Except has developed a sustainability vision for the post-war social housing area Schiebroek-Zuid in Rotterdam. As a first of its kind, the Sustainable Schiebroek-Zuid project provides a template approach
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Piezoelectric technology generates energy from pressure and stress on certain surfaces, and we've seen it harvest electricity from roads and dance floors to power lights and signs. Recently Israeli
In Rotterdam, there is a program where you can buy abandoned buildings for cheap if you promise to renovate them into single family homes. So Rolf decided to buy one to convert into his home and studio.
Singapore is now the proud owner of the world's largest biodiesel plant, which can produce a whopping 800,000 metric tons of fuel per year. The plant, which is operated by Neste Oil, generates fuel from
The original church was a voluminous building with a high roof lined with beautiful wood paneling and a choir platform on one side with two dormer windows. In total, the volume of the church was 3,000
When using devices such as laptops and phones, a certain amount of energy is always wasted via heat. However, researcher Dr. Long Que at Louisiana Tech University has made a green tech breakthrough by
Since Rotterdam has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The
The centre will be built on a 2.8 acre brownfield site near the Thousand Islands in Gananoque. It is hoped that the center will generate new cultural, social, economic and environmental activity for the
This football club pavilion in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a striking building that serves as both a gathering place and a natural grandstand. Spotted on ArchDaily, the club features a canopy that
Tirana is actually a city, but the site for Park Life is on its outskirts and is quite suburban. However, with the density being so high, JA Joubert decided to defy what the classic definition of a suburb
Plastic bags, plastic bags, plastic bags. Since they don't seem to be vanishing any time soon, designers keep coming up with ways to reuse them. The most recent and fascinating of these developments is
Harvesting wasted energy from unexpected places is one of our favorite topics at Inhabitat, however one of the last places we’d look for a “clean” energy source is the tailpipe of a car.
The 2010 Shanghai World Expo hasn't even begun yet but we're already starting to see designs roll in for the 2012 World Expo in Yeosu, Korea! MVRDV just released plans for their own mesmerizing Water Cube
It's a weighty title: the greenest building in North America. But that's exactly what the University of British Columbia claims to be constructing with its new Center for Interactive Research on
Looking for a luxurious hotel to stay at in the Netherlands? Why not try out this Cold War-era East German airplane, which has been transformed into a super delux hotel suite. Parked next to the Teuge
For cities that are settled below sea level, dealing with copious amounts of rainfall year round can be a destructive challenge. But as the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute predicts, Rotterdam has an
Imagine having this sweet public market pop up in your town? Well the lucky residents of Rotterdam are actually getting one! This week, the mayor of the city announced the commencement of construction on
Like a cluster of pleated, venetian blind-esque volcanoes, this new convention center in Taiwan has “skin” that will naturally ventilate the structure and generate energy from solar power.
No, we're not advertising for PNC. But they are - on the side of their headquarters building in downtown Pittsburgh. They recently finished installing what is said to be North America's largest living
The city of Rotterdam recently released a bevy of gorgeous green designs for a new mixed-use city hall building that will become “the most sustainable in The Netherlands”. The city challenged
Harvesting the kinetic energy generated by crowds of people is one of our favorite approaches to renewable energy. Recently Netherlands-based Natuurcafé La Port installed an energy generator in a
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