eva2o Concept Aims to Keep Fruits Fresh Longer, Without Being Energy Hungry

December 11, 2009 / No Comments

The eva2o concept from designer Dennis Cheng is quite a simple idea, that aims to keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer without employing energy consuming devices. The basic idea is quite simple and age old, employing water evaporation to cool contents, quite like in earthenware. The designer says that in the UK, a third of grocery store food is purchased ...

Chinese Architects Plan an “Urban Forest” in Chongqing City

December 10, 2009 / No Comments

Beijing architects MAD may have a weird name, and their idea of an "Urban Forest" skyscraper in Chongqing city may exactly echo their name, but if they are able to pull off the 385 meters high metropolitan cultural complex, entire cityscapes could change. The Urban Forest will not look like conventional buildings, and not even have a conventional floor structure. ...

321 Water Bottle Inches From Concept to Reality

December 9, 2009 / 1 Comment

The 321 Water Bottle was first displayed as a concept back in January. Nearly a year has passed since then, and the designers of the bottle have now decided to put the bottle into production. The French-Press style water filter bottle recently received a People's Choice Award on Australian TV Show The New Inventors.

Solar Shelf Concept Generates Power and Protects Your Car

November 20, 2009 / No Comments

The Solar Shelf Concept was a design entry to the Green Life Competition, and has come up as one of the top three designs submitted to the contest. A basic requirement of the competition was that the design entered should be environment and design centric, and that the entry should not be unrealistic.

Wind Lamp Harvests Wind Energy to Power Itself, Other Lamps

November 20, 2009 / No Comments

The Wind Lamp is a concept that could help the environment and natural resources in a number of ways. This green lamp is designed to serve as a street lamp, and it could come in very handy at places with sufficient wind power. The lamp basically consists of LEDs and a wind power generator.

Modular House Could be the First Carbon Neutral Building in South-East Asia

November 11, 2009 / No Comments

The Idea House is a modular design created by Broadway Malyan. The design of the house is intended for use by one of Malaysia's largest property developers, Sime Darby Property. Idea House aims to be the first carbon zero building in South East Asia and is well suited for the tropical climate of the country.

Architect Proposes Artificial Mountain for Berlin

November 10, 2009 / No Comments

Architect Jacob Tigges has proposed a rather strange plan for the city of Berlin, an artificial mountain. This artificial mountain will be called "The Berg" and the plan is to create the 1000 meter high mountain at the sight of Berlin's former Tempelhof airport.

Sparks LEDs Create Beautiful, Sculptural Lighting

November 5, 2009 / No Comments

Indoor lighting accounts for nearly 15% of energy use in most of the households, and while new technologies are working to drastically reduce this energy consumption, things like Sparks LEDs could prove very useful. This design from Daniel Becker uses energy efficient LED light bulbs, which can be put together to create a striking light sculpture.

Dubai’s Technosphere to Imitate the Earth

October 29, 2009 / 2 Comments

The proposed Technosphere for Dubai's Technopark, will be a giant carbon neutral building meant to show the state of the earth in current and future times. It replicates the earth as a structural concept, and studies the issues of self-sustaining life on a smaller level.

Fluid Amphibious Pavilion for 2012 World Expo Shows Eco Awesomeness

October 27, 2009 / No Comments

The Fluid pavilion is scheduled to make itself noticed and admired at the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, South Korea. This exhibition space is in part inspired by the whale, and is an organic structure that utilizes the concept of adaptability.