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360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate is South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

March 4, 2011 / No Comments

360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate, expected  to become South Africa’s first carbon neutral green estate, is under its first phase of construction. This first of its kind estate concept, an exemplary of sustainable development has got many remarkable features as well.

Elderly Care Center in Spain gets Pixelated Green Facade

February 25, 2011 / No Comments

What adds beauty to this awesome elderly care center that rises from the magnificent landscape near Zamora, Spain is its pixelated green facade. The structure altogether appears to display a sloping profile. The whole complex is situated among rows of crops.

Eco Village Modeled on Coral Reefs for Haiti

February 17, 2011 / 1 Comment

Life is springing back to life in Haiti, so is the field of architecture. The most noteworthy thing in this regard is that Vincent Callebaut has succeeded in making a path breaking concept into reality. Callebaut has designed what known as the eco village in the country. The villages are supposed to be carbon neutral, thereby making it suitable for ...

Scientists Play Cupid to Penguins

February 14, 2011 / No Comments

Scientists at the New England Aquarium are donning the new role of cupids, trying to find out the best mate among African penguins at the aquarium. Scientists are pushing for a collective effort to save a species that researchers predict will be extinct  in 15 years.

Folding Bamboo Houses for the Homeless

February 14, 2011 / No Comments

After the devastating earthquake which hit China last May, killing 69,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, many designers have tried to figure out a way to make shelter for all those people. Ming Tang did just that with his simple idea for folding houses derived from Origami. This design was recognized at a function in this year’s Re:construct competition ...

Solar Cell Prices May Rise Every Month, Starting this Feb

January 29, 2011 / No Comments

Solar cell manufacturers have sent word to module clients citing plans to hike prices by $0.01 each month, beginning February 2011. However, as new capacity is expected to come online this year, solar cell companies themselves have added that there was little chance of a price hike.

Soweta Football Training Centre in South Africa Creates an Exemplary Sustainable Design

January 18, 2011 / No Comments

The Soweta Football Training Centre in South Africa is hailed as a marvelous design in the area of sustainable architecture and energy- efficiency that too built in a short time span of just six months. The building is a collaboration venture between Canadian firm RUFproject and Nike Global Football Brand Design.

Rihanna’s New Fragrance Reb’l Fleur Earns PETA Approval

January 18, 2011 / 1 Comment

The star singer Rihanna, who tops the hit list of PETA, as the “Worst Dressed” celebs in terms of cruelty to animals, seems to be on the track of a change. And the most notable fact in this regard is, PETA is also endorsing her new venture.

Scientists Developing Energy Generating Clothes

January 17, 2011 / No Comments

Scientists at the University of Texas at Dallas are engaged in developing an innovative product. To be precise, they are spinning yarn out of powder-infused carbon nanotubes.  These may help in creating textiles that can power the electronic mobile gadgets.

Indigo Air Hops On to A320 Neo Fuel-efficient Jets

January 17, 2011 / No Comments

This may be considered as a giant step in the area of greener air travels, but, considering the number of jets in the air, it is noteworthy. Indian airliner IndiGo  has become the first buyer of 150 Airbus A320 neo fuel-efficient jets, and this is regarded as the single largest order in commercial aviation history.