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New efficiency record for colour-neutral, transparent solar cells

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Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US developed colour-neutral transparent solar cells that set a new efficiency record of 8.1% efficiency with 43.3% transparency. The new solar cells bring us a step closer ...

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Robotic precision in manufacturing parametric design

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Designed by researchers of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart, the BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach ...

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A cantilevered wooden roof and glass structure

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Designed by the design studio Foster + Partners, the largest Apple store in Thailand features a glass structure and a large, cantilevered wooden roof supported by a central pillar. Called Apple Central World, the store ...

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Tomorrow’s Timber shows the way towards the next building revolution

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Timber has evolved from a traditional building material to ‘mass timber’, an engineered high- performance product from which complete construction systems and even high-rise buildings can be made. Tomorrow’s Timber, written by Pablo van der ...

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From everyday waste to materials and products

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Last month, New York art and design school Pratt Institute launched its first-ever Material Lab Prize, honouring students who engage in reclaimed materials exploration. First prize went to Industrial Design graduate Sophia Yimeng Sun with ...

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Biodegradable textile made from algae and silk protein

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With her project Decomposition of Materiality and Identities, designer Scarlett Yang imagines a circular ecosystem in which garments grow, decompose and shape-change throughout time and changing environment. Awarded the LVMH Maison/0 Green Trial prize 2020, ...

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