Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

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In a bid to save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has proposed transforming the structure into 50 luxury apartments topped with a High Line-inspired linear park. Created as part of a petition to protest the tear down of the structure, the design aims to spark greater dialogue and media attention in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design practice has also proposed using the sale of apartments to fund… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Foster + Partners turn an office tower into Hong Kongs newest luxury hotel

Foster + Partners transformed a former government headquarters tower into a luxury hotel in Hong Kong that has just opened its doors to the public. Located on the southern edge of Central with sweeping views of The Peak, the 336-room hotel—named The Murray—not only includes a striking interior overhaul, but also features a new street frontage and green space to reconnect the 25-storey tower with the urban fabric. The adaptive reuse project preserved the existing self-shading facade to maximize… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Brooklyn SolarWorks can turn almost any rooftop into a sun-powered oasis

Brooklyn SolarWorks is all about helping New Yorkers get solar power installed — and one of their products, the Solar Canopy offers solar in spots where solar panels might not be able to be placed due to fire codes. They recently released stunning renderings that paint a picture of just what solar in the city could look like.

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Sprawling nets turn a Chinese forest into a climbing wonderland

You don’t need to know how to climb a tree to enjoy this marvelous climbing maze suspended in a Guangdong forest. When the school affiliated to the Luofu Mountain Chinese Classics Institute wanted to encourage children to pursue more physical activity, the school tapped Chinese design studio unarchitecte to design a place conducive to play in the forested valley. Taking inspiration from nature, the designers created the Climbing Park of Luofu Mountain, a system of white nets and climbing areas… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Scientists aim to use lasers to turn light into matter

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HOW TO: Turn your food waste into clean energy

Each year, 1.3 billion tons of food ends up lost or wasted in the world. That makes up 46 percent of the world’s garbage, 59 percent of which ends up in landfills. While the world’s food waste situation is what you’d call a “doozy,” consumers and companies like HomeBiogas are determined to turn food waste into clean, usable energy.

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What Is HomeBiogas?

HomeBiogas is one of several successful projects to come about from Kickstarter…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Atelier Space turn a 1925 nursery into a daylit solar-powered residence in the Netherlands

Smart adaptive reuse can do wonders with old, abandoned and disused buildings. Dutch firm Atelier Space breathed new life into this 1925 nursery in Leiden, the Netherlands, and converted it into a beautiful, daylit residence with all the amenities, technology and polish worthy of a modern urban home.

The architects preserved much of the original 1925 nursery, turned the former gym into an airy, open-plan living, dining, and kitchen area. They divided a large classroom into three separate… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Turn any bike into an e-bike with UrbanX’s drop-in wheel

Want an electric bicycle but already have a bike? UbranX created a drop-in wheel that can turn any old bicycle into a cool e-bike. The wheel only take around one minute to install. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This mobile transforming prep station helps urban foragers turn weeds into tasty meals

With spring nearly here, homeowners and gardeners are starting to germinate their flower, vegetable and herb seeds and clear overgrown gardens of weeds and grass. Most of us are conditioned to identify plants that grow naturally in our yards as weeds, forgetting that many among them can not only be edible, but are also free sources of nutrition. Dutch spatial design agency Overtreders W (Trespassers W) recognized the culinary potential of urban vegetation and designed a transforming, mobile fieldwork… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Architects turn a cramped apartment into a gorgeous loft where the owner’s cats can roam freely

Taiwanese architects ST Studio renovated a cramped, two-bedroom apartment in Taipei and turned it into a flexible loft that doubles as a spacious playground for the owner’s two cats. Loft H can be adapted to different situations and features long shelving where the owner can keep his collection of books, figurines and sneakers.

The architects removed some of the partitions to bring more natural light into the interior and create a loft-like effect. Upon the owner’s request, the team introduced… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building