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Colombia architect leads bamboo building crusade

When it comes to uses of bamboo, many think of chopsticks, panda food or patio furniture. Simon Velez, on the other hand, envisions bus stations, churches or bridges. The Bogota, Colombia-based...
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Architecture In Development - 53 Million Bottles Temple

Architecture In Development - 53 Million Bottles Temple | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Architecture In Development - 53 Million Bottles Temple: Low budget construction built of recycled bottles.
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IKEA designs a better home for refugees | News | Archinect

IKEA designs a better home for refugees | News | Archinect | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
The prototype of the shelter is now being tested in a refugee camp in Ethiopia.
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Trashed, viaggio al termine dei rifiuti

Trashed, viaggio al termine dei rifiuti | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Nei cinema italiani il documentario con Jeremy Irons che scandaglia l’impatto ambientale dei rifiuti dalle discariche agli oceani. Non senza esempi virtuosi che indicano la strada da percorrere
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Il frigo senza corrente: l'idea è di un'italiana

Il frigo senza corrente: l'idea è di un'italiana | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Un’ennesimo cervello in fuga dal nostro Belpaese ha dato vita ad un’interessante innovazione tecnologica. Lei si chiama Caterina Falleni, è una livornese di 23 anni e, dopo varie esperienze di studio e stage all’estero, potrà esprimere la propria ...
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Owner Builder

Owner Builder | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Building your own home could save you thousands of dollars. The Owner Builder is an easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide for people who want to build their dream home in a financially responsible manner.
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UTEC - Potable Water Generator

The first billboard that produces potable water from the air. Mayo DraftFCB for The University of Engineering and Technology http://www.facebook.com/MayoPeru
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Advert turns air into drinking water

Advert turns air into drinking water | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
A billboard that draws humidity from the air in a rain-starved part of Peru delivers 96 litres of water a day - and has become a local attraction.
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_Concours d'idées

_Concours d'idées | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it

CONCOURS D’IDEES INTERNATIONAL

PAVILLON DE L’ARCHITECTURE EN TERRE

Au Musée National Boubou Hama Niamey 

Date limite de soumission des dossiers :

15 mai 2013

 
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L’architecture en terre: une solution pour le Sahel

L’architecture en terre: une solution pour le Sahel | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
NIGER - La terre crue est utilisée pour les constructions depuis des millénaires dans le monde entier. Aujourd’hui encore, un tiers de la population mondiale vit dans...
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How to make a Geodesic dome / Geo dome / Bio dome

http://www.geodesicireland.com Learn how to make your own geodome from scratch
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Kick a ball, turn on a light: Can soccer solve one of the globe’s intractable problems? | SmartPlanet

Kick a ball, turn on a light: Can soccer solve one of the globe’s intractable problems? | SmartPlanet | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Four Harvard University women created a soccer ball that generates electricity for use in off-grid areas of the world. It is having a powerful impact.
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Researchers Discover Key to Super-Durable Ancient Roman Concrete

Researchers Discover Key to Super-Durable Ancient Roman Concrete | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Researchers discover a concrete formula devised by the Romans that uses considerably less lime and energy to produce
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Fiji Man Makes Boat From 600 Littered Plastic Bottles | Bored Panda

Fiji Man Makes Boat From 600 Littered Plastic Bottles | Bored Panda | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
New Zealand native Tom Davies used 600 littered plastic bottles to create a boat which can hold up to 3 big Fijian men.
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Water vapor harvesting: Namib desert beetle - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design

Water vapor harvesting: Namib desert beetle - Ask Nature - the Biomimicry Design Portal: biomimetics, architecture, biology, innovation inspired by nature, industrial design | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
AskNature is the world's first digital library of Nature's solutions, organized by function, that can serve as an educational and cross-pollinating tool as well as a collaboration forum among biologists, engineers, designers and other innovators.
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Il cartellone pubblicitario che produce acqua potabile dal nulla

Il cartellone pubblicitario che produce acqua potabile dal nulla | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Il cartellone, che è il primo del suo genere al mondo, prevede l’utilizzo di avanzati sistemi di captazione delle acque e di filtrazione, in grado di convertire l'umidità presente nell'aria in acqua potabile.
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Quando la bottiglia ricarica il cellulare

Quando la bottiglia ricarica il cellulare | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Dall’Africa ecco che arriva una soluzione comoda, pratica ed amica dell’ambiente per ricaricare telefoni cellulari e smartphone.
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Acqua per tutti, acqua per tutto :-)

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How to Balance Local Traditions and New Solutions in Public-Interest Design

How to Balance Local Traditions and New Solutions in Public-Interest Design | low-tech architecture | Scoop.it
Butaro Hospital by MASS Design Group. Image © Iwan Baan. Marika Shioiri-Clark is an architect who uses design to empower global change and battle
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