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



Unreleased internal FDA emails show glyphosate weedkiller residue in almost every food tested

For the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for the weedkiller glyphosate, but the agency hasn’t released any results of their findings. This week, the Guardian, using a freedom of information request, found that the FDA has had “trouble finding any food that does not carry traces of the pesticide.”

Internal FDA documents show that scientists have found traces of glyphosate in a wide variety of foods. “I have brought wheat crackers, granola… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

11 Solar-powered homes that show the future of architecture

What will the future of architecture look like? If the impressive solar structures at this year’s Solar Decathlon are any indication, they’ll be smarter, more energy efficient, and a joy to live, work, and play in. This month, a dozen of university-led teams designed, built, and presented their futuristic homes at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 in Denver, Colorado. In the lead up tomorrow’s unveiling of the winner, we’ve rounded up the 11 sustainable dwellings to give… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

Momentum brings a psychedelic show of light and color to Vivid Sydney

Momentum, created by Australian artists Stephanie Shehata and Erin Slaviero, is a collection of three vertical freestanding portals that explore the relationship between light, material, form and speed. Each portal contains one of three different 3D objects that vary in complexity of form allowing the viewer to explore how various forms explore the interplay between infinity, movement and material. The viewer controlled wheel at the back enables the spin of each object.

The installation becomes… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building