Category: ARCHITECTURE

Energy harvesting floor tiles: Converting Footsteps into Renewable Electricity

We’ve seen a lot of alternative energy processes and techniques. There are solar panels, wind turbines, hydroelectric power plants. What about kinetic energy? How about turning our footsteps into energy? Yes, it’s possible. ENERGY HARVESTING Pavegen, founded in 2009, is the global leader in harvesting energy and data from footfall. They invented a smart flooring solution

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Singapore’s Old Treasure: Bukit Timah’s Old Cast Iron Bridge

You may have heard about Singapore’s Rail Corridor or also known as the “Green Corridor”. The Green Corridor is the former Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) Railway tracks which connects Malaysia and Singapore since 1923 and ceased operations last July 2011. The railway remained and been a conserved area by URA. Part of this railway is the striking

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Warka Water: A Vertical Tower to Solve Water Scarcity by Collecting Water from Air

Water scarcity is one of the world’s issues. People from Ethiopia have to walk 6 hours to collect water from shallow and unprotected ponds which are often contaminated with human and animal wastes. Arturo Vittori, founder of Architecture and Vision, witnessed the need for potable water when he went to the small village in the North

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World’s First 3D Printed Office Building

Since China had constructed the World’s First 3D Printed Apartment last year, Dubai, the home of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, cannot afford to stay behind the latest technology and innovation in the AEC industry. Last May 23, 2016, UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inagurated the “Office

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Converting Hot Air to Cool Air using Zero Electricity

Bangladesh has a subtropical monsoon climate. There are three distinct seasons: a hot, humid summer from March to June; a cool, rainy monsoon season from June to October; and a cool, dry winter from October to March. Generally, maximum summer temperatures range between 30°C and 45°C. Imagine yourself living in Daulatdia, Rajbari in Bangladesh where 28,000 people

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Practical Tips for a Sustainable Home that can Cost you Less

Living in a sustainable home has many advantages in our daily life. It does not only cut or reduce our carbon footprint but it also give us the opportunity to save costs, increase the quality of our environment, healthier lifestyle and strengthens our local community. Having a sustainable home does not have to be difficult. Here are some

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