Architecture

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 ...

NuOffice in Munich is the Greenest Office Building

July 3, 2013 / No Comments

Munich in Germany now boasts the greenest office building in the world. The NuOffice has achieved the LEED platinum status and has done brilliant in all sustainability ratings. Designed by European research project DIRECTION and scientists from Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics, the uber-green building will serve as a benchmark for upcoming constructions around the globe. For the building’s energy efficiency, ...

Making Schools Eco-Friendly

June 25, 2013 / No Comments

Educating children in an eco-friendly learning environment will set in motion a virtuous cycle that will impact behaviours and attitudes for many years, and most changes require only the slightest adjustments to implement. The old adage that people have a responsibility to protect and use the environment in a way that will protect it for our children and our grandchildren extends ...

Biodiversity Treehouse Coming Up as Part of Eden Project

May 30, 2013 / No Comments

Welcome to Eden! The Eden project at the tropical biome in Cornwall has a new eco-addition. Famed tree house consultant Blue Forest has joined hands with Jerry Tate Architects to build a Biodiversity Nest as a part of the new Rainforest Canopy Walkway here. This Biodiversity Nest could provide an elevated walkway and platform to help research done by visitors. The ...

Micro Houses Make an Appearance in China

May 24, 2013 / No Comments

Crafty and innovative thinking brings success, in most cases that is. While the whole world focuses on building huge apartments for tiny families, we here have a full scale model of a housing unit designed by Chinese designers Studio Liu Lubin. The new design is based on minimum space required for people’s indoor activities, such as sitting, lying down and standing. ...

Kagithane Gardens is all About Green-Roofed Offices

May 9, 2013 / No Comments

Head for the northern part of Istanbul, and that’s where the Kagithane Gardens stand supreme. Described as a future hub of offices and retail business in Kagithane, the M shaped building rises from courtyards and gardens. Moreover, each and every office is provided a narrow floor plate to have an outside view and that assures plenty of natural light to ...