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Up! Style Balloon House Takes Flight

March 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

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.

Open Air Library in Germany Wins 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

March 2, 2011 / 1 Comment

The open air library, situated in East Germany has won Brit Insurance’s Architecture Award in their annual Design of the Year competition. In fact, the library was started assembling 1,000 empty beer cartons by the residents of the place. It evolved in to one of the best and spectacular open air public libraries.

Taiwan’s Visitors’ Centre Pays Homage to Nature

February 22, 2011 / No Comments

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.

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 ...

Sustainable Ecopolis Plaza in Madrid

February 17, 2011 / No Comments

Well, this public facility, called the Plaza Ecopolis in Madrid, is simply an exemplary sustainable design. The structure, in a way, is also the perfect way to popularize the principals of green design.

Fine & Fitted Bangles from Mango Tree

February 15, 2011 / No Comments

These sizzling bangles have on them the vibrant hues of almost everything on the planet. The hand painted ornaments are made from authentic mango trees. Founded by David Aviv and Helen Dukat, Mango Tree offers every single bangle beautifully carved and made into and exotic piece of art.

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.

Water Building Resort to Feature Equipment that Converts Air into Purified Water

February 11, 2011 / 2 Comments

What is known as the most astounding, yet innovative architectural marvel, is all set to convert air into nothing but pure water. The Water Building Resort is the first of its kind and intends to do the above said process with the help of solar energy.

Dress Made from Envirosax Reusable Bags

February 11, 2011 / 1 Comment

Here comes some brilliantly made attire from the Envirosax reusable bags. The dress was unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival's Alive! Expo Green Pavilion last month. The piece of creative bombardment won accolades for both the bag manufacturer (Envirosax) as well as its designer Amit Ayalon.

Double Decker Ginny Transformed into Lodekka Boutique

February 10, 2011 / No Comments

A vintage boutique and a dress shop in a double decker? That is what Lodekka - previously Ginny -  is doing after transporting people of Liverpool over the years. The overhauled vehicle is parked at Portland, Oregon.