biomimicry

NANO VENT-SKIN: CO2 Filtering Solar Micro-turbines!

NANO VENT-SKIN: CO2 Filtering Solar Micro-turbines!

There's nothing like a towering wind turbine to inspire NIMBY sentiment from neighbors and city councils alike. Enter a striking new alternative energy concept by Mexican-born Agustin Otegui, who works

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SOLAR LILY PADS Proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River

SOLAR LILY PADS Proposed for Glasgow’s Clyde River

In a stunning example of biomimicry, Scottish architecture firm ZM Architecture have come up with a brilliant scheme to provide solar power to the city of Glasgow - and do so in a way that is provocative,

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MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

MILAN 2008: Helica Ceramics by Anouk Omlo Blossoms

The arrival of Salone Internazionale del Mobile marks not only the official start of spring in the design world, but also an inspiring cross-pollination of fresh ideas related to innovative furniture,

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SMOOTH OPERATOR: The Clean Technology Tower

SMOOTH OPERATOR: The Clean Technology Tower

The Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill architectural firm has been busy stirring up the world's skyline with a slew of lean, green superstructures that push the energy-neutral envelope. AS+GG recently unveiled

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ORQUIDEORAMA: A Beautiful Floating Meshwork of Modular Flower Tree Structures

ORQUIDEORAMA: A Beautiful Floating Meshwork of Modular Flower Tree Structures

We're crazy about this gorgeous botanical garden in Medellin, Colombia that was renovated in 2008 by Plan B Architects. The Orquideorama is an organically expanding wooden meshwork of modular

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Miami Art Museum by Herzog & De Meuron

Miami Art Museum by Herzog & De Meuron

When the Miami Art Museum required a new headquarters they decided to hire famous Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. They were expecting an incredible design worthy of a cosmopolitan

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SAN FRANCISCO IN 2108? – The Hydro-Net Vision of the Future

SAN FRANCISCO IN 2108? – The Hydro-Net Vision of the Future

San Francisco is already one of the greenest cities in the US, but check out this wild new concept from IwamotoScott Architects to completely remake the city into an ecotopia by 2108. The design,

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