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 combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology. Solar-sintering aims to raise questions about [...]
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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 required some studying, a big test, and maybe writing a few letters. I was very [...]
Via inhabitiat.com This dispatch from the future of skyscraper technology takes us to the northern coast of Chile, where Alberto FernÃ¡ndez and Susana Ortega have conceived of aÂ Fog TowerÂ 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 of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth.
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.
Moscow will soon have the world's largest building - a $4 billion 5 year project. The new building will have roughly 27 million square feet of space, 900 apartments and 3,000 hotel rooms - oh yeah, it will alsoDie Farben beim poker sind in Reihenfolge Herz, Pik, Kreuz, Karo von oben nach unten sortiert. be 1,500 ft. tall.
via bdonline.co.uk "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 an attached turbine. The spinnaker shape is similar to the mainsail of a yacht, and [...]
This town home in TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal street) in New York uses energy extracted from a depth of 1,400 ft. Geothermal Manhattan Townhouse From the Wall Street Journal "The five-story town house stands in TriBeCa, a few blocks north of the World Trade Center site, and uses an unusual geothermal energy system to provide heating, cooling and hot water. Pipes extend about 1,400 feet into the earth, where the [...]