Design

Town Town Erdberg Building Generates More Power Than it Uses

February 22, 2010 / No Comments

While most buildings (or designs for that matter) struggle to go near the zero energy mark, the Town Town Erdberg actually promises to generate more power than it would consume. Granted, it isn't very easy to the eyes, but the new approach has its benefits. Also, the building (design) was good enough to get hold of the 2010 MIPIM sustainability ...

Artificial Floating Islands Make for Pleasing Landscapes

February 22, 2010 / No Comments

The artificial Floating Islands concept is quite innovative and interesting. As the name suggests, it will be a huge artificial floating island, or more appropriately, a floating garden covered in lush greens. While that makes for absolute pleasure to the eye, this island will include a spa as well, for comfort. The floating gardens/ Spa Wellness Amsterdam is a collaborative ...

Oppenheim Proposes Green Marina and Beach Towers for UAE

February 19, 2010 / No Comments

Design firm Oppenheim have proposed a new building for UAE beach. This structure would rely on renewable energy from the sun and the wind for most of its energy needs, and while generating all that green energy, the Marina and Beach Towers will also strive to cut down on its energy use. The design is unconventional, but it is supposed ...

Bentley Aero Ace Speed VI Concept is the Racing Luxury for the Future

February 16, 2010 / No Comments

The Bentley Aero Ace project Speed VI concept car is an independent design proposal from Royal College of art student Gabriel Tam. The designer has given the Speed VI concept a futuristic treatment, but at the same time, the concept looks back at the original Bentley Speed 6 for inspiration, and seeks to celebrate the sporting heritage of Bentley.

Harvest Project has Chairs and Tables Made From Flowers

February 15, 2010 / No Comments

A few days back, we saw Roots furniture, designer Kai Linke's attempt to create furniture from plant roots. Well, designer Asif Khan has a somewhat similar, but more flowery approach to furniture with his Harvest Project. This installation of chairs and tables is on show at the Design Museum, London as a part of the "Designers In Residence" program. And ...

Fair Energy Clock Makes Things Easier, Saves Energy

February 12, 2010 / No Comments

There has been a fair amount of worry over the large amount of electricity/ energy lost to vampire power. While the name sounds cool, it is also responsible for the loss of precious energy and increase in power bills. A lot of this happens because most of use are either too lazy to unplug the appliances once their job is ...

Living in the Clouds: Cloudscape Made From Recycled PVC

February 11, 2010 / No Comments

The Cloudscape looks like a wonder world, quite like the one seen in fiction and cartoons where everything is fluffy and soft. This is an installation by the Bjarke Ingels Group and was installed at the P.S. 1 Young Architects Program design competition. While the shape may not be an exact reminder of the clouds, the design pretty much does ...

Lawnmower Concept Looks Good, Gets Charge From the Sun

February 10, 2010 / No Comments

The solar powered electric lawnmower concept has the looks of a winner, and zero carbon emissions. The winner of the Red Dot Design Awards 2009 was designed to look and act like a "garden cleaner" with the vision of being more like the vacuum cleaner than a noisy grass cutter.

Corky Mouse Generates Power From Its Use

February 10, 2010 / No Comments

A computer mouse functions by movements and clicks, and the Corky Mouse is no different. This mouse though, powers itself from its usage; every movement, click, and roll of the scroll wheel generates power to keep the mouse going. The design from Adele Peters is to be constructed from 100% recycled plastic, and where possible, it will use recycled and ...

Gyre Floating Structure to go Deep Into Water

February 9, 2010 / No Comments

The Gyre concept is a floating structure that may look a bit flat at the top, but it does go deep into the water. It is designed to be an "underwater skyscraper," only, the skyscraper part begins at the water surface and goes deep into the water. Created by Zigloo, the underwater skyscraper would go nearly 400 meters into the ...