perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

August 18, 2015 by  
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Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for Philadelphia’s Navy Yard

July 9, 2015 by  
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Philadelphia ’s historic Navy Yard office park is home to a new project designed by starchitect Bjarke Ingels . The 1200 Intrepid office building will be the latest in a string of American projects for the Danish architect. With a $35 million pricetag, the office building design will result in an optical illusion that makes this four-story structure appear to be leaning or, as the design firm says, “defying gravity.” Read the rest of Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for Philadelphia’s Navy Yard Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: big , bjarke ingels , Bjarke Ingels Group , pennsylvania office building , philadelphia , philadelphia navy yard , philadelphia office building

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Exploration’s zero-waste textile factory concept is inspired by nature, designed by science

February 19, 2015 by  
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FlipCrown lets you flat-pack your bike for easy storage

February 19, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. As the number of people riding bikes in cities is increases, so does the difficulty of finding adequate space to store those bicycles. As a result, bicycles are often stored outside on the street and are vulnerable to harsh weather and thieves. That’s why designers Rob De Schutter and Patrick Jacquet developed FlipCrown , a product that can be retrofitted to most bicycles to allow handlebars to be turned or flipped 90° for easy storage . When combined with FlipCrown’s chrome quick-release pedals and custom bicycle shelf, the bicycle can even be mounted on the wall like a piece of art. Interested in flat-packing your bicycled for easy storage? Head over to the FlipCrown Indiegogo page to support them and to place an early-bird order. + FlipCrown Indiegogo Campaign The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle handlebars , bicycle storage , bicycles , flipcrown , IndieGoGo , Patrick Jacquet , reader submitted content , rob de Schutter

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16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors

February 19, 2015 by  
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Nuclear energy is not all it’s cracked up to be. As many as 16,000 cracks have been found in two Belgian nuclear reactors, a discovery that could spell bad news for nuclear safety around the world. According to The Ecologist , the cracks were found in the steel reactor pressure vessels at the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear reactors in Belgium. The vessels contain highly radioactive cores and their failure could result in catastrophic nuclear accidents involving a massive release of radiation. Read the rest of 16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: belgian , belgium , digby macdonald , doel 3 , nuclear energy , nuclear power , nuclear reactors , nuclear safety , tihange 2 , walter bogaerts

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Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019, reports say

February 19, 2015 by  
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Tesla has established itself pretty firmly as the leader of the electric car pack, but it may have to watch its back as more conventional car companies look to get into the green car game. According to reports , Porsche looks to be the latest contender with engineers now at work on an all-electric sedan of their own. But how will the newcomer rival Tesla’s formidable  Model S P85D? Read the rest of Porsche to launch all-electric Tesla Model S rival in 2019, reports say Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 717 , afforable ev , all-electric , cayenne , electric car , electric vehicle , ev , four door , green car , luxury sedan , porsche , porsche electric car , tesla , tesla model-s

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Tenant Star program drives efficiency for commercial spaces

March 12, 2014 by  
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Groundbreaking provisions aim to cut utility bills for landlords and tenants while reducing carbon emissions.

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Why your company should look to bio-inspired architecture

March 6, 2014 by  
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From Mexico City's smog-eating hospital to Milan's vertical forest, these urban structures use nature to boost air quality and save energy.

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Why open source automation is the secret to smarter buildings

March 5, 2014 by  
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The green building automation industry should rally around open systems to help make buildings more efficient — and profitable.

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The next frontier in design? Hierarchical structures

March 4, 2014 by  
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Structures common in hair and bones have important implications for the future of biomedical devices, building design and beyond.

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