Seems that unique remodeling and repurposing projects are popping up everywhere lately, which is a good thing. And this one is every bit as cool as the helicopter turned into a hotel. it is an old industrial crane, which was once used for loading coal, that has been transformed into a private retreat. The project was undertaken by the Copenhagen-based firm Arcgency and is located in the cityâ€™s harbor. The aptly named Krane features a luxury multi-floor interior, complete with a spa, meeting room, and a private apartment at the top. It also features a lot of outdoor terrace space. […]
Architect Vincent Callebaut is well-known for his ambitious sustainable architecture project proposals, and this latest one that heâ€™s proposing for the EU city of Brussels is no exception. His plans call for turning the cityâ€™s industrial area of Brussels into a sustainable community. They plan to renovate existing buildings, as well as build new high-rises, which would be equipped with a wide array of sustainable features. […]
When faced with the need to move, one of the more daunting tasks is dealing with the furniture. When such moves are required every couple of years, such as when changing jobs, the type of furniture you own plays a big role. And the lighter and more movable it is, the better. To solve a part of this problem, the firm Studio Corelam, of Vancouver, British Columbia designed a line of furniture which is made of super-thin, corrugated plywood which is strong, lightweight and gorgeous. […]
Itâ€™s always great to hear about new, large-scale construction projects getting underway in a sustainable way. One such is certainly the new stadium that will soon be built for the Forest Green Rovers soccer team in the UK. It will be designed and built by Zaha Hadid Architects, and it will be a low-carbon structure made out of sustainably-sourced wood.
Air pollution is one of the key problems that need to be overcome in order to secure a more sustainable future for our planet. So itâ€™s great news that a team of scientists from the University of Antwerp and KU Leuven, have devised a process that can both mitigate air pollution as well as provide a clean energy source in the form of hydrogen, at the same time. This device does so using nanomaterials and sunlight. […]
Think it isnâ€™t possible to live comfortably off-the-grid in the Arctic Circle? Well, think again. Because the HjertefÃ¸lgers, a family of six, have been doing it for three years now, and theyâ€™re absolutely loving it. Whatâ€™s more, they live in a geodesic dome thatâ€™s paned in glass, so they also have majestic views from their house. The glass isnâ€™t useful just for stargazing though, since it also serves as a sort of greenhouse, which allows the family to grow their own food. […]