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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?
The Meadow store in New York and online, sells only four categories of products: salt, chocolate, alcohol and flowers. In limiting its product range so strictly it is celebrating the “classical pleasures of life” with a highly specialised offering.
Fors Ibérica, a company specializing in commercial equipment , has just launched new plastic supermarket trolleys: Supercart/Fors. They are easy to use, can be customised to corporate company colours, last longer than previous metal ones and are more hygienic. They are also completely recyclable and totally compatible with new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) scanner technology