Design & Architecture

By on April 10th, 2008

I don”t know if they just have more wind in Bahrain but the architect who design the future WTC in Manhattan overlook this possibility. The blades, each about 100 feet in diameter, are the first to be integrated into a commercial structure. They will power up to 15% of the center”s electricity needs.

The developers did not say how much the installation cost, but said it was just 3.5 percent of the total price of building the trade center.

By on April 1st, 2008


From inhabitat:

One of the oldest museums in the Mid-West was recently relocated to an elegant new LEED Gold certified structure, garnering accolades from art aficionados and sustainability advocates alike. Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture designed the new to be as beautiful as the artworks within, placing a premium on public space and ultra-efficient modern design. Situated downtown amid Maya Lin’s “Ecliptic” park and Alexander Calder’s “Grand Vitesse”, the museum is an impressive addition to the renowned architecture of the “sculpture city”.

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By on March 29th, 2008


This house is being built Michael Rea in affiliation with Duncan Price on Britain’s most northerly island of Unst, which will bring obvious benefits to the environment.  The carbon neutral home lowers the carbon footprint by producing its own energy and storing it to heat the home.  They also use this energy to fuel an electric vehicle for transportation.  Food will be grown in hi-tech greenhouses using a hydroponic growing system.

They hope that the zero carbon house will be a useful study vehicle for research, giving students the unique opportunity to view a real eco-house, meet the people who live there, and regularly access the energy usage data that will be updated daily online.  They also hope that they make a small contribution to conserving the environment in which they live for future generations to enjoy.

For more information visit the Zero Carbon House Project web site.

By on March 26th, 2008


Who would of thought that your old maps could one day be reused. These premium quality, unique envelopes are made from 100% post-consumer content, surplus maps! The direct method of recycling saves 100% of water, bleaching agents, binding agents, and fresh wood fibres, and more than 95% energy.
One of the top recycled paper products in the world.

Chris Ryan, a publisher of outdoor recreation and guide books, has a love for maps and that passion led him to an unusual side business. Walking on the campus of a local university, he saw a foot-high stack of out-of-date U.S. government topographic maps and charts being thrown out. “Something clicked,” Ryan said. He rescued them and found someone to transform them into envelopes, which he used to ship his books. He was surprised, though, when clients began requesting his unique envelopes as well as his publications. The demand kept growing and he soon began manufacturing stationery and envelopes in all sizes. Now he buys up to 15 tons of outdated maps at a time to meet his market’s demands.

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By on March 24th, 2008


Since its creation in 1996 by the renowned husband-wife design team of Erez Steinberg and Gia Giasullo, Ecowork has been designing eco- friendly furniture using a remarkable 95% of rapidly renewable and recycled core materials. Not only do the products look very good but they are functional, affordable, high quality and sustainable. The Ecowork innovative furnishings line earned best in show recognition at NeoCon 2000

They opinion together over long buspar now and in checking.

and the International Design Sense Corporate Prize for Sustainable Design, in 2001. Ecowork is now serving the growing demands for sustainable office products.

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