The Crystal earned its title from the building's division into two architectural volumes: the inner building is shaped like a golden crystal, inspired by the city's underground iron ore deposits; the
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Silent Crowd is a stunning urban design project by architects S.Dimitriou, M.Koutsari, M. Kyropoulou, A.Manolaki, M.Panagiotidou, K.Panopoulos, M.Koulouri, G.Velgiris, landscape architect
The term 'building science' is used quite often now in sustainable building circles, but much of what we understand of it can be traced back to the work of Dr. Joe Lstiburek, founder of
Missouri University of Science and Technology has had a team of students competing in the Solar Decathlon competition almost every time except in 2011. The team gets back into the 2013 competition for the
3D printing technology holds the amazing potential to change the way we make things - however most 3D printers are limited to creating objects out of plastic. Enter the Mebotics Microfactory, which it
Toyota is going to give the world another preview of its upcoming fuel cell hybrid vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the FCV-R concept. The FCV-R concept is a preview of Toyota's first
Yeast photo from Shutterstock Who knew the secret to eternal youth could have been hiding in bread-rising yeast all this time? A team of researchers from Japan and New Zealand has found a way to double
Reprogramming the City is an exhibit hosted by the Boston Society of Architects, displaying more than 20 ideas of innovative uses of existing city infrastructure, such as lamp posts which can become
This morning, delegates from more than 35 countries gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore for the 2013 International Green Building Conference to exchange ideas about
First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater.
After years of development BMW just unveiled the official production model of its 2015 i8 plug-in hybrid sports car at the Frankfurt Motor Show! The i8's efficient, yet powerful plug-in hybrid powertrain
"We made a lot of mistakes with this building," admits Rafael Viñoly. It is not everyday that you will hear an architect admit to making a mistake with their work, but Vinoly hardly had a choice with
Image © Mike Baker North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new way of connecting stacked solar cells that is strong enough to handle the energy of 70,000 suns. The innovation will
Fog photo from Shutterstock Plants and certain animals like the fog beetle can survive in very arid regions because they've developed ways of absorbing minute amounts of water from the atmosphere.
Dogs are great: they listen to you (most of the time), they understand commands, and they'll love you forever no matter what. While walking them can be a great joy, when the weather is miserable, the
While ZA Architects acknowledges that current technologies are not sufficient to carry out their plans, they believe that robotics will advance enough by 2023 to fabricate the underground dwellings. In
LAST CHANCE: Enter Inhabitat’s Back To School Contest to Win $250+ of Green Goodies Including a Voltaic Solar Backpack (Worth $129)
Enter Inhabitat's 2013 Back to School Contest! We can't believe how fast summer flew by - but now that fall is on the horizon it's time to start getting ready for a green school year - and Inhabitat is
Amid concerns about global climate change and changing weather patterns, one company is trying to find a new way to irrigate crops in an age of increasing water instability. "Solid Rain" is an incredibly
The footbridge is approximately 16 meters in diameter and features a series of wheels running on a circular track below the hub that allows it to open and close - depending on the amount of river traffic.
Inhabitat: So tell me about your work here at American Steel Studios. ERIC: I build gardens like these. This is the smallest one I’ve ever done with an aquarium on the bottom and a garden on
Designed in collaboration with Heijmans Infrastructure, a Dutch multinational development company, Smart Highway aims to retrofit highways with innovative technology that can visually communicate
The rate at which science has been evolving for the last few decades suggests it won’t be long before we’re able to build houses with bacteria. Manufacturing processes are close to replacing
Smart Highway While car technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past century, roads have remained basically unchanged since the late 1800s. Dutch designer Daan Roosegaard plans to change
Designed by Seasons Natural Engineering, a lush and vibrant green wall breathes life into an otherwise dull parking garage in California. One of the largest living walls in the United States, this 4,000
The wedge-shaped glass enclosures are greenhouses that will each be a controlled environment home to different climate zones from tropical to polar. There are five total climates represented including
Since the early days of our existence, humans have always been jealous of flying animals. From bugs to birds, we've spent a lot of time trying to copy organisms who have the ability to defy gravity. Our
INDEX Award Winner: Copenhagen Unveils Comprehensive Climate Adaptation Plan to Reduce Flooding and Boost Local Economy
Storms, sea level rise, and extreme drought are only predicted to accelerate in the decades ahead. Combined with unprecedented urban population growth, this unpredictable weather is a recipe for costly,
The 8,500 sq ft Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building is the latest addition to UC Davis Winery, Brewery and Food Science Facilities in the central valley of California. We wrote last year about the
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