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Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

As east coast gardeners wrap up for the season, The Windowfarms Project has just unveiled two new home-sized hydroponic garden kits just in time for the holidays. The system allows anyone with a window

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

TAKE HOME THIS BRAND NEW WINDOWS 7 PHONE! Whether your a PC or a Mac user looking for the next big thing in smart phones, then thIS sleek new Windows 7 smartphones just may be your next hot ticket item.

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Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

GET YOUR HANDS ON A BRAND NEW WINDOWS 7 PHONE! If you've been meaning to try out the sleek new Windows 7 smartphones that just came out this week with a completely revamped and super user-friendly mobile

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New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

Windows are one of the weakest points in a building's energy profile. While great gains have been made over the last couple of decades, windows still have issues with allowing in heat when you don’t

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Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories have created a new type of transparent photovoltaic film that can be spread over large areas to absorb light and

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Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Photovoltaics has won a £100,000 ($150,000) prize to develop the technology for screen-printed organic solar cells that could be placed onto window panes in order to generate energy. The company

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Bubble-Shaped Plates Made from Recycled Window Glass

Bubble-Shaped Plates Made from Recycled Window Glass

Imagine the delight on your guests' faces when you serve an elegant salad or delicate desert on these icy, modern plates? Each one is handmade in Thailand using recycled window glass, and the air that

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Transparent Solar Spray Transforms Windows Into Watts

Transparent Solar Spray Transforms Windows Into Watts

Photo by Robert S. Donovan Norwegian Company EnSol AS has developed a remarkable new spray-on solar film that allows windows to generate solar power without clouding the view. The material consists of

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Are Low-E Windows Melting Your Neighbor’s House?

Are Low-E Windows Melting Your Neighbor’s House?

Architects Newspaper recently shared some surprising news suggesting that new low-E windows could be responsible for melting the vinyl siding on neighboring homes. Reflections from the windows are

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Beautiful Window Display Made from Recycled To-Go Cups

Beautiful Window Display Made from Recycled To-Go Cups

An art initiative in the hip Chicago neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown presents a series of commissioned storefront installations by local designers. One of many displays running along N

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Phase-Changing GlassX Windows Offer Amazing Performance

Phase-Changing GlassX Windows Offer Amazing Performance

A remarkable Swiss window technology has just recently been introduced in North America. GlassX windows are super high-efficiency windows that use several technologies to make them possibly the most

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Solar Glass Generates Power Through Your Windows

Solar Glass Generates Power Through Your Windows

Photo via Engadget We love gadgets that serve dual purposes, so when we came across these solar windows from Hua Qin we were giddy with excitement. These window panes, which were unveiled at Taipei's

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Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Windows are a two-way street when it comes to efficient green building. We need them for light, fresh air, beauty, and the connection they create to the outdoors, but even the most efficient windows,

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New Nano-Material Paves Way for Self-Washing Solar Panels and Windows

New Nano-Material Paves Way for Self-Washing Solar Panels and Windows

A little-known fact is that solar panels can become up to 30 percent less effective when they accumulate dust and grime. A more widely known fact is that homeowners climbing up on roofs to fix shingles,

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Outdoor Retreat Upcycled from Old Windows

Outdoor Retreat Upcycled from Old Windows

If you'll be replacing the windows in your home to increase indoor energy efficiency anytime soon, get ready to simultaneously up the ante on your outdoor aesthetics. This quaint backyard retreat made

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Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture

Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture

Gardening enthusiasts living in cities will certainly cheer for Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray’s Window Farms experiment. The artist-in-residence duo at Eyebeam have teamed up to develop a DIY system

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Solar Photovoltaic Windowpanes To Power Your Computer!

Solar Photovoltaic Windowpanes To Power Your Computer!

Solar power and windows make an ideal pairing of complementary technologies for energy generation, and Japanese manufacturer Nihon Telecommunication Systems is maximizing the potential partnership. The

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Transparent Solar Windows Set to Energize Homes

Transparent Solar Windows Set to Energize Homes

The Queensland University of Technology recently announced that it has been working with Dyesol to develop an innovative solar cell technology that re-envisions windows as clear, clean energy providers.

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THE WOVEN COMPANY: Green Window Treatments

THE WOVEN COMPANY: Green Window Treatments

It is rare to find materials that rapidly restore themselves and provide extensive aesthetic range in their simplest, purest state. The Woven Company picked up on this idea nearly 25 years ago, when

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Polluted Factory Transformed Into Garden-Filled Green Community in Lyon

Polluted Factory Transformed Into Garden-Filled Green Community in Lyon

Green Cascade completely rehabilitated the polluted site of the Keller-Dorian factory, which made small metal parts for engraving and textile printing. Now the area features 100 apartments spread

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Kite Building Bricks Look and Snap Together Exactly Like LEGO’s

Kite Building Bricks Look and Snap Together Exactly Like LEGO’s

Of all the LEGO-like building components we’ve seen over the years, Kite Bricks come closest to the famous toy bricks' building technology. The blocks, also referred to as Smart Bricks, allow for a

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids

Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids

The LVMH Kodomo Art Maison is a new community center dedicated to children in Fukushima to support disaster relief efforts. The two-story building was designed and built by Shigeru Ban and the Voluntary

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Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks

Tiny Taku Tanku Mobile Shelter is Carved Out of Recycled Rainwater Tanks

New York-based architects Stereotank have an established practice designing interactive installations and oversized musical instruments and have often used recycled rainwater tanks in their work. Now, in

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Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens

Stealth Barn is a Striking, Shadowy Guest House in the Cambridgeshire Fens

The stylish barn is modernized with its blackened stain, which contrasts with the traditional notion of the ubiquitous red barn. Clapboards from the exterior have been removed and replaced with large

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Opiary’s Terraformed Furniture Invites Nature Indoors

Opiary’s Terraformed Furniture Invites Nature Indoors

One can never have too many plants in the house, and Opiary's new line of terraformed furniture allows you to bring even more of the outside world into your space. This furniture series can actually be

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Beautiful Red House Bursts From the Forest With its Eye-Catching Façade

Beautiful Red House Bursts From the Forest With its Eye-Catching Façade

Located beside a small lake in Upstate New York, the striking Red House is topped with a sloping roof that accentuates its geometrical design. Built from standard materials and basic construction

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Off-Grid Office Building Blends Work and Play Within a Climbable Timber Shell

Off-Grid Office Building Blends Work and Play Within a Climbable Timber Shell

To create a work environment that fosters creativity and collaboration, heri&salli designed a series of integrated meeting spaces that blur the line between work and leisure, such as a gym with a

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Gauzy Fabric Shade Extension Protects Kids from the Sun in Paris

Gauzy Fabric Shade Extension Protects Kids from the Sun in Paris

The new volume extends from the brick building like a transparent uneven box lined with glazed windows to deflect heat. In order to keep the children who attend nursery school there safe from direct sun

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Daniel Buren’s Colored Glass Installation Lights Up Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse

Daniel Buren’s Colored Glass Installation Lights Up Le Corbusier’s Cité Radieuse

The Cité Radieuse’s rooftop originally served as a gym where residents could let of steam and work out while taking in beautiful city views of Marseille. The concrete volume rises in three distinct

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How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

How to Spice Up a Shipping Container Home

People all over the world are looking for cheap, alternative housing, and recycled shipping containers are starting to become ever more popular; not just homes but also for all sorts of structures. The

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