WOHA unveils a lush, net-zero Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo

September 5, 2019 by  
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Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA has unveiled plans to create a net-zero energy green oasis for 2020 World Expo Singapore Pavilion in the Dubai desert. Dubbed “Nature. Nurture. Future.,” the self-sufficient Singapore Pavilion will run entirely on solar energy and solar desalination systems. The temporary structure will symbolize a “forward-looking Singapore” emphasizing livability and sustainability. Appointed to the project by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore’s land use planning and conservation agency, WOHA will integrate the 1,550-square-meter pavilion with greenery, renewable energy systems, a food market, interactive multimedia stations and informative displays on Singaporean culture and industries. Plants will grow on all levels of the multi-story structure: tropical trees, shrubbery and orchids on the ground plane; a hanging garden suspended from the solar canopy; and vertical gardens that grow along the three structural “cones” anchoring the building. Related: New images show greenery engulfing Singapore’s tropical skyscraper Visitors will be guided through the pavilion on a meandering canopy walk that weaves through the cones and leads to the open sky market platform with panoramic views of the surroundings, a gathering area and an eatery serving Singaporean cuisine. A variety of exhibits and programs are embedded into the walk, which concludes at the Ground Galleria with a display on Singapore’s design culture and a retail area. The interior is kept comfortably cool thanks to shade from the solar canopy, fine mist fans and the evapotranspiration from the abundant vegetation. “The uniqueness of the Singapore Pavilion is that despite its location in the desert, it is green, soft and alive, demonstrating the great potential of the respectful, seamless integration and co-existence of nature and architecture,” the architects said. “It represents a captivating and forward-looking Singapore, one that is sociable, sustainable and livable, and shows a way architecture can make a meaningful contribution to the fight against the effects of climate change .” + WOHA Architects Images via WOHA

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See-through dome lets you immerse yourself in nature and sleep beneath the stars

September 23, 2015 by  
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Artist boils down sugary drinks into sickly suckers that highlight the dangers of junk food

September 23, 2015 by  
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If you’ve ever doubted just how bad sugary drinks are for you, artist Henry Hargreaves ’ new series may change your mind. Called (de)hydrate , Hargreaves created lurid images of candy lollipops. But the candy treats are actually made from boiled-down popular soft drinks, allowing viewers to see that what they think is hydrating their bodies is actually a form of junk food. Read the rest of Artist boils down sugary drinks into sickly suckers that highlight the dangers of junk food

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Lush living plants engulf the green-roofed Pure Spa in Vietnam

July 23, 2015 by  
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Urban Oasis: Giant Solar Powered Flower Lights Up the Night

January 3, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of Urban Oasis: Giant Solar Powered Flower Lights Up the Night http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arup , Arup lighting , Chelsea Flower show , chetwoods , eco design , environmental technologies , floral sculpture , green design , Laurie Chetwood , London Oasis , solar flower , Solar power sculpture , wind power sculpture

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