3XN unveils LEED Platinum-seeking Forskaren innovation center in Stockholm

[ad_1] Danish architecture firm 3XN has won a design competition for Forskaren, a new mixed-use innovation center for health and life science companies in Stockholm. Designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification, the rounded 24,000-square-meter building will draw power from renewable sources. Forskaren will also promote sustainable principles among its tenants with the inclusion of light-filled […]

Architects turn waste wood into a 3D-printed cabin in upstate New York

[ad_1] A stunning cabin in upstate New York is making waves thanks to groundbreaking technology that allowed it to be 3D-printed with wood waste. Headed by architects Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic, HANNAH was able to repurpose wood from ash trees damaged by an invasive beetle species to build the Ashen Cabin, a modern, tiny […]

Luca Curci Architects designs a zero-energy smart city of the future

[ad_1] According to the United Nations, 5 billion people are projected to live in cities by 2030. In response to the growing challenge of urban populations and their accompanying carbon emissions, Italian design practice Luca Curci Architects has proposed The Link, a self-sustainable “vertical city” with the goal of net-zero energy operations. Designed to accommodate […]

Kibardin shares creative recycled paper furniture designs

[ad_1] Creating furniture is an age-old art form that has incorporated standard materials such as aluminum, wood and rattan. However, one artist has perfected a way to use another prolific material, cardboard, into furniture designs, and he’ll show you how to use it too. Continue reading below Our Featured Videos Vadim Kibardin, based out of […]

Why vitaparcours are the perfect pandemic exercise option | MNN

[ad_1] If you run outside and find yourself adding a short stairs routine or pushups against a picnic table during your run — or stretching out using the branch of a favorite tree — you’re already engaging in a version of vitaparcour. Vitaparcours, or parcours as they’re also known, are becoming more popular as people […]

Can planting a trillion trees reverse the damage of climate change?

[ad_1] Restoration ecologist Karen Holl explains why it’s not that simple. Last year there was some very encouraging research that found there is room for an extra 0.9 billion hectares of canopy cover which could store 205 gigatonnes of carbon. The researchers wrote that this wasn’t “just one of our climate change solutions, it is […]

10 ways to celebrate Mother’s Day virtually in 2020

[ad_1] With the majority of the country continuing to observe social distancing and shelter-in-place laws, families are beginning to face a new normal of interacting for the holidays. Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, and while most of us won’t be able to see our moms in person this year, there are still ways […]

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties | MNN

[ad_1] We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but two retirees in the Pacific Northwest have found something else to track: vintage apples. In their most fruitful season yet, David Benscoter and E.J. Brandt have uncovered 10 apple varieties believed to have been lost. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North […]

Don’t blame bats for their zoonotic viruses | MNN

[ad_1] Bats have an image problem even when they aren’t linked to a pandemic. Some people resent them for occasionally inhabiting attics and chimneys, for example, while others just typecast them as spooky or dangerous. As the novel coronavirus rampages around the world, however, its suspected link to bats has presented these misunderstood mammals with […]

‘Rebel botanists’ use sidewalk chalk to help people connect with nature | MNN

[ad_1] When Sophie Leguil hits the streets near her home in London, she’s armed with sidewalk chalk. The French ecologist and botanist is one of an army of “rebel botanists” working to identify the little-known and underappreciated wild plants that grow along the sidewalks and curbs of cities throughout Europe. “The idea of the project […]