Solar Roadways

Jan 28, 2018No Comments

Electricity-generating solar road modules To be most effective, solar power requires an expansive area for energy harvesting as well as a limited distance across which

Solar Activated Facade

Jan 21, 2018No Comments

Solar thermal glass and wood cladding system Conventional facades attempt to decouple the building interior from the exterior. The Solar Activated Facade (SAF) is designed


Nov 12, 2017No Comments

Multifunctional bacterial composite Bio-Fabrication is a collection of multimaterial composites made by bacteria. Recognizing that bacteria can be utilized to fabricate materials with different properties,

Common Desk

Oct 29, 2017No Comments

Underlit work surface Pasadena, California-based NONdesigns has created the Common Desk, a surface with an unexpected approach to illumination. The collaborative work space is perforated


Oct 15, 2017No Comments

Retroreflective concrete BlingCrete is a textile-reinforced concrete designed to reflect light back toward its origin. The precast panels are fabricated with an outer layer of

Landscapes Within

Sep 17, 2017No Comments

Hybrid plastic and wood furniture Landscapes Within is a collection of furniture that contains visible inclusions of natural materials, combining the traditional craft of basketry


Jun 18, 2017No Comments

Mossy wood encapsulated in resin Belluno, Italy–based design firm Alcarol aims to imbue its wood furniture with visual memories of the forests from which it


Feb 05, 2017No Comments

Bioreactor facade system SolarLeaf is the world’s first bioreactive facade. Developed by Arup engineers in collaboration with the Strategic Science Consult of Germany and Colt


Dec 19, 2016No Comments

Laminated wood strip panel Plexwood is a wood-based surfacing panel composed of end grain and grain veneers, which are glued crosswise, creating a distinctive linear


Dec 24, 2011No Comments

Printing with bacteria A course at the Department of Microbiology at the University of Wageningen taught Jelte van Abbema how to handle bacteria and their