Netherlands


Architects to build modular house by stacking structures like Tetris blocks

We've all heard of modular kitchens, furniture and even pop-up tents that can be zipped up into larger spaces. As  part of their latest project, the team at Netherlands-based Universe Architecture has brought the convenience of modular designs to the time-consuming process of home construction. The Tretris House, as its name suggests, is an incredibly…


The innovative self-driving Future Bus by Mercedes-Benz covers its first 20 km

Remember Olli, IBM's self-driving minibus that can be 3D-printed in special "micro factories" within a couple of hours? Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled a bigger and more impressive version of the Olli, in the form of the incredibly innovative Future Bus. Envisioned as the future of public transport, the semi-autonomous vehicle boasts a range of attractive features,…



A-Gear: A flexible exoskeleton that helps patients with muscle degeneration retain the use of their arms

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a serious neuromuscular disease, affecting approximately 1 in 3,600 boys, which often results in severe muscle degeneration and in some cases, premature death. Caused by mutation of a specific X-linked gene, the disorder is usually associated with progressive muscle weakness and even loss of muscle mass, gradually leading to a…



Grass and glass: The refurbished Biesbosch Museum showcases its verdant side

Back in 1421, the Biesbosch Museum arose like a phoenix after the St. Elisabeth Flood swept through the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands. And now, the old museum is currently going through yet another remarkable transformation - courtesy of Studio Marco Vermeulen. The aim of the 8-month old project is to morph the antediluvian museum into…