MVRDV wins competition for landmark public installation in Den Helder with ‘infinite loop’ design
This stunning Seasaw concrete sea defensewill rock back and forth with the tide along the Dutch seashore. MVRDV recently won a competition to design a unique permanent art installation for the scenic coastal Dutch city of Den Helder.
The design, which will rise on a historic dyke north of Amsterdam, is a curvilinear observation platform that twists into an infinite loop perched several feet over the sea. Read More
Pure lime absorbs CO2 and helps improving the air quality.
The Spanish paint factory Graphenstone claims that his new developed paint, which consists graphene, preserves buildings by improving the thermal properties of the structures.
The paint with graphene consists of 98% pure lime. According to The Graphene Company, the paint is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paint. Pure lime absorbs CO2 and helps improving the air quality.
One of many battery-system components that will help microgrids.
General Electric (GE) published a MicroGrid architectures for distribution companies and MicroGrid operators.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) defines a MicroGrid as a group of “distinct distributed resources such as generators or loads”, located within close geographical proximity of each other, “so that they represent a single generator or load to the wider electricity system.” Read More
An absurdly comfortable EcoHouse which will produce enough energy of its own. A comfortable house, like you lay down in your bed, firmly tucked in a blanket, and still can move freely at the same time.
This was the idea of the EcoHouse of Jasper Jobse. Next year he will build his house in the new eco-neighborhood in Arnhem. Read More
Solar cells coated in clear plastic, are able to produce 11.2 million kilowatt hours
This SolarWind Bridge could power 15,000 homes. And even better, the bridge could be a vegetables garden.
Designed by Francesco Colarossi, Giovanna Saracino and Luisa Saracino as part of an Italian design contest to re-imagine a decommissioned bridge (for which it placed second), this so-called SolarWind concept would have solar cells embedded in the roadway and an array of 26 wind turbines underneath, which the designers say could produce enough energy combined to power 15,000 homes. Read More
A passive house is a sustainable construction that provides you with a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, when compared to traditional households.
Interested in building your dream building and saving on your energy bills? By building a passive house, you can benefit from reduced heating bills, and at the same time, have a positive impact on the environment.
A passive house is a sustainable construction that provides you with a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, when compared to traditional households. Read More
We need bees for a healthy sustainable future. Bees have been severely affected by insecticides in the countryside. That’s why we find them more and more in the city. And we need them. Without bees dies fauna worldwide. We must therefore ensure that the bees feel well in the city. GreenRoofs will help bees and ensure that the living/working comfort improves.
UK architecture firm AT Design office’s proposal for the Zhujiangkou Island creates a world class wonder for the region. There are two eye catching mega buildings, 10 other theme parks and tourism facilities, including marina club, underwater world, sky hotel, cruise terminal, floating village and eco theme park. Read More