A New Artificial Skylight System Nearly Indistinguishable from the Sun Itself

by Christopher Jobson on February 10 In what may be one of the most ground-breaking developments in creating artificial sunlight, a group of Italian scientists recently announced CoeLux, a new kind of skylight that perfectly mimics the feel of daylight. The creator’s claim the system is so effective that it tricks unknowing individuals into thinking […]

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EU Trade Secrets Directive – a threat to health, environment, human rights

The new Commission may have dropped environmental protection from its 2015 work plan – but it’s pressing ahead with a new Directive to protect corporate secrecy, threatening consumers, journalists, whistleblowers, researchers and workers. Under the draft directive companies in the health, environment and food safety fields could refuse compliance with transparency policies even when the […]

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10 Urban Agriculture Projects from Europe’s Greenest City: Freiburg, Germany

Food Tank highlights ten urban agriculture projects in Freiburg, Germany. (shutterstock) Freiburg, a university town in southern Germany nestled next to the edge of the Black Forest, has a reputation which exceeds its size. Its population is only about 200,000, but this city may very well be the capital of environmentalism and sustainability in Europe. […]

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What you can grow in shady spaces

Lack of sun is one of the most common challenges you can face growing in a city. Surrounding buildings, walls, pylons and trees, can all conspire to cast shade on your growing space for much (or even all) of the day. The amount of sun you get is critical – it determines what crops you […]

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3 Easy DIY Greenhouses

© Angela Davis It’s seed-starting season and spring is just around the corner. If you’re looking to start seeds indoors and realize that you don’t have enough windows space to sprout seeds indoors, or don’t want to raise your electrical bill by installing grow lights, building a greenhouse from recycled and salvaged items might be the […]

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Kunlé Adeyemi: We are living in interesting times in Africa

  Kunlé Adeyemi is a Nigerian architect, urbanist and creative researcher. He is also the founder and principal ofNLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. At the 2013 AZA Architecture Conference, Adeyemi speaks about the African Water Cities Project, Makoko Floating Schooland his view on the future of African-inspired architecture. The […]

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TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui premieres at the first Los Angeles edition of the Archtiecture and Design Film Festival.

Budding avant-garde architects, especially those hoping to change the profession, would be well-advised to catch the world premiere of TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui (2014) at the Los Angeles edition of the Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) this week. Named after the Greek word for “final purpose,” the documentary follows architect Eugene Tssui, 59, as he […]

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