Check out this Amsterdam house created with trash and items from eBay

.

Garbage doesn’t need to simply be garbage; it can be utilized to build new things, according to Frank Alsema. Gizmodo shared Alsema’s story: he’s a retired TV producer who’s been fashioning his home, Palais Récup, or Palace Recover, out of such garbage and items he uncovered on the Dutch eBay. His north Amsterdam home serves as a laboratory for sustainable living.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_9Q88cw5gM View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Perkins+Will designs LEED Gold-seeking academic building for York University

Perkins+Will has won a design competition for the Toronto’s York University School of Continuing Studies, an eye-catching building that will target impressive eco-credentials. The design, which beat out a shortlist of seven proposals, is expected to meet a minimum certification of LEED Gold with potential for net-zero energy and net-zero carbon. The $50.5 million School of Continuing Studies will break ground in 2019 on York University’s Keele campus.

Proposed for a corner lot… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Scientists aim to use lasers to turn light into matter

adsa

 

Related:

 

Via Phys.org

Images via Imperial College London View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Riken Yamamoto unveils green-roofed designs for Taiwans Taoyuan Museum of Art

Taiwan’s Taoyuan City is often passed over for its glitzier neighbor Taipei, but a new proposed art museum could give the city an extra boost in attracting new talent and tourists. Kanazawa-Based Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop unveiled competition-winning designs for the Taoyuan Museum of Art that comprises a pair of dramatically sloped green-roofed buildings. Dubbed “The Hill,” the multipurpose art museum will be located in the heart of the city and serve as a new community hub.

Created… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Just before he died, Stephen Hawking predicted the ‘end of the universe’

Just before he died, Stephen Hawking was working on a groundbreaking study that predicted the end of the world and sought to prove the multiverse theory. His co-author Professor Thomas Hertog, of KU Leuven University in Belgium, says that the work is so important that Hawking could – and “should” – have received a Nobel Prize had he not passed away last week.

Hawkings paper, titled “A Smooth Exit From Eternal Inflation,” looked at ways in which humans could identify parallel universes… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

LifeEditeds newest home brings off-grid luxury to Maui

If you loved LifeEdited’s shape-shifting Manhattan apartment from a few years ago, prepare to be stunned by the design consultancy’s latest project—an off-grid luxury Maui home that produces more energy than it needs. While LifeEdited:Maui is more than double the size of the transforming Manhattan project, the Hawaii home was likewise built to push the envelope in sustainable luxury design. The home, built for LifeEdited founder Graham Hill, boasts the top of the line in eco-friendly and space-saving… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Conservationists rid Florida of invasive iguanas by smashing their heads

Invasive iguana populations have soared in Florida, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched a $63,000 research project to figure out the best way to get rid of the lizards. But some people are taking issue with one method: that of smashing in the iguanas’ heads.

Related: View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The companies storing energy in cold air

While renewable sources of energy are gaining strength in their ability to generate electricity, energy storage remains an obstacle standing in the way of wide adoption. To fill this gap, some companies are thinking outside the box and investing in developing energy storage that relies on cold air. “Compressed air is an interesting technology,” Ravi Manghani, director of energy storage at Greentech Media told the BBC. “It can be a form of bulk storage.” Alacaes in Switzerland is one company… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New images capture Zaha Hadids luxury High Line condos in NYC

Photographers Hufton+Crow have captured new images of 520 West 28th, the Zaha Hadid-designed luxury condos that loom large over New York City’s High Line Park. Completed last year, the LEED-seeking curvaceous building is a stunning sculptural triumph that’s equally impressive indoors with its wealth of high-tech amenities. The building’s expressive steel facade has an undeniably futuristic feel, yet its handcrafted elements pay homage to Chelsea’s industrial past.

Located in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Less fertilizer, greater crop yields, and more money: China’s agricultural breakthrough

Nearly 21 million farmers in China adopted recommendations from scientists in a 10-year study in an effort to improve the sustainability of agriculture in the country — and according to a Nature news article, all together the farmers were around $12.2 billion better off.

Related: View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building