Dubai’s crazy rotating wind-powered skyscraper is actually being built

February 21, 2017 by  
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The modern world is full of unique, eye-catching buildings – but an upcoming Dubai skyscraper is about to put a new spin on the field of architecture. We’ve reported before on Israeli-Italian architect David Fisher ‘s crazy rotating Dynamic Tower – and now it looks like the 1,375-foot-tall high-rise is finally becoming a reality. Solar panels will be installed on the roof, and 48 individual wind turbines will be hidden in between the floors to provide power. According to the architect, the building will generate up to 10 times more energy than it will use. Proposed by Fisher almost a full decade ago, the project was supposed to break ground in 2010, but was put on hold due to planning obstructions and design changes. Now, seven year later, it looks like the project has finally been given the green light. https://youtu.be/jEYZ-ylelbg The Dynamic Tower will have 80 floors that are capable of rotating a full 360 degrees, letting tenants and hotel guests select their own personal views via voice command. However, even more impressive than the unique twisting feature is the project’s sustainability profile – the entire building will be powered by sun and wind energy. The apartments will offer the ultimate in luxury living – at a staggering price tag of 30 million dollars. The “beyond star rating” building will offer swimming pools, garden space, a fitness center, and even a car lift that transports cars outside individual residences. + David Fisher Via Mirror Images via David Fisher/Dynamic Architecture

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How does workplace safety and health align with sustainability?

January 4, 2017 by  
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OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels reveals surprising connections, as well as where employee engagement comes into play.

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New zero-energy districts: A mile high and growing

January 4, 2017 by  
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Colorado takes the cake for upcoming net zero energy districts to watch in 2017 and beyond.

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Imposing Communist-Era Television Tower Transformed Into a Unique Hotel in Prague

October 30, 2016 by  
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Visitors to the hotel can also get a different perspective of the city from the observatory located at the tip of the tower. For food and other culinary delights, the  Oblaca restaurant  is located one floor down. And for added luxury, the hotel will prepare a festive decorated table for a private dinner or lunch of up to 16 guests, which can also include a private waiter and sommelier. Related: Prague’s Luscious MOODs Hotel Melds Sustainable Materials With Superior Comfort The only thing that might justify the $900 per night price tag, is a glass-walled bathroom that lets you relax in style and peer out over the city skyline from your secluded hideaway. While it would certainly make for a unique experience, the room itself doesn’t have any other standout features – unless you include the option to convert it into your very own private conference room, in which case there’s that. Originally constructed in the 1980s, the tower consists of three concrete pillars with a metallic finish, and has nine different ‘pods’ scattered across it’s surface. The television tower still houses transmission equipment, which was supposedly used to jam communications from the west during the country’s communist occupation. Related: Mobile Bicycle Sauna Dedicated to Prague Cyclists Who Want to Relax Criticism of the building’s appearance was strictly prohibited during its earliest days, but in an attempt to try and improve the building’s public image at the turn of the century, Czech artist  David ?erný  was invited to infuse the tower with some public art. He settled on giant metallic babies crawling up and down the side of antennae; they were removed at one point, but after enormous public outcry, they were quickly reinstated. Via Gizmodo Images by One Room Hotel

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This zero waste shirt is the perfect tribute to the iconic David Bowie

February 6, 2016 by  
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Daniel Silverstein has created a shirt worthy of even the most fashionable rock and roll icon. His “zero waste” David Bowie sweatshirt is hand pieced out of textile scraps , ships in a mason jar, and no two are alike, so you can be just a unique as Ziggy Stardust himself. READ MORE >

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Episode 13: David Crane on life after Paris; GM goes electric

January 22, 2016 by  
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Don’t miss David Crane, GM, and GenZe on this week’s edition of the GreenBiz 350 podcast.

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David Chipperfield unveils scaled-back designs for Stockholm’s Nobel Center

September 22, 2015 by  
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MAD Architects announces a design overhaul for the controversial George Lucas Museum in Chicago

September 22, 2015 by  
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Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a mind-blowing contemporary interior

August 19, 2015 by  
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Scientists may have just grown the first almost-fully formed human brain

August 19, 2015 by  
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Scientists at an Ohio State University lab claim they have grown the first-ever almost-fully formed human brain. The discovery has sparked hopes that the brain could be used to improve medical understanding of neurological disease. At the same time, the announcement has also raised concerns from other researchers who say data from the study should have been peer reviewed before it was released to the public. Read the rest of Scientists may have just grown the first almost-fully formed human brain

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