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Higher education adapts to the eco-related research it takes part in
Implications - Research hubs in universities are adapting to the climate change and waste-related research they push out, by themselves changing the ways in which their architecture is designed, and impacts the environment. This shift comes as consumers increasingly expect brands and institutions to lay the foundations for a more sustainable future. [More]
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64,816 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - May 18
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New tower designs experiment with the use of wood
Implications - Increasingly, architects and engineers are turning to wood for the construction of eco-skyscrapers and towers. Timber is a largely unexplored building material for structures with more than three stories, but has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity due to its status as a sustainable building material. This preference is reflective of the increased emphasis and awareness that both designers and consumers have placed on sustainable products, in the face of climate change and its consequences. [More]
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61,103 Total Clicks
May 17 - Apr 18
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Biodomes take over urban environments for a variety of functional uses
Implications - Biodomes are being incorporated seamlessly into urban environments for a multitude of purposes, that include everything from residences to workplace escapes and artistic installations. The use of such environments offers a cocooned form of escape in highly populated areas – popularized as consumers place a higher value on mental and physical health. [More]
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99,387 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Apr 18
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Architecture adopts eco-friendly bioplastic materials
Implications - Bioplastics are slowly being adopted into the construction industry as businesses and architects seek to set precedents for the future of architecture. Such changes are being pushed as immediate and long-term consequences of climate change, coupled with rapid urban development around the world, are increasingly top of mind for consumers and developers alike. [More]
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193,821 Total Clicks
Oct 14 - Apr 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Modern offices incorporate green spaces for their many benefits
Implications - New office designs are increasingly incorporating functional green environments to live up to eco-friendly principles. These spaces reveal the increased emphasis brands are placing not just on environmental causes, but on improving employee morale through the support of green initiatives, and by giving them natural spaces in which they can decompress—harnessing the naturally calming abilities of green spaces within urban environments. [More]
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119,995 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Jan 18
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Flood-proofing architecture becomes a centralized focus in urban areas
Implications - Though flood-proofing has long been incorporated into architectural designs, businesses are now conceptualizing flood-proof architecture in urban environments in new ways as a reactive response to climate change, and the environmental disasters it has accelerated in might and number in recent years. This shift comes as businesses, governments and populations slowly come to terms with the climate change-related resolutions the science community has backed for some time now. [More]
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129,421 Total Clicks
Jan 17 - Jan 18
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Agencies conceptualize floating cities to combat overpopulation
Implications - With rising populations in urban centers a growing concern around the world, design firms are conceptualizing, and in some cases actually creating, floating cities or communities that could mitigate some of the risks associated with overpopulation. These creative conceptualizations would ease consumers' lifestyle-related burdens in regards to transit, housing and health, while also easing the burden on local governments' public services. [More]
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211,276 Total Clicks
Nov 14 - Jan 18
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Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
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127,812 Total Clicks
May 17 - Nov 17
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Greenhouses are interacting with urban environments in new and dynamic ways
Implications - New greenhouses in urban spaces are increasingly designed with interactive, digital, and urban life-enhancing functions. These installations, whether performative, functional or both, offer escapist spaces in environments that have become disconnected from the benefits of nature. As consumers increasingly understand the physical and mental benefits of environmental engagement, these interactive urban oases serve to cater to this shift. [More]
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186,319 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Nov 17
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Smog-thwarting cities are on the rise through air-purifying technology
Implications - While urban technology is making the transition to more green energy, city infrastructure is taking even larger steps towards shrinking its carbon footprint through proactive air purification. Taking advantage of the buildings and vehicles that are prevalent within cities anyways, smart technology is being adapted alongside these elements to counterbalance the pollution often associated with crowded downtown city centers. The shift towards active air purification denotes a paranoia in health-conscious consumers who demand cleaner environments for themselves and their families. [More]
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125,021 Total Clicks
Dec 15 - May 18
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