BIG and Heatherwick to design Googles new London HQ

November 17, 2016 by  
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Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Thomas Heatherwick will team up for another Google project, this time in the form of a new design for the tech giant’s new London headquarters at King’s Cross . The two firms previously partnered to develop the plan for Google’s controversial new HQ in Mountain View, California which has been plagued with hiccups since its inception. The architects released a single rendering as a teaser, and we can’t wait to see more as the design plan evolves over time.

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New tent-like HQ plan emerges from the ashes of Google’s original vision

March 16, 2016 by  
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Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

June 2, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: big , California , Canopy , google headquarters , google mountain view , green campus , green headquarters , greenhouse , Heatherwick Studio , Sustainable Building , transparent canopy

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home

June 2, 2015 by  
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Water is important to everyone and everything: we use it every day and, as a result, sometimes don’t realize how much we waste. With the recent devastating droughts impacting huge portions of the US , Asia and the Middle East, the idea of saving water has never been as important to home owners. This Infographic titled ‘Top 10 Tips For Saving Water’ has the best ways to do just that. It features 10 ways anyone can apply water saving tips to their daily lives and save a large amount of water. From the bathroom sink to the kitchen tap, there’s something for everyone. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: california drought , city drought , Drought , drought issues , India drought , infographic , reader submission , saving home water , saving water , saving water in the home , water saving tips , water tips

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Google isn’t ‘feeling lucky’ after Mountain View city council chokes HQ plans

May 6, 2015 by  
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We sort of thought that  Google  was well on their way to owning the world, but it seems that isn’t really the case, especially in Mountain View, California, where plans for a sprawling green headquarters campus have been dashed by a few newly-appointed city council members. In a vote earlier this week , the council considered construction requests from Google and LinkedIn (among others) and—in news of the “whoah”—LinkedIn won. Google already has rights to about 700,000 square feet of land in the area in question, located just north of Highway 101, and had requested an additional 2.5 million square feet of land across four sites. Interestingly, Google’s initial ask was more than the city had to divvy up in the first place. The council members had only 2.2 million square feet of land to dole out, so it was clear at the outset that someone wouldn’t get their way. The Tuesday evening vote awarded LinkedIn with 1.45 million square feet of the requested 1.6 million, while poor Google was granted only 515,000 square feet —a mere crumb compared to their lofty plans. With this news, the hot shot design team Heatherwick Studios  and Bjarke Ingels Group  (BIG) will have to make serious cuts to their original design, which included an enormous greenhouse and an indoor cycling track, among other sprawling luxuries. Unless someone can convince the folks at LinkedIn to turn tail, it looks like Google may have to get used to not being the biggest dog in the fight. Learn more about the original plan for Google’s sprawling campus here , and stay tuned for details as the plans are updated to reflect the much smaller footprint. Via Forbes Images via Google Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: big , Bjarke Ingels Group , Google , google headquarters , google HQ , google hq design , google hq plans , google mountain view , Heatherwick , heatherwick studios , new google hq , thomas heatherwick

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Hybrid robot cranes will help construct Google’s new HQ

May 6, 2015 by  
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Google Headquarters Gets The World’s First Evatran “Hands Free” EV Charger

March 22, 2011 by  
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New SIMBAS Blood Analysis Biochip Can Diagnose Diseases In Minutes

March 22, 2011 by  
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A team of researchers from three universities have developed a lab-on-a-chip that could revolutionize global health care diagnostics. The Self-powered Integrated Microfluidic Blood Analysis System (SIMBAS) is a stand alone biochip that diagnoses diseases within 10 minutes without the use of external tubing.

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Chicago’s Willis Tower to Become a Vertical Solar Farm

March 21, 2011 by  
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Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project. The high-profile project on the south side of the 56th floor will replace the windows with a new type of photovoltaic glass developed by Pythagoras Solar which preserves daylighting and views while reducing heat gain and producing the same energy as a conventional solar panel. The project could grow to 2 MW in size — which is comparable to a 10 acre field of solar panels — turning North America’s tallest building into a huge urban vertical solar farm

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Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000

March 21, 2011 by  
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We whet the appetites of sports car enthusiasts everywhere when we  first mentioned Porsche’s Spyder 918 , but now they can really start salivating because the super fast   hybrid sports car is finally available for pre-order! The Porsche supercar will join the ranks of  the Artega , the  Volvo V60 and the Tesla Roadster that have been making waves recently but it won’t be shipping until late 2013. Which gives plenty of time for the very limited potential buyers to save up for the $845,000 price tag! Read the rest of Porsche Now Taking Pre-Orders for 918 Spyder Hybrid Super Car Priced at $845,000 http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 918 spyder , alternative energy , electric car , electric sports car , electric vehicle , ev , geneva auto show , hybrid car , lithium ion battery , plug-in hybrid , porsche , Spyder 918 , Tesla roadster , Volvo V60

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