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String of artificial islands proposed along US East Coast. 24 Fantastic Future Wonders of Green Design & Technology. 24 Fantastic Future Wonders of Green Design & Technology.

24 Fantastic Future Wonders of Green Design & Technology

Bionic-Arch is a Futuristic Green Skyscraper for Taichung / Vincent Callebaut. Soundscraper Transforms Vibrations from City Noise Pollution into Green Energy. The Soundscraper is a futuristic structure designed to transform auditory vibrations from bustling cities into a source of clean energy.

Soundscraper Transforms Vibrations from City Noise Pollution into Green Energy

Designed by Julien Bourgeois, Olivier Colliez, Savinien de Pizzol, Cedric Dounval and Romain Grouselle, the Soundscraper is covered with noise-sensitive cilia that harvest kinetic energy while soaking up urban noise pollution. An entry in the 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition, the Soundscrapers would be constructed near major motorways and railroad junctions, prime locations for capturing ambient vibrations.

Exotic? 50 Luxury Oases that could tempt you into early retirement. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

50 Luxury Oases that could tempt you into early retirement

What you are about to witness here today may cause arguably favorable reactions. These side effects may include your heart skipping a beat or two, tingling sensations down your back, and the release of your mind into a permanent state of euphoria. Some people may experience their faces turning green with envy, which may be brought on by a sudden urge to quit your job. We at HD advise against it, and are not responsible for any early retirement inspired by these ridiculously STUNNING hilltop havens of architectural bliss. Sky Garden House - Architecture Linked - Architect &Architectural Social... - StumbleUpon. I think one of the reasons that many are skeptical about environmental design is because they think its terribly complex and costly.

Sky Garden House - Architecture Linked - Architect &Architectural Social... - StumbleUpon

It does take a bit more effort on the front end, but it's definitely not rocket science. This architecture by Guz Architects is a wonderfully developed minimalistic design with a curvilinear flare that really brings out the organic coverings. I'm most impressed with how design facilitates the needs of the plants and shrubs located throughout the house. See more at Guz Architects. Wood, Stone & Glass Home Brings the Outside Indoors. Many architects talk of responding to the site and integrating their buildings with the surrounding natural environment, but few execute that intention with the compelling completeness shown in this house design.

Wood, Stone & Glass Home Brings the Outside Indoors

Moreover, the decisions that shaped this unique home were driven as much by sustainability and energy savings as they were by aesthetics and formal considerations. The glass roof that spans the main structure allows natural lighting deep into the Base Valley House while providing a way for breezes crossing the site to pass through and cool the structure. Bedrooms carved out of the ground below are kept out of the sun and cooled year round by the surrounding earth. Encased in wire mesh, stone retaining walls continue seamlessly from outdoors through the inside of the house, providing structural support to hold back surrounding dirt. BT House / Studio Guilherme Torres. Architects: Studio Guilherme Torres Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Landscape: Alex Hanazaki Year: 2012 Photographs: Denilson Machado São Paulo based architect Guilherme Torres has developed ideas which fuse the modern and the traditional.

BT House / Studio Guilherme Torres

Guilherme’s own house, designed by the architect himself, bears a chequered wood design, a kind of brise soleil called muxarabie, which is a classic feature in Eastern architecture. It was later assimilated by the Portuguese, who brought it to Brazil. This element, with its powerful aesthetic appeal, was adapted to this residence in the South of the country, and acts as a wooden ‘curtain’, allowing air flow, dimming light and also serving as a security feature. “As soon as I saw the gently sloped plot surrounded by other houses, the idea of this large panel came to me, to ensure privacy for both them and their neighbors.”

Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos. Architects: Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos Location: México City, Mexico Architects In Charge: José Alfonso Quiñones Ríos, BAAQ´ Collaborator: Luis Fernando Muñoz Pérez Project Area: 290 sqm Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Erick Reyes.

