Tag: building

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SPAIN ‘LEED’ THE WAY

The Madrid Carlos III University sees a new eco-friendly campus building added to its grounds! What is particularly noteworthy about this is that it’s the first educational building in Spain to receive LEED Platinum Certification! It has been efficiently designed…

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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…

ByFusion

Many innovative people continue to work on ways to resolve the plastic ocean waste problem. Enter the U.S.-based startup ByFusion. This company is using technology to repurpose ocean plastic into durable construction blocks. The principal engineer of the company Peter…

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HYDROGENASE AIRSHIPS

Truly a legend and eco-visionary, the Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has turned his design skills towards a conceptual transport-system involving airships powered by SEAWEED! As ingenious as it is ambitious, Callebaut believes the new green revolution is in full progress…and…

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Glass Box EcoHome

Although a ‘glass-home’ doesn’t sound very eco-friendly the Dutch architect Paul de Ruiter has made it just that! In the form of a glazed-box, one half of this home sits above the landscape and the other half remains buried underground….

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Designs on Climate Change

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, coastlines everywhere are still rising. Melting polar ice-caps continue to bring elevated water levels and along with it a future where more and more cities are expected to be submerged. Architects, urban planners and designers…

SHAPESHIFTER

Chao Chen is a Royal College of Art in London. Whilst undertaking his MA in Design, he was inspired by an ordinary ‘pinecone’ he saw in Hyde Park. It prompted him to layer together a veneer, some fabric, and a…

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Solar-powered Safari Lodge

If one could get to the Okavango Delta to check out the rich wildlife, one might think of staying at Sandibe Okavango. This sustainable lodge in the safari of Botswana has developed an almost negligible environmental footprint. Its designers Michaelis…