Solar Sinter Project

  In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance. In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that [...]

By |2017-04-10T13:07:49-07:00June 29th, 2011|Design, Save the Planet|0 Comments

Maureen = National Board Certified Teacher = Yay!

  After 23 months of working and waiting Maureen has become a National Board Certified Teacher (thus making it official that she is indeed the best teacher in the world). This is a huge accomplishment and I’m very proud of her.  Before she started this process I thought that becoming a Nationally Board certified teacher [...]

By |2008-12-01T12:08:57-07:00December 1st, 2008|Save the Planet|0 Comments

The Department of the Future called, they want their fog tower back…

Via This dispatch from the future of skyscraper technology takes us to the northern coast of Chile, where Alberto Fernández and Susana Ortega have conceived of a Fog Tower that absorbs and channels water from its mist enshrouded environs. This pristine helical structure would allow for the development of a sustainable agriculture environment at the edge [...]

By |2008-04-09T08:34:42-07:00April 9th, 2008|Save the Planet, The Future|0 Comments

Solar and Wind Power through Photovoltaic Leaf Shingles

Sustainably Minded Interactive Technology (SMIT) has a new project called GROW that gathers energy through solar and wind power. Combing the best of green technology and ecology, GRWO draws inspiration from ivy growing on the side of a building - resulting in a hybrid energy delivery device of flexible, ivy-like fluttering solar leaves.

By |2008-03-04T08:40:45-07:00March 4th, 2008|Architecture, Design, Save the Planet|0 Comments

Lake Lagoda might get a wind dam – seriously

via "Architect Chetwood Associates has applied for planning for a £2.5 million "wind dam" in Russia. The dam, which would be located over a gorge at Lake Lagoda in north-west Russia, includes a cup-shaped spinnaker sail, believed to be the first of its kind, which will generate renewable energy by funnelling the wind through [...]

By |2008-10-05T14:38:45-07:00November 27th, 2007|Architecture, Design, Save the Planet|0 Comments