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Green8: A 'Vertical Garden City' for Berlin

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This conceptual skyscraper for Berlin has a twisted figure-of-eight structure that curves around elevated gardens and greenhouses.

Agnieszka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus, architects based in Berlin, developed the design to contribute to a new masterplan being put together for the eastern quarter of the city.

Describing the building as a "vertical garden city", the architects have planned a network of gardens and greenhouses that would slot into the two hollows of the figure-of-eight, intended to serve a growing desire among city dwellers for self-sustaining gardening.


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Sustainability and Innovative Design: Green Homes at the Solar Decathlon

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Orange County hosted the U.S. Department of Energy's biennial green building event the Solar Decathlon this year, constructing a village of 'solar homes' in Irvine's Great Park, open to the public two weekends in October.

The twenty student-built projects compete in ten contests with specific criteria, ranging from architecture and engineering to communications and energy balance. The individual contest scores are totaled at the end of the competition to determine overall livability, efficiency and affordability, awarding the team with the highest overall score first place.


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J. Francisco Muzard's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:19 AM

J'approuve ce genre de construction qui, non seulement sont agréables à l'oeil mais qui sont aussi écologiques. Des maisons idéales pour les pays du sud comme au Chili, par exemple...

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Selected to Design Wind and Solar-Powered Astana World Expo 2017 Site

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Selected to Design Wind and Solar-Powered Astana World Expo 2017 Site | Things about Sustainable Conservation and stuff. | Scoop.it
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have been selected from 46 architecture teams to design the renewable energy powered World Expo 2017 site in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Located in Kazakhstan's capital, the 173 hectare expo site will be entirely powered by wind and solar power in accordance with the expo’s "Future Energy" theme.  AS+GG was selected because their design was the most practical in terms of sustainability and architecture, and it can be utilized for many years after the expo has run its course. The buildings and the landscaping will be constructed using the principles of environmentally, economically and socially sustainable design.

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Norm Miller's curator insight, October 29, 2013 1:34 PM

Big ego driven projects result in some great icons and this seems to fall into that same pattern.