Tag: environmentally-friendly

SMART BLINDS

Blinds could soon be powering your home as well as offering shade! Now, SolarGaps have developed ‘smart blinds’ that track sun-movement (via app) which will reduce the energy consumption of a building (by as much as 70%) and cut financial…

Thai Super Tower

If all goes as planned, then Bangkok will soon be home to the third tallest building in the world. A leading Thai property developer Grand Canal Land Public Company (G Land) managed to recently break ground on the Rama IX…

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Seattle Biospheres for Amazon

For Amazon’s Seattle campus, the architects NBBJ have designed a new addition comprising of three biosphere domes filled with diverse plants. The project aims to provide a green sanctuary for Amazon’s urban campus. Located in front of the new headquarters,…

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The New Thai Village

One Bangkok, is a $3.5 billion, 16.7-acre mixed-use development project from Mr. Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, one of Thailand’s richest businessman. Mr. Sirivadhanabhakdi has recently joined forces with architecture office SOM to develop the first LEED Platinum certification for a Neighborhood Development…

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Radical Re-use

The Tongsai Bay Hotel in Koh Samui, Thailand, sits upon a lush 28 and a half acre landscape. Its environs are home to 66 different species of birds and other wildlife. It thrives by working on the principle of a…

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS?

We all remember the rock, paper, scissors game right! Stone beats scissors, paper beats stone, scissors beat paper…now wait a minute…we have stone paper?!? That’s right guys…and you better get used to it! Since the start of paper (100 BC…

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Qube – Like

Oakley sunglasses outlet Check out this exciting new modular tent! Collectively known as ‘Qube’ tents, they are able to be connected to each other at their corners allowing campers to switch from a ‘solo’ camping experience to a joyful and…

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Living Tables

If you purchase a plant-filled Living Table, it will surely green-up your home! This low-maintenance planter system was designed by Habitat Horticulture who have been sensitive to producing an attractive yet manageable system that even a naïve green-fingered beginner could…

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Stickbulb

RUX Design Studio have designed an innovative and diverse modern LED lighting fixture they call ‘Stickbulb’. The fixture is made locally in New York from material reclaimed from the city. The design innovation lies in the interchangeable wooden LED ‘stick…

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3D-Printed Skyscraper

The first 3D-printed skyscraper is set to take-off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)! The Dubai-based firm Cazza announced their desire to 3D print a ‘high-rise’ in the UAE via a construction technique known as ‘crane printing’. To print these…