Iloilo City Hall is the Visayas Islands’ First Green Building

August 24, 2012 by  
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Photo by Judy Rose Sayson The Visayas Islands in the Philippines are gradually embracing renewable energy, and the capital city has just inaugurated its first green building – Iloilo City Hall . The building was recently unveiled by President Benigno S. Aquino III , and it features a roof topped with solar panels that will save $17,000 per year and prevent 36 metric tons of carbon dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere. Read the rest of Iloilo City Hall is the Visayas Islands’ First Green Building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-friendly , green buildings , iloilo , Iloilo City Hall , Philippines , rain harvesting , solar panels , The Visayas Islands

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Henning Larsen Architects Win Comeptition to Design New Emmen Theater and Zoo

April 17, 2012 by  
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Henning Larsen Architects , working in partnership with the Dutch Van der Berg Groep, have won first prize in the competition to design a new Theater and Zoo entrance in Emmen, The Netherlands. The 16,000 square meter facility will provide flexible exhibition and conference spaces with two performance stages. The ingenious geometric forms of the structure work with the surrounding landscape and natural environment to create an energy-efficient space that promises to provide a dramatic entrance to the 10-hectare wildlife park. Read the rest of Henning Larsen Architects Win Comeptition to Design New Emmen Theater and Zoo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , architecture competition , Emmen Theater , Emmen Zoo , Henning Larsen Architecture

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Mauricio Affonso’s Transforming FAN Table Changes Shape in Seconds

April 17, 2012 by  
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Thomas Doyle Creates Beautiful Miniature Worlds on the Brink of Disaster

April 17, 2012 by  
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Diane von Furstenberg’s Green-Roofed Penthouse Sits Atop Her NYC Studios

March 23, 2012 by  
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Just steps from the entrance to New York City’s High Line park sits fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg’s flagship store and studios. From the outside, the historic Meatpacking District building looks like a plain brick structure, but design firm Work Architecture has actually transformed the building into a glittering modern work space filled with natural light that shines down through a clear, 6-story staircase. The staircase peaks in a geometric skylight that connects to von Furstenberg’s stunning green-roofed penthouse apartment . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Diane von Furstenberg , diane von furstenberg penthouse , diane von furstenberg studios , dvf , dvf flagship , dvf new york , green apartments , green design , green nyc apartments , green roof , Meatpacking District

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Make a Pleated Top Hat From Office Waste Paper

December 31, 2011 by  
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Wondering how to celebrate the new year with a bit of eco-festivity?  Try out this awesome one-size-fits-all top hat, made from repurposed, office waste paper.  The staff of architectural firm  ClarkeHopkinsClarke made quite the entrance with these pleated masterpieces at a recent event and agreed to share their secrets with you, lucky readers!  So click ahead, follow this how-to, and rock whatever New Year’s Eve plans you have tonight! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Leaf Carving: An Incredible New Art Form

January 24, 2010 by  
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Artists create delicate images on leaves by slowly scraping the surface. Photo via Mundo Gump It’s hard not to love the brilliant display of colorful foliage that signals the entrance of autumn each year, but as the cold winter winds prevail, those leaves that once beautified the landscape are left to collect on the ground or be begrudging raked-up in some weekend chore. A new art form emerging out of China, however, is making use of these brittle leaves–creating delicate forms that will continue to be appreciated long after the jackets..

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Bees Equiped With Microchips Help Explain Hive Declines

January 11, 2010 by  
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Photos: Philippe Psaïla / DoubleVue.fr In hopes of better understanding why bee populations are in decline, scientists are attaching microchips to bees to monitor their movements. The tiny device is glued to the back of the bees works with equipment installed at the entrance of their hives to record different data

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CES 2010 – CEA Offsetting Energy Use of Tradeshow With Renewable Energy from EarthEra

January 11, 2010 by  
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Image via EarthEra NextEra, the largest provider of wind and solar power, has put together EarthEra, a program that connects companies with consumers.

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Carbon Free From Stem to Stern: B9 Shipping Runs on Wind, Biomass

January 11, 2010 by  
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Here’s the cargo ship to catch a ride on if you want to reduce your carbon footprint: B9 Shipping is building a wind-powered freighter to transport wood chips and biomass. The 3000 DWT ship is 100 meters in length and will be powered by a mix of 60% wind and 40% liquified methane produced from biogas running in Rolls Royce engines designed for liquified natural gas. EcoGeek tells us they are part of B9 Energy, the largest independent operator of wind farms in the UK

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