Architecture

Honda Green Efforts Include Smart Home and Wind Farm

April 30, 2013 / No Comments

Going green is what Honda is good at, apart from making some of the awesome automotive beauties for its customers. We hear the automaker is embracing green much more than ever before by building a green smart home in Northern California.  If that wasn’t enough for you to be convinced of the company’s green credentials, here’s another initiative. Honda is ...

Bamboo Houses to Tackle Flash Floods

April 17, 2013 / No Comments

When natural calamities strike, people are rendered homeless. Keeping them safe when such mishaps happen is not possible unless they could afford homes that could withstand the brawling forces of nature. Many projects have looked at architecture design choices to deal with building costs and durability. Flood prone locales should need homes that can float on the gushing water and should ...

Blue Planet, Largest Aquarium in Europe, Opens this Weekend

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

Blue Planet, the largest aquarium in Europe, is all set to be the new gateway to the mysteries of the underwater world. The aquarium is all set to open on March 22 in Copenhagen. The Blue Planet project, designed by 3XN, started in 2007 and has been made to be sustainable and self-sufficient so as to benefit the environment and ...

Amazing Floating Vegetable Garden on a Ship Crane

February 15, 2013 / No Comments

Antwerp, the diamond city, is now in news with how unused pieces of machinery can be converted into a hanging garden to grow vegetables. Welvaert, the floating green garden on an old unused ship crane grows greeny vegetables thanks to the the collective effort of Time Circus. They have built the vegetable garden on an abandoned ship lent to them by Antwerp’s ...

Art Barn in Connecticut Keeps You Cool All Through the Year

February 14, 2013 / No Comments

Ever heard of houses fully covered by green leaves so as to keep you cool all the year round? If you haven’t as yet, here’s one such house you would want to call yourself home. A house in Greenwich in Connecticut is fully green and has been designed for a pair of artists by Robert Young Architecture . The 10,000-square-feet ...

First Green Hotel in Idaho Eyes LEED Certification

February 5, 2013 / No Comments

Everyone likes sustainability and it is great to know that many people out there want to take real action to save Planet Earth. The story of a new hotel being built in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho is really inspiring. The owners of the Marriott Spring Hill Suites are planning for a green hotel with environmental friendly requirements. Owner Kent Clausen is now looking for a ...

San Francisco 49ers New Stadium to be the First LEED-Certified Stadium

January 30, 2013 / No Comments

The new Santa Clara stadium, for San Francisco 49ers, is looking for LEED certification. The stadium is set to open for next year’s football season. There is no information about the level of certification the stadium is looking for but it will be the first pro football venue to get LEED certified. The stadium will feature enough solar power to meet ...

Tricycle House is a Home and Garden for the Landless

January 7, 2013 / No Comments

Owning a land is not always possible for everyone, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t possess a house. In  China, where it is very difficult to own land, the Tricycle House is a unique solution. This single affordable family home was designed in order to address the 2012 Get It Louder Exhibition. The Tricycle House is an experiment, which has ...

Canadian Resident Mathew Arthur to Live in a Van for a Year

December 28, 2012 / No Comments

Do you think your style of living defines you? Probably you should. Mathew Arthur, a 30-year-old designer has decided to live in a van for next one year, and his endeavor will start on January 1, 2013. A resident of Vancouver, Canada, he has decided to challenge the conventional living habits of humans. For Mathew Arthur, it is a choice of ...

UK Eyes Greenest Future with Low Carbon Norwich Research Park

December 13, 2012 / No Comments

One of the major contributions to the UK’s sustainable and green architecture has come from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. The university is now set to come up with one of the greenest buildings ever built in the United Kingdom. The new £8m low carbon building, known as the Norwich Research Park (NRP) Enterprise Center  will be a gateway ...