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Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Koma Modular’s Live-Work Store in Lüneburg, Germany is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers

Czech company KOMA MODULAR's newest design store, located near the town of Lüneburg, Germany provides storage, office and sales space all in one compact building. The building is made from recycled

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Germany’s Hemp-insulated ECOLAR House Scoops the Solar Decathlon Engineering Prize!

Germany’s Hemp-insulated ECOLAR House Scoops the Solar Decathlon Engineering Prize!

ECOLAR's basic construction, comprised of beams and columns, essentially stays the same but can be configured differently based on the homeowner's preferences. In keeping with the mandates of genuine

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A Revolving Curtain Shades Germany’s Counter Entropy House at the Solar Decathlon Europe

A Revolving Curtain Shades Germany’s Counter Entropy House at the Solar Decathlon Europe

Counter Entropy also experimented with a range of unique energy generating and saving systems, including the transfer of heat flow through carrier-fluids. As a result of this innovation, no thermodynamic

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6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

6 Examples of Innovative Architecture Inspired By Music

You can see, feel and touch architecture, but what if you could hear it too? Innovative architects and designers across the globe are finding inspiration in music to create sound-producing structures

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Pop-Up Bowooss Bionic Research Pavilion Inspired by Nature’s Efficiency

Pop-Up Bowooss Bionic Research Pavilion Inspired by Nature’s Efficiency

The shell-like structure is called Bowooss, which, roughly translated, stands for "bionic optimized wood shells with sustainability". The pavilion's perforated design resembles a bug's shell or

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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 world's first car made

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Solar-Powered House Lindau Blends In With Its Lakeside Setting in Germany

Solar-Powered House Lindau Blends In With Its Lakeside Setting in Germany

Lindau is located on the eastern side of Lake Constance, which sits in between southern Germany and Austria. This lakeside home is 190 sq m (2,045 sq ft) and has two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and an

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ECOLAR: Germany’s Modular European Solar Decathlon House has a Rooftop Power Plant

ECOLAR: Germany’s Modular European Solar Decathlon House has a Rooftop Power Plant

Even though ECOLAR is a veritable solar powerhouse, that hasn't prevented the team from Germany from maximizing the home's energy efficiency. Why waste energy, even if it is renewable, right? Enriched

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MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years

MIT Study Shows Geothermal Could Produce 100,000 Megawatts of Energy in the US Within 50 Years

Geothermal Power photo from Shutterstock So far, Humans have harnessed the strength of the sun, water, and wind to generate clean electricity. Now, it may be time to take advantage of the earth's

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Wooden-Framed “iameco” Computer Reduces Environmental Impacts

Wooden-Framed “iameco” Computer Reduces Environmental Impacts

The wooden-framed iameco (pronounced "i-am-eco") computer is easy on the eyes and on the environment. A result of a collaboration between German and Irish designers, the PC is the first of its class to

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The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

The Aura Living Plant Lamp Changes Colors When you Touch its Leaves!

Germany-based designer Viktor Alexander Kolbig has created the Aura - a living lamp that can be controlled by lightly touching its petals and leaves! Combining nature and technology, the system uses a

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World’s First Solar Kiosk Now Open For Business in Ethiopia

World’s First Solar Kiosk Now Open For Business in Ethiopia

Demand for electricity in developing countries is on the rise, but without a reliable electric grid or even access to power, other solutions have to be developed. Luckily, developing countries can now

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Berlin’s Effizienzhaus Plus Home Generates More Energy than it Consumes and Doubles as an EV Charging Station

Berlin’s Effizienzhaus Plus Home Generates More Energy than it Consumes and Doubles as an EV Charging Station

Germany has built a home that produces so much clean energy it can charge the family cars as well. Efficiency House Plus with Electric Mobility designed by a collaborative team lead by Professor Werner

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Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Erlebnest is a Breezy Open-Air Treehouse Retreat in Germany

Cambium is a company based in German's Allgäu region that specializes in treehouse construction, suspended rope and bridge courses, and forest climbing equipment. The Erlebnest is made of a steel

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German Court Bans Parents from Having Baby Boys Circumcised

German Court Bans Parents from Having Baby Boys Circumcised

Is circumcision an act of religious freedom, or is it merely an act of violence against baby boys? A German court in Cologne took the latter interpretation, ruling that circumcision of baby boys should

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One-Sqm-House: World’s Smallest House is a Single Square Meter in Size!

