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The world’s “best tall building” is Jean Nouvel’s high-rise jungle in Sydney

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) last night named Atelier Jean Nouvel‘s One Central Park (OCP) in Sydney the year’s best tall building. OCP turned the site of a former brewery into a residential high-rise lush with hydroponic hanging gardens and a massive mirror cantilevered over the building’s courtyard that harvests sunlight for […]
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Invisible Solar Harvesting Technology Becomes Reality

Solar harvesting systems don’t need to be glaringly obvious. In fact, now they can even be invisible, thanks to researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) who have developed a transparent luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) that can be applied to windows or… Sigue leyendo

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Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Alberta Designs Modular Home for Remote Locations

Borealis, Team Alberta’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, addresses the housing needs of professionals working in remote locations. This modular house was designed in consideration of severe housing shortages and high housing costs driven by… Sigue leyendo

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Solar Decathlon 2013: SCI-Arc & Caltech Create California-style, Zero Net Energy Bungalow

DALE, short for Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, is this year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon entry for the SCI-Arc/Caltech team. Made of two movable, prefabricated modules that open to allow the outdoors in, DALE celebrates the active California lifestyle… Sigue leyendo

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Milan Design Week 2013: Energetic Energies for Panasonic / Akihisa Hirata

Envision a future where undulating “solar plants” transform the rectangular masses of our cities into a vibrant metropolis where technology aids in the coexistence of humans and nature. Represented in the conceptual installation “Energetic Energies” at the Milan Design Week… Sigue leyendo

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Green Solution House / 3XN

Courtesy of 3XN Danish practice 3XN is the architect behind ‘Green Solution House’, a new experimental conference center and hotel, where everything is adapted to the circulation of nature and where guests will get an idea of how it feels … Sigue leyendo

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City Cottage / Verstas Architects

© Andreas Meichsner Architects: Verstas Architects Location: Lauttasaari, Finland Project Area: 14 sqm Photographs: Andreas Meichsner It is well-known that Finns love to spend time in a cottage and amidst nature. So much so, that spending time in a cottage … Sigue leyendo

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Split Bathhouse / BaO Architects

© BaO Architects Architects: BaO Architects / Benjamin Beller Location: Gansu, China Project Year: 2011 Project Area: 250 sqm Photographs: BaO Architects Split bathhouse The project is split in two distinct buildings, one for men, one for women, that are linked … Sigue leyendo

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