Magical Frost Light burns on the power of melting ice

September 26, 2017 by  
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Watching ice melt has never been cooler. Dutch architecture firm Edhv Studio transforms melting ice into electricity in Frost Light, a beautiful and brilliant lamp that harnesses the power of natural energy. The renewable light source taps into the magic of thermodynamics and shows how energy can be harvested from unexpected places. Frost Light is made up of four main components: an LED with hidden wires inside a metal plate, a block of ice, a base of solid aluminum, and a long metal funnel that extends to an upturned ice block mold. When the ice block is set on the metal plate, the melting process and resulting temperature difference generates enough electricity to power an LED for approximately three hours. The water drips down the funnel into a bucket that serves as a mold for new ice blocks. Related: Incredible ICEHOTEL shows off stunning fantasy-like rooms carved from ice and snow Frost Light was created as part of design collective Dutch Invertuals’ Power Play, an exhibition that addresses how natural energy can be transformed into valuable products or objects. The eye-catching melting ice lamp also made a recent appearance as part of Dutch Invertuals’ Harvest exhibition for futuristic designs at the London Design Fair earlier this month. + Edhv Studio

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The Hague has been colorfully converted into the ‘World’s Largest Mondrian’

February 20, 2017 by  
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Richard Meier ‘s architecture is widely recognized for its bold geometric shapes and stark white exteriors . However, a new initiative in Holland has just added a world of color to the Meier-designed City Hall of the Hague, converting it into the “world’s largest Modrian painting”. The act, which would normally be considered an act of architectural travesty, is actually part of the Mondrian to Dutch Design campaign, a year-long centennial celebration to honor the Dutch art movement, De Stijl. https://vimeo.com/202903231 The year-long celebration of the De Stijl movement, which originated in Leiden in 1917, will be held throughout Holland this year. The art style involved the use of abstract geometric forms and primary colors, and Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian quickly became the face of the movement and group. Related: The Hague’s elegant new light rail station masters curved glass and steel As the Hague is home to the world’s largest Modrian collection, it seems only fitting that the building would be colorfully converted to kick off the celebration. The “Mondrianization” adaptation was carried out by Madje Vollaers and Pascal Zwart, from the Rotterdam-based design studio, Studio Vollaerszwart , who will be giving the same colorful treatment to other buildings throughout the city. Art lovers will also be able to enjoy a year-long calendar of events that will continue to shine the light on the impact of the De Stijl movement. + Modrian to Dutch Via Archdaily Images via The Hague  

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How the oil and gas industry can help save the world

October 25, 2016 by  
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Royal Dutch Shell, SABIC and Dow/DuPont are already making strategic moves.

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GreenBiz announces advisory board for Hawaii clean energy conference and expo

October 25, 2016 by  
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Here are 15 thought leaders and key stakeholders to help guide VERGE Hawaii 2017.

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The plurality of ‘the next big thing’

October 25, 2016 by  
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Sponsored story: NRG Energy takes a nuanced perspective on innovation in electricity markets.

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Diageo, PepsiCo make the connection on food-water risk

October 25, 2016 by  
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Ceres and WWF hope that more companies will join this wake-up call to the water risks in supply chains.

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Old Dutch marine docklands destroyed in WWII revamped as a stunning glazed theater

January 5, 2016 by  
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Bizarre giant art village is the largest Atelier Van Lieshout installation ever

August 28, 2015 by  
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Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like LEGO

July 14, 2015 by  
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The Dutch city of Rotterdam may soon be the first to have roads made of recycled plastic waste fished out of world oceans. The city is collaborating with the construction firm VolkerWessels to devise a plan to revolutionize road systems with modular plastic panels that snap together. Read the rest of Future Dutch roadways made of recycled plastic will snap together like LEGO Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dutch plastic roads , plastic bricks that snap together , plastic prefabricated bricks , plastic roads , recycled plastic from oceans , recycled plastic waste , volkerwessels

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Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

June 29, 2015 by  
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If your government gave you enough money every month to cover your bills, would you stay home and watch Orange is the New Black all day, or go out into the world and do meaningful things? This is the question behind a new social experiment in The Netherlands. Utrecht authorities are teaming up with the University College Utrecht to give people living on welfare a basic income. For nothing. Free money, no questions asked. They will then track recipients to determine whether a welfare system with no rules results in a happier, more productive society. Read the rest of Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Basic Income , dutch , Dutch City Basic Income , Dutch City free money , free money , social experiment , the netherlands , University College Utrecht , urban experiment , utrecht

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