Watch this Seasaw hotspot designed as sea defense

Seasaw flood defense

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.
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Paint with graphene makes buildings more energy efficient

Paint with graphene makes buildings more energy efficient

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.

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Watch This New Modular, Circular CrossOver

Watch This New Modular, Circular CrossOver

Surprisingly this circular, modular crossover seems to be cheaper than other crossover constructions

In 2018 VolkerWessels will start building the construction of a modular, circular crossover consisting recycled materials and reusable elements.

This beautiful infrastructural project has been designed by VolkerWessels division Van Hattum & Blankevoort contributing the Dutch aim to be a 100% circular economy in 2050.

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New: Carbon absorbing stone

Carbon absorbing stone

Green Construction Works! this is the carbon absorbing stone

This new stone is absorbing carbon during the production process. The ‘Compensatiesteen’ (Compensation Stone) is a spectacular revolution for the constructions industry.

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Cityblob Green, Circular Architecture

Cityblob Architecture

Capital A is the new landmark building for Amaravati, the new capital city of Telangana, India

Cityblob Architecture is leading in circular, sustainable architecture and Urban Planning for Smart City Development

Cityblob is an Amsterdam-based architecture, urban planning and real estate development company that focusses on the following project types:

  1. Infrastructure
    Railways, underground stations, bridges and more
  2. Sustainable and Affordable Mass Housing and big Green Buildings
  3. Sustainable and Affordable Mass Housing

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GE MicroGrid Solution

GE MicroGrid Solution

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

My own EcoHouse

ecohouseAn 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

SolarWind Bridge

SolarWind Bridge

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

Bulbs harvest moonlight energy

Bulbs harvest moonlight energy

We’re excited to see how architects will incorporate these energy generating orbs into alternative energy agendas and future building designs!

These Bulbs even harvest solar energy from moonlight.

The solar energy designers at Rawlemon have again created a spherical, sun-tracking glass bulb that is able to concentrate sunlight (and moonlight) up to 10,000 times.

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FerrisWheel: the Future Windmill

FerrisWheel: the Future Windmill

The power of this design is the building with an open eye. The hole will generate renewable energy by water drops circulating in an electric field.

Dutch WindWheel has released an architecture design for the wind turbine of the future: the FerrisWheel.

FerrisWheel design:

  • The windmill is 174 meters high
  • The hole in the middle ensures renewable energy with water drops
  • The building will generate solar power
  • In the building is enough space for apartments and hotels

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Building needs energy coordinator

c2c, climate change, building, architecture, greenhouse, business park, McDonough

The municipality wants to be climate neutral by 2040. Therefore it is driven to realize energy efficiencies, solar panels in the city and expansion of the heating network.

Buildings can save a lot of energy. In order to realize the energy savings, an experienced energy manager is necessary.

BetterWorldSolutions asked three coordinators what they realized.  Read More

Is New York saved from the rising sea level?

Climate change, adapting, water management, infrastructure, architecture

Adding in green infrastructure systems is not only good for managing water, but also good for communities.

Large parts of the Netherlands are below sea level. They deal with it every day. But they are not the only once.

New York is also figuring out how te respond to major climate disasters like the rising sea level and future hurricanes. 

The first 3 actions are:

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Passive buildings big reduction of your CO2 footprint

green building, sustainable infra, CO2, carbon footprint, passive hause

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

Houton ®: ‘green’ concrete with wood

Sustainable architecture, concreet with wood dust

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Houton ® is concrete in which wood has been processed.

This raw material combines the positive properties of wood and concrete. Wood does not normally bond with cement because it is an organic material.

However, by adding Megatrax® to the product it is possible to make concrete containing 30 to 90% wood. Read More

Greenroofs and bees for a sustainable future

 

A greenroof with bees for a sustainable future

A greenroof with bees for a sustainable future

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.

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Will Hong Kong expand with a floating city?

Architecture of a floating city

Architecture of a floating city

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