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Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

In every old piece of furniture lies a personality waiting to emerge. Artist Marc Sparfel has the unique talent of seeing the souls trapped in table legs and chair backs and gives new life and value to

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HUB 01 Features Mobile Student Housing Covered in Plants or Solar Panels in Belgium

HUB 01 Features Mobile Student Housing Covered in Plants or Solar Panels in Belgium

Katho Catholic Academy appears to be on a mission to make education fun, ecological and private with their intriguing modular student housing experiment. Each bedroom and toilet unit plugs in to a central

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Spanish Researchers Develop Biological Concrete that Easily Builds Living Walls

Spanish Researchers Develop Biological Concrete that Easily Builds Living Walls

Vertical gardens and green walls are beautiful and environmentally friendly means of adding a little life to architecture - but until now, most required structural foundations to help attach the plants

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Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

Taste Tree is Made Up of 5,000 Spare Porcelain Plates & Cups in Belgium

The Taste Tree is a unique Christmas tree made up of upcycled plates and cups sourced from local families. Inge Vanluyd and Stefan Vanbergen of the creative firm MOOZ noticed they had odd plates and other

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1024 Architecture’s Abstract LED Christmas Tree Causes Controversy in Brussels

1024 Architecture’s Abstract LED Christmas Tree Causes Controversy in Brussels

Rather than hacking down a historic tree, 1024’s installation gives the suggestion of a tree, but with an architectural and pixel-like twist. During the day the tree appears a bit like architectural

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Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Scientists Usher in a New Age for Augmented Reality With LCD Displays for Contact Lenses

Soon, you may literally be staring into the future of augmented reality. Researchers from imec and The Centre of Microsystems Technology (CMST) at Ghent University in Belgium have developed a spherical,

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OostCampus: Carlos Arroyo Adds Clouds to an Old Coke Factory for a Municipal Complex in Belgium

OostCampus: Carlos Arroyo Adds Clouds to an Old Coke Factory for a Municipal Complex in Belgium

By leaving the existing building alone, Arroyo has dramatically reduced the project's carbon footprint, and it cost just one third of what a new build would have required. The cloud shell creates a more

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Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

The new social housing units by Buro II & Archi+I were inspired by the social housing district built in 1922-1925 by architect Victor Bourgeois. There are two groupings - one on Beheersstraat with 43

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Baumraum Creates Self-Sufficient Treehouse Retreat in the Forests of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

Baumraum Creates Self-Sufficient Treehouse Retreat in the Forests of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium

The project is a joint initiative between Sappi, an international paper producer, its communications agency Proximity, the Flemish Forest and Nature Agency and the city of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.

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Glass-Encased Malopolska Garden of Arts is a New Cultural Hub in Krakow, Poland

Glass-Encased Malopolska Garden of Arts is a New Cultural Hub in Krakow, Poland

The slatted outside of the MGA center extends over a partially enclosed garden area that beckons passersby from the street. The garden's roof is perforated to leave space for existing trees on the

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With Millions of Bikes on the Road, Dutch Cyclists Deal with Gridlock, Scarce Bike Parking and “Bike Rage”

With Millions of Bikes on the Road, Dutch Cyclists Deal with Gridlock, Scarce Bike Parking and “Bike Rage”

While America struggles to accommodate the tide of vehicles on the roads, the Dutch have a different problem entirely. Rather than worrying about road rage, they are worrying about lane rage as they deal

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Dazzling Dome Made From 30,000 LEDs Shines at Eindhoven’s Glow Festival

Dazzling Dome Made From 30,000 LEDs Shines at Eindhoven’s Glow Festival

Photo by Flickr user Jos Dielis There are few things more beautiful than a dazzling light display - unless the glowing sight is energy-efficient as well! Founded back in the 1930's, Luminarie de Cagna

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Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

For the Grindbakken pits' first temporary activity, Rotor came up with the idea of framing several parts of the concrete, as opposed to painting them. Their concept adapts and reuses what already existed

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Autonomous Sunlight-Hunting Drone Keeps Your House Plants From Wilting

