Tag: architecture

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Super-Bowl

In their arid climate, Iran-based BMDesign Studios are addressing the issue of water scarcity. They been investigating a double-roof system that can collect and store rainwater, preserving the valuable liquid in concave bowls, whilst taking advantage of its cooling effect!…

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A Living Brick

The Living Architecture (LIAR) project is developing a building ‘unit’ blocks that is able to covert sunlight, waste water and air into clean energy. The collaboration between Newcastle University and experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE…

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PARIS BIO-SKYSCAPER

The architectural office ‘Maison Edouard François’ have designed an incredible Parisian sustainable tower better known as the M6B2 Tower of Biodiversity! The entire structure has been designed to spread seeds over the city. In their design, Maison Edouard François took…

GREEN BETWEEN

Constructed across Shoreditch for the London Design Festival, the artist Asif Khan‘s ‘Forests’ installation for ‘Mini’ displayed three translucent box-shaped structures filled with plants. A series of underused public spaces were renovated to become green shared space where people could…

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GREEN UP-RISE

A ‘hybridized program’ has been inserted into a new apartment high-rise. This program contains housing residences, an art gallery, plus 10 floors of indoor farming terraces. Situated near New York City’s ‘High Line’ a design group called the ‘Weston Baker…

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GREEN TO THE MAX

The new Kern Centre at Hampshire College, Massachusetts, USA is green to the max! Created by Bruner/Cott & Associates, the 5,000sq.M building has been designed to satisfy the status of the ‘Living Building Challenge‘. Such status includes being totally solar-powered,…

BRICBOTS…YEAH!

Moving four times faster than human construction workers, a new truck-mounted robot is now capable of building a house in two days. The aptly named Hadrian X, by Australian company ‘Fastbrick Robotics Limited‘ is a machine able to lay 1,000…

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Urban Farm

Producing food within an urban context is gaining much interest. Now, the French architectural firm Zundel and Cristea have developed an intriguing design for smaller-scale urban farms, to be dotted over the urban fabric. These farms have been designed to…

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Copenhagen Energy Duck

The ‘Solar-energy Duck’ could soon be generating renewable power for the people of Copenhagen. The ‘duck’ was part of the Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition and powerful response (visual as well as electric) to Copenhagen’s desire to become a…

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EchoPanels

Acoustic panel design is not really renowned for style and/or sustainability. ‘EchoPanels‘ are changing this conception and offering a great recycling opportunity at the same time. Now they have the sound-absorbing Kirei Echopanel tile (originally seen in Green Build 2015)…