Inhabitat's Week in Green: Apple's new headquarters, rocket-powered bike and bees that detect cancer

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 24.11.2013 Comments Off on Inhabitat's Week in Green: Apple's new headquarters, rocket-powered bike and bees that detect cancer

Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

A flying saucer is set to land in Silicon Valley! This week, the Cupertino City Council gave a big thumbs-up to Apple’s new $5 billion headquarters. The circular building is designed by Foster + Partners, and it looks like a futuristic wonderland for tech workers. Lego bricks are mighty popular in the design world, but can you imagine an entire house that snaps together? That’s the basic idea behind Eric Schimelpfening’s WikiHouse, which can be customized to fit a user’s needs and created using a 3D printer. In other green architecture news, starchitect Zaha Hadid shared images of her proposed Qatar World Cup stadium, which will use passive design to cool itself. Architect Sou Fujimoto released plans for a complex in Doha that uses the mist from interior waterfalls to provide relief from the region’s intense heat. The world-famous Swedish Ice Hotel is one structure that doesn’t need to worry about keeping cool. Quite the contrary: Swedish law requires that the owners of the structure, which is made from ice, install fire alarms to comply with national building regulations.

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