Swedish concrete manufacturer Skansa and architecture firm Foster + Partners have teamed up to create the first 3D-printing concrete robot. The team is using the technology to print high-performance
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The designers at toilet empire Kohler want to make your poop smell like… avocados. In addition to an entire toilet system, Kohler has come up with a smart seat that can be bought piece meal to transform
Would you love to grow your own vegetables but think it's too much hassle? Well, a company in Dallas may have a solution that’s just perfect for you. A new aquaponic planter created by Lettuce Evolve
The Tsubomi House is focused around its central staircase, which is made of concrete on the lower floors and folded metal for the floors above ground level. A storage room and bathroom are housed in the
The Italian design collective has been developing their simple technique over a period of several years. While they have previously submerged completed wooden tables and chairs, their new designs use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2me8E1GZeg Last month we reported on the breakthrough technology behind Hendo Hoverboards. Since then, the company has almost doubled its Kickstarter goal aimed
A new study shows extreme weather events and increasing usage of unconventional fossil fuels will leave national energy grids unable to keep up with increasing demands for energy, Motherboard reports.
The hydroponic skin system relies on sensors connected to a remote control in order to provide optimal growing conditions for plant growth. The patented system ensures that the plants will continue to
House in Tatemachi’s Dramatic Cone-Shaped Openings Provide Privacy Without Sacrificing Natural Daylighting
Due to the limited lot size, the walls of the House in Tatemachi are angled outwards to maximize the building volume. A triangular, frosted glass window opens up all three floors to natural daylight,
2014 is turning out to be a banner year for hydrogen cars - Toyota is set to launch its newly unveiled Mirai fuel cell vehicle next year in California, and Honda just announced plans to debut its
Toyota Unveils Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle With 300-Mile Range; Can it Kick-Start a Hydrogen Revolution?
A few months ago we gave you a hands-on first look at Toyota's upcoming fuel cell vehicle - and yesterday the automaker pulled out all the stops and unveiled the car's official name, performance specs,
Although Honda originally announced it would release its next generation fuel-cell vehicle next year, it's not due to arrive in 2016, but it will definitely be worth the wait. The automaker unveiled new
Does Toshiba hold the key to the future of factory farming? The massive tech giant recently unveiled their incredible "clean" factory farm, which is capable of growing up to three million heads
President Obama just announced that the US will pledge up to $3 billion over the next four years to help poor countries adapt to climate change. The move comes days after the president signed a historic
In addition to chilly weather and the smell of wood smoke in the air, there's another aspect of winter that can be counted on year after year: the inevitable cold that everyone seems to come down with.
Overlooking the Sunwapta Valley along the Columbian Icefields in Alberta, Canada, the Discovery Walk has been designed as an extension of the landscape. It melds with the cliffs and
Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast Dr. Hugh Petter wants to build a Wright-designed home in Tyntesfield Springs near Bristol in the UK. The house was originally designed in 1947 for the O'Keefe family in
Although the tree houses are custom made to order, the company builds each project with eco-friendly principles. Cutting edge computer technology is first used to detail every building aspect, and then
This post was written by Anne of AH Interiors, an interior designer with other 20 years of experience, based in Henley-on-Thames, England. Slide Staircase by Rodney Miller Not only does this
Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!
The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill. In the winter,
Built in the back garden of a photographer in the southern Kantō region of Japan, Light Shed is a 33 sq meter art studio. The open floor plan space measures 4.5 by 7 meters and is kept simple and
Greenheart is a growing social enterprise with big ideas. Design is nearly complete on Greenheart’s first innovation: a new class of sustainable, low-cost, zero-emission sail/solar-powered ship
The Japanese retailer recently built their first new dwelling in Tokyo. Designed to maximize its small city plot, it features three levels with a minimalist aesthetic that's so common in Japanese
Mangrove forests are some of the most carbon-rich habitats on earth, but unintentional urban shifts continue to threaten these sensitive and essential environments. Policies to conserve and restore these
The Horizon System is an entirely electric system of transportation conceived as a hybrid between a plane and a train. Thanks to a maglev-style mechanism, the large aircraft is able to pick up passengers
Harvested from plantations that procure income for millions of people, coconut wood is a sustainable product par excellence. The cycle of coconut production, felling, processing and re-plantation,
The modular shipping container block structures were designed by QED Property in collaboration with WCEC Architecture and are located in a former scrap metal yard, referred to as Richardson's Yard. Set
Boeing was the first company to fly a biofuel-powered aircraft across the Pacific Ocean, and now the company is opening a major operation in China that will be brewing the biofuel they need to run these
CargoGuitar consists of eight giant steel strings stretched across the interior of the container in a half-twist design. The horizontal bar at one end of the strings holds them in place and frames the
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