BIG’s 8House exhibits positive impact of green roofs on urban ecology

October 12, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Mixed?use development with sloping green roofs. Placing green spaces on roof and within the courtyard is the strategy that the “8House” has implemented to reduce the urban heat island effect as well as providing a visual relief to the inhabitants.

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Josh Hadar’s solar electric three-wheeler maxes out at 45 mph

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Eco Factor: Electric 3-wheeler relies on roof mounted solar panels for much-needed driving force. Those who know Josh Hadar and his passion for creating bikes and trikes know it well how he develop his machines to attain sculptural heights. This time also, he has come up with a solar electric, 8.4 feet long three-wheeler that maxes out at an impressive 45 mph.

Photo by : Peter Reitzfeld Photography

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Agoras Project: GAD envisions a green urban oasis for bustling Istanbul

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Eco Factor: Mixed-use residential development with green terraces, rainwater collection systems and solar modules. In an attempt to give Turkey a contemplative and comfortable escape, Global Architectural Development (GAD) has developed a mixed-use high rise, residential development wrapped in green terraces. Dubbed the “Agoras Project”, this green oasis situated in the heart of the busy metropolis of Istanbul will house varied sized flats to appeal to various budgets and family types, a shopping mall, 14 cinemas, a fitness center, restaurants, and numerous cafes and shops

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