4 | This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Using soil or sand and some solar power, this little robot can 3-D print the walls for a single-story house or even a bridge in the middle of the desert.     4 | This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Stone Spray Project from Stone Spray on Vimeo. Continue reading 4 | This Robot Can Print A Bridge Out Of Sand | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

1 | 3-D Printing The First Lunar Space Station With Space Soil | Co.Design | business + design

Local materials–on Earth–can mean anything from thatched grass to reclaimed wood. On the moon, it means one thing only: the rocky sand that covers the barren, oxygen-less planet. Lunar soil might not lend itself to conventional construction techniques, but the finely grained stuff is perfect for 3-D printing. Now, the inventor of the large-format 3-D printer D-Shape, Enrico Dini, has teamed up with theEuropean Space Agency and Foster + Partners to test whether the first lunar habitats could be printed using the sand. 1 | 3-D Printing The First Lunar Space Station With Space Soil | Co.Design | business + design. Continue reading 1 | 3-D Printing The First Lunar Space Station With Space Soil | Co.Design | business + design

1 | London Is Planning Its First Floating Village To Make Room For More People | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Experts from the Netherlands are helping to plan the new “floating village,” which will include 50 floating homes around a neighborhood square made of water, along with floating restaurants, offices, and shops, and possibly a floating swimming pool. A floating walkway will lead back to land, where the city plans a much larger development with tens of thousands of new homes. 1 | London Is Planning Its First Floating Village To Make Room For More People | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Continue reading 1 | London Is Planning Its First Floating Village To Make Room For More People | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

This Portable, Floating House Is Light Enough To Tow By Bicycle | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

The “Taku-Tanku,” which has sleeping space for two or three people, could potentially be used as a disaster shelter, say its creators, the architecture firm Stereotank and Japanese designer Takahiro Fukuda.   This Portable, Floating House Is Light Enough To Tow By Bicycle | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Continue reading This Portable, Floating House Is Light Enough To Tow By Bicycle | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

In Bangladesh, Floating Schools, Farms, And Health Clinics Help Stay On Top Of Rising Waters | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

The floating structures have enough space for 10 families to keep ducks, and grow vegetables on beds of water hyacinth (like these). “It’s a good idea to use the surface water [for growing],” says Rezwan. “We’re expecting big floods in the next few years [which will reduce the available farmland].” The farms also help reduce migration, he adds, because local people can stay put, rather than going to higher ground. Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha’s 22 school boats already educate 1,800 kids. But Rezwan wanted something that would let kids run around, not just study. The two-desk vessels, which are 65 feet long, … Continue reading In Bangladesh, Floating Schools, Farms, And Health Clinics Help Stay On Top Of Rising Waters | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Long before the Chinese worked out how to 3-D print concrete houses, there was theBinishell. Developed in the ’60s by architect Dante Bini, the Binishell was, and is, a way of building by inflating balloons. Essentially, you put a big flaccid “pneumoform” on the ground, pour in concrete, place rebar on top, then pump. Soon you have a strong domed structure that’s the basis for all kinds of buildings. The Binishell method has been used for everything from museums to sports centers   These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact. Continue reading These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Cemex pondrá en operación fábrica de estufas ecológicas en SLP | Antena San Luis

La fabricación de estufas ecológicas tiene como propósito evitar las emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2) en las casas ubicadas en la zona de la Huasteca, donde utilizan leña para cocinar. La estufa es elaborada con concreto y los mismos habitantes de esas comunidades participan en la fabricación, venta e instalación Cemex pondrá en operación fábrica de estufas ecológicas en SLP | Antena San Luis. Continue reading Cemex pondrá en operación fábrica de estufas ecológicas en SLP | Antena San Luis

INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Help Make Your Building More Energy Efficient | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Help Make Your Building More Energy Efficient | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.   Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Help Make Your Building More Energy Efficient | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990 | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

A United Nations report has found that the number of megacities in the world has increased almost three-fold in the past 24 years. A megacity is defined as an urban area with over 10 million inhabitants—New York City formed the world’s first in the 1950s—and as of 1990, ten such cities had grown up around the globe. But as of this year, there are now a staggering 28 megacities. And while dense urban environments may provide certain environmental benefits, they also create significant hazards.   Read more: UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990 | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco … Continue reading UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990 | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building