A wall made of oysters can protect from flooding.

After 2012’s Hurricane Sandy that resulted not only in flooding, but also erosion of some parts of New York’s coastline, the city authorities decided to put in place a plan diminishing future risks of seeing a repeat of this event.

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Yerka- a new bicycle construction, hard to be stolen

Three Chilean students decided to create a bicycle that is hard to be stolen. The interesting idea would be beneficial to all those city cyclists that were unfortunate enough to have their bicycles nicked.

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Cycle Snake- Smartglass News

In Copenhagen we can see a completed Cycle Snake designed by architects at Dissing and Weitling, a 235- meter long cycle track which curves and winds over the harbour.

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Four incredible African restaurants

In every restaurant the quality of food is important,  but what about dining in unusual and exotic surroundings?

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Ritz-Carlton quests benefit from new mobile app

A new app was launched in 2012 to feature tour reservations and integrate other social platforms such as Foursquare, World Concierge. This year more extras were added,  such as check-ins and check – outs as well as ordering food and beverages.

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Architecture events

Smartglass International has decided to prepare a list of different interesting architectural events that should not be missed. If you feel that we have missed an event that should appear on the list – feel free to contact us.

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Spray – On Solar Panel Solution

It is difficult to believe or imagine that an Organic Substance  sprayed onto the surface of a window, could behave similarly as a photovoltaic panel generating electricity.

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Skinny houses

The concept of narrow homes comes from Japan. However, more cities are starting to adapt this way of house building due to the ever growing lack of spaces in them.

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What about smart park bench that charges your phone?

Boston in cooperation with ‘Soofa’ brand decided to provide powered ‘smart’ benches that can charge your phone.

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Open House London 2014

Book early ! These 800 buildings are lined up for the Open House London 2014 event.  The full programme has just been revealed  and some buildings require pre-booking.

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