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Sean Godsell Architects completes an environmentally-conscious building to house Melbourne’s design institute

Sean Godsell Architects completes an environmentally-conscious building to house Melbourne’s design institute

Scientists at Spain’s University of Jaen Create Eco-Friendly Bricks from Paper Waste

Scientists at Spain’s University of Jaen Create Eco-Friendly Bricks from Paper Waste

“Biological concrete” promotes vertical gardens!

“Biological concrete” promotes vertical gardens!

Beautiful thatched bamboo dome by  Vo Trong Nghia: A structural bamboo arch system was designed for this dome; 10m high and spanning 15m across. The main frame is made by 48 prefabricated units, each of them is made of several bamboo elements bound together. The building uses natural wind energy and the cool water from the lake to create natural air-ventilation. On the top of the roof there is a hole with a diameter of 1.5m for the evacuation of hot air from the inside.

(Source: dezeen.com)

Cool House in Zanizbar! 

Cool House in Zanizbar! 

City in the Skylotus flower inspired concept by Hrama

(Source: inhabitat.com)

Mott MacDonald Project,Singapore 

Mott MacDonald Project,Singapore 

Delanoe Tower-Paris:The 50 floor Delanoë tower, so named after the Mayor of Paris, resembles the dancing towers in Dubai. The Delanoë tower was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, of the Bird’s Nest fame from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is also the 1st skyscraper in Paris in over 30 years.
It is also the 1st skyscraper in Paris in over 30 years.  

Delanoe Tower-Paris:The 50 floor Delanoë tower, so named after the Mayor of Paris, resembles the dancing towers in Dubai. The Delanoë tower was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, of the Bird’s Nest fame from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. It is also the 1st skyscraper in Paris in over 30 years.

It is also the 1st skyscraper in Paris in over 30 years.  

World Expo 2012 concept

World Expo 2012 concept

Ellipse Sky Keiko + Manabu Tokyo: Contrasting sharply with the low-scale apartment buildings and single-family homes nearby, the swooping arches—no two are the same—admit plenty of daylight and sky views while editing out the surroundings.

Ellipse Sky Keiko + Manabu Tokyo: Contrasting sharply with the low-scale apartment buildings and single-family homes nearby, the swooping arches—no two are the same—admit plenty of daylight and sky views while editing out the surroundings.

Huangshan Mountain Village by MAD: Chinese firm MAD has unveiled plans for a village of towering apartment blocks beside the Huangshan Mountains in eastern China. Inspired by the topographical layers of the landscape, the buildings will have organically shaped floor plates and will emerge from amongst the treetops on a site beside the Taiping Lake.

(Source: dezeen.com)

Technology Harvests Energy from Railroad Train Vibrations

Stony Brook University engineers have won a national award for an innovative energy harvester that has the potential to save millions of dollars in energy costs for railroads while reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

(Source: sciencedaily.com)

Bluarch Studio designs Glazz Nightclub in Queens (NY): Antonio Di Oronzo, principal of bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting, designs Glazz Nightclub, a venue in the heart of Queens, NY designed to offer the ultimate entertainment experience to the discerning Latin crowd in New York.

(Source: news.infurma.es)