June 2011

Solar Sinter Project

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

  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 [...]

June 2010

December 2008

Maureen = National Board Certified Teacher = Yay!

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

  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 [...]

November 2008

July 2008

April 2008

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

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

Via inhabitiat.com 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 of the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth.

March 2008

December 2007

Crystal Island/Moscow Russia – Home of the World’s Largest Building

By |2008-03-04T08:41:39-07:00December 26th, 2007|Architecture, Design, Save the Planet|

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.

November 2007

Lake Lagoda might get a wind dam – seriously

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

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 [...]

December 2006

Energy from the Earth – 1,400 ft. Down

By |2008-10-05T14:42:42-07:00December 1st, 2006|Architecture, Save the Planet, The Future|

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 [...]

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