Architecture

Dartmoor Treehouse Inspired By Weaver Birds

August 23, 2012 / No Comments

Even the birds can inspire you while making a perfect tree house.  If you are not convinced, take a look at the Dartmoor Treehouse. Jerry Tate Architects, who believe in creating sustainable low-energy architectural solutions, worked alongside a group of students to create this beautiful piece in just 5 days. Locally sourced wood and some inspiration was all that Jerry Tate ...

New Habitat for Urban Animals: A Giant Floating Tower in the Sea

January 4, 2012 / 1 Comment

Check this out. This is a really thoughtful concept for one thing. If ever it materializes, it will serve as an alternative habitat for animals stuck up in the urban areas. It is the Sea Tree, to be built outside urban centers, as a floating tower habitat for birds, bees, bats and fish. The Sea Tree was announced by architecture firm Waterstudio.NL for ...

Green Pavilion at Rotterdam Football Club

September 10, 2010 / No Comments

The football club of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will get noticed for its new pavilion which could be considered as a different venture in eco-architecture and green living. This striking building features a translucent cantilevered roof, specially designed canopy and grass-covered slopes.

Welcome to H2Otel: Prototype of Hotel Powered by Water Ready in The Netherlands

July 13, 2010 / No Comments

A new prototype for a hotel that is powered by water has been designed by architecture firms RAU and Powerhouse Company – based in the Netherlands. Called the H2Otel, this could be the beginning of a new type of hotel that uses water in oxy-hydrogen generators for the hotel’s cooling, heating, cooking and power generation.

China Park: Chinese style ecologically friendly future city

May 25, 2010 / No Comments

Only time can tell whether Gu Wenda’s China Park could one day become Chinese equivalent to New York’s Central Park, or not. The very fact that a thoughtful soul came forward with an idea of growing a green paradise in the center of a Chinese city suffocated with concrete and polluting vehicles gives respite.

Bio-Manufactured brick cuts CO2 emissions by 800 million tons a year

May 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

Well architects don’t do this sort of a thing, meddling with the science of construction material, engaging in chemical processes to create their own building substance. Nonetheless, Ginger Krieg Dosier broke the fraternal tenet and did just that to create stuff which even the greatest of the designers, shelving utopian designs then and now, gave amiss. The young American architect, ...

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 ...

Underground House in Sweden is Both Beautiful and Nature-Friendly

December 17, 2009 / 1 Comment

In Vals, Switzerland, modern architecture has been problematic for quite some time now - there's a beautiful untouched landscape that just takes your breath away there, and the local community is mostly in agreement that architects are slowly destroying it with their new designs. Knowing that, it's hard to imagine a house that's both stylish and accepted by this community ...

Asia’s Tallest Building to be Built in South Korea

October 21, 2009 / No Comments

When completed in 2014, the Lotte Super Tower 123 will be the tallest building in Asia, and the second tallest in the world. A project of the Lotte Group, the tower will hold the company's headquarters, and will be built by Lotte Construction, a subsidiary of the Lotte Group.

Robert Ferry’s Almeisan Tower for Za’abeel Park

July 15, 2009 / No Comments

I have been looking at a lot into greener structures of late and this iteration from  architect Robert Ferry has captivated my imagination the most. It was an entrant at a design competition in Dubai which required him to design a tall emblem for the Za’abeel Park. Sadly, it was rejected. Nonetheless, the Almeisan Tower does give us a glimpse into ...