Articles and researches

March 27, 2020

MVRDV designs a sustainable “urban living room” for Shenzhen

Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has unveiled its competition-winning designs for the Shimao ShenKong International Centre, a new “three-dimensional urban living room” for the heart of Shenzhen’s […]
March 27, 2020

Researchers turn to ‘sentinel trees’ to warn of destructive pests | MNN

In an effort to receive advanced warning of destructive pests that could wreak havoc on native plantings, researchers from Europe, the United States and China are […]
March 26, 2020

How to explore national parks with virtual tours | MNN

“The mountains are calling and I must go,” conservationist John Muir famously wrote in 1873. Many people can relate to feeling beckoned by nature, although for […]
March 26, 2020

Everloop’s sustainable toothbrush comes with replaceable bamboo bristles

Mexico City-based NOS has come out with a design to address one of the many causes of plastic pollution that consumers tend to overlook: toothbrushes. The […]
March 26, 2020

Scientists get closer to artificial photosynthesis for renewable energy

Scientists at Berkeley Lab are getting close to a long-held goal of using artificial photosynthesis to generate renewable energy from the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. […]
March 26, 2020

Vincent Callebaut unveils bioclimatic LEED-Gold timber tower

Known for their love of infusing modern structures with an abundance of greenery, the prolific Paris-based practice Vincent Callebaut Architectures has just unveiled their latest sustainable design. […]
March 26, 2020

Open-source CURA to turn shipping containers into emergency COVID-19 units

Hospitals overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic could find a much-needed capacity lifeline in retrofitted shipping containers. An international task force, comprised of designers, engineers, medical professionals […]
March 26, 2020

Walking is the calming, restorative activity we need right now | MNN

I’ve been walking quite a bit lately — maybe you have too. It’s more like rambling, really, in the English novel sense of the word, except […]