Tag: architecture

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Leaf3: Thermos House

If you have strong energy concerns and are looking for a house that could shield you from just about the most toughest of cold climates, then look no further. Leaf3 raises the bar for tiny housing through its technical prowess…

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3D-Printed Skyscraper from Sand

The featured tower has been thought up by a Chinese design team. They have envisaged a cluster of solar-powered 3D-printed towers made of sand. Babel Towers are a series of ecological structures designed by Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying,…

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Waternet

Amsterdam! On the banks of the River Amstel sits the Waternet Head Office. Its designers ‘Architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger’ have designed this curious looking building to provide 100% of the Dutch capital’s water needs. Waternet is the only institution in the…

Vertical Water + Greenery by AmphibianArc

The ‘Hanhaidongfeng town center’ by AmphibianArc in Northwest Zhengzhou is an innovative interpretation of a shopping mall. With 350,000 sq.M of commercial space, this building covers nine levels of retail and family entertainment, has an elevated fountain plaza, an indoor…

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Dragonfly Turbine

In partnership with ENEL Green Power, Italy, the award-winning Genoese architect Renzo Piano has begun testing a mini-wind-turbine blade. The blade uses bio-mimicry, adapting the features used by dragonflies in flight to help stabilize turbines in the event of gale-force…

Artic Harvester

A group of French architecture students designed the Arctic Harvester as a floating ‘hydroponic farm’ and village. Meriem Chabani, Etienne Chobaux, John Edom, and Maeva Leneveu teamed up to produce the circular-shaped floating village that holds 800 people and work….

Computer Façade Shades Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers

The award-winning Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi employ the world’s largest computerized façade to cool all internal space. It’s designers, Aedas Architects, have received numerous awards including ‘Best Overall Project in the Middle East’ and ‘Commercial Project of the…