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Behold the smart, environmentally-sustainable Paris of 2050, as designed by Vincent Callebaut

Born in Belgium, Vincent Callebaut is an architect with worldwide acclaim. Known for his incredibly energy-efficient housing projects, Callebaut usually integrates uniquely futuristic designs with advanced green technology. Previously, we talked about Cairo's Gate Residence, a spectacular mixed-use complex featuring geothermal cooling, wind turbines, solar panels and even wind catchers. Well this time around, France-based…


Singaporean scientists develop a transparent window that doubles as a self-charging battery

Thanks to rapid urbanization and technological advancement, skyscrapers and high-rise buildings are a common sight today. With this, however, comes the added costs of maintaining a building's cooling units. In truth, indoor cooling systems consume quite a sizeable amount of power. As a way of solving this problem, a group of Singaporean scientists, of the Nanyang Technological…




10 impressive copycats of famous monuments from around the world

Often marked by the dubious distinction of 'duplitecture', there are a host of famous monument replicas from around the world. And, quite incredibly, a few of them do project at least some degree of the original architectural specimens' finesse and even gravitas. So, without further ado, let us take a gander at 10 of the…


ThyssenKrupp to develop multi-directional elevators for better building efficiency

Multi-directional elevators have always belong to the realm of fiction and surrealism, as is evident from Willy Wonka's list of inventions. But this time around, engineers from German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp have drawn up the conceptual plans for real multi-directional elevators. The reasoning behind the seemingly futuristic endeavor is pretty simple - such type of conveyance…