Research

How Architects KieranTimberlake Turned Their Office Into an “Incubator”

It's meaningless to talk of sustainable buildings without accounting for how they will be used. The Philadelphia-based architects have turned their own office into a laboratory to test strategies like natural ventilation and to develop technologies for sensor-driven products.

The Philadelphia-based architects have turned their own office into a laboratory to test strategies like natural ventilation and to develop technologies for sensor-driven products.

Plastic “Trees” Generate Energy From Wind

A joint research team from Cornell and China's Northwestern Polytechnic University are prototyping an alternative tool for harvesting wind.

Image via creativemachines.cornell.edu There have been many suggestions on how to harness wind to power buildings or just to produce more clean sources of energy to add to the grid. The problem is that many of these technologies are prohibitively expensive, so that the cost of producing the devices is not offset by the amount of energy they produce. At…