Aeros has come up with a new project named Pelicanto, which aims at reducing fuel and helium usage on airships and blimps. Currently, the major problem faced by the airships is maintaining its buoyancy as it requires an enormous amount of fuel. The Pelican project effectively addresses the problem by a compression system, called Control of Static Heaviness, or COSH. Airships ...
Ever imagined a ‘green wall’ for your house? Of course, it is rewarding for two major reasons. One for the aesthetic appeal it affords and the other for the environmental concern the idea envisages.
Children’s books are no longer just comic. In what could prove to be an additional excitement to the whole kids’ scene, Boston based designer Ryan Novelline has weaved a gorgeous gown from pages taken from discarded children’s books. The brand new attempt has placed Ryan Novelline among the top-class ‘green designers’.
The student housing project in Amsterdam, called the Zuiderzeeweg, is an innovative project in itself. Designed by the Netherlands-based Fact Architects, the moat remarkable trait that makes the initiative stand out is that it was built to be temporary and can be transported to a new location if the need arises. Thus, it makes something of a mobile shelter. If ...
The National Trust of England has announced that the Victorian dress adorned with 1000 jewel beetle wings has been brought back to its full glory after 1,300 hours of painstaking restoration work.
Scientists in the UK are working on a solar powered kit that could lessen the burden on soldiers and increase their mobility by 50%. The kit is designed by the Universities of Glasgow, Loughborough, Strathclyde, Leeds, Reading, and Brunel and funded by both the Ministry of Defense and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Aiming at fashion conscious-cum-environment enthusiastic people, here is a unique mobile app. Known as the GreenGlamGo, it is not only a smartphone app but also serves as a social-platform that brings to you a list of sustainable designers as well as retailers. Well, the app is compatible with Nokia models, exclusively Nokia’s new Symbian devices like the Nokia N8. The ...
Saffire Resort, the newly built luxurious resort in Tasmania is a wonder in itself. The major building of the whole complex is made in the shape of a giant manta ray.
This sure is breath-taking stuff. A real-life version of a house was lifted skywards with the help of over 300 balloons. This is actually a real-life version of Pixar's animated hit film Up! This Up-inspired house was launched from an air field east of LA by the National Geographic Channel.
Integrating nature, literally, with the architectural marvels, that is what could be seen at the Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. No wonder, how it won the first prize winner of the New Taiwan International Competition called the “Landform Series,” which challenged architects to design buildings integrating nature.