Josh Dorfman: The Lazy Environmentalist

A couple months ago, I wrote about Josh Dorfman and his Modern Green Living directory, so I wanted to kick out a shout for his new book in stores now.  For some reason I […]

By |May 18th, 2007|Categories: book, Modern design, News|0 Comments

GreenSource: The Magazine of Sustainable Design

Do you read GreenSource? There’s a free read of the April 2007 edition of GreenSource online.  I highly recommend it, if you have a little free time and a fast connection.  It’s a quarterly […]

By |May 17th, 2007|Categories: Materials, Modern architecture, News|Tags: |0 Comments

Botanical Visitor's Attraction: Eco Rainforest by Grimshaw

I’m not sure if this concept will make it into practice, but I like the idea.  We have zoos right?  Why not create a botanical visitor’s attraction of the […]

By |May 16th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, News, Recycled, Vegetation|Tags: , , |0 Comments

TXU Boosts Wind Energy Portfolio by 29%

Looks like the new TXU is really moving in a green direction.  This is what I was looking for, so let’s hope similar news follows in the future.  Today TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of […]

By |May 15th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Citizen Wisdom: Dallas Building Wants Green Renovation, Any Ideas?

The bloggers over at the Practical Environmentalist just bought a non-green building in Dallas for their business, Clean Air Gardening.  The 13,000 sf building was built in the 1960s and they have a budget of […]

Atkins' Al Sharq Office Complex in Kuwait City (S2)

Recently, an Atkins office complex concept received big-time coverage by being awarded the 2007 MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Office category.  I’m blogging about it because I like some of the sustainable elements.  The 180 meter Al Sharq tower includes an executive gym, health club, spa, and swimming pool at the top.  The building also features planted sky gardens in strategic locations where people can step outside, take a break, soak in the view, and think.  Commenting on the building’s unique green attributes, Nicholas Bailey of Atkins in Bahrain said:

This is a green building – literally – because of its foliage camouflage.  Vertical fins to the street elevation, formed in colored glass, are fitted with integrated solar panels that contribute to the building’s energy needs.  The project showcases a new way of building the working environment.  It is no longer a cage to confine workers, but a creative living environment to encourage productivity.  The groundbreaking concept of the project is the provision of different scenarios where business can take place.  More images below. 

Good Links:+Atkins Office Concept Wins International Award [atkins global]+Kuwait Office Development Short listed for MIPIM Award [WAN]

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By |May 13th, 2007|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Modern architecture, Nature, Skyscraper|Tags: , |0 Comments
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