Architecture

3,500-year-old stone block, The World’s oldest weather report found in Egypt!

April 4, 2014 / No Comments

A 3,500-year-old stone block found in Egypt has inscription, which scientists now believe to be one of the oldest weather reports of the world. The inscription of 40 lines has been found on a 6-foot-tall calcite block, which has been named as Tempest Stela. It says, “the sky being in storm without cessation, louder than the cries of the masses”, describing the ...

Students from Odisha Bring Home Second Prize In NASA Design Contest

March 28, 2014 / No Comments

Organized each year to encourage students to delve further into the mysteries of the universe and to promote science and teamwork among young minds, the NASA Space Settlement Contest is now known world over. The contest conducted jointly by NASA Ames Research Center and the National Space Society (NSS), has just completed the 2014 edition and a project developed by ...

London Blackfriars Station Gets Greener with New Solar Bridge

January 24, 2014 / No Comments

The first ever solar bridge in London is finally complete.  Said to the world’s largest of its kind, the solar bridge at London’s Blackfriars station has been built to tap sunshine in the most eco-friendliest of ways. The bridge, jointly built by Solarcentury and England’s Network Rail,  has been spruced up with as many as 4,400 photovoltaic panels. This bridge in ...

Bosco Verticale Vertical Forest Nearing Completion in Milan

January 20, 2014 / No Comments

The completion of the world’s first vertical forest is nearing. Located in Milan, Bosco Verticale is Boeri Studio’s effort to make cities greener along with supporting an overly dense urban population. The project kicked off in 2011, and is widely looked at by the rest of the world. New photographs that have emerged show the appearance of the finished residential tower blocks ...

Tiny House in the Austrian Laps Waits for You

December 30, 2013 / No Comments

Do you love tiny homes? And do you just love them, but do not necessarily want to build one? Well, if you did not know, there are plenty of such homes you can rent in many parts of the world. And this one in Austria is a killer among the lot. The cabin is polyhedral in shape, with modernist designs. Situated ...

Kansas City’s New Challenge: World’s Tallest, Fastest Waterslide

November 22, 2013 / No Comments

The world’s tallest and fastest water slider, Verruckt Meg-A-Blaster, will reportedly open in Kansas City soon. This one will allegedly break the record set by the current Brazilian giant water slider, which itself is 134.5 feet tall and moves at a speed of 65.2 miles per hour. A photo of the soon to be record maker that is coming up at ...

Madinah Airport to turn Eco-friendly

October 16, 2013 / No Comments

The Madinah airport is being converted into Middle East’s first ever eco friendly international airport. Mamdouh Tarabishi, CEO of the newly constructed Prince Mohammed International Airport in Madinah, has revealed the details of the project, saying that 4.5 billion Saudi Riyals will be spent for the expansion project. To be completed in 2015, the design of the airport will be in ...

Japan Gets World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall

October 1, 2013 / No Comments

The world’s first large scale inflatable concert hall will open on October 14 in Japan. The hall designed by British Sculptor Anish Kapoor and Japanese Architect Arata Isozaki, is an abstract structure named Ark Nova, and consists of a single skin membrane that can be inflated or deflated easily. This in turn makes transportation easier. The new concert hall  was made ...

Edinburgh to be Home to Solar-Powered Floating Village

September 25, 2013 / No Comments

In the recent past, one of the most discussed terms is ‘renewable energy’. And the last word in the renewable energy scenario is solar power. More and more countries as well as big companies are now thinking of renewable energy resources. Corporations like Google and Apple have already revealed their plans to go green with solar and wind energy production on ...

Riding the Wave of Sustainable Tourism

August 14, 2013 / No Comments

The forthcoming Surf Park Summit, to be held at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach on September 13, 2013, marks the first major event within the surf industry to focus on sustainable growth. The event will bring together some of the sport’s most famous personalities, as well as leading academics in the field of sustainable tourism. The inaugural conference is the brainchild ...