Here is an interesting office designed by Selgas Cano. This Spanish firm has designed their workspace hidden amongst the trees with the structures low profile and tunnel-like construction. You can read and see more about this project here.
Below is a concept created by German artist Regine Ramseier. Each dandelion
was picked, sprayed with a light adhesive, and then hung to create Dandelion Ceiling. For more images and information click here.
Thanksgiving weekend 2009 the Alison Milne Design Team made our way down to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to visit the Solar Decathlon hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. Twenty teams of college and university students competed to design, build, and operate the most attractive, effective, and energy-efficient solar-powered house.
“North House” – Check out pictures of our favourite below.
For more information on North House please click here North House
The Solar Decathlon consists of three major phases:
Building: In addition to designing houses that use innovative, high-tech elements in ingenious ways, students have to raise funds, communicate team activities, collect supplies, and work with contractors.
Moving to the Solar Village: When it’s time for the Solar Decathlon, the teams transport their houses to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and rebuild
them on site.
Competing: During the competition itself, the teams receive points for their performance in 10 contests and open their homes to the public.
The winner of this event was Team Germany. To Learn more about Team Germany’s house click below.
It was truly inspiring to see such architecturally innovative spaces that are
so self sufficient and eco-friendly!
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