Eco-friendly cars are now popping out in the market like mushroom. Some of them looks like the real cars, while most of them has futuristic design like the Halcyon Concept Car by Ralph Tayler-Webb. As the name suggests, this eco friendly concept car has reduced air drag through its aerodynamic structure covered wheels and tapering teardrop cabin. Made from aluminum foam, the Hacyon’s structure is based on the owl’s hollow bones that made the car light. The foam on the other hand made the Halcyon’s passenger safe during travel. In addition, the covered wheels, made this eco-car’s travel peaceful and quite.
While the earth is mostly composed of water, it is nice to see that housing designs that make use of our water environment are now growing in numbers. Recently, a contest called The Self-sufficient City: Envisioning the habitat of the future has an entry that aims to provide sustainable lodging to the 1600 inhabitants of the Halong Bay area in Vietnam. The entry was called the Hexagonal Floating community.
The construction of the said architecture will be entirely made of bamboo and it will be supported by a foam float system. The structure will be a storey one with the first storey to house the living area, dining, kitchen, bedroom, and toilet. On the second storey you will see rooms for the kids and the parents. Each of the unit within the hexagonal community will be connected with each other in order to create a mobilizing community. The community will house a library, clinic, farm, pond, and school.
Other feature of the community includes the solar panel for their electricity use and the rainwater collecting system that will then ensure of the community’s fresh water supply. Main sources of food will be answered by fishing and aquaculture with the help of the movable farms in recycled boxes for the residents’ vegetables. Tourists will surely love to stay in these structures as well, for it has enough ventelation and lighting.
Now you can easily put the sun in your pocket through the collapsible and portable solar powered lamp by Swedish designer Jesper Jonsson. As its name suggests, the lamp can be charged during the day through solar power and the stored energy will power up the lamp at night. Well, it is obvious enough that this is eco-friendly. What is interesting about this lamp is its being portable. Meaning, you can have this lamp with you wherever needed or you want to. Therefore, you can be eco-friendly wherever you are. Lighting up this stylish lamp is simple through a twisting motion. One must note that even if this lamp is portable, it still has the ability to light bigger surface.
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