Casa Del Río / Jose Alfonso Quiñones Ríos

Explosive Mix: Regional Cabin Meets Concrete Modernism. The entire time I lived in Seattle, there was something about architecture of the Northwest that defied description but defined much of the amazing work found in the area.

Explosive Mix: Regional Cabin Meets Concrete Modernism

This lake house (designed by Tom Kundig but built in Northern Idaho)? Embodies some of the best aspects of regional Modernism that spreads out from around Puget Sound. Pop the top, and see what surprises burst from the box. Concrete walls shoot up on three sides, while a giant pivot-opening, garage-style, box-window facade flips open toward the adjacent lake. House La Punta / Central de Arquitectura. Architects: Central de Arquitectura Location: Prolongación Bosques de la Reforma # 2000, Bosques de las Lomas, México Completion: 2010 Photographer: Paul Czitrom Background The plot of land is located in the western side of Mexico City in Bosques of the Lomas, looking to the northeast towards the street: Paseo of the Tulipanes being 17.99m long with the official number 16, It’s 875.00m² of surface and a zoning of H2/40%/350.

House La Punta / Central de Arquitectura

The project is compost of two rectangular prisms placed one over the other making an “L” shape. The house has three levels organized in the next way: Basement Floor This is the level where the parking is located, with space for six cars. It has a room for the driver with complete bathroom, a machine room and a water tank. Ellis Residence / Coates Design. Perched high upon Yeomalt Bluff, the Ellis Residence enjoys a commanding 180-degree view of Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline.

Ellis Residence / Coates Design

The owners requested that the residence be sustainable, and the resulting design by Coates Design is the first LEED Platinum home outside the city of Seattle. Follow the break for more photographs and drawings. Architects: Coates Design Location: Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA General Contractor: Smallwood Design and Construction Landscape Architect: Outdoor Studio Structural Engineering: Quantum Consulting Engineers Mechanical Engineer: Sound Mechanical Interior Designer: All in the Details Project Area: 2,560 sqf Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Roger Turk/Northlight Photography The owners had a special goal in mind when they decided to build a sustainable home in the beautiful surroundings of Bainbridge Island, WA. » Neut-house for an ophthalmologist / Apollo architects and associates / Japón.

Neut-house for an ophthalmologist / Apollo architects and associates / Tokyo, Japón. Outdoor-Lover’s Paradise: Perfect Modern Open-Plan House. You should have no trouble seeing the forest through the trees while standing anywhere inside or outside this stunning home. The residence is less of a house and more of an all-in-one exterior experience, flowing with green roofs, outdoor patios, expansive decks and a seamless clear-sided swimming pool (though one could wish it were deep enough to dive into from the rooftop above). A central green courtyard brings life to even the innermost spaces of the dwelling, with plants overhanging from its walls above and trees sprouting up from the divided grass-or-gravel ground below. It might not be surprising but: these same designers have a history planning resorts and multi-family vacation destinations, experience which has clearly informed this single-family house.

A series of rough-cut rectangular stone pillars serve to establish a border fence that is at once semi-transparent and secure, with slots that allow for limit views between each vertical post. These Skyscrapers Will Clean Pollution From The Surrounding Water And Air. Two towers almost a kilometer high have been announced for Wuhan, China.

But they won't just be special because of their height - the towers will actually clean the polluted lake next to which they will sit. At 830m high the Burj Khalifa has been the world's tallest building since 2010. However, these days that record seldom lasts long. 10 Reasons Why EarthShips Are F!#%ing Awesome.

Earthships are 100% sustainable homes that are both cheap to build and awesome to live in. They offer amenities like no other sustainable building style you have come across. PAHS - Umbrella House. Figure 1 Geodome, the first umbrella home (in idealized form), maintains a 66° to 74° temperature year-round without heating equipment in western Montana’s cold climate. In summer, solar heat radiates in, falls on internal surfaces, and is absorbed into the surrounding soil. PAHS. Earth Sheltered. Earth Sheltered Homes "Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction. The One Community Earthbag Construction Village (Pod 1) Open Source Hub. Earthbag Construction. How to build an earthbag house by Kerry Bingham. - THE MUD.

