eco-architecture

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.

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.

New York City’s second-tallest building is also its greenest

May 24, 2010 / No Comments

While designers across the globe are busy finalizing designs for the ultra-modern green skyscrapers ahead of their times, one particular high rise building on New York’s 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue has already become one. Bank of America Tower has won the "platinum" certification from U.S. Green Building Council, the non-profit council that promotes environmentally friendly construction and design.

Solar Powered eco-tower for hotter climes

May 17, 2010 / No Comments

Building solar powered skyscrapers makes all the sense when you have leading scientists making claims about half of the earth becoming uninhabitable by 2050 due to rise in temperatures. The sustainable tower by Kenneth Kole and Michelle Lim meets up the necessity just in case the planet heated up more than it already has.

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, ...

Worlds’ Greenest Hospital under-way in Sweden

May 7, 2010 / 1 Comment

Eco architecture aimed at constructing sustainable structures has become an integral part of our efforts to reduce the environmental impact known to be caused by our buildings. Karolinska Solna University Hospital is destined to become worlds’ first university hospital to achieve LEED Gold Certification for being environmentally friendly.

Industrial Building Given a Modern, Eco-friendly Facelift

October 23, 2009 / No Comments

Looking at the LEED Silver building, or the Koll Airport Professional Center it would be difficult to believe that this was once an industrial building. The old building wasn't razed to the ground to build this one, in fact, LPA Inc., which was hired by the Koll Company, has transformed the old building giving it a new look.

William McDonough + Partners complete the Cradle to Cradle Flow House

July 16, 2009 / No Comments

Modern houses are becoming more and more eco-friendly and that is because big names like William McDonough and Partners are coming up with paradigms like the Cradle to Cradle design theories. A recent structure in New Orleans developed as a part of the Make it Right initiative also uses the same design theory.

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 ...

Dragonfly – the high-tech vertical farm for space-starved metros

May 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

The concept of urban farming has taken the shape of the wings of a dragonfly in the Roosevelt Island in New York City. The initiative aims at relieving shortage of food as well as “reconnecting” consumers with producers. [caption id="attachment_5230" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Dragonfly Vertical Farm in New York"][/caption]