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‘Why aren’t buildings more like trees?’

‘Why aren’t buildings more like trees?’ | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it

Jerry Tate gave a short talk entitled ‘Why aren’t buildings more like trees? Why aren’t cities more like forests?’.

The talk focused on natural systems and how we can mimic them in the built environment, citing the work of Grimshaw Architects and Michael Pawlyn at Exploration Architecture...


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The +Energy House in Germany

The +Energy House in Germany | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it

From the architect:

The +Energy House lies down as a flat structure on the sloping site and forms at the upper floor a platform that connects inside and outside together and offers a magnificent view of the countryside. The two-storey structure incorporates mixed construction systems: concrete on the ground floor, with wood upstairs.

Additionally, dowelled laminated timber elements enable the structure to be entirely built without glues, with a clients request for pollution-free construction and ecological building materials.


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notliebags's comment, September 27, 2013 12:18 PM
cool design
António Sousa Correia's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:56 PM

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Stop that Noise! Your Quick Guide to Soundproofing Your Home

Stop that Noise! Your Quick Guide to Soundproofing Your Home | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
We live in a world where alarm clocks take different forms. It can be the occasional beeps of cars zooming down the street or a smartphone ringing off the hook.

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Taiwan Skyscraper's Facade Covered in Thousands of Wind Turbines

Taiwan Skyscraper's Facade Covered in Thousands of Wind Turbines | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it

Beijing-based Decode Urbanism Office has designed a 1,150 foot (350m) skyscraper located in Taichung City, Taiwan, to house the city’s Department of Urban Development, commercial concerns, museums, retail areas and exhibitions spaces. 


The building’s design was inspired by the plum blossom, the national flower of China and Taiwan. The building’s twisting and turning structure is intended to evoke the experience of plum blossoms bursting into bloom.

To do so, the facade has thousands of small diamond shaped wind turbines, which produce enough energy to power the building. These wind generators are set into the facade grid, oscillating as wind skirts the building.



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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, October 13, 2013 2:25 PM

Qué os parece una fachada compuesta por miles de pequeñas turbinas que generan  energía para el consumo del edificio?

Un propuesta de belleza orgánica y filosofía sostenible para esta torre de Taichung City, en Taiwan,

JMS1kiddz's curator insight, October 15, 2013 10:42 AM

new and innovative way to produce power for an entire building. The source of energy is embedded in the architecture. - Madi Chaput

JMS1kiddz's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:17 AM

Yet again another environmentally friendly design. This building has been designed to generate its own energy and power LED lighting throughout the building. This is done through the power of wind turbines which the building is completely surrounded by. It is becoming the newest trend in design to create buildings and structures that are helpful to the environment.

-Heather Leigh Arends

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300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds | InfobytesTV

300 Years of FOSSIL FUELS in 300 Seconds | InfobytesTV | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real ris.

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Google invests in Silver Ridge Power’s Mount Signal Solar project

Google invests in Silver Ridge Power’s Mount Signal Solar project | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it

Silver Ridge Power, LLC (“Silver Ridge Power”), formerly known as AES Solar, and Google Inc. (“Google”) announced today that Google became a partner and will invest approximately $103 million in Silver Ridge Power’s 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar project.  The project, also known as Imperial Valley Solar 1, is a utility-scale solar photovoltaic (“PV”) generating plant under construction in Imperial County, California. Mount Signal Solar is expected to be fully operational in 2014 and will sell its output to the San Diego Gas & Electric Company under a long-term power purchase agreement.


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Friday Night Lights not just for high school football - Purdue Exponent

Friday Night Lights not just for high school football - Purdue Exponent | Sustainable Conservation | Scoop.it
Friday Night Lights not just for high school football Purdue Exponent “Energy is used in every aspect of our lives, from the second we wake up in the morning to the moment we go to bed at night, so making people aware of their usage of energy by...
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