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architecture goes back to its roots
‘Baubotanik’ is a botanical architecture office in Germany that creates buildings and objects such as pavilions or animal watching platforms. Baubotanik’s unusual approach is that they organically grow buildings by mending artificial components e.g. steel with living plants or trees.
Why it matters
This living architecture shows just how respectful we can be to the environment when building new structures. Will we see these techniques being used for larger projects, will the first living flagship store be just around the corner?
Kunstmatrix is an internet portal and a piece of software which allows its users to design virtual 3D exhibition rooms to display their art. The space is able to be built for paintings, sculptures or installations. Within the portal, virtual exhibitions can now be easily held.
Walmart are offering startups and small businesses shelf space in their stores. Launched as a competition, products voted most popular will ultimately be available in Walmart stores (and on Walmart.com), with the retail giant helping in the production process.