Lanefab Design/Build Constructs a Beautiful Solar-Powered Home for a Family in Vancouver

September 23, 2013 by  
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The Dumfries St. house by Lanefab Design/Build is now Vancouver’s highest scoring home under the Energuide energy efficiency rating system! The solar-powered laneway house was built by a young family in the rear yard of their parent’s existing Vancouver home. The modern structure also boasts a 14 panel solar PV system , indoor-outdoor living, and a high-end suite of appliances. The family home is just 1050sf and includes 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a home office. + Lanefab Design/Build 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: Architecture , design/build , green design , green homes , lanefab , lanefab design/build , Solar Power , Vancouver architecture        

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Hammer-Proof Smartphone Screen is Thinner and Cheaper Than Gorilla Glass

September 23, 2013 by  
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As long as we’ve had smartphones , we’ve been afraid of dropping them. With price tags of $500 and above, smartphones are delicate technological flowers that can be killed by a single drop of water or a collision with the ground. That’s why we’re excited about a new screen protecting material called Rhino Shield . Made from a custom-formulated polymer, the material is able to withstand full-on strikes with a hammer, and it’s poised to make Gorilla Glass look like flimsy wrapping paper. Read the rest of Hammer-Proof Smartphone Screen is Thinner and Cheaper Than Gorilla Glass Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: gorilla glass , phone accessories , polymer , Rhino Shield , smartphone protection , Smartphone Screen , tech accessories , touchscreen sensitivity        

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Breezy, Hammock-Shaped Paraguayan Home is the Perfect Place for an Afternoon Siesta

September 23, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Breezy, Hammock-Shaped Paraguayan Home is the Perfect Place for an Afternoon Siesta Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , bricked wall , Casa Hamaca , Catenary Curve , curvy home , Daylighting , galvanized iron roof , Javier Corvalán , Laboratorio de Arquitectura , Paraguay , Reclaimed Materials , Recycled Materials        

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The FarmBot is a Fully-Automated Open-Source Farming Machine

September 23, 2013 by  
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Since time immemorial, farmers have benefited from sharing knowledge with one another, and The FarmBot makes that easier than ever to do. Designed by California engineer Rory Landon Aronson, this open-source farming machine allows hackers and agriculturalists to brainstorm. Similar to CNC milling machines and 3D printers , the FarmBot works on a scalable frame that employs X, Y and Z directions, and can be outfitted with anything from sensors and spray nozzles to plows and seed injectors. Read the rest of The FarmBot is a Fully-Automated Open-Source Farming Machine Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printers , California , cnc milling machine , community cabinet , farmbot , green revolution , hackable hardware , open source farming , open source software , rory landon aronson , San Luis Obispo , story of stuff project , web based software , wikislo        

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Vertical Forest Building in Vancouver Features an Innovative Energy-Efficient Facade

June 18, 2013 by  
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