A graduate of HEC, a former banker and consultant in the energy sector, Thierry Lepercq is now at the head of Solaire Direct, the leading French electricity operator dedicated to solar energy. Founded in 2006, her company offers owners the opportunity to equip their roofs with solar panels free of charge and thus produces energy that it sells directly to EDF.
From July 20 to October 20, 2008, the New York studio Contemporary Architecture Practice (CAP) is exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. With the installation "Migrating Formations", CAP sketches the contours of the wall of the future.
Sustainable design, a requirement that today guides the approach of increasingly numerous eco-responsible architects. In addition to projects using the latest technological advancements like Masdar, Foster and Partners' first ultra-modern zero-emission city
Recently unveiled to the public at the NEXT - Art and technology exhibition in Arhus, Denmark, Flare is a new system for creating animated facades or walls. Presented by the Berliners of Whitevoid, Flare consists of modules made up of metal prisms mounted on small pneumatic jacks.
Creator of tiny houses, American Jay Shafer crisscrosses the United States to share his vision and expertise. At the wheel of her truck, a house of 9 m² as a trailer, Shafer organized in every city and stage workshops to discover the curious and the enthusiasts another way of living.
For the dismantling of old Tokyo buildings, the Japanese construction firm Kajima Corporation has developed an astonishing demolition process. First, the posts and load-bearing points on the ground floor are destroyed and replaced by telescopic posts. After positioning these retaining posts, the workers proceed with the demolition of the ground floor.
MIT researchers have developed a solar concentrator process for capturing sunlight over the entire surface of a glass sheet and to concentrate the energy thus collected on the edges thereof. According to Science and Life "coating the glazing is not expensive and easily supports surface irregularities. The coating is an organic ink which is deposited by a printing process on a very regular glass.