One-Sqm-House: World’s Smallest House is a Single Square Meter in Size!

The world's smallest house is finally here. For real. Compared to the One-Sqm-House by Van Bo Le-Metnzel of Hartz IV Möbel, all of the other teeny weeny little dwellings we have featured over the years

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Street Artist Megx Paints German Bridge to Look Like Giant LEGO Bricks!

Street Artist Megx Paints German Bridge to Look Like Giant LEGO Bricks!

It took Martin four weeks to complete the project, which required a lot of help from the municipality who cordoned off the space while the artist completed the vibrant transformation. As a result, the

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H27D is a Zero-Waste Urban Infill Apartment Building in Constance, Germany

H27D is a Zero-Waste Urban Infill Apartment Building in Constance, Germany

Located in the historic district of Constance in Southern Germany, H27D features four private apartments and a ground floor retail shop. Kraus Schoenberg Architects's goal was to make the building blend

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World’s Oldest Purse Uncovered—And It’s Studded With Dog Teeth!

World’s Oldest Purse Uncovered—And It’s Studded With Dog Teeth!

German archaeologists have uncovered the world's oldest purse, and to our surprise, canine teeth were the rhinestones of the past!  The teeth were discovered in a surface coal mine not far from Leipzig,

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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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Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Germany fed a whopping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the national grid last weekend, setting a new record by meeting nearly half of the country's weekend power demand. After the Fukushima

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Mesmerizing Photos of Temporary Housing Erected by Stuttgart 21 Protestors

Mesmerizing Photos of Temporary Housing Erected by Stuttgart 21 Protestors

Entitled "The development of new urban districts in the heart of the city," this award-winning photographic series reveals how protestors built a barrier to construction works on the project's site using

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Golden Glory is a Gilded Temporary Art Pavilion in Germany

Golden Glory is a Gilded Temporary Art Pavilion in Germany

Showcasing golden works from the bicycle capital of Germany's late medieval era, the exhibition space at Münster Domplatz (cathedral square) was cramped and easy to miss, so the small pavilion acts as a

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Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

The four modules are arranged around a central atrium. This daylit space and naturally-ventilated space has multiple functions: It is an indoor playing field, a dining hall and it regulates traffic

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Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Overhead electric lines that power buses and streetcars are a common sight in California cities and towns, and they could soon be expanding to highways. At the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11x11 is clad in vertical laminated wooden slats that extend to the roof. The same material is used to frame the deep-set windows which bend over eaves and wrap around corners, funneling enough daylight

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Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

The Spree River splits in two in the heart of Berlin and flows around the touristy museum island. A movement is underway to transform the unused canal into a multi-recreational tourist attraction for

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Funky Blue “Court of Water” Wall Plays Music When It Rains (VIDEO)

Funky Blue “Court of Water” Wall Plays Music When It Rains (VIDEO)

Artists Annette Paul, Christopher Rossner, and Andre Temple took inspiration from St. Petersburg's Rainy Theater, although the installation in Dresden is very different. The blue and green painted facade

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Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

When auto makers submit their cars to crash tests, the sensors that are used to collect data about the crash process are often destroyed by the impact of the crash. To solve that problem, German car maker

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Modular AR-CHE Aqua Floathome Enjoys On-The-Lake-Living in Germany

Modular AR-CHE Aqua Floathome Enjoys On-The-Lake-Living in Germany

The AR-CHE Aqua Floathome is the first of several floating houses in the Lusatian Lake District by Steeltec37. This German company specializes in steel design for modular buildings on both land and water.

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