London Olympics

Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Coca Cola commissioned eco artist Sarah Turner to create lighting and a massive recycled sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the London 2012 Olympic games. At 2 meters wide the lights make quite a

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PHOTOS: Giant Recycled Fabric Baobab Tree Sprouts in London

PHOTOS: Giant Recycled Fabric Baobab Tree Sprouts in London

The bright and bold tree rises almost 46 feet high on Southbank’s waterfront. Designed by the group of artists, engineers and designers in Pirate Technics, the tree was created to represent the nations

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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

With less than a month to go before the Olympics started, property developers The Cathedral Group asked Myerscough to design a cafe for the corner of a vacant industrial lot. Located directly next to the

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6 Ways Artists Are Recycling Guns for Peace

6 Ways Artists Are Recycling Guns for Peace

Transforming Arms into Tools, Mozambique Since 1995, The Christian Council of Mozambique has managed a program that offers tools (such as bicycles, sewing machines and hoes) to those who bring in their

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BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

BMW’s Waterfall Pavilion Shows Off Efficient Vehicles in London’s Olympic Park

Serie Architects took inspiration from the Victorian bandstand to create the temporary showroom for BMW during the Olympics. Set on the Waterworks River, the two story space features a glass clad plinth

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London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

London’s 2012 Olympic Park Opens to the Public this Week After Years of Preparation

Hosting the Olympics is a massive undertaking for the host city. In 2006, London demolished more than 200 buildings to make room for what would eventually become the Olympic Park. When those buildings

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Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop Protestors Project Anti-Adidas Video On a London Olympic Park Building

Sweatshop protestors took advantage of the massive crowds descending upon London's Olympic Park Sunday, and used a building overlooking the park to show a video criticizing Adidas for its alleged worker

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The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

London Velodrome The London Velodrome, part of the Velopark bicycling center in east London, anchors the northern end of the city’s Olympic Park. Both the indoor velodrome and nearby BMX racing track

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Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

Amazing LEGO London Olympic Stadium Made From 100,000 Bricks Wows Crowds

The model took four people two months to complete. It sits in the Westfield shopping mall near the official London Olympics store and draws crowds that are sometimes four people deep. The minifigures used

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Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

Anish Kapoor’s Recycled Steel ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower Provides Views of London’s Olympic Park

The ArcelorMittal Orbit is an observation tower located in the heart of London's Olympic Park and stands at almost 4,500 feet tall. The sculpture was designed by Anish Kapoor, and structural engineering

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Warm, Sunny Weather in London Could Create “Perfect Storm” of Smog Ahead of Olympic Opening Ceremony

Warm, Sunny Weather in London Could Create “Perfect Storm” of Smog Ahead of Olympic Opening Ceremony

London Smog Photo by Shutterstock Fears about the impact of pollution on the performance of athletes in the upcoming London Olympics have heightened as government agencies appear poised to issue a

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Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Solar Lamp Provides 5 Hours of Continuous Light

Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun Solar Lamp Provides 5 Hours of Continuous Light

While the Tate Modern may be a far cry from the Little Sun lamps eventual destination, it is in some respects a natural location for Olafur Eliasson to launch and promote the innovative endeavor. In 2003,

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London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

Photo from Wikimedia Commons With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on

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The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

The 2012 US Olympic Uniforms Are Made in China – Sen. Harry Reid Wants Them Burned

Our country's Olympic uniforms may bear the letters 'U.S.A.', but they've actually been manufactured overseas in China. While many have been quick to shrug off the origins of the Ralph Lauren-designed

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London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

Transport for London's Emirates Air Line spans 1 km from the North Woolwich Peninsula to Royals Victoria Dock and is supported by sculptural towers. Opening just 1 month before the Olympics begin, the

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Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

The Cube is a prefabricated, lightweight, mobile restaurant designed by Park Associati to travel around Europe and sit atop famous buildings with spectacular views. Launched in the spring of 2011, The

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McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

McDonald’s Launches New “Mad-Men”-Inspired Eco-Uniforms for Olympics

Mad Men style is running rampant this season and fast food uniforms are apparently no exception. McDonald's U.K. unveiled a new line of eco-friendly uniforms that will make you feel like you're dining

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Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid was just awarded the title of "Dame" for her services in architecture. The honor and new title (officially Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) were given as part of Queen

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Olympicene: New Molecule Shaped Like the Olympic Rings Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Olympicene: New Molecule Shaped Like the Olympic Rings Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Scientists from IBM Research Zurich just created a tiny 5-ringed molecule called olympicene that is only 1.2 nanometers wide— about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. The new graphite molecule is

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Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

The site for Sugarhouse Studios is located south of the Olympic Park in a former sign-writers workshop, which is scheduled for demolition 2013 as part of a new residential and business development. Rather

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Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

Vinyl From London Olympics Will Be Recycled for the 2014 World Cup

While we weren't thrilled to hear that the 2012 London Olympics would be using PVC to build many of their temporary structures, the good news is that the materials will be recycled for another big

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FLOW Harnesses Tidal Waves to Create Energy and Music

FLOW Harnesses Tidal Waves to Create Energy and Music

The sounds vary depending on the ebb and flow of the water as it passes through FLOW during high and low tides. Visitors can also manipulate the sounds and instruments inside, by playing with buttons,

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Olympic Medals Contain Metals from Mines Said to Cause Life-Threatening Pollution

Olympic Medals Contain Metals from Mines Said to Cause Life-Threatening Pollution

The 2012 London Olympics are just a few short months away, and being no stranger to controversy, it is already facing criticism over the sourcing of metals for its iconic medals. With the slogan "Don't

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London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

The upcoming London Olympics have been the source of much concern, as never before seen traffic levels are expected to bring the City's streets to a three week-long standstill. However staff at one data

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UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS has added 10 large biomethane diesel trucks to its dedicated 2012 London Olympics fleet. With Olympic organizers striving to put on the greenest and most ethical games ever and the city struggling to

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Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

The brainchild of Lindsey Scannapieco, Films on Fridges was created as a way to animate a vacant lot in a creative way while celebrating the Olympics. Scannapieco was helped out by her business partner

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Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

The winning entry was designed by Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos, and Antonio Cruz to look like the Olympic rings. The rings are extruded into rooms where visitors can find out information,

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First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Black Cabs Hit the Streets of London

First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Black Cabs Hit the Streets of London

Intelligent Energy just announced that their hydrogen Fuel Cell Black Cabs have hit the streets of London for the first time! The taxis are equipped with a fuel cell and a lithium polymer batter pack that

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Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Studio Dining East was a three week dining experience for London pop-up experts Bistrotheque, whose third foray into pop up spots turned out to be an eco-success. Groarke, who is known for projects that

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London Unveils Plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

London Unveils Plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The UK's Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, recently announced that upon the completion of the 2012 London Olympics, the Olympic Park will be transformed

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