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Lilypad floating city concept

Lilypad floating city concept | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it
Architect Vincent Callebaut’s “Lilypad” concept is a completely self-sufficient floating city designed to accommodate up to 50,000 people.
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Noah's Ark redesigned?

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Boat builder constructs tiny $11,000 home with salvaged materials

Boat builder constructs tiny $11,000 home with salvaged materials | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"Oregon boat builder Brian Schulz has turned his carpentry skills towards creating the Japanese Forest House – a 200 square foot (18.5 sqm) home built from predominantly reclaimed wood and salvaged materials. The tiny home took Schulz two years to complete, costing him just US$11,000 in materials." 

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Boat builder builds his own tiny home.

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Austria: World-class architecture joins high-level sustainability at new Vienna university | GizMag.com

Austria: World-class architecture joins high-level sustainability at new Vienna university | GizMag.com | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

The new campus of the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) is a like a smorgasbord of 21st century architecture, with signature buildings by Zaha Hadid Hitoshi Abe and Estudio Carme Pinós, among others. But the world-class campus has equally high standards for energy efficiency and sustainability.

 

Though the buildings of the 100,000 square-meter (1 million sq-ft) campus were created by a roster of international talent, the master plan was conceived by the Viennese office of BUSarchitektur in partnership with BOA (büro für offensive aleatorik, or "Studio for Offensive Randomness"). BUS also designed the Teaching Center.

 

The school opened in October 2013 to 25,000 students and 1,500 faculty, but its green energy ethos was in place well beforehand, as work was carried out according to Guidelines for Sustainable Construction. These include environmentally-friendly logistics and the reduction of traffic, dust and pollution during building.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Glad to see that someone is keeping their heads about them when planning, designing and building a university campus. Bravo to WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).

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Flavours Orchard concept envisions eco-friendly, energy-producing community

Flavours Orchard concept envisions eco-friendly, energy-producing community | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"Architect Vincent Callebaut has unveiled ambitious plans to create an energy-producing community comprising 45 futuristic villas in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming. Though likely to remain on the drawing board for the foreseeable future, the Flavours Orchard concept offers plenty of food for thought and some interesting renders to pore over."

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Fascinating concept for a community to be built on reclaimed former industrial wasteland. There are three types of villa design envisioned for the settlement. 

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Interview: Garden designer Dan Pearson on London's planned Garden Bridge

Interview: Garden designer Dan Pearson on London's planned Garden Bridge | Avant-garde Art, Design & Rock 'n' Roll | Scoop.it

"Plans for London's proposed Garden Bridge are beginning to flourish following the recent confirmation that the UK government and Transport for London (TfL) will each commit £30 million (US$50 million) of funding to the project. Conceived by Joanna Lumley, designed by architect Thomas Heatherwick and to be planted by renowned horticulturist Dan Pearson, the bridge will provide a green public space and a link between the bohemian South Bank and lively Covent Garden."

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This sounds like an absolutely fascinating project. It will be a pedestrian Garden Bridge over the Thames River. The architect is Thomas Heatherwick of the Seed Cathedral and the horticulturalist is Dan Pearson. The idea was conceived by Joanna Lumley.

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