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Sublime Ribbon-Like Knot House Offers an Ecological Island Escape in South Korea

Sublime Ribbon-Like Knot House Offers an Ecological Island Escape in South Korea

According to the architects, the design for Knot House was inspired by "imagining a surface made of landscape, which eventually folds into a knot to create an enclosure." Although small in volume, the

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Korean Scientists Recycle Cigarette Butts into High-Performance Supercapacitors

Korean Scientists Recycle Cigarette Butts into High-Performance Supercapacitors

There’s no butts about it - scientists in South Korea just found a way to recycle smoked cigarette filters into high performing supercapacitors. Researchers from Seoul National University found a way to

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UNStudio to Renovate Seoul’s Hanwha Headquarters With Photovoltaic LED Facade

UNStudio to Renovate Seoul’s Hanwha Headquarters With Photovoltaic LED Facade

Hanwha Group manufactures photovoltaic panels and environmental technology and they felt their office tower no longer reflected their values or met their needs, so they asked for proposals to renovate

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ArchiWorkshop Unveils Gorgeous ‘Glamping’ Tents Shaped Like Doughnuts

ArchiWorkshop Unveils Gorgeous ‘Glamping’ Tents Shaped Like Doughnuts

Designed for a remote campsite in Yang-Pyeong, ArchiWorkshop's "Glamping for Glampers" tents come in two distinctive shapes. One is a long, curving form that easily adapts to rough terrain. This tent's

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Former Pilot Builds Coffee Shop Shaped Like a Rolleiflex TLR Camera in South Korea

Former Pilot Builds Coffee Shop Shaped Like a Rolleiflex TLR Camera in South Korea

Built next to the creator's family home, The Dreamy Camera cafe had been a long-time dream of the creator and his family before they were able to turn their ideas into reality. The Rolleiflex model's twin

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Sloping Green Roof Tops Submerged Multipurpose Hall on Jeju Island

Sloping Green Roof Tops Submerged Multipurpose Hall on Jeju Island

The Forum was built for the CJ Group, a major conglomerate in South Korea. D·LIM architects symbolically alluded to the company by carving out a large rounded hole in the shape of CJ's logo. The natural

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World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

World’s First Cancer Treating Nanorobot Unveiled in South Korea

Photo © Shutterstock A group of South Korean scientists have developed a microscopic robot that can both detect and treat cancer. The nanorobot is powered by a special, genetically-modified bacteria

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Humanitarian Low-Cost House With Shipping Container Rooms Springs Up in South Korea

Humanitarian Low-Cost House With Shipping Container Rooms Springs Up in South Korea

The design and construction team examined the conditions of the family’s existing home and found that the physical and environmental conditions were too poor to renovate. Therefore, they decided to

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South Korea Unveils Plans for Sustainable Mini-City in World’s Best Airport

South Korea Unveils Plans for Sustainable Mini-City in World’s Best Airport

Incheon International Airport is South Korea's largest and busiest airport. A destination in itself, the behemoth airport offers everything from a golf course to boutique shopping and even an indoor ice

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Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Bioengineered E.coli Bacteria Poops Out Petroleum

Image via Shutterstock The last few years have shown that bacteria can "poop out" some mighty useful (and valuable) stuff - whether it be gold or battery power. Now a team from the Korea Advanced

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Tower Infinity: ‘Invisible’ Anti-Skyscraper Gets the Green Light in South Korea

Tower Infinity: ‘Invisible’ Anti-Skyscraper Gets the Green Light in South Korea

Tower Infinity will be located at the heart of the Yongsan International Business District, whose master plan was originally designed by Samoo. The superscraper will be a landmark project for the area,

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KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

KAIST Launches First Road-Charged OLEV Electric Buses in South Korea

Several years ago the Korean Advanced Institute of Technology (KAIST) unveiled their On Line Electric Vehicle (OLEV) charging system, which promised to charge cars and even city buses wirelessly through

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Volcanic Rock Tops Kengo Kuma’s Curved Block D Condos on Jeju Island in South Korea

Volcanic Rock Tops Kengo Kuma’s Curved Block D Condos on Jeju Island in South Korea

Very little information has been released about the design of Kengo Kuma's Block D condos, but this is what we do know. The curved units come in two different sizes - 210 and 245 square meters - that each

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Kansas Farmer Sues Monsanto Over GMO Wheat Contamination

Kansas Farmer Sues Monsanto Over GMO Wheat Contamination

Agricultural giant Monsanto is facing a growing problem with its genetically modified wheat. The company attracted criticism earlier this month with news that their GMO wheat had infiltrated an Oregon

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Google and Motorola Team Up to Build the First Smartphone Made in the USA

Google and Motorola Team Up to Build the First Smartphone Made in the USA

Due to investigations into working conditions at manufacturing companies such as Foxconn, smartphone producers have been under pressure to provide products without sacrificing human health or basic

