11 Solar-powered homes that show the future of architecture

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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