green design

Emirates Green Building to House DEWA Base

August 22, 2012 / No Comments

Emirates’ first sustainable building will soon serve as a base for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The construction of this building dedicated to the water and civil division of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is scheduled to be complete in a few months time. The project coming up at Shaikh Zayed Road in Al Quoz is nothing short ...

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.

Double Skin Façade Cools Spanish High Rise

November 17, 2010 / 1 Comment

The incredible Spanish high rise office building, designed by Hoz Fontán Arquitectos, in Spain stands unique for featuring a double skin and series of rooftop gardens which helps in cooling the place. Thus it is considered as a green design which helps in slashing the expense incurred for cooling. Green office tower also enables daylighting.

Vertical Garden in Spain Brings Green to Urban Scene

August 5, 2010 / No Comments

If love for gardens could take you places, Spain is the destination to be in. Look around Spain and you get to see lots of green roofs and vertical gardens. Urban agriculture is climbing the walls in this European nation. Such efforts could also benefit city dwellers in such a way that they would be able to stay cool in ...

Generate Energy From Flush Water!

July 27, 2010 / No Comments

More good news for green enthusiasts! A new device has been created that is designed to harvest water from waste water that falls inside the pipes of high rise buildings. The device has been designed by Tom Broadbent, who is a design graduate at Leicester de Montfort University.

Vodafone trailer home from Waskman Design Studio

July 2, 2009 / No Comments

Mobile Solar homes can go a long way in changing the world and a start can be made by substituting those gas guzzling RVs with solar powered options. An inspiration is the mobile home trailer designed by Waskman Design Studio for Vodafone. Vodafone wanted this design to show case its fixed phone and wireless internet service. The trailer is still good ...

Proposal to turn Amsterdam’s abandoned sewage treatment silos into climbing gym, turned down

May 14, 2009 / No Comments

Here is a mighty good example of how apparently “useless” objects— however big they are, could be put to good use. Since the officials of the city of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, were not prepared to let go waste three abandoned sewage treatment silos, they invited proposals, on a competitive basis, in order to settle on the best use that these structures ...

Llorenç House: Solar Passive Design Creates an Energy Conscious Green Bub

February 3, 2009 / 2 Comments

If you are looking for the best combination of green design, innovative architecture and complete privacy all merged in one beautiful home, Llorenc House in Spain proves to be great inspiration. Gorgeously designed by Eneseis Arquitectura, the green adobe maximizes the existing space and resources by creating a sustainable residence that is half-buried into ground. Built on the site after excavating some ...