High-tech high-rise keeps its inside cool – no grid power required

Snøhetta recently completed work on an impressively energy efficient high-rise. It combines clever design and sustainability features, allowing it to maintain a comfortable temperature without grid-based power.

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Ummahat AlShaykh Island sets new standards in sustainable tourism

Few projects rival the Ummahat AlShaykh Island project in its sheer ambition and eco-conscious design. Spearheaded by renowned architect Kengo Kuma, this project represents a triumph of sustainability and luxury tourism in the heart of the Red Sea.

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Hard-wall origami roof tent is a lighter, cheaper, sleeker SUV abode

Hardsider presents an alternative to its pickup camping system for those without a truck: a hard-walled rooftop tent like no other. The sleek, origami-style HardTent is the best hard-walled design we've looked ... and somehow, the most affordable.

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Way-out wearable lets you drink from your shirt

Many runners don't like the way hydration packs bounce with every step, nor do they like holding onto water bottles. Vessel Athletics' Hydroshirt offers what might be a better alternative, in that it incorporates its own snugged-down water bladder.

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80-in-1 titanium multitool stack splits into magnetic utility cards

With a "more is more" approach to its latest offering on Kickstarter, London-based Gadget On has packed everything from a sundial clock to a SIM card ejector into its new TitanSpin multitool. And, oh yeah, the whole thing is also a fidget spinner.

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Mirasol tiny house makes space for guests and good times

One of the challenges of downsizing is that it's awkward to have friends over. Despite its compact size, Baluchon's Mirasol ensures its owner's social life won't suffer with a guest sleeping area and a kitchen that opens onto an outdoor bar.

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Jetdive Pro puts a dual electric power boost on divers’ hips

If you're looking for a hands-free wearable electric boost while snorkeling or scuba diving, the Jetdive Pro should definitely fit the bill. It's not the first product of its kind, but it is claimed to be the best in several key ways.

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Aston Martin’s sail-shaped skyscraper looks fit for a Bond villain’s lair

Aston Martin's first completed real estate project wouldn't look out of place as a villain's lair in a Bond movie. The extraordinary skyscraper takes the form of a huge glass sail and rises to a height of 249 m above the Miami coastline.

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Scalable, reconfigurable building switches modes like a big Meccano set

The 2024 winner of the EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture is an ingenious rearrangeable multi-story pavilion designed to be quickly extended, moved, or reconfigured into whatever the community needs it to be.

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iKamper Skycamp expandable rooftop tent goes inflatable glamping

IKamper has built out its innovative Skycamp rooftop tent line over the years with models and regular improvements. It's now spinning off the Skycamp DLX sub-line to add integrated creature comforts like LED lighting and inflatable mattresses.

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