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A Tennessee Town is Recycling Toilets Into New Tiles

A Tennessee Town is Recycling Toilets Into New Tiles

Since 2009, Crossville, Tennessee has been recycling toilets and turning them into new tiles. This week, Crossville Inc. and Toto USA announced how much was saved from being flushed away – and the numbers are staggering.

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4 days ago

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Toronto’s Next Timber Tower Plan Is A Go

Toronto’s Next Timber Tower Plan Is A Go

… and Moriyama & Teshima / Acton Ostry Architects is the winning team. Their scheme beat out four internationally renowned firms angling to build The Arbour, a mass-timber tower on Toronto’s waterfront.

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14 days ago

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The Rise of Timber Towers

The Rise of Timber Towers

A decade ago, photovoltaics and geothermal were all the rage. Now, mass timber has usurped the race for environmentally friendly construction. Here are six towers under development, all of them pioneers of the plyscraper craze.

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March 22, 2018

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This Tiny Island in Copenhagen Harbour is the City’s Newest Public Space

This Tiny Island in Copenhagen Harbour is the City’s Newest Public Space

CPH-Ø1, a man-made island developed by Marshall Blecher and Fokstrot’s Magnus Maarbjerg, is an experimental public space that could eventually transform Copenhagen Harbour into a ‘parkipelago.’

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March 20, 2018

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Big, Clean Innovations in Surfacing That Could Shape the Built World

Big, Clean Innovations in Surfacing That Could Shape the Built World

Porcelanosa and Italgraniti have created air-purifying and huge-scale innovations in surfacing that they unveiled at Cersaie.

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March 5, 2018

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What EcoBirdy Tells Us: Recycled Toys Can Be Cool

What EcoBirdy Tells Us: Recycled Toys Can Be Cool

Belgian start-up Ecobirdy crafts a well-received line of kids’ furnishings out of recycled plastic playthings.

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February 20, 2018

Section: Design

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A Sawtooth Roof Defines This Net Zero House in Ontario

A Sawtooth Roof Defines This Net Zero House in Ontario

Former Herzog & de Meuron architects Julia Jamrozik and Coryn Kempster added unique character to this Net Zero house in Ontario with a sawtooth roofline and vibrant pops of colour.

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February 15, 2018

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The 10 Best Ideas of 2017, Both Large and Small

The 10 Best Ideas of 2017, Both Large and Small

With climate change, sexual misconduct, and the plight of refugees dominating headlines over the past 12 months, this much is clear: the world needs more good ideas. Here are the 10 best ideas in 2017 that have made a profound impact, both large and small.

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December 22, 2017

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Marvellous Materials: 3 Inventive Products That Hardly Leave a Footprint

Marvellous Materials: 3 Inventive Products That Hardly Leave a Footprint

From compostable bioplastics to inflatable performance spaces, here are three creative objects that minimize waste.

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November 14, 2017

Section: Design

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Waste Not: 8 Products That Reduce Unwanted Material

Waste Not: 8 Products That Reduce Unwanted Material

From lamps made from their own packaging to buildings that use ice cream bucket cladding, here are projects that are making circular economies the new normal.

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November 7, 2017

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