Lucy Wang

 

Lucy got hooked on the ideas of sustainable design ever since a life-changing summer in Portland, Ore. where she learned about "green" living and how to ride a bike. After graduating with a landscape architecture degree, she set off on a half-year trip across North America on mass transit to explore landscape architecture sites and cities, documenting parts of her journey at Landscape Voice. Lucy currently lives in Shanghai.

L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

L’Oreal to begin 3D-printing human skin

Cosmetics company L’Oreal has teamed up with Organovo, a bioengineering startup, to 3D-print human skin—a move that may at first sound unsettling, but actually comes as no big surprise. The

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Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

Solar-powered Ecocapsule lets you live off-the-grid anywhere in the world

The compact Ecocapsule fits all the home necessities within an egg-shaped space measuring 4.5 meters (14.6 feet) in length, 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) in width, and 2.5 meters in height (8.2 feet).

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Edgley Design restores a run-down home with stainless steel cladding

Edgley Design restores a run-down home with stainless steel cladding

Due to poor insulation and disrepair, the original brick-and-timber house was prone to leaking. Edgley Design wrapped the renovated building in insulation and sheathed most of the facade in

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Gorgeous Valley House is a geometric timber cabin inspired by the Dolomite Mountains

Gorgeous Valley House is a geometric timber cabin inspired by the Dolomite Mountains

The 117-square-meter Valley House is top-heavy, with two diamond-shaped volumes stacked atop a triangular base. The entrance is elevated off the ground and accessible via a short flight of

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Zero-waste Nomad Chair challenges unsustainable “throwaway” culture

Zero-waste Nomad Chair challenges unsustainable “throwaway” culture

We Do Wood designer Sebastian Jorgensen developed the Nomad Chair, a zero-waste chair created in protest against unsustainable overproduction in the furniture industry. Designed with

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LYCS Architecture unveils nature-filled urban high-rise in Hangzhou

LYCS Architecture unveils nature-filled urban high-rise in Hangzhou

The 120,711-square-meter office headquarters’ placement and shape were influenced by the need to maximize building views towards West Lake and minimize shadows on adjacent residential

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10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

10 Incredible Designs by Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban

Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand Shigeru Ban designed, pro-bono, this stunning temporary Cardboard Cathedral for Christchurch following a devastating earthquake in 2011. Built

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INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

INFOGRAPHIC: How food waste has become a huge global problem

Every year, an estimated 1.2 to 2 billion tons of food is wasted—a massive amount of food that, if saved, would be more enough to feed the world’s hungry. Food waste isn’t just a

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Cantilevered holiday home frames views of Scotland’s Small Isles

Cantilevered holiday home frames views of Scotland’s Small Isles

Though contemporary in design, the Faire Chaolais alludes to traditional Highland agricultural building styles with its gabled and cantilevered first floor clad in larch. The home’s lower

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Sweden’s “most sought after home” was created from Hemnet’s big data

Sweden’s “most sought after home” was created from Hemnet’s big data

The Hemnet House is an innovative example of data-driven design that’s appropriately nicknamed the “House of Clicks” for the crowdsourced process that determined the building’s many

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Could solar-powered floating farms provide enough food for the entire world?

Could solar-powered floating farms provide enough food for the entire world?

The Smart Floating Farms (SFF) are designed as smart and fully automated systems that combine solar energy, hydroponics, and aquaculture. According to the architects, the commercially viable SFF

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Barkow Leibinger’s timber-clad campus puts a contemporary spin on medieval architecture

Barkow Leibinger’s timber-clad campus puts a contemporary spin on medieval architecture

The medieval Waischenfeld village comprises a dense network of indigenous masonry and post-and-beam timber gabled-roof buildings. The architects respected the style and scale of Waischenfeld by

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

INFOGRAPHIC: How to protect your garden with organic pest control methods

Starting a garden comes with its fair share of joys and pains. Along with the fun of gardening comes the toils of dealing with hungry bugs that are looking to devour your garden one plant at a

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Prefab solar-powered home is a modern take on the traditional Slovenian farmhouse

Prefab solar-powered home is a modern take on the traditional Slovenian farmhouse

Scapelab clad the Simple House’s basic pitched-roof volume with a contemporary facade made of zinc sheet metal and wood. The architects created interesting and clean geometry by pairing