Autonomous Sunlight-Hunting Drone Keeps Your House Plants From Wilting

Potted plants are a great way to bring the healing qualities of nature indoors while also generating clean air. Keeping them alive and healthy once they're inside is another story. Belgium-based sculptor

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Become a Reverse Graffiti Writer with the Grime Writer Pen

Become a Reverse Graffiti Writer with the Grime Writer Pen

Now you can be a graffiti writer, all while cleaning up your neighborhood! Dubbed the Grime Writer, this cool pen activates not with permanent ink, but with soapy water, creating clean lines as you

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Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field

Shape-Shifting ‘Multiple’ Table is Held Together by a Magnetic Field

Multiple is a sculptural table that reveals its full potential when a user begins to manipulate its shape. Designed by Brussels-based Raphaël Charles, the table consists of a series of locally sourced

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New Study Shows 23 Nuclear Power Plants Around the World at High Risk from Tsunamis

New Study Shows 23 Nuclear Power Plants Around the World at High Risk from Tsunamis

A new study has found that 23 nuclear power plants with 74 reactors in various parts of the world are at high risk from tsunamis like the one that struck the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan in March

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Slender FOLD Solar Decathlon House Boasts an Extra-Thin Rooftop Solar System

Slender FOLD Solar Decathlon House Boasts an Extra-Thin Rooftop Solar System

Only 86 mm thick, the rooftop RAcell PVT system developed specifically for FOLD also covers a hot water system placed directly beneath it. The overall framing is thin too, but that doesn't mean it isn't

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Areion EV: World’s First 3D Printed Car Hits 140 KM/H!

Areion EV: World’s First 3D Printed Car Hits 140 KM/H!

The world of custom racing has officially reached a new level of specificity and refinement as a team of 16 student engineers from Belgium-based Group T created the “Areion” – the

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Jean Nouvel Reportedly Trumps Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry for New National Art Museum of China

Jean Nouvel Reportedly Trumps Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry for New National Art Museum of China

Image MAD Architecture The National Art Museum of China's location and highly-publicized competition show that China sees the former Olympic grounds as prime site to display their vision of being a

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Ikea Announces Plans to Build Over 100 Budget Design Hotels in Europe

Ikea Announces Plans to Build Over 100 Budget Design Hotels in Europe

Ikea is already well known for its affordable and stylish home furnishings, but now the retail giant has set its sights on the budget hotel market. The world’s largest furniture retailer, based in

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$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

$11 Billion Worth of Recyclable Packaging is Buried in American Landfills

Photo via Shutterstock Americans may produce more municipal waste per capita than any other country in the world, but improving our recycling rate is one major way we can turn the tide and become a

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Mobile Verbandkammer is a Hulking Modular Container for Artists and Hackers in Belgium

Mobile Verbandkammer is a Hulking Modular Container for Artists and Hackers in Belgium

Currently situated on FLACC's first floor gallery as part of the Manifest 9 Parallel Events in Genk, Verbandkammer hosts cultural production, work and residential space as well as archival facilities in

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

Mixed-Use Building of the year: + Steven Holl Architects, with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea + Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, with Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, Deptford,

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Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

Located in Ghent, Beligum, Verdonck’s piece hangs askew around the thick trunk of an old tree. From afar the tree house’s roof is partially hidden from view, by the tree’s lush leaves and branches.

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UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

UNStudio Center for Virtual Engineering (ZVE) Earns Gold Sustainability Certification

An experiment in constructing offices to promote communication, experimentation and creativity, ZVE is comprised of a main curved structure with rows of horizontal windows that open to permit natural

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Automatic John Deere Tango E5 Electric Lawnmower Cuts Grass While You Relax

Automatic John Deere Tango E5 Electric Lawnmower Cuts Grass While You Relax

I think it's safe to say that unless you're Forest Gump, no-one likes to cut the grass. However, those geniuses over at John Deere have created a solution - an automatic electric lawnmower that cuts the

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Pasture Project is a Low-Energy Communal Home in Holladay, Utah

Pasture Project is a Low-Energy Communal Home in Holladay, Utah

The 2,850 square foot Holladay home is an open-plan structure strategically placed to maximize views of the pasture and mountains and optmize winter heat gain and summer shading. Smaller east and

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