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Caterpillar House: A Sustainable House In California

It is good to hear that California State still has a large green space. Residents of the said area surely have the higher chance of getting close to nature. However, these refreshing greeneries are starting to banish and an immediate action is needed to save the environment. The Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture is just one of many sustainable houses that built by green advocates these days. Located in Santa Lucia Preserve, California, the Caterpillar House features the responsible use of resources like the repurposing of excavated soils and have it used for wall construction. Other than that, the house also has rainwater management system for irrigation purposes, natural ventilation, and more.

Caterpillar House

Caterpillar House

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Bamboo Forest House: Refreshing And Eco-friendly

When it comes to using bamboo, a sustainable use of resources surely will come first to every environmentalist’s mind. This is because bamboo is a fast growing plant and can easily replenish in a short span, thus using bamboo won’t show any harm to the environment and thus using it is indeed eco-friendly. The Bamboo Forest House in Taiwain by London based ROEWUarchitecture uses bamboo as its façade, which surely will create a cooler feel to the home interior. If you have not yet been into bamboo bed, you surely do not have any idea how cool bamboo is. If I were to choose bamboo bed over any other beds, I definitely choose bamboo especially during hot season.

Bamboo Forest House

Bamboo Forest House

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Bike Hanger: Save The Environment While Saving Lot Of Space

Biking is already enough to proof that we have done a part in saving the environment. Storing our bikes in a responsible way is definitely way beyond and is truly admirable. The Bike Hanger by Manifesto Architecture is a bike storage design that will be installed in building walls in Seoul. As the name suggests, the Bike Hanger will hold your bikes hanging and has the ability to hold 20 to 36 bicycles. This design is shortlisted for Seoul International Design Competition: Design for All as well as for Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010. Other green features that this design has is the use of recycled materials like the recycled plastic for its canopy.

Bike Hanger

Bike Hanger

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S Fahmi Yusoff: Your Dependable Partner In Saving The Environment

Because of climate change, many of us have noticed the abnormalities of our environment particularly the climate and of course the extreme hot weather experienced by people in some part of the globe. Good thing there is Fahmi Yusoff that will surely be our dependable partner in saving the environment.

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With current economic scenario and climate change issues, Bizarreka Design introduced the new design for street kiosk – The EcoKiosk.

This is the new ‘green approached’ design and solution by using and applying the current green technology and method into this kiosk.

The Ecokiosk would become the most cost effective street kiosk for operating SME business and can generate a good revenue for the operators’ business and yet would benefit the world on preventing the current climate change and green issues.

Ecokiosk

Ecokiosk

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Intelligent Power Meter: Saves You Energy And The Environment

When we depend the power meter provided by our electric company, we can hardly monitor our energy usage because normally, the meter is located or installed outside our house or even outside the villa or village. The intelligent power meter concept will help you monitor your energy usage in real-time right inside your house. All you have to do is to plug your appliances to the device and you can immediately monitor the amount of energy you use. In this way, you are encourage to limit your energy usage, which will eventually result into less harm to the environment aside from the fact that you have save some about of money.

Intelligent Power Meter

Intelligent Power Meter

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Play: Allows You To Drink Clean Water And Keeping The Environment Safe

Drinking fountain is everywhere, particularly in school campus. Today, drinking from drinking fountains can be sustainable already. Yes we are consuming water in here, but the fact that we will be using the Play by Serray Dela Rocha, an eco-friendly drinking fountain, I think, we do not have trouble when in comes to taking care of the environment. This one of a kind project for drinking fountain is made of 100% recyclable plastic. Aside from the eye-catching aesthetics, the Play is also lightweight as compared to the traditional steel, concrete, and cast iron made drinking fountains. With this product, we can now enjoy clean drinking water and consume it in an eco-friendly way.

Play

Play

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Andala: A 24 MT Aluminum Ketch

Sailing is great for relaxation. In addition, you also get the chance to get in touch with nature. However, we all know that sailing contributes too much carbon emission that is not favorable to the environment. The Andala or Path in the Sardinian language is a ketch or small sailing ship concept designed with care to the environment in mind. The Andala is an eco-friendly sailing boat and low hydro-resistant. The creation of Andala has the aim of escaping from the harm of carbon fiber, thus ideal for those who love sailing and want to help save the environment. The design looks elegant and spacious enough for a comfortable and luxurious sailing experience.

Andala

Andala

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Sustainable Coffee Maker: Manufactured Following Various Earth Friendly Principles

Many of us loves to drink coffee but only a few loves to know how much trouble we brought to the environment for every cup of coffee we consume. Designer Serger Kuckir has designed the sustainable coffee maker that will make us enjoy the same taste of coffee without the guilt of producing too much carbon emission or landfills. Kuckir’s sustainable coffee maker is made of recycled polypropylene, thus there will be less landfills during its production. In addition, the coffee maker’s jug is good looking and thin enough to boil water faster, thus requires less energy than the traditional coffee makers that we currently have.

Sustainable Coffee Maker

Sustainable Coffee Maker

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SmartforSpeed: A Zero Emission Magnificent Car

Zero emission cars are growing in numbers and the SmartforSpeed is the newest addition to the list. Presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the SmartforSpeed has the electric drive, which made it an eco-friendly car. The car’s improved performance is made possible with the installed 30KW magneto-electric motor. The exterior look of the car features a high-gloss white metallic finish making the car looks extraordinary and definitely just enough to be hailed as the car of the future. Even if the SmartforSpeed has to top and side cover, the interior is protected from sun and rain with tonneau cover, a matter one should stretch over the car’s interior and fasten with the attached straps.

Smartforspeed Car

Smartforspeed Car

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Bottle Service: A Recycled Material Made Pavillion

Designed as a proposal for the MoMA and MoMa PS1 young architects program, the bottle service pavollion was designed. This one of a kind architecture was built from recycled and recyclable materials. All of the bottles used in building the bottle services are flattened and coated with a reflective silver coating, making the pavilion looks as if was made by first hand materials. When with architectural proposals and projects will be put into fruition, landfills will definitely be minimized dramatically. As a result, there will be less environmental impact and the environment will definitely healed soon. In my own opinion, this will happen very soon, as more and more people are now aware of the global warming and are taking their very own steps in saving the environment.

Bottle Services

Bottle Services

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