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Bamboo and bamboo architecture

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments9 February 2013

bamboo-thicketBamboo – what can’t it do? To be honest, it can’t do many things, but its characteristics make it better than some dominant materials around us. As we mentioned in our roundup of most popular green architecture news and articles of 2012, you can expect a wider scope of news and articles regarding architecture. Hence,… »


Top 5 news and articles regarding green architecture in 2012

By Rob Aid
One Comment7 January 2013

top-5-2012-green-architectureWe’re glad that there’s a growing number of architects and architecture professors which promote green building, and our little contribution of fine examples of green architecture and sustainable solutions. While we’re still going to be picky about the projects we choose to cover, we’re going to widen our news and articles about architecture by describing… »


Less brittle aerogels increase the usability of the lightest solid material

By Damir Beciri
21 August 2012

nasa-less-brittle-aerogelEver since we published the article about the lightest microlatice structure last year, I wanted to cover another interesting and light material which was created back in 1930s, and perfected in last 30 years. Aerogels (also known as solid smoke) are currently the world’s lightest solid material with astonishing insulating properties that could find their… »


More environmentally friendly and less costly cement developed

By Damir Beciri
22 February 2012

msu-glass-cementTwo separate research groups have applied two different approaches to improve cement in order to make it more durable and greener. Researchers from the Michigan State University have found that mixing ground waste glass into the cement makes resulting concrete stronger, more durable and more resistant to water, while Drexel University researchers found a way… »