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Contemporary cabin-like cafe pops up in the heart of Bucharest

Contemporary cabin-like cafe pops up in the heart of Bucharest

Clad in standing-seam black sheet metal, this urban cabin has a monolithic and low-key appearance during the day. In contrast, the interior is covered with light spruce panels. Large windows and

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Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Energy-positive townhouses power Boston’s grid with renewable energy

Roxbury E+ comprises four townhomes, each topped with 39 solar panels that can produce more energy—close to 10,000 kilowatts a year—than the homeowners are likely to need. The homes are also

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HOW TO: Make spicy and nutty cauliflower snacks

HOW TO: Make spicy and nutty cauliflower snacks

Need a healthy snack to get you through the day? This recipe for crunchy and nutritious cauliflower bites may be just what you’re looking for. Tossed with peanut butter, masala, and soy sauce,

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering

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Tom’s Hut is a tiny prefab timber cabin in the Austrian wilderness

Tom’s Hut is a tiny prefab timber cabin in the Austrian wilderness

Constructed atop a brick foundation, Tom’s Hut is made from a prefabricated and angular wooden structure. A sloped metal roof and chimney top the cabin and the timber planks that clad the

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Isaac Cordal depicts for-profit universities as horrifying dystopian factories

Isaac Cordal depicts for-profit universities as horrifying dystopian factories

Privatization and capitalism aren’t the only reasons why creativity is disappearing in education systems around the world. The rise of standardized testing and curricula have prioritized rote

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Berlin micro-apartment is given a modern makeover to maximize space

Berlin micro-apartment is given a modern makeover to maximize space

Spamroom created the micro-apartment by gutting the original layout and knocking down the interior walls to start with a blank canvas. Screed was also peeled back to reveal the original hardwood

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Ball-Nogues Studio creates compostable paper pulp pavilion for Coachella

Ball-Nogues Studio creates compostable paper pulp pavilion for Coachella

Ball-Rogues described the 20-foot-tall Coachella Pulp Pavilion as “an architectural experiment in material composites using reclaimed paper.” The designers built the temporary structure by

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MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

Seoul is no stranger to the adaptive reuse of transit corridors: ten years ago, the city famously tore down a 14-lane freeway to develop Cheonggyecheon River Park, a 11-kilometer-long urban

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INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

INFOGRAPHIC: Can you guess the top 20 tallest skylines in the world?

Skylines across the world are growing ever taller as cities compete for the tallest building crown. Fly Dubai takes a closer look by rounding up the top 20 tallest skylines in the world with

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PWD Architecture to break ground on nature-infused mixed use development in Dali, China

PWD Architecture to break ground on nature-infused mixed use development in Dali, China

PWD Architecture sought to create a complex that would celebrate the site’s natural beauty. Thus, the architects designed largely in section to optimize natural daylight and ventilation

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7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

7 Gorgeous modern homes hidden inside stone ruins

House of Ruins by NRJA Latvian architects NRJA completed the House of Ruins, an award-winning contemporary home built inside the ruins of a 19th century Latvian stone barn. In addition to the

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Atelier COLE’s Bamboo Trees combats illegal Moon Bear trade in Laos

Atelier COLE’s Bamboo Trees combats illegal Moon Bear trade in Laos

Atelier COLE design an innovative fundraising merchandise store for Free the Bears in Laos with the help of Building Trust. Following the construction of several built projects in South East

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Zemer Peled’s beautiful floral sculptures are made from thousands of smashed ceramic shards

Zemer Peled’s beautiful floral sculptures are made from thousands of smashed ceramic shards

Peled’s sculptures aren’t limited to just blooms; the artist also makes large-scale installations that are inspired by sea creatures or other organic forms. "The word ceramics usually evokes

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ON/OFF’s BOULEvard tensegrity ball is a mobile playground in Brussels

ON/OFF’s BOULEvard tensegrity ball is a mobile playground in Brussels

http://vimeo.com/114451559 The ON/OFF team assembled the 4-meter-tall BOULEvard ball with high-tension rope and large black plastic tubing that served as the core struts. The tensegrity

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Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy home

Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy home

The 1880s warehouse was converted into a modern live-work studio for fine arts photographer Jaime Alvarez and girlfriend Leah Shepperd. Bright Common shows off the factory’s industrial

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