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Vincent Callebaut Architecte LILYPAD

Vincent Callebaut Architecte LILYPAD
PROGRAM : Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees / Mixing Uses LOCATION : Oceans SURFACE AREA : 500.000 m² PERSPECTIVES : Philippe Steels / Further to the anthropogenic activity, the climate warms up and the ocean level increases. According to the principle of Archimedes and contrary to preconceived notions, the melting of the arctic ice-floe will not change the rising of the water exactly as an ice cube melting in a glass of water does not make its level rise. However, there are two huge ice reservoirs that are not on the water and whose melting will transfer their volume towards the oceans, leading to their rising. It deals with the ice caps of Antarctic and Greenland on the one hand, and the continental glaciers on the other hand. Another reason of the ocean rising, that does not have anything to do with the ice melting is the water dilatation under the effect of the temperature. Vincent Callebaut Architect Vincent Callebaut Architecte

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Single Tree Grows 40 Kinds Of Fruit In an ongoing series on hybridizing fruit trees, Syracuse University sculptor Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruit is true to its name. Most of the year, it looks pretty ordinary, but in the spring, the tree blossoms display various tones of pink, crimson, and white. Then, from July through October, it bears 40 different types of stone fruit, including almonds, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums. The feat is accomplished by grafting together several different varieties, including native fruit, heirlooms, and antiques, some of which are centuries-old, Aken tells Epicurious. His main source is an orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, which he leased when he heard the orchard was to be torn down.

Lilypad floating city concept The Lilypad floating city concept is designed to house climate change refugees Image Gallery (10 images) With global sea levels predicted to rise significantly over the next century due to climate change, a lot of people living in low lying areas are expected to be displaced from their homes. Architect Vincent Callebaut has come up with a possible relocation destination for these climate change refugees in the form of the “Lilypad” concept – a completely self-sufficient floating city that would accommodate up to 50,000. View all With a shape inspired by the highly ribbed leaf of Victoria water lilies, the double skin of the floating “ecopolis” would be made of polyester fibers covered by a layer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), which would react with ultraviolet rays and absorb atmospheric pollution via a photocatalytic effect in the same way as the air-purifying concrete and paving stones we looked at last year.

Vincent Callebaut Architecte CORAL PROGRAM : "Construction of 1000 prefabricated passive houses"CLIENT : Municipality of Port-au-PrinceLOCATION : Port-au-Prince, HaitiPERSPECTIVES : Benoit PatterliniSTATUS : In progress Called «The Pearl of West Indies», Haiti was during a long time the most visited country of the Greater Antilles representing the occidental third of Hispaniola Island. Devastated in 2010 by an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, the country has now to be rebuilt from new innovative architectural and town-planning concepts.

Masdar City Masdar City will host the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).[6][7] The city is designed to be a hub for cleantech companies. Its first tenant is the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, which has been operating in the city since it moved into its campus in September 2010.[8][9][10] The city as a whole was originally intended to be completed by 2016 but due to the impact of the global financial crisis, the date has now been pushed back to between 2020 and 2025. Due to the limitations found during the initial implementation, the city is now aiming to be low carbon.[4][5] Design and intent[edit]

Bionic-Arch is a Futuristic Green Skyscraper for Taichung / Vincent Callebaut For the hundredth birthday of the creation of “Taiwan R.O.C.”, the main aim of the Taichung City Government is to honour the local building traditions and symbolize the new Taiwan dynamics into economic, political, social and cultural achievements. International model of the green building of the 21st century, the innovative and pioneering design of the Bionic Arch by Vincent Callebaut Architecture is part of the new master plan “Taichung Gateway – Active Gateway City”, the future urban oasis for lifestyle, innovation, culture and biodiversity in the heart of Central Taiwan. The green tower combines and surpasses the nine major indicators defining a green building by law, and intensifies the relation between the building site and the surrounding Taichung Gateway Park, including an environmental integration of the park and the green land, the integration of green vertical platforms, sky gardens and living façades, interaction between human and natural environments.

Towers Produce Clean Drinking Water From Thin Air In the Namib desert where rain is rare but fog common, a beetle survives by condensing water on its back until drops roll down into the insect's mouth. Now this principle has been magnified onto a grand scale, providing a possible solution to the desperate lack of water that plagues the populations of many of the world's dry regions. There is no lack of solutions being experimented with for water shortages.

Giant ‘Ark’ Designed to Preserve Humans, Protect Nature In the not-so distant future, us humanfolk may have to cohabitate with a much less friendly mother nature. But such is the genius of man that he can design a home that will keep him comfortable, even as his behavior causes the climate to grow ever warmer and more prone to extreme storms, desertification to eat away the greenery, and sea levels to rise. That’s pretty much the guiding philosophy behind Russian architect Alexander Remizov’s design for ‘the Arks’ — huge, slinky-like buildings that will ostensibly preserve mankind and a few lucky plants and animals from the incoming Flood. The architect described his creation to ArchDaily, which described it thusly: ““The Ark” … is designed as a bioclimatic building with independent life-support systems that can be built on land or sea. Remizov envisioned this project as the house for the future which can be constructed quickly and withstand environmental disasters through its structural integrity.” And here are some more renderings:

vincent callebaut architectures: asian cairns, shenzhen, china mar 13, 2013 vincent callebaut architectures: asian cairns, shenzhen, china ‘asian cairns’ by vincent callebaut architectures, shenzen, china images © vincent callebaut architectures