New images show greenery engulfing Singapores tropical skyscraper

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When we last saw local design practice WOHA Architects’ 30-story Oasia Hotel Downtown, the tropical skyscraper had only begun to sprout the lush landscaping that would later overtake the building’s facade. Now, a little over a year-and-a-half later, we’ve been treated to new images of high-rise that’s become increasingly enveloped in creeping vines. This combination of nature and architecture is continued into the building’s embrace of indoor-outdoor spaces, particularly in the sky gardens,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



SOM unveils images of new undulating mixed-use tower in China

The form of SOM’s new mixed-use tower in China is the result of the structural, programmatic and environmental strategy. The first images of the structure show a distinctive silhouette of the Hangzhou Wangchao Center with an undulating glass façade and 8 mega-columns that slope outward at the corners which aim to minimize wind loads and create flexible floor plates.

The Center will be built at the heart of Hangzhou, near one of the city’s new subway station, the tower will combine office spaces,… 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.

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New images show progress on the next world’s tallest building

New images of the Calatrava-designed Dubai Creek Tower have emerged, showing the footprint of what is expected to become the world’s next tallest building. Developer Emaar Properties released construction site photos and video of the 2.3 square-mile Dubai Creek Harbour complex, with which they intend to eclipse the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure since 2010.

Emaar Properties and Dubai Holdings joined together to build the new complex in Dubai, with a 3,045-foot tower designed by Calatrava… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NASA releases images of the world’s largest solar farm from space

The prize for the world’s largest solar farm just transferred from India’s Kamuthi Solar Power Project to China’s Longyangxia Dam Solar Park. Boasting a capacity of 850 megawatts, the solar park includes around four million solar panels – and NASA captured stunning images of the new largest solar park in the world from space. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NASA releases startling new images showing 30 years of change on Earth

 

We hear plenty of news all the time about things like melting glaciers, droughts and massive industrial projects that are dramatically changing the face of the planet, but it’s still easy for those things to remain abstract concepts because the scale is so large. But that all changed recently, when NASA released its “Images of Change” series, a collection of before and after images that show just how much and how fast certain locations on earth have changed over the past 30 years.

 

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LASTING IMAGES: alternatives to traditional burial

You know the saying “death and taxes….,” but tax time comes only once a year and death comes approximately ninety six times per minute. What will you do when your minute arrives? Enter Lasting Images, a feature documentary showing the lighter side of contemporary choices in human remains disposal, of which there are many: Traditional burial– still the first choice among Americans today, but Cremation is rapidly gaining. The growing alternative Green movement, put on the map by the popular HBO series six feet under (oh, and they got it all wrong!); and finally, human composting. You would have to have a sense of humor to make a machine that mulches a loved one.

Lasting Images

Lasting Images is a light-hearted feature documentary that showcases contemporary choices in human remains disposition. You can own the full length version of this film on DVD or DRM-free download here: www.bside.com Find other great festival films at www.bside.com