Sonnenschiff, Germany: The solar city that produces 4 times the energy it consumes

  Designed by Rolf Disch, the Sonnenschiff (Solar Ship) and Solarsiedlung (Solar Village) emphasize power production from the start by smartly incorporating a series of large rooftop solar arrays that double as sun shades. The buildings are also built to Passivhaus standards, which allows the project to produce four times the amount of energy it consumes.…

An artist created a giant mural across 50 buildings in Cairo without the government noticing

Amid Cairo’s brick buildings and heaping piles of trash is a sprawling work of art, which, at first, looks messy and incoherent.   But when you stand on the nearby hillside and read the spray-painted Arabic « calligraffiti, » as its creator Tunisian-French artist eL Seed calls it, the message reads loud and clear: « If one wants…

10 Concordia projects receive support from the Curriculum Innovation Fund

The  Curriculum Innovation Fund (CIF) is a Concordia initiative that supports faculty members as they explore ways to improve classes and teaching methods. It’s a joint effort of the Office of the Provost and the School of Graduate Studies that upholds the university’s Academic Plan to provide students with dynamic programs and engaging learning experiences. The recipients come from 10 different departments, centres…