Watch a BMW morph into a standing Transformer-like bot

September 25, 2016 by  
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A Turkish company has made many a Transformers fan’s dream turn to reality—the engineers at Letrons have turned a BMW into a Transformer-like bot capable of speech and cool special effects. Using a remote control, the engineers turn the BMW “robot in disguise” into Antimon, a standing bot with pop-out arms, legs, and head. Click on the link below to see the transformation in action.

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Samoo Architects & Engineers to design Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

March 27, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Samoo Architects & Engineers to design Ulju Government Complex in South Korea Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: auditorium , cross-ventilation , energy efficient building , natural ventilation , Samoo Architects & Engineers , south korea , Sustainable Building , vertical louvers

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Dramatic Greenhouses Accentuate Ecorium Eco-Park Opening in Korea

August 30, 2013 by  
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Rock-Sette is a Sustainable Disaster Prevention and Education Center for Istanbul

October 10, 2012 by  
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Designed by Dinkoff Architects and Engineers , Rock-Sette is a self-sufficient and non-polluting disaster prevention and education center for Istanbul, Turkey. The project draws in water from the creek on the south side, purifies it, and stores it in a series of ponds. The cool air from these ponds is brought indoors to cool the interior naturally via diffusers in the floor plates and walls. Additionally, a set of solar panels on the south-facing roof are able to satisfy all the facility’s electrical power needs. 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! Read the rest of Rock-Sette is a Sustainable Disaster Prevention and Education Center for Istanbul Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cappadocia , Dinkoff Architects and Engineers , Disaster Prevention and Education Center , istanbul , Istanbul Turkey , Rock-Sette , solar panels

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Concrete Mode Repurpose Waste Cement Bags into Sturdy Totes

October 10, 2012 by  
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Concrete Mode is a Thailand-based company that creates incredibly sturdy totes, bags and pencil cases the discarded bags used to transport concrete. Concrete is the most consumed man-made material on earth and more than half of all the world’s concrete consumption occurs in Asia. Besides immense CO2 emissions , concrete consumption produces waste when transporting it via bags. Instead of these bags ending up in landfill, Concrete Mode’s founders believe these bags should be repurposed into useful, fun, and fashionable items. After a successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, they’ve been at work producing the bags and have even tested out a prototype umbrella from the salvaged fabric. + Concrete Mode 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: carbon emissions , cement footprint , concrete mode , industrial byproducts , industrial waste , plastic bags , recycled fabric , recycled umbrella , salvaged materials , waste bags

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Fiber-Grass Will Be a Self-Sustaining Mixed-Use Development in Greater Noida, India

July 6, 2012 by  
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Fiber-Grass is a sustainable mixed-use development in Greater Noida, which is located about 25 miles southeast of New Delhi in Northern India. The project, designed by Dinkoff Architects & Engineers , was conceived of as a self-sufficient organism, with lush gardens, solar panels on the roof, and natural heating and cooling systems that help to cut down on operations costs. The building features several interior and exterior gardens on different levels that improve the indoor air quality while helping to keep the building cool in the summer. Clever use of shading also helps to deflect the hot summer sun from causing the apartments to overheat. + Dinkoff Architects & Engineers 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:

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What’s Your Building’s EQ? – ASHREA Testing Whole Buildng Energy Use Program, Certificate

December 11, 2009 by  
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Image credit: BuildingEQ.com , Building Energy Quotient Certificate example, “A-” as designed. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is pilot testing it’s newly made Building Energy Quotient (sample certificate pictured). The commissioning certificate sample shown indicates per-square-foot energy consumption the building is designed to achieve .

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Corps of Engineers Held Responsible for Catastrophic Flooding from Katrina

November 23, 2009 by  
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A federal court ruling handed down last week charged the Army Corps of Engineers with “gross negligence” that led to the catastrophic flooding in New Orleans in the wake of hurricane Katrina.

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New EPA Fuel Economy Numbers: Ford and GM Show the Most Gains

November 23, 2009 by  
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New projected 2009 US fuel economy figures out from the EPA show that we have now reversed a long-term trend of gradually worsening fuel efficiency since 1987—that bottomed out in 2004 at 19.3 mpg. While our international readers may find an industry average of 21.1 mpg and 422 grams CO2 per mile a laughable “achievement”—this does represent a real improvement over 2004 levels

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