Platform 5 Architects Build Book Tower House

So many books, so little time! The book tower in the middle of this house by Platform 5 Architects is nothing short of amazing. Walls of books wrap around a wooden staircase in this North London home. There are so many books, it almost looks like a professional library. Just think of how long you could keep yourself busy, simply lounging around and reading. Sounds like the perfect vacation to us. The bookshelves are made from oak and they hug the staircase, with a landing in the middle … (read more)

Platform 5 Architects Build Book Tower House

So many books, so little time! The book tower in the middle of this house by Platform 5 Architects is nothing short of amazing. Walls of books wrap around a wooden staircase in this North London home. There are so many books, it almost looks like a professional library. Just think of how long you could keep yourself busy, simply lounging around and reading. Sounds like the perfect vacation to us. The bookshelves are made from oak and they hug the staircase, with a landing in the middle … (read more)

DOE looks to students to build more efficient appliances

DOE looks to students to build more efficient appliances

The Energy Department is looking to a new generation of engineers and entrepreneurs to help solve the nation’s energy challenges. To that end, it awarded first prize to a team of students at the University of Maryland who redesigned the room air conditioner as part of a DOE appliance challenge. The completed prototype reduced energy use by 30 percent compared to a typical unit, which would result in substantial savings for homeowners.

To win the Max Tech … (read more)