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A Wild Idea: Malaysia’s Forest City

By Jody McCutcheon The larger the development, the greater the risk—for developer and environment alike. That hasn’t stopped green architectural projects from growing in ambition and scope. Forest City is a perfect example of both of these ideas. Designed…

Cars Homes & Tech

Terrafugia: Taking Travel to Land or Air

By Jody McCutcheon Here’s a cool way to beat traffic and still park your vehicle in your own garage: fly to work! The Terrafugia TF-X™ flying car is still just a concept, but what a fantastic, pulse-raising concept it…

Cars Homes & Tech

E-Cars at the CES: Tomorrow’s Cars Today

By Jody McCutcheon Held a short while ago in Las Vegas, the 2016 CES® represented something of a departure for the techie-dream trade show. In terms of predicting the future of electric cars, at least, one could say the CES…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

A Watery Wonder! Aequorea by Vincent Callebaut

By Jody McCutcheon Eco-architect extraordinaire Vincent Callebaut is at it again, with an arrestingly forward-thinking idea. Composed of a group of apartment complexes known as “oceanscrapers,” the project is dubbed Aequorea (inspired by the bioluminescent jellyfish aequorea victoria) and…

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BMW C Evolution Electric Motorcycle

By Jody McCutcheon Two-wheeled transport has never been so appealing, especially for riders of electric scooters. Forget e-bike speed limits, deafening Vespas and their associated fumes. BMW has thrown its hat into the electric ring with the C Evolution.…

Eco architecture Eco decor Homes & Tech

Thai Pad: Casa Lawa

By Jody McCutcheon Say you want to design a residential space for your family, an architectural venture that seeks to reconcile artistic and functional needs as well as natural and urban spaces. Now say you have only a small…

Eco decor Homes & Tech

Vintage Chic: 6 Steps to Modernist Interiors

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi With its clean lines, natural materials, neutral colours and open spaces, you could say modernist design is the ultimate in eco-interiors. Modernism in interiors and architecture had such widespread appeal, it became known as the International Style, and…

Cars Homes & Tech

Try, Try Again: Audi’s r8 e-tron

By Jody McCutcheon If at first you don’t succeed… Thank heavens for perseverance. Six years after a first try, Audi has succeeded in creating a production-ready, fully electric sports car. It’s called the r8 e-tron (heck, call it the…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

EXPO Milan: Green or Greenwash?

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Back in 1906, when Milan hosted the prestigious World Fair, the theme of the day was “Transport,” focusing on the growing car industry and the introduction of the railway (Simplon Tunnel) that connected the boot-shaped…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

Micro Magic: The Ecocapsule

By Chere Di Boscio Love camping but find it uncomfortable? Say goodbye to cramped, damp tents, energy sucking trailers and draughty yurts—the Ecocapsule is the way forward for micro-dwellings. Calling itself “the first truly independent micro-home,” the Slovakian designed…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

Easy on the Eyes: Agora Garden Tower

By Jody McCutcheon “Easy on the eyes, easy on the environment”. That’s an apt tagline for Taiwan’s newest—and visually striking—green building. The twenty-storey, 42,335m2 biotechnological prototype called Agora Garden Tower is rising on one of Taipei’s largest designated residential…