The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburg

April 10, 2013 by  
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The world’s first algae-powered building just opened in Hamburg! Dubbed the BIQ House , the project features a bio-adaptive algae facade and it will serve as a testing bed for sustainable energy production in urban areas and self-sufficient living buildings. International design firm Arup worked with Germany’s SSC Strategic Science Consultants and Austria-based Splitterwerk Architects to develop the BIQ House, which launched as part of Hamburg’s International Building Exhibition . Read the rest of The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburg Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae as insulator , algae as shade , algae power , arup , bio-reactor facade , biomass , BIQ House , BIQ House opens , high-rise farms , Hmaburg , International Building Exhibition , jet-powered maintenance robots , photovoltaic paint , self-sufficient living buildings , solar thermal heat , Splitterwerk Architects , SSC Strategic Science Consultant , the future of green building        

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The Salone Satellite Impresses at Milan Design Week with Exciting Prospects from Designers Worldwide

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Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car

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Renault and British designer Ross Lovegrove just took the wraps off the Renault Twin’Z electric concept car. The Twin’Z is an all-electric city car with rear-wheel drive, a 100 mile range and a 86-hp rear-mounted electric motor . It draws its inspiration from the heritage of some of the Renault’s other models like the Renault 5 and Renault Twingo, but Renault invited British designer Ross Lovegrove to add some extra design touches. Read the rest of Renault Taps Ross Lovegrove to Design Twin’Z Electric Concept Car Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automotive design , Design , electric car , electric motor , green car , Renault , renault electric car , Renault Twin’Z concept car , Ross Lovegrove        

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