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10 Detailed Infographic Templates for Every Type of Business

10 Detailed Infographic Templates for Every Type of Business | ret & arq | Scoop.it

So, how do you prepare your next awesome infographic for your business? Well, if you are looking for templates that will help you create your own infographic for your business, you have come to the right place!

 

In this post, I have put together an assortment of our best infographic templates that offer everything you would ever need to display your data in a beautiful and effective way. Starting from as low as $4, these infographic templates are all yours to customize, extend and publish!...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 2, 2015 10:53 AM

If you're looking for templates that will help you create your own infographic for your business, you have come to the right place! Recommended reading from Marketo. 9/10

Comunicologos.com's curator insight, May 3, 2015 10:38 AM

Infografías

Christine Lombardo's curator insight, May 4, 2015 9:42 AM

Infographics are the new "it" tool for presenting information on any topic in a concise, visually engaging, and easy to read format. Even better, they're versatile enough to be used by teachers, school administrators, and students.

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Double Helix Rising: A Green High-Rise Under Construction in Taipei, Taiwan

Double Helix Rising: A Green High-Rise Under Construction in Taipei, Taiwan | ret & arq | Scoop.it

A spiraling, green high-rise designed by Paris-based Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut is currently under construction in Taipei, Taiwan. It will add interest to XinYi District’s existing mixture of buildings which range from LEED Platinum EBOM-rated Taipei 101, the world’s tallest green building, to a traditionally Chinese-styled Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall built in 1972.


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Instant Four-Way Free Videoconferencing Across All Devices with vLine

Instant Four-Way Free Videoconferencing Across All Devices with vLine | ret & arq | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, February 20, 2014 12:33 PM



vLine is a new free videoconferencing app that allows you to easily video chat with one or more people with no downloads or plugins to install. 


Use is very simple. As soon as you hit the vLine home page you are provided with a link to share with your contacts.Share the link, click GO, set a name for yourself and you are in. (Actually you need to wait at least for another person to join in, before you can see the conferencing room.) 


Invisible UI. Only basic commands, to pause audio, video or the entire call, that show just-in-time, when you need them.


Extremely easy to use. Works out of the box. Offers a simple and immediate foolproof solution to instantly videoconference for anyone having a good ADSL /broadband line. 


Best experience is with up to 4 simultaneous users.

Works only in latest versions of Chrome and Firefox.

Works great with Chrome on Android. iOS app coming.


No download, no registration, no login required.


Free to use. 


Try it out now: https://vline.com/ 


FAQ: https://vline.com/about/faq 


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aanve's curator insight, February 20, 2014 9:58 PM

www.aanve.com

 

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Les idées d'un architecte pour (ré)investir la favela

Les idées d'un architecte pour (ré)investir la favela | ret & arq | Scoop.it

Le Brésil doit prendre en main son destin afin de mieux répartir ses richesses, en élevant les classes les plus démunies, telles que celles des favelas.


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Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks

Self-Sustaining “Farmscrapers” are Cities in Stackable Steel Rocks | ret & arq | Scoop.it

Smart cities, if they are ever to emerge, will likely center around redesign of urban buildings and infrastructure that will make them “self sustaining” and reduce carbon emissions and other “negative externalities.”

The Chinese city of Shenzen, a candidate for green transformation if there ever was one, and Asian Cairns will be a group of six “space age” looking buildings that will produce food for residents. The project will cover 79 acres (320,000 sq. m) with green vegetation incorporated into the structures of the building. Dubbed “farmscrapers” instead of “skyscrapers” the buildings will include housing, office space, shops and recreational areas.

Photovoltaic and photo thermal solar cells as well as wind turbines will be incorporated into the structure of the building to provide more energy than is consumed by residents. Callebaut designed the building so that no fossil fuels will be necessary, completely eliminating CO2 emissions.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:22 AM

This is worth looking over. These at least look more interesting than the typical sky scrapper.

umikael's curator insight, November 17, 2013 12:24 PM

it is not sci-fi

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3D printed universal PET bottle screw tops combined for creating a ...

3D printed universal PET bottle screw tops combined for creating a ... | ret & arq | Scoop.it
3D printed universal PET bottle screw tops combined for creating a vase.
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Casa Lottersberger / Estudio Irigoyen, Navarro Arquitectos - Plataforma Arquitectura

Casa Lottersberger / Estudio Irigoyen, Navarro Arquitectos - Plataforma Arquitectura | ret & arq | Scoop.it
Construido por Estudio Irigoyen,Navarro Arquitectos en San José del Rincón, Argentina con fecha 2012. Imagenes por Federico Cairoli . El proyecto se emplaza en un lote de 20 por 40 mts.

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, November 6, 2014 5:18 PM

La importancia del contexto en arquitectura.

Justamente la preponderancia del paisaje constituyó el andamiaje desde donde explorar la relación dialéctica entre naturaleza y cultura, entendiendo que cada oportunidad es particularmente una ocasión para repensar y concebir la arquitectura en este contexto, aquí y ahora… El repensar también debía incluir ciertas especulaciones tipológicas que considerasen  todas las variables, limitaciones y condiciones del sitio.

