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Why it matters
We all know that traditional mail (and national Mail companies) are facing an unprecedented crisis. In an online society, where almost everything is accessible virtually and in real-time, mail is slowly becoming redundant, if not useless. Portuguese CTT found a way to reach its urban consumers by offering them the same services, but with a modern and hi-tech approach. Will this experience be enough to avoid the extinction of traditional mail?
‘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.
German company Lithonplus has designed a revolutionary pavement that tackles pollution in urban areas. The paving stones contain titanium dioxide and use sunlight to absorb nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere, converting them into harmless nitrogen and oxygen. The technology has been debuted near a Kindergarten in Germany to help reduce pollution from the busy roads in the area.