Architecture

Brazilian Leaf House Adds to Nature’s Splendor

November 19, 2008 / 1 Comment

Designed by Mareines + Patalano, this great beach home outside of Rio de Janeiro stands as a beautiful compliment to nature and adds to the planet's beauty and tranquility. Except for a stunning architectural show, the Brazilian Leaf House packs many green features, a perfect combination of form with function. Designed as a giant tropical banana leaf and looking like a ...

Green Commercial and Entertainment Center in Seoul, Korea

November 17, 2008 / No Comments

This fantastic amalgamation of architecture with green design has been conjured up by Mass Studies Architecture and has taken shape in Gangnam, Seoul. The beautiful structure is more like a set of living breathing walls clad in green and the entire space has a feeling of refreshed atmosphere even though it is caught in a concrete filled suburb. With a mossy ...

The Vauxhall Sky Garden in London, to Produce Food

November 17, 2008 / 1 Comment

With the modern world stretching out vertically, rather than horizontally, it's also inevitable for our green structures and gardens. Amin Taha Architects are building gardens in the sky in their new Vauxhall tower, with 25,000 square feet of communal gardens, each three stories in height. The new green structures may not only be a great place for evening walk and social ...

Solar Bridge in Copenhagen by Steven Holl

November 12, 2008 / No Comments

The Copenhagen waterfront will soon have a stunning green jewel that will steal the spotlight with its incredible architecture, high class design and green features that compliment its beautiful structure with elegant ease. It is not very often that you get architectural pieces such as the LM Project by Steven Holl Architects which blends in utility, profitability and eco-friendly enterprise in such ...

Schwimmhaus the Modern House Boat

November 10, 2008 / 1 Comment

Living in a house boat is a very unique experience and when the boat is surrounded by a spectacular scenery that steals your heart, then it becomes even more special. Schwimmhaus is a modern house boat constructed by German architects at Confused-Directionthat, that provides the perfect holiday on still waters. Designed to float and made of prefab, the house boat upholds ...

Stackable Sky Village High Rise in Copenhagen

November 10, 2008 / No Comments

Green architecture has really taken off in the last couple of years into a while new strata where you have buildings rotating, dancing, swiveling, walking and now looking like a game with blocks of Lego. Sky Village High Rise created by MVRDV and ADEPT architects is a wonderful and structurally simple creation that ushers green architecture in a whole new ...

Sweden’s Naturhus – House in a Greenhouse

November 10, 2008 / 3 Comments

There is always the eternal question of who do we exactly dub as a genius and what is the scale to measure and tag someone as a genius. While views vary widely, one of the most accepted theory is that and man who thinks way ahead of his time in his methods and approach, can be called a genius. Taking that ...

Powerful antioxidant in green tea may prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes

November 6, 2008 / No Comments

Going green isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for people too! Researchers were testing the health benefits and effects of EGCG, the predominant antioxidant found in green tea, on laboratory mice that had type 1 diabetes, as well as Sjogren’s syndrome, which depletes moisture-producing glands. The main focus of this study was on the effects that EGCG had on Sjogren’s ...

Green Example – The Cley Marsh Center in England

October 31, 2008 / No Comments

Ever heard the legendary Bruce Lee talk about how the perfect weapon is "an extension of the fighter's mind and body"? Well, in the exact same fashion, the perfect green structure must be an extension of the planet. It must be one with the ecosystem, around it rather than stick out like a sore spot. That is precisely what The ...

Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?

October 30, 2008 / 4 Comments

The Statue of Liberty is dubbed as a symbol of freedom to the shackled, a symbol of hope to the deprived, a symbol of refuge to the homeless and beyond all, a glorious symbol of human spirit and its undying faith in a better tomorrow. The planet today is at a delicate and vital turn where every move we make ...