Cloud Pop-Up Hotels Would Transform Unused Office Space into Luxury Accommodations

Pink Cloud Pop-Up Hotels Would Transform Unused Office Space into Luxury Accommodations

Vacant office space can be found throughout Manhattan -- and any city -- from time to time. Every day a space remains empty is money lost for the landlord, so Pink Cloud came up with an idea to

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Sheep Can Graze on the Grassy Roof of this Earthship Farmstead

Sheep Can Graze on the Grassy Roof of this Earthship Farmstead

Earthship Farmstead’s earth-bermed design helps the family home to blend into the surrounding landscape, with the entrance facing the sun to the east. The sod roof also insulates the

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Underwater Hotel Gets Green Light to be Constructed in the Maldives

Underwater Hotel Gets Green Light to be Constructed in the Maldives

The $50 million project will be built by a Dubai development company nestled within the coral reefs on the picturesque island of Kuredhivaru. Jutting out from the water, the Water Discus Hotel

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Paper Architecture: Ingrid Siliakus Carves Architectural Wonders Into Simple Sheets of Paper

Paper Architecture: Ingrid Siliakus Carves Architectural Wonders Into Simple Sheets of Paper

Each of Siliakus’ intricate paper sculptures takes a considerable amount of time to create. Since there's no margin for error, the artist sometimes makes twenty or thirty studies before

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Sean Parker Fires Back at Accusations that He Trashed a Redwood Forest for His $10 Million Wedding

Sean Parker Fires Back at Accusations that He Trashed a Redwood Forest for His $10 Million Wedding

It appears that Sean Parker, the billionaire who was recently married in a Big Sur redwood forest, might not be the forest trasher that he has been depicted as. Parker sent a letter of

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Foster + Partners’ Garden-Filled Bow Skyscraper Opens in Calgary

Foster + Partners’ Garden-Filled Bow Skyscraper Opens in Calgary

The Bow is Canada’s largest tower outside of the city of Toronto, rising to 777 feet on Calgary’s east side. Much of the tower functions as the headquarters for Encana and Cenovus, but the

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Construction to Begin on Zaha Hadid’s 2022 World Cup Stadium in Qatar

Construction to Begin on Zaha Hadid’s 2022 World Cup Stadium in Qatar

In preparation for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar has hired starchitect Zaha Hadid to design a sprawling new soccer stadium. Hadid’s studio will partner with AECOM to construct the

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Spanish Village Hand-Delivers Un-Scooped Dog Poop Back to Offending Owners

Spanish Village Hand-Delivers Un-Scooped Dog Poop Back to Offending Owners

One village in Spain is taking its dog poop problem into their own hands. Faced with uncollected dog poop littering their streets, the village of Brunete has formed a poop task force, comprised

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Obama to Auction Off New England Shores for Wind Farm Development

Obama to Auction Off New England Shores for Wind Farm Development

America’s wind farms are set to expand to the offshore market, as the Interior Department just announced that it will auction wind energy rights to 164,750 acres off New England's coast. Rhode

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LEGO to Release Star Wars Ewok Village in September

LEGO to Release Star Wars Ewok Village in September

The Ewoks’ forest abode is recreated with cool features like a tree-trunk hideout, spider web, net traps and a slide for quick getaway. No stand-off would be complete without the secret

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Google’s New Finnish Data Center to be Powered Entirely by Wind Energy

Google’s New Finnish Data Center to be Powered Entirely by Wind Energy

Photo via Shutterstock Google just announced that its new Finnish data center will be powered entirely by wind energy. The company is no stranger to renewable energy, and it struck up a ten

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1012 Terra’s Modern Terrariums Suspend Plants in Mid-Air

1012 Terra’s Modern Terrariums Suspend Plants in Mid-Air

Tsumanuma and Yamada wanted to create a fuss-free terrarium that is both modern and simple. Rather than creating tableaus of moss, rocks, dirt and flora, 1012 Terra focuses on showcasing just a

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New Jersey Approves $447 Million Solar Power Program

New Jersey Approves $447 Million Solar Power Program

New Jersey just announced a major $447 million solar power initiative that includes an incentive for private citizens to add solar arrays to their homes. The plan proposed by Public Service

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Stockholm Data Center Saves $1 Million a Year by Using Baltic Seawater for Cooling

Stockholm Data Center Saves $1 Million a Year by Using Baltic Seawater for Cooling

Like all data centers, Stockholm’s Interxion data center gets very hot - and the company is using seawater to keep its servers from overheating. At its Stockholm facilities, Interxion saves

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MIT Creates Cloud-Like Silk Pavilion With the Help of 6,500 Silkworms!

MIT Creates Cloud-Like Silk Pavilion With the Help of 6,500 Silkworms!

A CNC machine created a series of polygonal panels to start the pavilion. The algorithm used by the CNC machine was based on the natural spinning patterns of silkworms. Once the dome’s shape

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Gyula Bodonyi’s Algae Powered LED is Truly a “Green” Light Bulb

Gyula Bodonyi’s Algae Powered LED is Truly a “Green” Light Bulb

The tear-shaped bulb is made up of an air pump, LED, hidrophob container, PC Shell, and air outlet. The system sucks in carbon dioxide and water through the pump near the E27 screw-top, and as

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