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Stefano Boeri's "vertical forest" nears completion in Milan

Stefano Boeri's "vertical forest" nears completion in Milan | ret & arq | Scoop.it
A pair of skyscrapers by Boeri Studio are nearing completion in Milan, featuring as many trees as could be planted in a hectare of forest.

The studio led by Italian architect Stefano Boeri came up with the concept of Bosco Verticale, or Vertical Forest, as a way to combine high-density residential development with tree planting in city centres.

The first project born from this concept is now nearing completion in the Isola area of Milan's fast-developing Porta Nuova district. Two towers, measuring 80 and 112 metres, are set to open later this year and are already home to 900 trees.

"The project is set to create a new standard for sustainable housing," said engineering firm Arup, who is working alongside Boeri Studio to deliver the project...


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The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid

The world's largest solar plant just started producing electricity for the power grid | ret & arq | Scoop.it

Take 300,000 computer-controlled mirrors, each 7 feet high and 10 feet wide. Control them with computers to focus the Sun's light to the top of 459-foot towers, where water is turned into steam to power turbines. Bingo: you have the world's biggest solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System.

 

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is now operational and delivering solar electricity to California customers.


At full capacity, the facility's trio of 450-foot high towers produces a gross total of 392 megawatts (MW) of solar power, enough electricity to provide 140,000 California homes with clean energy and avoid 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year, equal to removing 72,000 vehicles off the road.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:59 AM

It takes a while to replace oil as our principal energy source... but they are working on it.

Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, February 15, 2014 7:19 AM

High impact innovation!!!

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Sustainability and Innovative Design: Green Homes at the Solar Decathlon

Sustainability and Innovative Design: Green Homes at the Solar Decathlon | ret & arq | Scoop.it

Orange County hosted the U.S. Department of Energy's biennial green building event the Solar Decathlon this year, constructing a village of 'solar homes' in Irvine's Great Park, open to the public two weekends in October.

The twenty student-built projects compete in ten contests with specific criteria, ranging from architecture and engineering to communications and energy balance. The individual contest scores are totaled at the end of the competition to determine overall livability, efficiency and affordability, awarding the team with the highest overall score first place.


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J. Francisco Muzard's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:19 AM

J'approuve ce genre de construction qui, non seulement sont agréables à l'oeil mais qui sont aussi écologiques. Des maisons idéales pour les pays du sud comme au Chili, par exemple...

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Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'?

Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'? | ret & arq | Scoop.it

Sustainable. Local. Natural. Green. Architects talk about these words all the time but what do they really mean?


'To present the concept of Urban Farming, I’ve collected images of existing urban farms that are already “digging into” (on/over/through) the built environment – doing amazing things for food, people, cities, communities, and sustainability –  as well as conceptual urban farming architecture – projects which begin to rethink the word “farm,” especially in the urban environment, and offer a very bold response to the question, “What is Green Architecture?” Some of these ideas may seem pretty far-fetched, but I’ll bet not many people thought we’d be farming all over rooftops in NYC either! And they’re not only doing it, they’re doing it sustainably + successfully. Architecture could stand to learn a thing or 2 from these urban farms…'


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Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:35 PM

RE comment that some of these ideas seem pretty far fetched...sad that we feel we need to temper ideas with statements  like this.Once upon a time landing on the moon and having personal computers also seemed far fetched. Thinking beyond current boundaries is what is needed to tackle issues of food production and sustainable living for the future , now!

 

"Naively ambitious, maybe. But as a twitter-mate noted, “creating food AND jobs and making productive use of vacant land and changing the urban landscape in a huge way!” is in my opinion extremely exciting and worth every effort of that ambition!"

 

.....I couldn't agree more!

Let' s get inspired and figure out how to make  far fetched  ideas work and work sustainably and effectively. 

Lili Dávila's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:35 PM

Another green design to go local...

Urbane Group's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:20 PM

www.theurbanegroup.com

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D.H.C. Energy Production Center by Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje

D.H.C. Energy Production Center by Alday Jover Arquitectura y Paisaje | ret & arq | Scoop.it

In Zaragoza, the DHC (District Heating and Cooling) building is a Trigeneration plant that provides heating and cooling to all new buildings in the Meander in addition to co-generating electricity for the urban network.

This is a facility that would normally be located on the outskirts of the city or in industrial areas, and which would typically adopt concealment strategies. In this case, concealment is not an option and the building cannot be buried due to the flooding of the area. Instead, the project is designed for visibility and urban quality.

Exposed concrete walls with a supporting structure 25 centimeters thick enclose the boiler room with a corrugated polycarbonate roof where, under each wave, a line of RGB LED lights is controlled individually by a lighting control system. At night, light and images on the polycarbonate panels indicate the type of energy being generated and its intensity.

 

The system, connected to the energy central control, translates the operation of the plant into color and moving image, which measures and expresses the energy being produced, turning the building into an indicator that depends on the weather and its users.


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