A couple of years ago, we wrote about a 1.3 megawatt solar-powered stadium in Switzerland. A new solar powered stadium has been built in Taiwan for the 2009 World Games in July. Designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, the stadium incorporates 8,844 solar panels on the roof. The roof will generate enough energy to power… [Continue Reading]
f Designed for the waterfront in downtown Dubai, this “Wave Tower” will be located right on the water. A large undulating plane creates a bridge to the base of the tower, then folds upwards to create one of the twisting silk-screened glass sides of the structure. The “seascraper” is designed to be a green building.… [Continue Reading]
The Navitas is a bike trailer that generates its own power using the sun and wind. Designed by Paul Smith, a student at University of Derby in England, the trailer has a rear wheel that splits three ways to become a vertical axis turbine. There is also a compact solar panel to help to provide… [Continue Reading]
Airstream partnered with Nissan Design America and tent-maker Kelty to produce a new lightweight multi-purpose hybrid called the Airstream Basecamp tent-trailer. Designed both with low cost and flexibility in mind, the Basecamp is meant for outdoor adventures rather than just another living room on wheels. Camper comes with tent extension to double the available living… [Continue Reading]
3Form is introducing a new furniture system called the Boomerang Screen, which is a flexible, tool-free divider system that both encapsulates and divides space. It’s made with 3Form’s Ecoresin (40% post-industrial recaptured material). Designed by k_now, the boomerang element is a slender, curved resin piece with a “boomerang” shaped cross section.
This is a canister vacuum with the longest name we’ve seen so far. Designed by James Dyson in the U.K., this vacuum has only recently become available in the U.S., and it has a impressive list of design features, including the claim that it is “the first vacuum that doesn’t lose suction.”