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EPFL’s new convention center west façade features dye solar cells

By Damir Beciri
3 December 2013

michael-gratzel-dsscEPFL is going to showoff with their new convention center by making power from its colorful glass façade. This is the first architectural integration of dye solar cells technology at this scale, and it’s achieved in partnership with Romande Energie with a goal to develop a large-scale solar park and conduct research and development projects… »


Organic architecture – Woodland Home, Wales

By Damir Beciri
One Comment17 October 2011

woodland-home-wales-1Woodland Home in Wales, UK, is an inspirational project that doesn’t rely on modern materials and it was literally built from green materials. The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation provides a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Unlike the Earth House Estate in Switzerland, the Woodland Home in… »

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Green architecture – Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments24 January 2011

y-s-sun-green-building-research-center-magic-school-of-green-technology-1The Y. S. Sun Green Building Research Center (Magic School of Green Technology) of the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), the first energy-saving and zero-carbon building in Taiwan, has obtained the highest green building certificates from Taiwan’s Ecology, Energy Saving, Waste Reduction and Health (EEWH) and the U.S. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)… »


Biblio Leaf – a solar powered e-reader from Toshiba

By Damir Beciri
26 December 2010

toshiba-biblio-leaf-lismo-book-storeIn our previous articles, we mentioned how some e-readers or writing board like Boogie Board Paperless LCD Writing Tablet could benefit from solar power, and avoid usage of energy needed for recharging or even the resources needed for battery production. Toshiba and KDDI, Japan’s second biggest mobile carrier, have unveiled a solar powered e-book reader… »

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Green architecture – Misool Eco Resort, Indonesia

By Damir Beciri
7 December 2010

misool-eco-resort-1Misool Eco Resort is an exclusive dive resort and conservation centre located in the southern part of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. It is located at a private resort island Batbitim, which is fringe with powder-white beaches, protected by stunning clear lagoons and abundant reefs. With just nine guest holiday cottages, Misool Eco Resort is able to… »


Seaswarm – autonomous oil-absorbing robot from MIT

By Damir Beciri
26 August 2010

mit-seaswarm-robotResearchers at MIT have created a robotic prototype that could autonomously navigate the surface of the ocean to collect surface oil and process it on site. The system, called Seaswarm, is a fleet of vehicles that may make cleaning up future oil spills both less expensive and more efficient than current skimming methods. It uses… »


Solarfun SolarIris BIPV modules – more appealing solar panels

By Damir Beciri
One Comment9 June 2010

solarfun-solaririsWe already wrote many articles regarding green architecture where most of the buildings used solar panels which, due to their looks and practicality and looks, mainly end up on the roofs. Chinese PV manufacturer Solarfun Power Holdings unveiled a new line of building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) modules that could change the usual looks of solar panels… »

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Green architecture – Proximity Hotel

By Damir Beciri
21 September 2009

proximity-hotel-1In our previous articles we’ve been writing about buildings designed mostly for public use. In this article we’re going to write about a hotel that earned LEED Platinum certificate without losing any functionality and guest comfort. Proximity Hotel and Print Works Bistro have been awarded LEED Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council a year… »