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Self-sufficient floating home to create its own water and energy

Living on a houseboat may seem very romantic, but the day-to-day misery of hauling water from shore and listening to the thump of the generator can soon take the icing off the cupcake. As a glimpse into what could be the future of aquatic living, two Fraunhofer Institutes and their partners are working on a self-sufficient floating home that creates its own water, electricity, and heat without looking like a works barge.Read More

Disaster by design: Innovative emergency relief shelters

When people find themselves in dire straits due to natural disaster or displacement through conflict, a well designed and rapidly delivered emergency relief shelter can make the difference between life and death. Gizmag highlights some of the more innovative emergency shelters we've come across.Read More

High Line-style project to span Singapore

Following an international architecture competition, Japanese firm Nikken Sekkei will redevelop a long stretch of railway line that spans the breadth of Singapore into a High Line-style green corridor open to pedestrians and cyclists.Read More

ParkedBench micro-park lets Londoners take five

A new park in London, UK, may be dwarfed by some of the city's larger and more grandiose green spaces, but it still provides a place for Londoners to take a break. The Tooley Street Fresh Air Square, which takes up just two car parking spaces, has been installed in the London Bridge area of the city.Read More

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