Earthbag Pit Greenhouse Plans. Mike Oehler’s pit greenhouse design. Steve areen builds a dome home in 6 weeks for 9,000 dollars. Apr 07, 2014 steve areen builds a dome home in 6 weeks for 9,000 dollars. Spiral Dome Magic 1 and 2. Owen Geiger, Designer South Elevation This highly unique home combines the Peace Dome and Spiral Houses, which are also available separately. World’s largest sustainable city developed in China.

The world's largest sustainable city, extending about 30 square kilometers, with urban living conditions has been developed in South Asian country of China. Green Cast by Kengo Kuma and Associates. Plants sprout through the patchwork aluminium facade of this pharmacy and clinic in Japan by architects Kengo Kuma and Associates (+ slideshow).

Dozens of tiny holes pierce each of the aluminium panels, which were formed against broken-down polystyrene to give them a bumpy texture. Pollution-guzzling, Air-cleaning Buildings. Clever, Cool Rainforest Office Is a Natural Wind Tunnel. © Betillon/Dorval-Bory When you're building an office in the Costa Rican rainforest, cooling is going to be a big concern.When that office is for a group dedicated to the environment, so is the energy used to keep temperatures down. Old Red Goes Green: Recycled Wall Brick Built to Save Water. It might look like your typical old red clay house-building brick on one side, but turn it over and there is a shift that hints at a deeper design change – one that is eco-friendly but also expressive in a way that most walls or brick are not.

Designed by Jin-young Yoon to be made from recycled plastic and decomposed leaves, this brick is green from the ground up (so to speak). More than just its composite materials, however, built-in grooves are designed to funnel water for gardening or even long-term underground storage. In a world where water is becoming the next hot-button resource destined to become scarce, it seems like a good time to start thinking about our most basic building materials and structures (such as bricks and walls) and see how they might shift to accommodate an ever-growing need for homes to have access to nature’s most vital resource.

A Wall That Plays Music When It Rains. Famous Architects Unveil Amazing Energy-Generating Buildings for the 2017 Astana World Expo! Iconic Legends: The 10 Greatest Modern Architects of Our Time. Vertical Farming: A Solution To The Lighting Problem. 10 Most Amazing Observation Towers. The Living Staircase by Paul Cocksedge Studio I Like Architecture. Funny Looking Tower Generates 600% More Electrical Energy Than Traditional Wind Turbines. Spinning Solar-Powered Round House Rotates with the Sun.

Student Converts School Bus into Mobile Home and Drives Around Country. I-BEAM DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE. Awesome Pallet House Built For $500. Junk House Employs Google Earth in Upcycling Local Scrap. Forest Facade: Bamboo Shoots Up, Shades & Fences House. Couple in Colorado Decide to Build Their Own Tiny Dream Home Together. Amazing Tiny House on Wheels: Truck Converted Into Gorgeous Solar Powered Off Grid Home. 55 Blair Road / Ong & Ong. Alleyway House: Small Space Living on an Ultra-Narrow Lot.

Two Shipping Containers Turned into a Small House. Shipping Container Homes. Off Grid Living - Shipping Container Home Plans. MEKA reinvents shipping container housing. MAKOKO FLOATING SCHOOL. LAGOS WATER COMMUNITIES PROJECT. This Starship Enterprise Of The Sea Will Launch Its Exploration In 2016. The Solar Future of Luxury Yachting.

50 Strange Buildings of the World. 50 Strange Buildings of the World (Part II. The Printer That Can Print A 2,500 Square Foot House In 20 Hours. Underground Transit in New York City: From the Scientific American Archive: Scientific American Slideshows. Earth House by BCHO Architects. The First Zombie-Proof House. Subtle Subterranean House is Underground & Understated. World's First 3D-Printed Architecture by Smith. Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos. Pyramid Energy - Les Brown. Construction by Pyramid Angle.