Following Office for Architectural Culture’s (OAC) win on the international design competition and completion of the master plan for Famen Temple Zen Meditation Centre in 2012, the London-based OAC recently completed the schematic designs for the buildings, landscape, and experiential features and art installations for meditation in the first phase of the project called the […]
A conscientious architecture practice builds accessibility and affordability into its concepts.
A thousand years may seem like a long time, but for some trees it’s less than a lifetime. So, what is a long-term project in forest time?
New regulations aim to dtop traade in illegally felled timber.
Katerva, a sustainability recognition and intelligence organization, has just announced the finalists of its first annual Sustainability Awards, which spotlights the most promising new concepts in the world.
MPs call on the Government to be more ambitious on Marine Conservation Zones 3 added by Hugh on 11 Apr 2013 MPs on the Science and Technology Select Committee have published a report today giving their views on the proposed Marine Conservation Zones around England. In the report, the MPs accuse the Government of ‘letting […]
Belgium’s North Sea minister has revealed the nation’s novel solution to preserving excess energy — build a doughnut-shaped island a few miles of the coast that continually pumps water through its delicious centre
A building integrated multifunctional roofing system has been designed to harvest solar energy through photovoltaics (PVs) and heat utilization while minimizing PV efficiency loss and eliminating the material and labor redundancies of conventional PV systems. Silicon PV modules are embedded between a transparent protective layer and a functionally graded material (FGM) layer that is fabricated […]
A church in Bristol has received tens of thousands of pounds from EDF Energy to help it become more energy efficient by generating its own power.
How many residents of Boulder, Colorado, does it take to screw in a light bulb? 100,000: Taxpayers foot the bill for teams of techies to go door-to-door and caulk windows, swap old light bulbs for compact fluorescent ones, and install programmable thermostats, all in the name of energy efficiency.
Back in 1999, Art Bell and Whitley Strieber published a book titled The Coming Global Superstorm. It predicted that global warming would eventually result in sudden and catastrophic climatic effects — including the onset of unusually large storms. Now, 13 years later — although some are still loathe to admit it — the Atlantic Ocean […]