Architecture

Portland International Airport Goes Green

August 7, 2012 / No Comments

Portland International Airport, Oregon welcomes you with all its vibrant greenness. The airport boasts of a well-kept, maintained and manicured vertical garden which breathes in fresh air into the place. Portland is one of the greenest cities in the world and the airport authorities are quite successful in reflecting the green nature of the place in setting up the airport. Well, ...

Morrow Royal Pavilion in LA Is Made from 500,000 Beer Bottles

July 24, 2012 / No Comments

When we say 'a house made from beer bottles', don't think of it as brittle as card castles, or as small as sand castles. Morrow Royal Pavilion in Las Vegasis the world's biggest building made from beer bottles. Surely, this is an innovative way of utilizing the bottles left over from the casinos of Las Vegas. Almost 500,000 beer bottles were ...

Magnolia is British Columbia’s First Energy Star Building

June 13, 2012 / No Comments

What you see in the picture posted alongside is British Columbia’s first ever building to achieve Energy Star certification. Well, as you thought, it not only fulfils those standards for energy efficiency but also stands out with a beautiful design. We are talking about the building called the Magnolia 2300, designed by Mandala Homes run by Lars Chose and Rachel ...

An Aircraft House in the Woods

June 11, 2012 / No Comments

Imagine this. An airplane lands in the middle of the woods and is left unattended to. This is not any situation from any of the movies nor did it actually happen. In fact, what you see in the picture alongside is the design of the house of Oregonian gentleman Bruce Campbell. His passion for aircraft has resulted in in such ...

Self-Sustaining Solar Floating Resort is Absolutely Green

May 31, 2012 / No Comments

It looks exuberant; a blend of ultra-modern design with the best of the facilities. Above all, the icing on the cake is that it would be the best option if you are looking for an eco-retreat this summer. We are talking about the Solar Floating Resort (SFR).  It promises a great drifting experience. This self-sustaining floating resort, designed by Michele Puzzolante, ...

Antwerp’s Badboot is World’s Largest Floating Swimming Pool

May 3, 2012 / No Comments

Recreation, fun, amazement and eco-friendliness- all meet in this world’s largest floating swimming pool. Known as Badboot, this floating swimming pool would be installed in Antwerpin this summer. Designed by Sculp(IT), the pool is of 120 meters in length and it is made from an old ferry boat. The whole facility that accommodates the pool can host 600 people. Apart from ...

Green Topped Campus Complex in Seoul Looks Like a Canyon

April 26, 2012 / No Comments

Imagine a green park on the roof of a building where you can walk through. What would you call this building -  a park or a sculpture, or both? Okay, let’s cut the suspense. This amazing masterpiece building, located in Seoul, Korea, is the new campus complex for EWHA Woman’s University. Significantly, it is also Korea’s first educational institution for ...

New Habitat for Urban Animals: A Giant Floating Tower in the Sea

January 4, 2012 / 1 Comment

Check this out. This is a really thoughtful concept for one thing. If ever it materializes, it will serve as an alternative habitat for animals stuck up in the urban areas. It is the Sea Tree, to be built outside urban centers, as a floating tower habitat for birds, bees, bats and fish. The Sea Tree was announced by architecture firm Waterstudio.NL for ...

Pixel Building Marks Evolution of Carbon Neutral Architecture

December 16, 2011 / No Comments

Look at this wonderful piece of art! You might not, at first, believe that the Pixel building is a real structure. But it is! It is Australia’s first Carbon neutral building and an office is running here. Located in the former CUB Brewery site in Melbourne, Australia, this is an office building that scored 105 points on Australia’s green star rating ...

Digitally Designed Caesarea Golf House is all Green [Video]

November 14, 2011 / No Comments

Let’s go green, seems to be what the beautiful Caesarea Golf House, made by Studio Aiko, wants to proclaim. Sporting a trendy digital design, the project was completed in 2010 for Do Architecture. You must have heard of Studio Aiko, which specializes in various types of computer graphics content and visual effects. The designs of both exteriors and interiors of the ...