Torafuku Shows That Simple Is Beautiful

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Torafuku is a new modern 48-seat eatery recently opened in Vancouver. Moving on from their well-loved food truck to their first permanent location, the design by Scott & Scott architects features raw, utilitarian materials to great ...

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Could Fake Coral Materials Clean Up Our Oceans?

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The growing amount of mercury in our oceans is a big environmental problem. But a new kind of artificial coral being developed by researchers at China’s Anhui Jianzhu University could help to reverse this alarming ...

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Shigeru Ban Builds with Earthquake Rubble

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Shigeru Ban is known for his innovative use of plain, common materials such as paper tubes in his award winning architecture. Recently, he has announced an exploration with a new kind of material. He will ...

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Moya Power: A New Way of Generating Light from Wind

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Moya Power is a semi-transparent material innovation that harvests small amounts of wind to create energy. Low-cost and highly flexible, it can be applied to buildings, windows or bridges, for example, and can harvest energy ...

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The Origami Pot That Grows Alongside Your Plants

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Inspired by the art of origami, Growth is an appropriately named pot design that grows alongside your plant, accommodating more soil, water and expanding roots as it unfolds. Designed Bike and Begum Ayaskan from the ...

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MPavilion 2015: An Enchanted High-Tech Forest

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Set to open in Melbourne this fall, MPavilion 2015 is a weather-responsive, high-tech forest canopy – and a beautiful example of technology transfer between the worlds of building architecture and nautical engineering. The pavilion comprises ...

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