Eco-friendly

360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate is South Africa’s First Carbon Neutral Green Estate

March 4, 2011 / No Comments

360º Kransberg Highlands International Green Estate, expected  to become South Africa’s first carbon neutral green estate, is under its first phase of construction. This first of its kind estate concept, an exemplary of sustainable development has got many remarkable features as well.

Open Air Library in Germany Wins 2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award

March 2, 2011 / 1 Comment

The open air library, situated in East Germany has won Brit Insurance’s Architecture Award in their annual Design of the Year competition. In fact, the library was started assembling 1,000 empty beer cartons by the residents of the place. It evolved in to one of the best and spectacular open air public libraries.

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.

NASCAR Racing Season Puts Ethanol in the Forefront

February 24, 2011 / No Comments

Over 12000 people who got together to watch the Daytona 500 were witness to the ethanol partnership between NASCAR and the National Corn Growers Association and Growth Energy. Though Clint Bowyer, American-Ethanol-sponsored driver failed to win the Daytona 500, ethanol was entitled with a victory as it was the first time all the cars raced used Sunoco Green E15.

Taiwan’s Visitors’ Centre Pays Homage to Nature

February 22, 2011 / No Comments

Integrating nature, literally, with the architectural marvels, that is what could be seen at the Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan. No wonder, how it won the first prize winner of the New Taiwan International Competition called the “Landform Series,” which challenged architects to design buildings integrating nature.

Nau iPad Stash Made from 100% Recycled Wool

February 22, 2011 / No Comments

Nau has come up with a brand new product, what could be referred to as an outfit for the iPad. Called the Pad Stash, the product is, in fact, the equipment that holds and keeps the iPad protected.

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.

Umeox Apollo Cell Phone is Solar-Powered & Runs Android OS

February 15, 2011 / No Comments

The new smartphone from Umeox that has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress currently on at Barcelona comes about as unique in various aspects. For us, the most striking aspect of the device is that it is eco-friendly to the core. The newly introduced Apollo Cell Phone which runs the Android OS is equipped with an array of solar ...

Fine & Fitted Bangles from Mango Tree

February 15, 2011 / No Comments

These sizzling bangles have on them the vibrant hues of almost everything on the planet. The hand painted ornaments are made from authentic mango trees. Founded by David Aviv and Helen Dukat, Mango Tree offers every single bangle beautifully carved and made into and exotic piece of art.

Folding Bamboo Houses for the Homeless

February 14, 2011 / No Comments

After the devastating earthquake which hit China last May, killing 69,000 and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless, many designers have tried to figure out a way to make shelter for all those people. Ming Tang did just that with his simple idea for folding houses derived from Origami. This design was recognized at a function in this year’s Re:construct competition ...