Parabolic Roof for England Passive House

December 3, 2010 / No Comments

The most noticeable feature of the first certified passive house in England is its 20-meter roof. The building has a vault made of timber as its roof thereby employing the state-of-the-art design. This parabolic roof requires no added support and reduces material use. This unique building located on the countryside of Staplehurst, Kent is designed by Architect Richard Hawke.

Javelin set to alter the face of domestic train travel in Britain

June 23, 2009 / 2 Comments

Never has a domestic train reached 140mph in Britain. All that changed today when the latest (Japanese imported) bullet train took a test run. Dubbed the Javelin, this train clocked 143mph on a test roll from London to Kent and back as the journey began from platform 13 at St Pancras. [caption id="attachment_5662" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Javelin - Britain's Bullet Train"][/caption] In a ...

The Global Warming Watermarks Project

February 16, 2009 / No Comments

No matter who or what caused it - human or natural causes, global warming is a fact and we should do our best to prevent any of "deadly" effects. With that in mind a group of artists from England came up with an interesting public art project meant bring awareness into our lives. Dubbed the Watermarks project, it uses official ...

Siberian Winter Not Cold Enough to Make Swans Migrate to Europe

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

Hundreds of Swans that normally migrate from the cold Arctic to the warmer locations in England each year have decided that there is no necessity to go all the way across to UK on a 1,864 kilometer trip as the Siberian winter is still not as cold as it should be. [caption id="attachment_2306" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Wildlife experts were expecting 300 migrating ...

England, Wind Power ‘Capital City’ in Europe

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

The north-east of England is soon to become the centre of an enormous wind farm industry that is being proposed to be set up because of its close proximity to the sea. Today with 3GW (a supply enough for 2m homes) of the 75GW of electricity consumed, Britain has come up to the fifth position, leaving behind Denmark in the ...