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Sustainable four-bed homes generate enough solar energy to be powered all year round, says Masdar
Some homeowners have installed artificial turf in their yards to cut back on water use, though several environmental groups object to the fake grass.
The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a membership organisation dedicated to improving the energy performance of buildings across Europe, has produced a new fact sheet on definitions of 'nearly zero energy buildings' (nZEB) across Europe.
The competition brief was to design a single building where study programmes will be shared between six education and research institutions belonging to the Paris-Saclay University: the École Polytechnique, Institut Mines-Telecom, AgroParistech
Work has just commenced on the 28 million euro regeneration of the historic Old Medina of Casablanca in Morocco. Designs for a Foster + Partners-designed tower cluster in the quarter’s harbour area were originally revealed last year. The scheme
A massive luxury hotel in the Swiss Alps that is proposed to stand 1,250 feet tall is facing criticism.
Work is progressing on the Sustainable Energy Efficient Demonstration House on Tipton Highway, a project that is a partnership between Midwest Energy
Jamais autant de capitaux ne se sont déversés sur l’immobilier. Le Mipim, qui s’est tenu la semaine dernière, a témoigné de ce tsunami de liquidités qui...
The Eiffel Tower’s iron-clad frame turned slightly greener last week, with the installation of two new wind turbines along its lower deck. Perched some 400 feet above the ground, atop a ritzy, second-level restaurant, the slender turbines are part of a broader effort to make Paris’ most iconic monument more eco-friendly — even if only slightly.
Google just unveiled plans for a new headquarters in Mountain View that looks like a series of canopies or even almost geodesic-dome like formations.
Tanzania, in an effort led by Off-Grid Electric, along with the support of the international development community, just set a goal of having “One Million Solar Homes” by the end of 2017. The campaign hopes to furnish solar electricity for 10 percent of the nation’s population and generate over 15,000 solar jobs.
The Pearl of Istanbul is a large new development located in a natural cove on the fringes of Istanbul, tipped to become a vibrant cultural destination attracting locals and visitors from all over the world, and becoming a driver of prosperity in the
The common thread for me between architecture, real estate development, and technology is that in all of these cases it is about imagining the way things could be in the future and then creating it. It’s about change. It’s about growth. It’s about creation. I consider myself a builder in practically every sense.
So far, specific details are thin on the new battery designed for home use that Tesla’s announcing next week. But just based on what we do know, it’s a pretty big deal. The quest for a good battery that can store home-generated power is kind of like the holy grail for a renewable energy future. This one product might change everything.
A roundup of the most extraordinary edifices presently underway, from Egypt's modern-day "pyramid" and Switzerland's soaring "mirror," to the soon-to-be new "king" of the world.
Kleindienst Group to build 42 luxury homes offshore from St Petersburg as part of its Heart of Europe island
Where you'll be living soon, from glass tree houses to inflatable buildings.
Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut Architectures, coffice – studio di architettura e urbanistica, and Studio d’Architettura Briguglio Morales fuses sustainability with history to propose a self-sufficient urban ecosystem in Italy.
The Egyptian government has revealed plans to construct a 200-metre-high skyscraper modelled on the county's most famous architectural structures.
Spreading over 3800 square meters, the Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects was built to serve up to 500 of the children of low-income factory workers based at an adjacent shoe factory.
Google is putting up $300 million as part of a $750 million SolarCity fund for residential homes.