Sustainable and Affordable Family Home

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Tatiana Bilbao, an architect from Mexico has come up with an interesting design for a low cost house, which she revealed at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The home she presented can be built for just $8000 and is therefore very suitable as a social housing alternative, and Bilbao is hopeful it will one day be used as such in her home country. (more…)

By |October 22nd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Safer and Better Roof Alternative for Low Income Families

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Families from the poorest regions of the world more often than not cover their already lacking homes with corrugated metal roofs. It’s a low cost solution, but in most cases doesn’t prevent leaks, and certainly has very little insulation value. (more…)

By |October 12th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Build Your Own Solar Power Concentrator

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Go.Sol has just released a free solar concentrator construction guide, which can be used to easily build a 0.5kW solar concentrator that has a mirrored surface area of about 1 square meter, using only locally available materials. This is part of their initiative to eradicate energy poverty and breaking down the barriers to solar power access. (more…)

By |October 8th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Sustainable Home/Office Solution by Dwell

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More and more people are working from home these days, but most homes are not really designed to be part office space. Dwell Developments is seeking to rectify this via their new development in Seattle, the so-called Live/Work. These are a home-office hybrid and were designed to make working from home more comfortable and better for the environment.

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By |October 5th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Reinventing the Food Cycle

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Food going to waste is a problem in the US and elsewhere in the developed world. However, the High-solids Organic-waste Recycling System with Electrical Output device, or HORSE for short, developed by Impact Bioenergy, could go a long way towards alleviating this problem on the consumer side.

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By |October 1st, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Portable Wind Turbine

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There are quite a few portable solar power solutions on the market, but ones that harness wind for energy are much more scarce. That is why the new device called Trinity is pretty unique. It was designed by the firm Janulus from Minnesota and will be available on the market as soon as the company collects enough investor funds to begin large scale production.

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By |September 30th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments