Spain

Elderly Care Center in Spain gets Pixelated Green Facade

February 25, 2011 / No Comments

What adds beauty to this awesome elderly care center that rises from the magnificent landscape near Zamora, Spain is its pixelated green facade. The structure altogether appears to display a sloping profile. The whole complex is situated among rows of crops.

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.

Spain’s Largest Biomass Plant Coming Up in Huelva

September 21, 2010 / No Comments

Renewable energy group Ence has undertaken the construction of the largest biomass plant in Spain. The Spanish Government has approved the plan of the plant. A biomass plant produces energy by using organic matter which includes agricultural waste to forest waste products. They can have carbon dioxide emissions up to 60 percentages lower than the equipments or facilities which uses the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Seville Builds Largest Solar Park in Europe

November 12, 2008 / 1 Comment

You can call this a celestial show on earth or probably the most eco-friendly display of dazzling light aimed at producing clean energy. The Solucar solar park, near Seville, Spain, has been designed to produce 11 megawatts of electricity from the sun's rays, collected by 624 giant movable mirrors. This is the first in a set of a solar power generation ...

When Trains are Faster than Airplanes

June 17, 2008 / 8 Comments

In some worlds trains are faster than airplanes, or at least definitely more convenient considering fuel and airline ticket prices, rising the way they are. Image by Nicola Beccu Europe's first high speed train link from Paris to Lyon saw air traffic drop significantly. This was followed by the same phenomenon more recently in the Paris-London, Paris-Brussels and Paris-Amsterdam combinations. Madrid-Barcelona high ...

Spanish and French truckers on strike, against high diesel prices

June 10, 2008 / No Comments

In the "that's what happens when oil reaches new records" category (no we don't have one) truckers from Spain and France went on strike on Monday to protest against high diesel prices. And they have damn good reasons : €1.30 for a liter in Spain ($7.71 a gallon) and €1.45 in France ($8.62 a gallon). This is 40-percent more than ...

Green Vertical Garden (wall) in Madrid

March 17, 2008 / 8 Comments

photo by juanpg The newest museum in Madrid, CaixaForum, got a vertical garden on one of the exterior walls. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & Meuron, there are 15,000 plants from more than 250 different species that are now covering a 1899 converted former power station. They managed to get a "very unusual encounter between the rough and the natural" with a ...

Renfe’s AVE S103 Train to Take on Air Transportation in Spain

March 4, 2008 / 1 Comment

Aside the architecture in Barcelona, the next thing that impressed me was the railroad system they have in place. It gets on time, you don't have to check in or check out and it's fast. Renfe is the company that invested in the new high speed train network in order to take you from Barcelona to Madrid in just two hours ...