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The Hungry Gargoyles of 110th Street

Posted by in Architecture on 18. Sep, 2009 | No Comments

The Hungry Gargoyles of 110th Street

One of my favorite buildings in Morningside Heights is the Britannia at 527 West 110th Street.

The Interlace by OMA

Posted by in Uncategorized on 08. Sep, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Interlace by OMA

  Architects Office for Metropolitan Architecture have unveiled new images of a residential project for Singapore, comprising long low apartment blocks stacked in hexagonal configurations.

12 of the Narrowest Homes in the World

Posted by in Architecture on 30. Aug, 2009 | No Comments

12 of the Narrowest Homes in the World

Space constraints, trapezoidal plots, tax evasion—even spite—have given rise to some of the skinniest houses across the globeSpace constraints, trapezoidal plots, tax evasion—even spite—have given rise to some of the skinniest houses across the globeMcMansions, move over! When it comes to innovative design, thin is in. Around the world and throughout history, homes have sprouted […]

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse

Posted by in Architecture on 21. Aug, 2009 | No Comments

How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse

I’ ve been kicking around the idea of building some kind of greenhouse for several years, but I think that I’ve finally decided that in my case the most practical way to take that plunge is going to be with a small hoop house. The main thing that I think I want to do with […]

Solar Paving Stone (Solar Brick)

Posted by in Energy on 21. Aug, 2009 | No Comments

Solar Paving Stone (Solar Brick)

Solar Powered Lighted Paving Stone. Three brilliant bright white LEDs provide a deep, even light across the surface of the brick. Our Solar pavers store solar energy in a high tech capacitor that is rated for 10 years; there is no battery ever to replace!

Hybrid Squared: Ingenious Energy-Generating Bike Rental System

Posted by in Energy on 16. Aug, 2009 | No Comments

Hybrid Squared: Ingenious Energy-Generating Bike Rental System

  Designer Chiyu Chen has conceived of an ingenious transit system that encourages the use of sustainable transportation by crediting people for renting and riding bicycles. His Hybrid2 system consists of a fleet of rentable bicycles that are capable of generating and storing kinetic energy, which is then used to power the city’s hybrid electric […]

Vertical Park: Stackable Solar Skyscraper for Mexico City

Posted by in Energy on 16. Aug, 2009 | No Comments

Vertical Park: Stackable Solar Skyscraper for Mexico City

  In the ever-expanding metropolis of Mexico City, green space is hard to come by. An estimated population of 22 million inhabitants bears an impressive weight on the Valley of Mexico and, in recent years, architects and urbanists have been examining solutions to combat the thickening smog. This stunning Vertical Park by Jorge Hernandez de […]

The Solar Touring Bike

Posted by in Energy on 15. Aug, 2009 | No Comments

The Solar Touring Bike

  Our project is to design and build a solar-electric recumbent touring bike which will allow two riders to ride in long-distance tours powered only by the sun and our muscles. It’s not intended to be the car of the future, rather an experiment to see how a solar powered touring bike can be made […]

The Most Amazing Swimming Pool House Ever (6 Pics)

Posted by in Architecture on 08. Aug, 2009 | No Comments

The Most Amazing Swimming Pool House Ever (6 Pics)

  Have you ever seen a swimming pool house as gorgeous as this? New York based Hariri & Hariri Architecture designed this swimming pool house in suburban Connecticut. I just love the inside/outside feature – you can just imagine having all your friends and family over, BBQing and lounging around on a beautiful, sunny day. […]

the future in dubai

Posted by in Architecture on 04. Aug, 2009 | 1 Comment

the future in dubai

  duabi or dubai city is located on the northern tip of the united arab emeritus on the persian gulf. it has been ruled by the al maktoum dynasty since 1833 and has existed in its modern state since 1971. the current ruler is mohammed bin rashid al maktoum, who is also the prime minister […]