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Celestial Solar Tower

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By Snell in New Eco on Monday 3 March 2008

This is the new solar thermal power plant outside Seville in southern Spain.

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Korean green housing

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By Snell in New Eco on Saturday 1 March 2008

Korean architects, Mass Studies, have attacked the idea of housing typology in this project for a Seoul Commune in the year 2026. The buildings are comprised of public and private cells; technology is harnessed to make the private cells more private and the public cells more public. From your private cell, you can monitor the goings on in the public cells.

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Prefab House

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By Snell in New Eco on Friday 29 February 2008

New York and Connecticut based Brio54 have just added this design to their range of prefab houses.

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Eco Boulevarde Madrid

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By Snell in Architecture on Wednesday 20 February 2008

These ‘social revitalizing air-trees’ are placed in a formation through a new urban development in Madrid to focus and configure social activites.

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Digital Cloud

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By Snell in New Trends on Tuesday 12 February 2008

Located on the way to the first class lounge, this shimmering cloud hovers and flickers to signify the transition from the noisy public realm into the calm of the lounges. Created by Troika, the cloud is a digital sculpture with an animated skin, utilizing flip-dot technology and 4638 dots flipping to the tune of a computer.

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Eco Lighthouse

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By Snell in New Eco on Friday 1 February 2008

Called the Lighthouse (BRE House), this is the UK’s first ever net zero carbon home that also meets the highest level of the UK Standard Code for Sustainable Homes. It is a leading example because not only is it made with the most sustainable materials, but is also designed to encourage and shape a more sustainable lifestyle for its occupants.

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Maverick Eco M2-House

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By Snell in New Eco on Wednesday 30 January 2008

Maverick artist come architect, Michael Jantzen, has created this fantastic experiment as a design study for a modular prefabricated eco-friendly house.

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Gotham City

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By Snell in Architecture on Tuesday 8 January 2008

French architect Jean Nouvel, one of the world’s most revered, has just won the Tour De Verre competition launched by Hines and Goldman Sachs with this stealthy design.

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Park(ing) Space

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By Snell in New Trends on Thursday 3 January 2008

Rebar is a San Francisco-based art collective making an intelligent demonstration by thinking laterally about the ongoing issue of inner-city parking. On the premise that a metered parking spot is an inexpensive short-term lease for a 10×20 plot of land, the team transforms space dedicated to private vehicle storage into a park.

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A car of the moment

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By Snell in New Art on Thursday 27 December 2007

Austrian artist, Erwin Wurm, has captured the times with this piece recently shown at the Mumok Museum in Vienna — obesity and a gas guzzler in one.

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Eco development in the Black Sea

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By Snell in New Eco on Saturday 22 December 2007

Along with the greening of brown sites, this has to be one of the answers for a more eco future. To take a large piece of land, to maintain the bulk of it as it is naturally, and then to design a highly dense yet attractive living environment.

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Big Books

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By Snell in Architecture on Wednesday 5 December 2007

A project that has been a pioneer of the revitalization of downtown Kansas City, this building’s goal was to promote the Central Library as well as represent the city itself.

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Stained Glass Cube

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By Snell in Architecture on Sunday 2 December 2007

Neutelings Riedijk Architects (NRA) represent the generation of Dutch Architects that are finally beginning to usurp the dominance of Rem Koolhaas. NRA was formed in 1987 and have come of age with the recently completed Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.

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Ring House

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By Snell in Architecture on Wednesday 28 November 2007

Too beautiful to simply pass by, this is the Ring House by young Japanese architectural firm, TNA.

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Architectural Piano

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By Snell in Architecture on Tuesday 27 November 2007

There was no way I was going to work out what this was until I was told: a piano. Yes, this is what happens when one of the world’s most famous architects is allowed to get their hands on a classic object.

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