Renovated Siemens Headquarters in Munich now consumes 90% less energy and 75% less water

July 19, 2016 by  
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The building comprises a single volume with four rectangular courtyards and a publicly accessible ground floor that provides a new pedestrian connection between downtown Munich and the museum district. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a smart spatial organization allow employees to have visual connection to their colleagues throughout the building, while various open areas act as meeting spaces where people can collaborate across departments. Related: Hufton + Crow capture Denmark’s beautiful grass-covered Moesgaard Museum in new photos Thanks to a holistic approach to sustainable design, the new building consumes 90% less electricity and uses 75% less water than its predecessor. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems can be adjusted by employees, and thanks to the company’s smart building technology, data from 30,000 data points allow for a comprehensive insight into the daily energy performance of the building. + Henning Larsen Architects Via World Architecture News Photos by Hufton + Crow

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3M futureLAB Students Build Tiny 3D Printed Mobile House for Millennials

April 7, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of 3M futureLAB Students Build Tiny 3D Printed Mobile House for Millennials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed homes , 3D printing , 3M futureLAB , Diogene , Munich , oculus window , peter ebner , renzo piano , small transportable living , tiny homes , tiny houses , ucla , UCLA architecture and urban design

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Underwater Ocean Energy Turbine Harvests Vast & Powerful Marine Currents

April 7, 2014 by  
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World’s Biggest Online Whale Meat Retailer Ends All Whale Product Sales

April 7, 2014 by  
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Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, has announced that it will no longer sell whale and dolphin meat after the International Court of Justice ordered all whale hunting in the southern ocean to stop . Rakuten was identified by the Environmental Investigation Agency as the world’s biggest online retail source for whale and ivory products, drawing unwelcome attention to its business model. Read the rest of World’s Biggest Online Whale Meat Retailer Ends All Whale Product Sales Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Environmental Investigation Agency , International Court of Justice , Japan whale hunting , Japan whale hunting season , Japan whale meat , Japanese whale hunting , Japanese whale meat , minke whale hunting , minke whale meat , minke whales , Rakuten ends whale meat sales , Rakuten online marketplace , Rakuten stops selling whale meat , Rakuten whale hunting , Rakuten whale meat , Rakuten whale products , Rakuten whale sales , whale hunting

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Jacob Haim’s RaceBRAID Bike Features a Frame Woven From Carbon Fibers

November 26, 2012 by  
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German industrial designer Jacob Haim has teamed up with Munich Composites to develop a super-light carbon fiber bike with a frame that is woven instead of welded. As a thesis project for his degree in applied technology and science from FH Joanneum- Graz , Haim worked with Munich Composites to make the raceBRAID, which can be produced with virtually no waste and weighs in at a scant 11 pounds. Braiding is normally done by hand, but in order to weave a collection of fibers tightly enough that they can be used to build a bike, Haim had to employ some sophisticated machinery. “The fibers are braided into a tube, which then feeds them into to a shaping core,” explains the Munich Composites website. “The fibers are treated with resin and cured. The braiding technique offers the advantage of fully automating the fiber deposition. This minimizes the manual work previously required and possible sources of error are eliminated.” But why go through all of this trouble? As Haim  told Bicycle Design , “no material waste, low error rate, customized to the individual needs.” He also feels that it creates “a connection between high class engineering and the spirit of design.” Although it’s unlikely that the RaceBRAID will reach mainstream consumers anytime soon, the process of building it proves that there’s no such thing as thinking too far outside the box when looking for new materials. + Jacob Haim Via Core77

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

April 20, 2012 by  
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