Wind Trees created by the French company New Wind. Courtesy of New Wind

Urban ‘Wind Trees’ generate electricity from breezes – Curbed

A micro wind turbine that can work in the city by Megan Barber Conventional wind turbines have been criticized as ugly, large, and often so noisy they are too obtrusive for backyards. But French firm New Wind wants to change that with the ‘Wind Tree,’ a 26-foot-tall tree fitted...
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This Strange Stockholm Wind Farm Generates Power Through Writhing Tentacles – CityLab

The proposed “Strawscraper” would create energy from the gyration of thousands of follicles. by John Metcalfe Wind turbines are a fine source of green energy, but some would argue they’re also eyesores. People have tried to lessen their horizon-dominating nature...
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This Week in Research: Self-Planning Streets, Wind Turbines On the Eiffel Tower, and a Knock-Activated Lock – Architect Magazine

We round up the latest in materials and architectural research. By ARCHITECT Staff This week, we’re sharing news of a bio-inspired algorithm that aims to let neighborhoods design themselves, a plan to rehab Pennsylvania’s infrastructure, acoustic wall panels made from...
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