Urban Algae Canopy Looks Promising

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The London-based studio ecoLogicStudio has recently showcased a prototype of its so-called urban algae canopy at the “Feeding the Planet” expo in Milan. The urban algae canopy is a bio-digital structure filled with fluid that contains microalgae organisms. These are pumped around the otherwise transparent structure and are capable of producing oxygen, biomass energy and dynamic shade. They also respond to the presence of visitors and can produce very interesting visual effects.

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By |May 20th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment

Gorgeous Treehouse is Recycled and Powered by the Sun

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There is something so whimsical about treehouses and I for one would love to have one. Especially one as beautiful and sustainable as the Nest treehouse. It was recently build by the company ArtisTree for Cypress Valley Canopy Tours out of Texas, and it features the perfect blend of unique design, recycled and reclaimed materials and alternative energy. It also offers wildlife conservation since it will double as a butterfly sanctuary.

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By |May 12th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Earth Sheltered Home Fit For Hobbits and Men

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Earth sheltered homes are a prime example of sustainable living and this is one of the best I’ve seen. As seen on Living Big In A Tiny House, the so-called Underhill, is an impressive and unique earth-sheltered home that was constructed by Graham Hannah in Waikato, New Zealand.

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By |May 6th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Underwater Floating House

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Here’s a unique floating house idea. The Kleindienst Group developer firm is set to build 42 floating homes as part of the Heart of Europe development in Dubai. The structure is called the Floating Seahorse, and it is technically a boat. What’s so unique about it is the fact that one entire floor of it is located underwater, offering clear views of the underwater life in the Persian Gulf.

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By |May 1st, 2015|Modern architecture|2 Comments

Simple and Effective Grey-water Recycling System

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Water shortage is becoming a noticeable problem in a lot of areas of the world due to climate change and over population. That is why low flow and grey water recycling fixtures are so welcome. One of these is the new ReFlow G2RSystem, which is, according to its designers, the Vancouver-based Re-Flow team, capable of saving up to 30 percent of the average household’s water use.

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By |April 29th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Modular Shelter Sleeps Twelve

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One of the more interesting creations to come out of the recently held Salt Siida Workshop, taking place on the Sandhornøy island in Norway, is certainly the so-called Nomadic Shelter. It measures a very modest 130 square feet (12 square meters) yet can comfortably sleep up to 12 people.

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By |March 13th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments