Posts tagged architecture
Powered by Plants: Concept Co-Generation Plant Includes Greenhouses and Vertical Gardens

Trans Gas Energy (TGE) asked Michael Singer to work with Stephan Solzhenitsyn of TRC Environmental Corp. on the early stage planning of a new cogeneration gas fired power facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The plant was engineered to use natural gas to generate 1,100MW of electricity and up to 2 million pounds per hour of steam; about 10% of New York City’s peak steam and electric energy needs. Singer began his process by bringing together a team of outstanding professionals in design, planning, science and engineering. The Singer Team goal was to bring the state-of-the-art engineering design found inside the power plant to the architectural structure and exterior site. The team investigation centered on the question: can there by a close relationship between a power plant and its surrounding community and a communion between functional needs and environment, natural systems and innovative design?


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A Pavilion of Moss and Scaffolding May Be Coming to Times Square

Times Square’s concrete jungle may soon welcome a thriving pavilion of moss. As part of Design Pavilion 2018, a nine-day event that takes place in celebration of the city’s official design week NYCxDESIGN, designer Sam Biroscak has conceptualized Mossgrove, an eco-concious project that highlights the possibilities of two “under-appreciated,” but seemingly ubiquitous urban elements: scaffolding and moss. If successfully funded through Kickstarter, New Yorkers can expect to see the installation blooming to life in Times Square from May 12th to 20th, 2018.

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“World’s Most Sustainable Shopping Centre”, with Rooftop Farm, to Open in Melbourne

Frasers Property Australia has announced plans to regenerate Burwood Brickworks in Melbourne’s east into what it’s calling “the most sustainable shopping centre in the world”.The developer has enlisted eco-pioneer, florist and designer Joost Bakker – best known for his sustainability-focused projects Silo, Brothl and Greenhouse – as a creative consultant to help turn the site’s 2000-square-metre rooftop into an urban farm and restaurant space.

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A new concept for AirBnB: A Self-sufficient housing ecosystem experience

Recombining elements of suburban living, contemporary technologies and existing trade and service markets like airbnbaustralian-based architectural studio blight blight & blight’sconcept for a practical utopia proposes a modern and sustainable way of living. divided into ‘the cave’ and ‘the light’, ‘friends of brick’ is a two-part ecosystem comprising a brick vault base and a plantation area.

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This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

When you imagine a farm, this is probably the last thing you’d think of… and that’s precisely its appeal! Called Lotus, this floating architecture is at once a space for growing veggies, dining, and socializing within urban environments. The structure utilizes a vertical design to house its various hydroponic and greenhouse stations. Inside and out, visitors and diners can enjoy waterside views and watch and learn more about their food growing as they dine. Designed to be built on waterways and lakes within cities, they capitalize on centrally located free space to avoid interfering with the existing structures.

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SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPES ARE ON THE HORIZON

Two weekends ago, I was honored to attend the 2017 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Conference in Los Angeles. I was delightfully surprised at how many education sessions were focused on the intersection of landscape architecture, sustainability, and resiliency. The sheer number of education sessions in total was also encouraging. There are so many professionals in landscape architecture and related fields who want to teach others about something new and/or innovative.

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VINCENT CALLEBAUT PROPOSES 3D-PRINTING ‘FARMING BRIDGES’ TO REGENERATE WAR-TORN MOSUL

Vincent Callebaut has presented his winning project for the Rifat Chadirji prize, a competition that called for ideas to rebuild Iraq’s liberated areas in Mosul. Titled ‘five farming bridges’, the concept puts forward the construction of affordable and adaptable bridges topped with modular housing units.

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