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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?
“Avenade” is a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture that has created a new product purchase application. The application lets people interact with a movie screen while the film is playing, touching a good (i.e. a bag) and immediately knowing where they can buy that product and how much it costs.
Happy flowers is a new low-cost flower shop in Lisbon launched by French group Monceau Fleurs. The new stores sells flowers and bouquets for all occasions and are priced between €0,20 and €3,00.