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  • Amazing Pictures

    Wow.  I can’t imagine how many shots it took to make this.  A lot of folks might think it is time lapse, but it is individual pictures stitched together!

    March 28, 2012 • News • Views: 1642

  • DCTC is Focus of Design Competition

    Natural Talent Design Competition The 2012 challenge calls for designing a Sustainable Learning Center in Rosemount, Minnesota on the Dakota County Technical College campus. This new Sustainable Learning Center will act as a

    March 22, 2012 • News • Views: 1668

  • WikiHouse

    A web site has been developed by design agency 00:/ called WikiHouse. The site is an “open source construction set” for DIY individuals who desire to build their own structure. There are pre-existing templates to

    March 5, 2012 • News • Views: 1818

  • Living Roof Pod

    These aren’t the green roofs that are commonly referred to as living roofs. This is a portable pod that can be lived in on top of roof tops (or any other desired location). Nau Architects have released a self sustainable

    February 26, 2012 • News • Views: 2329

  • Living Walls

    As green design becomes more common and sought after, a beautiful living wall has many advantages. For starters, it is physically appealing to the eye. Different plants can be used to create images, logos, or just an attractive

    February 8, 2012 • News • Views: 2329

  • Wonderful Wallpaper

    Will wall coverings make a comeback? There are new reasons to consider wallpaper as an option. As far as “sick building syndrome” goes, trying to get rid of toxins can be a difficult task. In older buildings, it can

    January 19, 2012 • News • Views: 1979

  • More on Concrete

    A new light has been shined on concrete; and through it. LiTraCon has patent a light-transmitting concrete design. The concrete has optical fibers running the full width of the unit, which allow light to pass through while still

    December 27, 2011 • Concrete • Views: 2151

  • Green Design

    It’s wonderful when your home is “off the grid”, where it relies on itself and takes care of its occupants. People have become accustomed to living with electricity and sewage, going to supermarkets to buy the

    December 11, 2011 • News • Views: 3310

  • Comploo

    A new composting structure has been designed in a circular shape. Architects from Bakoko, a Japanese firm, call it a Comploo. It consists of tall black bins with 2 openings. One to insert the compost at the top, and one at the

    November 7, 2011 • News • Views: 1415

  • Secrets in Concrete

    Typical concrete can be rather cold and boring. Solid Poetry has found a new way of making concrete interesting and beautiful. During dry weather, the concrete still looks rather bland. Once it becomes damp, a faded pattern will

    October 30, 2011 • News • Views: 1574