Architecture

6 Log Cabins Designs for Your Garden or Pool

December 30, 2010 / No Comments

We found the best 6 log cabins that you could use to spruce up your garden design. Whether you need a log cabin to use as storage space or to extend your home with a home office, these next beautiful log cabins will have your garden looking modern and functional. Some of them are actually made from ...

Discarded Plastic Proves Stronger than Concrete; Eco-friendly School Comes Up

December 29, 2010 / 1 Comment

Discarded plastics turn out to be stronger than concrete, Illac Diaz and MyShelter Foundation have proved. Their innovative work to build a school for children in San Pablo, in the Philippines, has proved that plastics can be three times better than concrete in construction.

Biblioteca Vasconcelos is Mexico City’s Public Library Cum Botanical Garden

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Mexico City, the dense urban capital of Mexico, houses an exquisite botanical garden along with a public library. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, a dual purpose facility which serves both as public library and a botanical garden, is designed by the noted Mexican architect Alberto Kalach.

The Grey Plume is the Greenest Restaurant in America

December 21, 2010 / No Comments

The greenest restaurant in America has come up in Omaha. Christened the Grey Plume, the new green restaurant in the Midtown Crossing Development in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, has already grabbed headlines for recycling and waste reduction.

Cave Hotel in Turkey Promises Luxury in Ancient Settings

December 10, 2010 / No Comments

Visitors to Turkey now have a unique option – to live in total style and comfort, inside caves that are centuries old. Six cave houses that date back to the 5th and 6th century period have been styled into a five-star hotel called the Yunak Evleri.

Architectural Marvel with Bamboo; No Nails Used

December 7, 2010 / No Comments

The Water and Wind Cafe situated in the Binh Duong province of Vietnam is simply incredible. Be it the stunning look of the massive structure or the way it is constructed, the architectural marvel stands unique. Designed and constructed by Vo Trong Nghia, the entire building is made using bamboo.

Eco-Friendly Noah’s Ark at the Ark Encounter Christian-Theme Park

December 6, 2010 / 1 Comment

A novel eco-friendly amusement park is scheduled to be opened in 2014. Named the Ark Encounter, the Christian-theme Park will have as one of its highlights a giant model of Noah’s Ark. The amusement park is being built by the organization called Answers in Genesis, which is also well known for the Creation Museum that it has built in Petersburg.

Ecomo Prefab Home: Make It As You Like It

December 6, 2010 / No Comments

A prefabricated home that can serve several purposes and can be assembled according to the owner’s needs – is not a fantasy anymore. The Ecomo Modular Home comes as square modular units which can be used as living spaces, play areas or as sleeping quarters, depending on the requirement of the owner. What’s most appealing is that the layout can be ...

Parabolic Roof for England Passive House

December 3, 2010 / No Comments

The most noticeable feature of the first certified passive house in England is its 20-meter roof. The building has a vault made of timber as its roof thereby employing the state-of-the-art design. This parabolic roof requires no added support and reduces material use. This unique building located on the countryside of Staplehurst, Kent is designed by Architect Richard Hawke.

Energy Efficient Science Tower to Come Up at University of Copenhagen

December 1, 2010 / No Comments

An energy efficient science tower designed by C. F. Moller Architects will be constructed within the University of Copenhagen’s Panum Complex. This sustainable design will feature an impressive vertical atrium.