Translucent concrete walls dramatically light up Jordans Capital Bank

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Translucent concrete walls add drama and beauty to a recently completed Capital Bank in Amman, Jordan. Located on ritzy Cairo Street in Abdoun, the new Capital Bank VIP branch marks the first worldwide use of LUCEM Lichtbeton, a type of concrete with translucent properties. When backlit with LEDs or sunlight, the LUCEM translucent concrete panels create a stunning display of light and shadow for an elegant effect befitting the bank’s “boutique” character.

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Scientists aim to use lasers to turn light into matter

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Dreamy cabin harvests rainwater and natural light for a minimal carbon footprint

Nevada-based INCLINEDESIGN proves sustainable infrastructure can be beautiful in this dreamy timber cabin on Lopez Island, Washington. Available in the summer as a vacation rental, the Barn Gallery guesthouse is a showcase of eco-friendly design from its use of reclaimed timber and metal to its elegantly crafted rainwater catchment system. Surrounded by four acres of woodland and private meadow, the guesthouse faces southwest for views of a secluded waterfront bluff.

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This Living Light is powered by a houseplant

 

The lamp works using photosynthesis. As organic compounds are released in the soil, bacteria generates electrons and protons. Those in turn are used as a battery to power the light. The healthier your plant is, the more photosynthesis takes place and the more energy you generate, which is a pretty cool way to gauge how happy your plant lamp is.

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Artists transform gigantic Japanese park into a psychedelic forest of light

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Undulating green-roofed resort gets green light for coastal Turkey town

A new health and wellness resort planned for a Turkish coastal town appears to lift out of the ground into a series of rolling hills. Designed by architecture firm ENOTA, the sprawling green-roofed Tetusa Oasis Thermal Resort just received the green light for construction in Cesme, Turkey. Designed to mimic the surrounding hilly terrain, this lush resort taps into the landscape’s thermal waters to offer a spa, waterpark, hotel, medical prevention center, elderly care facility, and other health… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Huge circular windows flood Melbourne’s Cirqua Apartments with natural light

Huge circular windows flood the interior of this apartment block in Melbourne with natural light. BKK Architects designed the Cirqua Apartments as a staggered volume that references the region’s historical housing type and reinterprets it in a modern way.

The block occupies a steeply sloping site in a residential neighborhood in Melbourne. Its exterior is dominated by huge porthole windows that span almost the full height of the six cubes. The openings bring natural light into the interior and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Frederike Top’s geometric LED lamps cast colorful rays of ever-changing light

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Gargantuan lace sea urchins light up the night along Singapore’s marina

This lacy installation showcased at Singapore’s iLight Marina Bay Festival looks like a giant urchin that filters sunlight during the day and glows at night. Choi+Shine Architects constructed the installation as a “lacy room” which the visitors can experience from both the outside and the inside, and enjoy its intricate structure and visual effects.

The structures are inspired by sea urchin shells, which are enclosed, yet lightweight and porous. Their permeable surface interacts with light and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This beautiful geometric LED light is customizable into any configuration

 

If you haven’t yet heard of Stickbulb, it’s time to learn about some of the most stunning, innovative and diverse modern lighting.  Founded by Russell Greenberg, and  Christopher Beardley. Both are architecture graduates with a passion for buildings, modular systems, and sustainable manufacturing.The Stickbulb collection is produced by the New York based design studio RUX Design Studio. Made locally in New York City from pieces of the City, the Stickbulb collection is a set of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building