Conservation

Tiny Leaf House in Youkon is Energy Efficient

August 30, 2012 / No Comments

Considering the biting cold that strikes Youkon year after year, architect Laid Herbert has built a house with energy efficiency and conservation in mind. Built on 215 sq ft space, the house provides a variety of amenities. It includes a sleeping loft, bathroom with a bathtub/shower, kitchen complete with half sized stainless steel fridge, composting toilet, propane range and shelving, LED ...

Singapore’s Marina Barrage Controls Flood, Collects Rains Water

July 19, 2012 / No Comments

Marina Barrage is Singapore’s 15th reservoir and the first of its kind in the urban premises. For a country like Singapore, which receives 100 inches of rain each year, flood management, water supply as well as storage are big issues. Built across the Marina channel, the reservoir is a low-level dam in itself and provides a one-stop solution to all these ...

Water recycling is fun with beautiful Emscher Community Garden

May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most of us would equate Community Park with recreation replete with athletic fields, swimming pools and other special entertaining features. How about a Community Park that awakens us to what is out of sight and thus out of mind? Rotterdam and Paris architects Ooze in collaborated with artist Marjetica Potrc have created a community garden, which is also a water ...

DIY means to collect water using rainwater cistern

May 6, 2010 / 1 Comment

It makes little sense to let the rainwater drain especially when you are living in a region with perpetual water shortage but receives ample downpour. Rainwater harvesting could help resolve your water shortage problems, and all that you need to do is install a rainwater cistern. Purchase a cistern from a whole variety of range available in the market, keeping in ...