Floating Cloud will be a landmark of world peace in Copenhagen

September 28, 2017 by  
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An uplifting House of Peace (HOPE) may soon rise on Copenhagen’s waters. Junya Ishigami and Svendborg Architects won a design competition to design an active symbol and landmark for world peace with their proposal of the Cloud. Shaped like a puffy cumulus cloud, the floating structure is envisioned as a visitor center and sanctuary for individual reflection. The House of Peace has been 15 years in the making and began in 2003 when four friends shared a vision to combine art and architecture in a non-political project. After selecting Junya Ishigami and Svendborg Architects as the winners of the HOPE design competition, the project organizers secured a building site in Copenhagen’s Nordhavn provided by the municipality for free. HOPE is now working to raise funds to construct the building. The cloud-shaped HOPE structure will be elevated 17 meters above sea level. While the building is a beacon for world peace, it’ll also be a place for individual sanctuary and meditation . Visitors will be invited to go inside the building or float around it in small boats for quiet contemplation. The interaction of light and water through and around the seemingly floating Cloud will create a calming, ethereal atmosphere. Related: BIG unveils plans for giant spiny Cactus Towers in Copenhagen “Our proposal for House of Peace provides a journey of the senses,” wrote the architects. “We aim to create an environment where people can open up to the idea of thinking about peace. Our House of Peace takes you back to the purity of being, ready to embrace the world.” + House of Peace

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Innovative urban park in Copenhagen floats nature-infused aquatic islands

March 31, 2016 by  
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Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

June 22, 2015 by  
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These new devices generate renewable energy from evaporation

June 22, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Evaporation is a key component of the Earth’s water cycle, and one of the world’s most dominant forms of energy transfer—and it’s believed that as the climate warms, evaporation rates will increase and result in more moisture in the lower atmosphere. Yet the power of evaporation has rarely, if ever, been utilized for energy generation. But one lab at Columbia University is seeking to change that. By harnessing the natural properties of spores—and their responses to humidity—they have created two devices that generate renewable energy from evaporation , and the lab hopes that one day these devices could be scaled up to produce electricity from large floating power generators, or from rotating machines akin to wind turbines that sit above water. Read the rest of These new devices generate renewable energy from evaporation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean electricity , Climate Change , evaporation energy , evaporation power , extremebio , global warming , green energy , moisture mill , renewable energy , water electricity

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JAJA Architects Reinvent the Parking Garage as a Green Community Space with Park ‘n’ Play

June 27, 2014 by  
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