A novel proposal has been put forward by the firm MAD Architects – they propose that a sustainable floating museum be constructed in Xiamen, China. The façade of the museum itself will be a work of art a fitting testament to the artifacts that inhabit the interior.
The Queen of England’s Guards seem to unwittingly have contributed to animal cruelty. The bearskin cap that the Guards have been wearing for years is supposedly responsible for taking the life of one bear per cap. Now, to give the guards animal friendly headgear, Peta UK and animal rights activist/fashion designer Stella MacCartney, along with Atom Cianfarani, a green designer ...
More good news for green enthusiasts! A new device has been created that is designed to harvest water from waste water that falls inside the pipes of high rise buildings. The device has been designed by Tom Broadbent, who is a design graduate at Leicester de Montfort University.
Airplane maker Boeing has unveiled an ‘ecoDemonstrator program’ – which aims at speeding up technological advances that will serve to heighten fuel efficiency, operational efficiency and noise reduction. The commercial aviation industry has been seeking to achieve carbon neutral growth by the year 2020.
London design firm Priestmangoode recently displayed the Mercury, the concept of a high speed train specifically designed for low-carbon ultra-efficient travel. The double-decker train has a sleek body and unique interior design, which is anticipated to revolutionize rail travel.
A recent U.N. report gives green enthusiasts good reason to celebrate. According to the report, in 2009, a lot more power capacity was added to the US and European countries from renewable sources than ever before in history. Mainly, power sourced from wind and solar energy served to be substitutes for conventional sources of energy.
When architects Tham and Videgard announced their intention to build an almost invisible treehouse, they were told it would be impossible to pull it off. But the duo have been able to successfully build one, and have plans to replicate it to be a group of six invisible treehouse units, that will be Treehotels in Sweden.
The Government of South Korea has made its support for a greener world clear by announcing big tax benefits and support for eco-friendly technology and research. They expect that this will also be advantageous to increasing competitiveness in this field.
Wu Lihong, a former factory salesman, is on a crusade to save Lake Tai – China’s third largest freshwater lake – once considered an ecological treasure. With the boom in Chinese economy, authorities in the province of Jiangsu, east China, welcomed the industrialization that was happening around the lake. Twenty years later, the once proud water body is a teeming ...
A new prototype for a hotel that is powered by water has been designed by architecture firms RAU and Powerhouse Company – based in the Netherlands. Called the H2Otel, this could be the beginning of a new type of hotel that uses water in oxy-hydrogen generators for the hotel’s cooling, heating, cooking and power generation.