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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sustainable Architecture

Sustainable architecture is a general term that describes environmentally conscious design techniques in the field of architecture. Sustainable architecture is framed by the larger discussion of sustainability and the pressing economic and political issues of our world. In the broad context, sustainable architecture seeks to minimize the negative environmental impact of buildings by enhancing efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. Most simply, the idea of sustainability, or ecological design, is to ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunities of future generations. This term can be used to describe an energy and ecologically conscious approach to the design of the built environment.

Example of green projects:
Lofts @ Cherokee Studios / Pugh + Scarpa

Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters / Lake|Flato Architects and The Bommarito Group

Step Up on Fifth / Brooks + Scarpa

Hydra-Tesla Research Facility / Milos Vlastic, Vuk Djordjevic, Ana Lazovic, & Milica Stankovic

Milos Vlastic, Vuk Djordjevic, Ana Lazovic, and Milica Stankovic shared with us their proposal for the eVolo 2011 Skyscraper Competition which was awarded an honorable mention. The Hydra-Tesla research facility is a skyscraper that investigates the possibility of creating a power plant that uses hydrogen as source of energy

The international community recognizes hydrogen as a key component of sustainable energy system for the transportation, industrial, residential, and commercial sectors. The power is produced through electrolysis and could be stored in batteries and transported by truck, pipes or cables. Another interesting part is that the by-product of the process is clean water.

Its exoskeleton is built from grapheme, the basic structural element of carbon allotropes such as graphite and carbon. Grapheme has a high thermal and electric conductivity and is two hundred times stronger than steel. The idea for the Hydra skyscraper is to harvest energy from lightning storms and store the power in several mega-batteries located at the base. The project also includes a research facility, housing, and recreational areas for scientists and their families.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thanks to all visitors

It's been 3 years i've been blogging. And from there i can see the graph of my visitors keep rising and rising. this giving me fresh injection to keep on sharing through this blog.

But most of all thanks to all visitors all around the globe for making my blog to be this far...

statistic by ShinyStat

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Some scary websites games. What you have to do is follow the instruction, click everywhere and stay as long as you can...