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Added 26 May, 2018

A new project in The Hague offers residents free lot parking rather than on-street parking. The freed-up street space is still for use by residents’, albeit with a different purpose. Citizens willing to forego on-street parking may turn their space into whatever they like. The project is being tested on six streets in the council’s westerly...

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Added 14 May, 2018

Beijing and other cities already have buildings that are designed with technologies that clean the air of the cities they are located in. With its facade covered in the spray-on solution Pureti, the new NYC building at 570 Broome Street in Soho is breaking down contaminants in Manhattan air. It utilizes a photocatalytic process that transforms...

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Added 1 May, 2018

Co-working spaces are gaining steam around the world as the nature of work continues to become more individualized and more transient. Now that ethos is spreading into more co-living experiments, like the We Live initiative. Garden House is the latest co-living rental property in London. The three-bedroom terraced mews house situated in west...

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Added 1 May, 2018

The largest hotel company in the world is putting Airbnb, HomeAway, and Booking.com on notice — along with fellow hoteliers AccorHotels and Hyatt. Marriott International is launching its official foray into the homesharing market via a six-month pilot in partnership with London-based home rental management company, Hostmaker. Travelers can log...

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Added 28 April, 2018

Scaffolding is a major and unavoidable cost on most construction projects. In 2015, the on-site logistics market for scaffolding assembly accounted for more than EUR 20 billion worldwide. A large part of this cost is the time it takes to assemble scaffolding. Up to 80 percent of assembly time is spent on on-site logistics – ferrying bits of...

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Added 2 April, 2018

Nationwide Building Society, a major financial institution in the U.K., tapped design agency Dalziel & Pow to reconfigure its branch interiors into something a lot more homey. Unlike most other banks, the new Nationwide stores will do away glass walls to separate staff from clients. The community-facing spaces will even include a venue for...

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Added 4 March, 2018

A Tokyo skyscraper is set to become the world's tallest wooden building. Japanese company Sumitomo Forestry says its 1,148-feet-tall timber tower will be completed in 2041, to mark the 350th anniversary of the business that year. The W350 tower will cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) to build. The 70-story tower will be a hybrid...

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Added 23 February, 2018

The construction industry accounts for around USD 10 trillion annually – about 13 percent of the global GDP. But up to now, this sector has lagged behind in productivity gains. This is due largely to the fact that large projects involve many different sub-teams, each installing different components. It is impossible for managers to accurately...

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Added 21 February, 2018

Property management company Zenplace has created a robot which is capable of showing prospective buyers around properties. The tech reduces waiting time due to late clients or agents, and makes adjusting viewing times at the last minute much simpler. The company is based in the Bay Area and is incorporating their new robot, known as ‘Zenny’...

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Added 22 January, 2018

While greywater (from showers, sinks and washing machines) is relatively inexpensive to clean and reuse because of the lack of contaminants, blackwater (from toilets, garbage grinders and dishwashers) takes a lot more effort to make reusable. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects made the assumption that such recycling and cleaning was integral to the...