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Michael Jantzen Designs Solar-Powered Global Climate Change Pavilion

Michael Jantzen Designs Solar-Powered Global Climate Change Pavilion

Prolific designer Michael Jantzen completed a conceptual proposal that uses engaging design to spur greater global climate change debate and education. Titled the Global Climate Change Pavilion, this

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Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Visitors Center Generates Solar Electricity in the Desert

Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Visitors Center Generates Solar Electricity in the Desert

Michael Jantzen has unveiled a conceptual design for the Sun Rays Visitor Center, a steel and concrete educational facility that doubles as a solar electric power plant in the desert. The off-grid

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Michael Jantzen’s California Food and Agriculture Pavilion Produces Crops and Green Energy

Michael Jantzen’s California Food and Agriculture Pavilion Produces Crops and Green Energy

Michael Jantzen's pavilion proposal is designed as a tourist attraction for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Its design is intended to sustainably celebrate the great diversity, and the

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Michael Jantzen’s Pavilion of the Rising Sun Gathers Solar Energy for Local Communities

Michael Jantzen’s Pavilion of the Rising Sun Gathers Solar Energy for Local Communities

Michael Jantzen designed the Pavilion of the Rising Sun, a proposal for a large public space that gathers energy from the sun and distributes it out into the local community. The gathered energy is also

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Michael Jantzen’s Radius Transformation Pavilion Is a Futuristic Solar-Powered Structure On Wheels

Michael Jantzen’s Radius Transformation Pavilion Is a Futuristic Solar-Powered Structure On Wheels

Jantzen designed the building with the idea of absolute flexibility in mind. The structure is meant to meet the spatial needs and desires of different users. The rubber wheels allow visitors to reshape

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar Eco-Aquaponic House is a Self-Sustaining Urban Farm

Michael Jantzen’s Solar Eco-Aquaponic House is a Self-Sustaining Urban Farm

Michael Jantzen’s Eco-Aquaponic House is a cylindrical steel structure that creates a self-sustaining environment for growing fish and plants - waste generated by the fish is used to fertilize the

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Michael Jantzen’s Seed-Sowing Machines Plant Flowers in Response to Environmental Destruction

Michael Jantzen’s Seed-Sowing Machines Plant Flowers in Response to Environmental Destruction

Artist Michael Jantzen has released designs for a solar-powered seed-sowing machine that would plant flowers in response to evidence of environmental destruction. Placed in various locations around the

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen's Transformation House is designed to be constructed from lightweight steel and partially clad with photovoltaic cells to power the structure using sunlight. Its playful and imaginative

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Prefab M-velope Retreats Shift and Slide into a Bevy of Fun Shapes

Prefab M-velope Retreats Shift and Slide into a Bevy of Fun Shapes

Comprised of several different pre-fabricated sections, M-velopes are prefabricated and shipped just about anywhere in the world and bolted on-site. The complexity of the structure varies according to

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar Eclipse Pavilion is a Public Sculpture that Doubles as a Renewable Energy Source

Michael Jantzen’s Solar Eclipse Pavilion is a Public Sculpture that Doubles as a Renewable Energy Source

Michael Jantzen's Solar Eclipse Pavilion is a sprawling steel sculpture designed to create a shady public meeting space. But instead of serving just one function the artistic installation is capped with a

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar Science Center is Powered by Towering Photovoltaic Antenna

Michael Jantzen’s Solar Science Center is Powered by Towering Photovoltaic Antenna

The center is also designed to incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and collect rainwater through its roof. The central spire feature an observation deck, and it's ringed by a green roof

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Michael Jantzen Deconstructs the Suburbs with a Mind-Bending Series of Altered Photos

Michael Jantzen Deconstructs the Suburbs with a Mind-Bending Series of Altered Photos

  These hybrid images are so altered that the houses at times appear to be derelict and on the brink of collapse. They comment on the way in which we take the stability of the suburbs for

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Great River Turbine is a Gigantic Hydroelectric Energy Generator

Great River Turbine is a Gigantic Hydroelectric Energy Generator

The great river turbine is a conceptual design for a large (one hundred foot diameter) stainless steel water turbine developed to function as a tourist attraction and as a powerful electricity generator.

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Solar-Powered Spiral Garden Pavilion is a Sustainable and Adaptable Retreat

Solar-Powered Spiral Garden Pavilion is a Sustainable and Adaptable Retreat

Designed as an interactive retreat, the Spiral Garden Pavilion is a peaceful solar-powered space for visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy their surroundings. The airy pavilion by Michael Jantzen would

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Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

Michael Jantzen’s Web-Shaped Pavilion Is a Solar-Powered Interactive Gathering Place

The building has been design to be controlled via the internet, where people from all over the world can have a hand in altering the shape of the structure through their computers, iPods, iPads, or smart

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Michael Jantzen Unveils a Wind Powered Eco Wine Pavilion

Michael Jantzen Unveils a Wind Powered Eco Wine Pavilion

Prolific and provocative eco-architect Michael Jantzen has come up with yet another fascinating building, this time inspired by the symbolic image of grape vines growing over a trellis. The Eco Wine

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Michael Jantzen’s Towering Eco-Hotel Sports a Ski Slope!

Michael Jantzen’s Towering Eco-Hotel Sports a Ski Slope!

What's not to love about a 95-room hotel with a giant, 400 foot built-in ski slope - especially if it's powered by wind and sun? This is one resort that definitely redefines on-slope accommodations.

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Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

The newest building concept to spring from the mind of eco-designer and artist Michael Jantzen is a testament to the power of renewable energy. His monumental Wind Farm Celebration Center is designed to

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Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Pavilion Leans Towards Sustainability

Michael Jantzen’s Sun Rays Pavilion Leans Towards Sustainability

Internationally acclaimed designer Michael Jantzen continues to wow us with his architectural and renewable energy wonders. His newest brainchild, the Sun Rays Pavilion, consists of 12 massive columns

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Michael Jantzen’s Revolving R-House

Michael Jantzen’s Revolving R-House

Sustainable design superstar Michael Jantzen thrills us again with the oh-so-adaptable R-House. Intended as a vacation home, it is constructed nearly entirely from Accoya, a new 'species' of

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M-Velope Transformer House For Sale at Neiman Marcus

M-Velope Transformer House For Sale at Neiman Marcus

Wouldn't it be great to be able change the shape and position of the walls of your house to go along with your mood, or more practically, the weather? Michael Jantzen's transformable M-Velope® is just

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Solar Wind Pavilion by Michael Jantzen

Solar Wind Pavilion by Michael Jantzen

Michael Jantzen's experimental designs are a fascinating amalgamation of art, architecture, and environmental sustainability. The visionary architect's design for the Solar Wind Pavilion is no exception.

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PREFAB FRIDAYS: M-VIRONMENTS

PREFAB FRIDAYS: M-VIRONMENTS

Michael Jantzen's work transcends modern design. A m-lange of space-age sculpture and tinker-toy experiment, Jantzen's buildings and houses span a vast range of functions and architectural styles. Just

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