Tag: environmentally-friendly

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Billionaire Science Yacht

The Norwegian off-shore drilling billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke (who apparently began his career as a simple fisherman) is single-handedly funding the creation of a huge yacht to be used for marine research. The vessel will have the capacity to collect,…

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SolSource Solar Stove

One Earth Designs has begun crowd-funding their solar cooker in preparation for the summer! Simply put, their ‘SolSource Sport’ is 100 percent powered by the sun and heats-up five times faster than a charcoal-grill by intensely focusing light. The result;…

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ASIAN SKYGARDEN

An abandoned highway in Seoul has been repurposed into a 983-meter-long elevated ‘Skygarden’ by the architects MVRDV. Their new ‘plant village’ (known as Seoullo 7017 to Koreans) stands above traffic, allowing visitors to meander through 24,000 varieties of indigenous trees…

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Going it 100% Renewable

The Swiss have just passed a new energy law! This law adamantly promotes ‘renewable’ energy and bans nuclear power plants to effectively shut-down any talk of future investment in nuclear energy. It is a truly monumental decision that brings Switzerland…

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THE LEAN, MEAN (& GREEN) ELEXTRA

Inspired by classic Italian supercars and soon to start hand-built production in Germany, the Elextra is giving Tesla’s electric car a run for its money! By drawing on modern technology this vehicle is redefining the notion of the supercar, offering…

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Forest Chrysalis

Marc Fornes of the ‘VeryMany’ has designed an amphitheater in Merriweather Park Columbia, USA. This beautiful form is inspired by a Chrysalis! The structure has a self-supporting shell and a steel-tubed structural belly. The chrysalis is surely delicate in appearance…

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…