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7 Great Furnishings Made With Recycled Wood

7 Great Furnishings Made With Recycled Wood

Conceived for the Design by Nature competition, these imaginative and eco-friendly pieces by Stacklab, Miles Keller, Scott Barker and others are now on show at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works.

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4 days ago

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Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

These solar-powered sanitation systems – championed by Bill and Melinda Gates’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge – promise to solve one of the greatest dilemmas for infrastructure-challenged regions such as India.

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22 days ago

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Greenbuild Gives Back to New Orleans

Greenbuild Gives Back to New Orleans

Taking place next week in the Big Easy, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will feature world-renowned speakers, exhibitor booths powered by renewable energy, and a Make It Right home built on the premises and delivered to a family in need.

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October 16, 2014

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2014 North American Holcim Awards Winners

2014 North American Holcim Awards Winners

The winning North American projects in this competition for sustainable building showcase innovative ways to deal with flooding and new biologically based materials.

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September 24, 2014

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Can Norman Foster’s SkyCycle Come True?

Can Norman Foster’s SkyCycle Come True?

The visionary concept for London would give cyclists their own expressway. Plus, three pieces of fun, fashionable and flat-packed bike gear.

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May 12, 2014

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5 Great Ideas for Fortifying New York and New Jersey

5 Great Ideas for Fortifying New York and New Jersey

Barrier reefs that restore fish habitats, terraced waterfronts sporting bike paths – these flood-mitigating ideas, which teams led by BIG, OMA, West 8 and more have dreamed up for the Rebuild by Design competition, also give a lot back to the people.

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April 21, 2014

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6 Great Products Made From Cork

6 Great Products Made From Cork

Recyclable and biodegradable, cork can be harvested from the bark without felling the tree. Now, the warm material is finding its way into furnishings, lighting and accessories.

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April 16, 2014

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The High Line Effect

The High Line Effect

New York’s park in the sky has inspired similar schemes to bring public space back to the public, even if it means – as in the case of Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge concept for London – conjuring it out of thin air.

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February 27, 2014

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What’s Next for Nest?

What’s Next for Nest?

Can Nest, and a generation of app-controlled devices, connect every home in the neighbourhood to the smart grid?

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February 26, 2014

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The House That Snaps Together

The House That Snaps Together

Bone Structure, based in Laval, Quebec, has brought its patented construction to Ontario, with a model home going up in Caledon. Founder Marc Bovet shares how his company is revolutionizing the home construction biz.

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February 21, 2014

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