Agricultural Urbanism Puts Terrace Farming and Residence in the Same Place

March 16, 2010 / 1 Comment

Agricultural Urbanism is designed as a huge project that would have a number of houses with terraced rooftop gardens, all arranged in a fashion to make the best use of available resources. The concept from designer Greg Chung Whan Park puts together the old concept of terraced farming, with modern architecture and housing, both above and under the same ...

Gesterbine Skyscraper Will be Covered With Wind Turbines

March 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

The Gesterbine Skyscraper is a design entry for the 2010 Skyscraper Competition organized by Evolo Magazine. Designed by Mode:Lina Architektura and Consulting, this tower is intended for Wielkopolska region of Poland. Rapid urbanization has led to water shortage and decreasing variety of flora and fauna. A problem further magnified by the regulation of the Warta river, which has led to ...

High-rise Water Tower Could Work Wonders for Darfur

March 10, 2010 / 1 Comment

Design firm H3AR have come up with a "skyscraper" water tower for Darfur, Sudan as their entry for the 2010 Skyscraper Competition organized by Evolo Magazine. The tower would provide surrounding areas with one of the most important assets for humanity - water. The tower will pump water from an underground lake, and supply it to people living nearby. It ...

Citroen Shows SURVOLT EV Concept With Looks to Kill For

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

Citroen seems to be on a roll with creating cool looking concepts, and painting them green. The latest to come out from Citroen's stable is the SURVOLT EV concept that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. While the automaker held back on much of the details, the Survolt has an all-electric drivetrain and the stance of a sportscar.

Cambridge Consultants Make the Syringe Eco-Friendly with the Syreen

March 3, 2010 / No Comments

Syreen concept from Cambridge Consultants rethinks the design and the use of the conventional syringe, and looks for a more environmentally friendly, and less material intensive solution. Changes made to the construction and packaging of the Syreen help to reduce waste in packaging, transportation and the requirement of raw material.

Design Students put Forward a Fuel-Cell Powered BMW Bike Concept

March 1, 2010 / No Comments

In the quest for low emission vehicles, BMW is one automaker that has stuck for long with the idea of using Hydrogen to power automobiles. BMW's vision centered around using liquid hydrogen for internal combustion engines, the idea from design students at the ISD of Valenciennes (France), however, goes in a slightly different direction.

US Embassy in London to go Carbon Neutral

February 26, 2010 / No Comments

After winning a design competition, Philadelphia architects KieranTimberlake have a $1 billion project on their hands in the shape of the new US embassy in London. Plans for the new "carbon neutral" embassy were put forth after the current embassy, built in the 1950s turned a bit inefficient for day to day work, and had neighboring residents up in arms ...

Honda to Unveil the 3R-C Concept at Geneva Motor Show

February 25, 2010 / No Comments

The Geneva Motor Show has a history of being the stage for some of the coolest automobile concepts, and this year is no different. Amongst the concepts that will be on show at Geneva, is Honda's tiny little three wheeler called 3R-C. The name is quite self explanatory, the concept is a three wheeled vehicle drawing juice from a battery.

GEOtube Building Would Spin Spider Webs of its own

February 25, 2010 / No Comments

Usually, buildings don't take kindly to things like webs, so much that spider webs have come to signify abandoned or worse, haunted buildings and houses. The future may however, change such perceptions, after it has worked really hard that is, because we're not going anywhere near a building that spins cobwebs. That happens to be the entire premise of ...

Sustainable City Lights Have a Flowery Approach to Life

February 24, 2010 / No Comments

City lights have to be one of the biggest energy suckers around, and making them more efficient should lead to massive energy savings. The sustainable city lights concept from Philips Design delves into the same idea, making the lights smarter and better looking. The most interesting part, however, has to be the way these lights bloom like flowers, to gather ...