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Herzog & de Meuron’s Towering Triangular Skyscraper Receives Green Light for Construction in Paris

06/04/2011 Comments off

First unveiled in 2008, Herzog & de Meuron’s Le Project Triangle has just received approval from the cross-party council of Paris for its construction. An incredible structure that will rise 200 meters from the Porte de Versailles in Paris, the stunning skyscraper will feature a profile so slim that it casts virtually no shadow and its orientation will be optimized to take advantage of both solar and wind power.
 
Paris’ new pyramid will be the first high-rise to be approved for construction is the city’s center since 1977, thanks to the recent lifting of a 31-year-old ban established by the previous Mayor of paris, Jacques Chirac. If the ‘Triangle Tower’ is able to make it through all of the red-tape it will face over the coming years, it is estimated that the building will be completed by 2017.
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A Solar Energy House designed by Raif Kurt, relies entirely on natural resources

12/09/2010 Comments off

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The recent advancements in solar technology have reduced the cost of solar power, making designers think about new ways to make our lives self-sufficient and more eco friendly. Designer Raif Kurt came up with a new zero-energy house design that is powered entirely by renewable solar energy.

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The V100 Mood Box : A new unique prefab structure for living

05/09/2010 Comments off

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The v100 Mod Box, is a highly modern design that consists of  prefab cubes having dimensions 10 x 10 x 10 ft. Initiated by Phoenix restaurateur Vincenz Saccento, the v100 Mod Box is a prefab system that can create any size home by connecting together multiple cubes, which are separated by breezeways with translucent glass walls. Three of these cubes are expected to be installed in Phoenix in the near soon.

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The Unique Porsche Design Office Building in Dubai

04/09/2010 Comments off

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For one more time Dubai intends to impress the world with a new absolutely unique building. The featured luxurious Porsche Design buildings will be the result of a partnership of the luxury design branch and Dubai Properties.

One building is a residence while the other is an office building. The buildings are designed for minimum solar impact due to Dubai’s climate conditions.

Using creative architecture designs like overlapping wings to increase air circulation, these Porsche Design buildings are designed to reduce the need for air conditioning while still keeping cool inside.

Eco Tips: Getting Small Solar Panels for your residence

04/09/2010 Comments off

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Although building anything that involves complicated tools may seem daunting and expensive, this is only a small cost when considering the large benefits of solar panels. Most modern homes as well as renovated homes are now on use solar panels to increase their energy independence as well as to increase their energy efficiency.

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World’s first ‘Pressure Ring’ façade permits lower energy consumption

03/09/2010 Comments off

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German Architects Sauerbruch Hutton have figured out a way to make high-rise buildings green by letting in fresh air without increasing the overall energy demands.

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Green “Tree Home” unveiled in Bulgaria

03/09/2010 Comments off

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This striking Large Home Tree is an experiment in self-sufficient housing that relies on local environmental resources for all of its needs. Situated in Zvezditsa, Bulgaria, the home features a boxy frame that maximizes living space while an abundance of windows maximize light.
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