Archinect - News 2014-04-16T10:02:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/73767902/from-microchips-to-algae-finding-ways-to-make-buildings-that-live-breathe-and-think From microchips to algae: Finding ways to make buildings that live, breathe and think Archinect 2013-05-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T15:31:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2fbhub155azjx3j.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The BioIntelligent Quotient House, which opened in March, is the first to use external tubes of algae to help heat, shade and generate power for the building. But Khoury Levit Fong (KLF), the Toronto firm in which el-Khoury is a partner, came up with the idea six years ago, and incorporated it into a design that won &ndash; then lost &ndash; an international competition for a huge new museum in Shenzhen, a major Chinese city near Hong Kong.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/71967742/german-building-uses-algae-for-heating-and-cooling German building uses algae for heating and cooling Archinect 2013-04-25T17:54:00-04:00 >2013-05-08T17:48:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee4bd8eb772c8c9a0ddf67a8bc514fc0.jpg" width="514" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new apartment complex in Hamburg, Germany, intends to generate heat, as well as revenue, from growing the micro-organism. The five-story Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building, which was expected to become fully operational on Wednesday, has a high-tech facade that looks like a cross between a Mondrian painting and a terrarium but is actually a vertical algae farm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/42091920/flushing-toilets-could-heat-future-buildings Flushing toilets could heat future buildings Archinect 2012-03-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2012-03-28T12:20:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdwbgltgwyo4z2u9.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OriginOil, a start-up based in Los Angeles, CA., has begun a pilot of its urban algae farm concept at the La D&eacute;fense complex near Paris. Wastewater from buildings nourishes algae growth; algae is processed to make heat. The company is attempting to prove that integrating algae production into large building complexes will help bring them closer to net zero.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>