Tag: solar power

Sun Seeker

A self-driving garden may seem far-fetched but now, the University College London’s (UCL) Interactive Architecture Lab has created a nomadic, self-cultivating garden that moves around all by itself! The sphere has been designed by UCL students William Victor Camilleri and…

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ICEHOTEL MEETS THE SUN

Now there’s a spectacular ‘IceHotel‘ in Northern Sweden that gets visited by thousands of people every year! Then – as the seasons shift – the temporary structure silently and surely melts away. For 26 years now, the ‘IceHotel‘ has followed…

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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,…

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SOLAR-POWERED DESALINATION

This year, the LAGI 2016 competition is set in California. It comes at a poignant time when Californians are in need of a more constant and reliable energy and clean water supply for its future. Thus, this year, LAGI asked…

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Land of the Rising Farm

A growing trend in urban Japan is indoor farming. As farmland is scarce, a wide variety of herbs and greens can be cultivated in climate-controlled environments under LED lighting at home for energy efficient food production. Two Japanese farms (Indoor…

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Energy-generating Photos

A unique method for printing solar-cells with any image (like a photo of your loved ones or selfie for instance) has been developed by researchers in Finland. Working together at the Aalto University, researchers Janne Halme, Ghufran Hashmi, Alpi Rimppi,…

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Tesla Town

The first ‘Tesla town’ is being built in a small suburb off Melbourne’s business district in Australia. Every house will enjoy a solar roof and built-in Tesla Powerwall. This will be one of the most sustainable developments found in Australia….

Two Peas in a Pod

The GreenPod ‘renewable high-tech workspace’ sets you up for a completely different workspace experience. It forms part of the ‘Pre-order of the Future‘ project unveiled by Neste. It appears as an egg-shaped workspace created from renewable materials. This multipurpose space…

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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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SunGlacier Makes Water From Thin Air

For the last six years Ap Verheggen has been developing a way to produce water from only two elements, sunshine and air! The form taken by this exploration is that of a ‘water-fountain’ (currently on display at the ‘Hague’). There,…