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Kasita: A smart micro-home that can be transported across cities when you move

When it comes to practical scenarios for most of us, the scope of sustainable living goes beyond the integration of 'expensive' green technologies. In essence, the ambit of solar and wind-based technologies is not really tailored to cramped apartments inhabited by professionals who tend to change their cities and workplaces. In these circumstances, reducing one's…


MAD Architects develops plan for vertical greenery-covered housing complex for Los Angeles

For the ongoing “Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles” exhibition, at the A+D Museum, China-based firm, MAD Architects, has developed an innovative high-density housing scheme, known as Cloud Corridor. Featuring nine greenery-covered skyscrapers, connected by means of sky bridges, the plan is based on the firm’s famous “Shan-Shui City” building concept. (more…)


Vietnam-based firm, Vo Trong Nghia, re-imagines the university campus as a lush tree-filled oasis

As part of its latest project, Vietnam-based architectural firm, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, has re-imagined the university campus as a living, breathing space, featuring lush tree-lined rooftops, balconies and a stunning plant-covered courtyard. The plan envisions a verdant campus building for the privately-owned FPT University, right in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. It…


Colorless, non-toxic luminescent solar concentrator could turn any window into a power source

Scientists, at New Mexico-based Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), have developed the technology that could potentially turn any window into a power source. For the very first time, researchers have managed to build large-scale luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) that, unlike their predecessors, are colorless, non-toxic and incredibly efficient. A type of building-integrated photovoltaic material, the device…