• cor_skyline

S2: Hypergreen by Jacques Ferrier (+ Podcast)

Recently, Paris-based architect Jacques Ferrier unleashed his "Hypergreen" mixed-use skyscraper concept, which was submitted for a project competition in Paris.  Hypergreen incorporates a curving lattice facade made of ultra-high-performance concrete that acts as the building’s primary structural system.  It has the look of steel, almost resembling some of Foster’s designs such as Hearst Tower or 30 St Mary Axe.  Measuring 246 meters in height, Hypergreen has the following green features:  geothermal heat pumps, photovoltaic panels, integrated wind turbines, earth cooling tubes, vegetated sky lobbies, a roof garden, rainwater recovery system, and flexible and adaptable floor plates.  The exoskeleton reduces the number of columns that make for odd floor plates. 

Good Links:++Jacques Ferrier Architecture [Official Website]++Green Skyscraper Will Have ‘Steel-like’ Concrete Skin [BD+C – PODCAST]

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  • WIRv2

Green Roofs Increase 25%, Home Depot's $100M Plan, Troubled Water Supplies, + Standard 189P (WIR)

North America sees the installation of +3M square feet of new green roofs in 2006– an increase of 25% over 2005.  Home Depot launches $100M plan to support the development of 100,000 […]

Welcome to Jetson Green v2.0

I started Jetson Green using the Blogger platform, but quickly came to realize that I wouldn’t be able to manipulate the design as needed.  So I took all the articles and switched them to Typepad, […]

By |June 2nd, 2007|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments
  • hammond_home

Jason Hammond Home + From the Ground Up

I was blown away when I found out about this online blog at the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It’s called From the Ground Up and the journal is tracking Jason Hammond’s […]

By |May 31st, 2007|Categories: Materials, Modern architecture, Vegetation|Tags: , , |0 Comments
  • mkd_sketchup

Mashup: MKD + SketchUp + Google Earth

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to put a Michelle Kaufmann Designs home on your piece of land?  Now you can do it, and you’re going to love this.  […]

By |May 30th, 2007|Categories: Gadgets, Modern architecture, Prefab, Vegetation|Tags: , |3 Comments

Video: Hive Modular in Germantown, Nashville

I found this blog dinking around with my Blackberry’s feedreader software.  David Hunter has a blog called "Nashville Modern Prefab," and he’s documenting his experience trying to build a modern Hive […]

By |May 28th, 2007|Categories: Modern architecture, News, Prefab|Tags: , , , |2 Comments
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