Pure Talents Contest 2020: 20 ideas for the lifestyles of tomorrow

Köln, Germany Design means making things easier (and, where possible, more sustainable, too). This formula could be used to describe the common approach taken by the young creative minds whose designs have been shortlisted for imm cologne’s 17th Pure Talents Contest. Intelligent, sustainable, original and also beautiful to look at – these are the 20…

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December 2019: Monthly Environmental News Roundup

1. Spark of hope for flightless birds environment The Guam rail is a flightless bird, typically 30cm long, dull brown in color and adorned with black and white stripes. This is a rare success story for conservation in recent history. These birds, previously extinct in the jungle, have been rescued by the captive breeding program…

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Kits Écohabitation: Architecture Meets the Prefab Housing Market

Ecological housing designs signed by talented architects Montréal, Canada, 2019-11-01 Hiring an architect in Quebec is not mandatory, contrary to European countries. And unfortunately, it shows! L’Association des architectes en pratique privée du Québec (Quebec association of architects in private practice) in a 2007 study revealed that residential projects represent only 12% in sales revenue…

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TORLYS smart floors innovates again with smart laminate now waterproof

Boisbriand, Canada, 2019-11-18 Much more than a simple floating floor; the waterproof laminated smart TORLYS smart floors is the result of the expertise and know-how combined with the Canadian manufacturer as per information available from v2com.  A high- performance , versatile , repairable and durable floor with high waterproof performance and a visual almost indistinguishable from hardwood. A floor like no other  In general, not all laminate floors tolerate moisture…

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Opeongo: Reinventing the Park Pavilion

A contemporary look for a long-established forest park Levis, Canada, 2019-10-02 The name, Opeongo, derives from the Anishnaabe wordopeauwingauk (sandy narrows); it refers to Canada’s Indigenous people and their deep love for nature. The Opeongo Pavilion is located in Parc du Mont-Orford, a true gem amid lakes, mountains, and forest, an hour drive from Montréal as…

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Uvée: eco-responsible optometry clinic

Montréal, Canada, 2019-09-25 A new optometry clinic has newly opened on Plateau-Mont-Royal in Montreal. In addition to offering a range of eco-friendly products, the space is designed to promote the profession of optometrists and rethink their place of work as per information available from v2com. CATHERINE CATHERINE designed the store around an examination room with…

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June 2019: Monthly Electric Vehicle News Roundup

1.Ban on ICE powered three wheelers – Niti Aayog proposal India is on fast track to adopt Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Rs. 10000 crore is earmarked for EV infrastructure development and to provide incentives for EV manufacturing under FAME II scheme. Niti Aayog, the Government’s think tank has proposed a ban on three wheelers operating…

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June 2019: Monthly Environmental News Roundup

1. Avoiding Interference of Highways in Wildlife: According to the new circular to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL) the construction of highways through ecologically sensitive areas like wildlife centuries and national parks so that there is minimal interruption in wildlife. To ensure this, any such construction…