How Urban Farms Can Harness the Sun’s Energy

March 3, 2021

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When thinking about farming, most people have visions of a farmer out on a rural farm, maybe with a tractor. But these days, the farm has migrated into the city, with numerous urban farms popping Read More...

Self-Powered Hydroponic Solar Greenhouse Harvests Food and Electricity

September 26, 2018

What does the future of urban farming look like? For Marjan van Aubel, it’s Power Plant, a self-powered hydroponic solar greenhouse she showcased last week at the London Design Biennale.

Power Plant’s transparent solar glass is not only visually … Read More...

Sustainable Barkitecture: Solar Powered Dog House With Green Roof

September 11, 2018

It’s a sustainable dog’s life in this contemporary canine cottage. The eco-chic timber construction features a turf clad side ramp leading to a slanted green roof with a motion-activated water faucet and integrated irrigation system.

Pups can lounge rooftop with … Read More...

A Futuristic Self-Contained Eco-Village of Homes Enclosed in Greenhouses

July 11, 2018

Imagine living in a self-sustaining eco-village of homes enclosed in greenhouses

A new community in the Netherlands will harness the latest technologies to create a closed-loop system that will produce its own solar and biogas power, grow organic vegetables,

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A Barcelona Rooftop Sanctuary Inspired By Japanese Art

April 21, 2018

For a rooftop terrace in Barcelona’s Horta district, landscape designers Jordi Sanchez and Nico Doblado of Simbiosi Studi created a unique outdoor sanctuary with a retro aesthetic influenced by Japanese art.

Sanchez and Doblado’s plan interpreted the expressed interests of Read More...

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