Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This Friday, we’re looking at the presence of biomimicry in robotics, three visions for construction and the cities of future, and plenty more…
Plans to construct the first fully functional 3D-printed office building in Dubai have been revealed this week. The project is simultaneously about innovating to exploit the latest capabilities of 3D-printing technology, and about developing a flexible office space for building the nearby ‘Museum of the Future’.
What would Europe’s economy look like if it underwent a paradigm shift and transitioned to a circular economy? How would it impact growth, jobs, resource, energy use and CO2 emissions? What does it mean for ordinary households? Those questions have been addressed in a new report, “Growth Within: a circular
Reading the term smart city and Peterborough in the same sentence might seem odd for those who are familiar with the UK. Smart city is a term that comes with connotations of modernity and technology, while similar associations are not generally made with Peterborough. It was a transition town in
Designer Jean-Sebastien Lagrange and engineer Raphael Menard are developing a line of furniture that can soak up excess heat to help cool a room down and then releases that heat when the room cools. It has the potential to play a role in reducing reliance on expensive and energy air
A company based in Minnesota, Sage Electrochromics, is developing smart glass technology, which could control the level of light and amount of heat allowed into a room potentially helping homes and offices to save energy cosst by optimising temperature and light.
An experimental house in Stuttgart can theoretically generate energy to power itself, an electric car and still send electricity back into the German grid. The house is designed to generate 200% energy utilising latest technologies and building on previous efforts to design the homes of the future.
A team of Dutch researchers have developed a biological concrete that can “heal” its own cracks made possible by a combination of chemicals and bacteria. Scientists Eric Schlangen and Henk Jonkers have now carried out the first test of their biocement applying it to a lifeguard station on a lake.