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South Korea Launches the Word’s Most Aggressive Carbon Market

South Korea Launches the Word’s Most Aggressive Carbon Market

Photo via Shutterstock South Korea has made clear their intent to become one of the world's leading warriors against climate change, and they are willing to back up their assertions with cold, hard,

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Hybrid Energy Harvester Uses Both Sunlight and Vibrations to Generate Electricity

Hybrid Energy Harvester Uses Both Sunlight and Vibrations to Generate Electricity

Why just harness light or vibration individually when you can use both to create electricity? Making sure to fully exploit both sun and sound simultaneously, researchers from Sungkyunkwan University and

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Horned ‘Rock it Suda’ Hotel Revitalizes an Old Mining Town in South Korea

Horned ‘Rock it Suda’ Hotel Revitalizes an Old Mining Town in South Korea

Pensions are a new thing for South Korean urbanites keen to escape the monotony of city life, but normally they take on a more European chalet identity. The client asked Moon Hoon to deviate from this

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7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

7th Continent: Floating Kinetic Islands Help Clean the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Due to our addiction to plastics, the human race has created the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a massive accumulation of trash dominated by synthetic, non-biodegradable objects. Turning a blight into an

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Sosoljip is a Self-Sufficient Net Zero Energy House in South Korea

Sosoljip is a Self-Sufficient Net Zero Energy House in South Korea

After living for years in Seoul, Dr. Jung Soik wanted to move to a remote country village on Namhae, but wanted her home to be self-sufficient in terms of energy use. So she and Lifethings designed a

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Snøhetta Wins Busan Opera House Competition With Theater that Joins Sea and Sky in South Korea

Snøhetta Wins Busan Opera House Competition With Theater that Joins Sea and Sky in South Korea

The geometry of Snøhetta's Busan Opera House twists and bends in a way to open the flowing public entrances around the building, while still accommodating the programmatic elements in the building. Just

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South Korean Scientists Create Laser-Based Injection System to Replace Hypodermic Needles

South Korean Scientists Create Laser-Based Injection System to Replace Hypodermic Needles

It's fair to say that no-one likes receiving injections, yet for foreign travelers, children requiring immunizations, and flu shots, needles are an unfortunate necessity. However a team of scientists from

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Natural Japanese Cedar-Wrapped Louver Haus Keeps its Cool in South Korea

Natural Japanese Cedar-Wrapped Louver Haus Keeps its Cool in South Korea

Located in a dense metropolis of South Korea, the 400 square meter complex has six south-facing apartments and another open plan apartment that faces north. These are all organized around a concrete

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Ran Hwang Creates Extraordinary, Detailed Images Using Thousands of Buttons and Pins

Ran Hwang Creates Extraordinary, Detailed Images Using Thousands of Buttons and Pins

Hwang experienced a major shift in perspective on society and her art after witnessed people jump from the twin towers on 9/11. Realizing that the multitude of numberless people are what make up mass

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Yun-Woo Choi Makes Extraordinary 3-D Sculptures Out of Recycled Magazines

Yun-Woo Choi Makes Extraordinary 3-D Sculptures Out of Recycled Magazines

Using resin, wire and recycled newspapers and magazines, Choi creates 3-D sculptures that are at once ephemeral and actually quite solid. The giant funnel that protrudes from a wall looks very similar to

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Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture's round, offset Velo Towers offer an interesting alternative to typical skyscraper designs, resembling rotating parts on a machine. Both the interior residential units and external

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Energy Field: Enormous Field of LED Lights Springs Up at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea

Energy Field: Enormous Field of LED Lights Springs Up at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea

Each of the 380 blades in the Energy Field is 59 feet tall, and they tower over pedestrians and traffic on the adjacent street. The blades are made of artificial bamboo fiber, and they sway in the

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R6 is a Daylit Boutique Residence for Transient Urbanites in South Korea

R6 is a Daylit Boutique Residence for Transient Urbanites in South Korea

The 1,240,000 square foot tower is a concrete-encased steel mega-braced organized around a central courtyard that emphasizes community. The brace supports a shelf-like matrix of walls and floor slabs that

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Seoul’s Kukje Art Center is Wrapped in a Funky Mesh Armor that Reduces Solar Heat

Seoul’s Kukje Art Center is Wrapped in a Funky Mesh Armor that Reduces Solar Heat

Comprised of thousands of small steel rings that together form a pliable envelope, the mesh facade wraps easily around the building, giving it an almost ethereal disguise that is altogether more

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South Korea Builds World’s Tallest LEGO Tower!

South Korea Builds World’s Tallest LEGO Tower!

Seoul, South Korea is now home to the world's tallest LEGO skyscraper - the LEGO World Tower! Built to celebrate LEGO’s 80th birthday, the tower reached a record-breaking 104.65 feet. The previous

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