Studio Roosegaardes laser light art tracks floating space waste in the sky

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A dazzling neon green light show is illuminating the night skies in Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s latest large-scale art installation, the Space Waste Lab Performance. Created as part of the Space Waste Lab, the performance uses real-time tracking information to render the space waste floating above our heads visible with bright green LEDs that follow the movement of the drifting waste. The series of live installations kicked off on October 5 in the Dutch city of Almere and aims to call attention… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Stow away on this stylish, minimalist floating hotel in London

If you’re looking for a more unique place to lay your head on your next trip to London, look no further than the Boathouse London, a stylish floating hotel docked on a city canal. Created in partnership with home design brand Made.com, this bespoke hotel and events space on the water was fashioned as “an industrial style barge turned contemporary bolthole” with help from interior designer Katie Hanton. Kitted out in Scandinavian-inspired style, the chic getaway comes with customizable experiences,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This floating park in Rotterdam is made from recycled plastic waste

Over 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined for the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Park opened their first phase to the public: a floating park made entirely of recycled waste.

According to a report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, over 1,000 cubic meters of plastic is transported every year down the Meuse River and into the North Sea. The plastics come from landfills, agriculture, sewage and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sail your worries away on this solar-powered floating tiny home

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Dubai’s new self-sufficient floating villas can withstand rising seas

Millions of people will be displaced by rising sea levels, but for a lucky few, these floating homes will help them weather the storm. Waterstudio designed a community of 33 villas to float on top of the water so that they won’t be inundated by sea rise. Construction of the community – dubbed Amillarah – starts this month with developer Dutch Docklands off the coast of Dubai.

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Sea levels could rise 3 feet by 2100, which could flood a good portion… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, people are finding new, unexpected ways of incorporating it into urban environments. From rooftops and community gardens, urban farming has descended onto waterways and lakes, like in the case of this solar-powered floating structure, called Lotus, which will function as a restaurant and farm.

Lotus utilizes a vertical design to house its various hydroponic and greenhouse stations, along with indoor and outdoor dining areas where visitors can enjoy… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Floating Cloud will be a landmark of world peace in Copenhagen

An uplifting House of Peace (HOPE) may soon rise on Copenhagen’s waters. Junya Ishigami and Svendborg Architects won a design competition to design an active symbol and landmark for world peace with their proposal of the Cloud. Shaped like a puffy cumulus cloud, the floating structure is envisioned as a visitor center and sanctuary for individual reflection.

The House of Peace has been 15 years in the making and began in 2003 when four friends shared a vision to combine art and architecture… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Coal barge in London converted into a sophisticated floating home

A 1924 barge in London has been transformed into an amazing floating home. The historic Humber Keel cargo boat now functions as a comfortable two-bedroom home with two baths, open living space and terrace views. The restored houseboat maintains the original woodwork and custom midcentury furnishings.

The barge, originally used for transporting steel and coal and working in shallow waters, sits in the Poplar Dock Marina of London. It offers 812 square feet of living space which includes two bedrooms,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This brilliant floating farm actually heals the world’s oceans

The state of our oceans is increasingly dire as efforts to reverse the effects of overfishing are slow going. However, one innovative ocean farming system, GreenWave, is out to take the challenge head on. The vertical farming system is a revolutionary setup that cultivates an underwater ecosystem of seaweeds and shellfish that not only is sustainable food production system.

an ocean farmer and fisherman-run organization dedicated to building a new blue-green economy that creates jobs, mitigates… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building