Cities and buildings of Tomorrow

China's big, beautiful, green 'vertical forests' will suck up toxic smog

From - Thu, 09/02/2017 - 08:56
The towers, planned for 2018, will feature more than 3,000 trees and plants.

Defining the Cities of Tomorrow: Predictions for 2017

From - Thu, 02/02/2017 - 08:21
In cities, as in life, the only constant is change. The renewed popularity of city-centres, proliferation of smart, efficiency-driven, systems and rise of automation offer a range of exciting opportunities, but also major pitfalls for the cities we call home. What will the new year bring?…

These six utopian cities of the future will help you re-imagine life on Earth

From - Mon, 30/01/2017 - 11:16

The Ecotopia 2121 project predicts the futures of 100 real cities around the world, if they manage to become super eco-friendly

Floating Cities of the Future

From - Fri, 20/01/2017 - 11:00
In a world where almost every square inch of land seems occupied thanks to the population explosion and rampant urbanization around the globe, it is no wonder that our imaginations take us to the high seas when we think of adventure, freedom and new frontiers. The floating ‘Lilypad‘ concept above illustrates one possible method of escaping urban sprawl with a series of entire mobile, self-sufficient and off-the-grid oceanic cities

The Future of Cities

From - Mon, 09/01/2017 - 16:52

A Globetrotting Filmmaker, Seeking Answers About Our Urban Future. Oscar Boyson’s documentary is a jet-setting look at problems and solutions in cities centers across the world.

La Smart City redonne les clés de la ville aux citoyens

From - Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:46
La ville de demain sera plus sobre, plus verte et plus humaine. Une utopie, la  « smart city » ? Non ; aujourd'hui, écoquartiers et bâtiments biomimétiques comme Lyon Confluence ou les tours de l'architecte Vincent Callebaut sortent de terre partout dans le monde. La data, nouveau combustible de la ville intelligente, se situe au cœur de ces ambitieuses réalisations. Comment se co-construisent ces nouvelles cités ? Peuvent-elles faire école ?

Saint-Gobain, partenaire des Prix de l’innovation Smart Cities organisé par Le Monde

From - Tue, 29/11/2016 - 10:58

« La ville intelligente connecte les différents acteurs du tissu urbain : citoyens, transports, pouvoirs publics, entreprises, associations, citoyens, médias…. En recueillant les données de chaque habitant et en les partageant, la vie quotidienne gagne en confort, en efficacité et en sobriété.
Cette ville intelligente existe déjà et Saint-Gobain y prend toute sa part."

Smart city : un concept, une multitude d’horizons | L'Atelier : Accelerating Innovation

From - Tue, 08/11/2016 - 11:18

En fonction de ses ressources, de ses spécificités culturelles et des défis qui l’attendent, chaque ville possède sa propre manière de devenir intelligente...

Cities Cannot Be Reduced To Just Big Data And IoT: Smart City Lessons From Yinchuan, China

From - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:40
Cities are like Tolstoy's families: each messed up in its own way.

Smart Cities Explained In 101 Seconds

From - Fri, 07/10/2016 - 10:26
What does it really mean to make a city smart? Qualcomm’s Kiva Allgood explains how tomorrow’s smart cities will share data between governmental department

Le 21ème siècle serait-il celui des villes connectées ?

From - Wed, 05/10/2016 - 13:02

Le 21ème siècle serait-il celui des villes connectées ?

Glazing Europe’s Tallest Tower

From - Wed, 21/09/2016 - 09:21
Glazing Europe’s tallest tower included glazing the façade with two skins, formed of double-glazing units incorporating three different glass components.

Saint-Gobain’s COOL-LITE and PLANITHERM were assembled by Glassolutions’ Eckelt Glas site (Austria) for the building’s façades and to provide its occupants with maximum year-round comfort. The SGG COOL-LITE® SKN 076 II glass combines solar control, high light transmission with a neutral appearance.

The solar control, heat reflective glass, SGG COOL-LITE ST Bright Silver offers extreme transparency and an aesthetic, neutral reflection.

The low-e PLANITHERM ONE II glass panes on SGG DIAMANT deliver the market’s best energy-efficiency performance, allowing maximum light penetration and keeping the interiors warm.

Lakhta Center has made a conscious effort to embrace a number of innovative energy-saving technologies in its design, significant among which is the glazing solution from Saint-Gobain.
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