Raywork’s Design Unveils Regenerative Solar & Wind Powered Walkway

November 25, 2014 by  
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Raywork’s recent design submission of a regenerative walkway and public display system to the Taipei International Design Competition 2014 ( TIDC 2014 ) has some serious potential. The walkway structure features a photovoltaic regenerative roof with a multipurpose design that could fit easily at a roadside, beach side or bus or rail shelter. Read the rest of Raywork’s Design Unveils Regenerative Solar & Wind Powered Walkway Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , media wall , public display system , rayworks design , regenerative walkway , solar , Solar Roof , solar shelter , Street art , tony Thomas , vertical axis wind turbines , Zero Energy Media Wall

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Robert Augustine’s Phoenix House is an Off-Grid Eco Outpost

October 5, 2012 by  
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The Phoenix House is a solar home designed to be an outpost for living off the grid. Designed by architect  Robert Augustine , the  Phoenix House is set in the intensely hot, dry climate of the desert near Phoenix, Arizona. It celebrates the potential of emerging photovoltaic and wind technologies and couples them with passive energy design strategies to create a “machine for living.” It is responsive to the external environment and adjusts the internal climate and conditions for optimum comfort, convenience and lifestyle. The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! A giant solar roof umbrella supported by a steel frame and vertical steel trusses sits over the living space. A photovoltaic array and water circulating solar panels are integrated in this umbrella. The house is wrapped in a granular coated, recycled aluminum skin with high emissive qualities that reflects and releases the sun’s heat and keeps the skin surface and structure cool. A two-story greenhouse cavity wall, facing south, insulates and protects the living space from extreme temperature fluctuations. The greenhouse can also help humidify the air in this intensely dry climate. The solar pool, linked to collectors, serves as a heat pump. Brightly colored awnings adjust to shade the roof garden/ deck. A solar electric pumping station charges vehicles directly from an attached photovoltaic. The house is a prototypical design, which can be manufactured as a kit of parts that can be shipped and assembled on-site. + The Phoenix House

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Blu Homes Introduces The Sidebreeze, Their Largest Prefab Yet

October 5, 2012 by  
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Japan’s Omotenashi House to Promote a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe

September 5, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Japan’s Omotenashi House to Promote a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chiba University , inspired , Japanese , self sufficient lifestyle , Solar Decathlon , Solar Power , Solar Roof , sustainable design , tatami mat , Urban Farming , vertical gardens

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Prefabricated BF House Floats Above the Landscape of Castellón Province in Spain

August 17, 2012 by  
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Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof

December 8, 2011 by  
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When renderings of the new Apple campus in Cupertino, California appeared on the scene in June we were stunned by its innovative shape, now we’ve learned that the new circular spaceship building, designed by Foster and Partners , will have one of the largest corporate solar roofs in the country. New building plans released by Apple to the city of Cupertino show the solar canopy will cover the entirety of the main rounded structure as well as the stand-alone parking structure. Estimates put the structure’s square footage at just over 500,000 which would make the array a whopping 5 megawatt system , allaying our fears that the rumors about Apple running their new campus on natural gas were true. Read the rest of Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , apple , apple building plans , apple campus , apple cupertino campus , apple new building , apple offices , apple renderings , apple’s new campus , apples new offices , building in cupertino , cupertino building , cupertino campus , cupertino city council , green architecture , Green Building , round buildings , solar canopy , Solar Power , Solar Roof

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UK’s Biggest Land Owner Goes Solar

August 17, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Solarcentury /Geoff Moore. Some solar projects, like this 9MW solar roof in New Jersey , are note worthy because of their sheer size. Others, like IKEA’s recent solar purchases , are note worthy because of who is doing them, as the potential for spreading clean energy across multiple premises becomes apparent. News that the Crown Estate in the UK has installed a solar roof on a stone factory it owns falls into t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Futuro Flying Saucer Prefab Lands In Rotterdam

August 17, 2011 by  
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Image credit Lotte Stekelenburg, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen The Futuro, designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1964, was a technological and design tour de force, built in an optimistic era when Bucky Fuller, Archigram and Joe Columbo were trying to reinvent how we thought about housing. Now it has landed in Rotterdam at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen ; Alice Rawsthorn of the

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Which of Two Mornings is Your Morning?

August 17, 2011 by  
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Photo: Still from Two Mornings by Sierra Club Two Mornings, a video short by the Sierra Club, will either make you serenely pleased with your morning or leave you wondering if you made the right choice. Which of the two mornings is yours (video after the fold)?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solar Glass Roofing Tiles

October 25, 2010 by  
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Interested in re-roofing your house? Or building a home and wondering what roofing system to go with? Check this out… Swedish company SolTech Energy has developed some cool-looking, award-winning solar glass roofing tiles.

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