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Three amazing structures from the animal world

The large nests of the sociable weaver, which house up to 500 individuals, are remarkable for their elaborate system of thermoregulation—while the central chambers retain heat, the outer chambers maintain lower temperatures. What lessons can the animal world teach us about techniques of sustainability?

20/10/2021

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Nature’s secret code, the key to sustainable architecture?

The Fibonacci spiral has been used for centuries as a means of connecting with the divine and for aesthetic reasons. But is the so-called golden ratio just a fascinating way to achieve pleasing designs or does it actually contribute to making buildings more sustainable?

26/05/2021

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Straw-bale houses re-emerge as an energy saving trend

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to rethink the spaces we inhabit and sustainability seems to be the key ingredient for the future of housing. As the ultimate expression of this trend, passive houses use recyclable materials and optimise energy expenditure without sacrificing comfort, design or safety.

07/04/2021

Technology

Environmentally smart routes in your navigator

Until now we have usually chosen the quickest, jam-free route when we use a navigator. But what if we could pick a way that takes pollution parameters into account from now on?

03/03/2021

Tungsteno

Five ways to get a greener concrete

Considered the most widely used artificial product in the world, concrete is also one of the materials whose manufacturing process has the greatest environmental impact. The risk of its intensive use, favored by urban concentration, tries to curb with solutions that seek to reduce the carbon footprint to zero by 2050.

02/12/2020

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