Last Call For Planet Earth is a movie made by Jacques Allard that will be screening from January on all over Europe. The movie includes interviews an oppinions of architects such as Kengo Kuma, Thomas Mayne of Morphosis, Massimiliano Fuksas and many more. It is made to raise awareness of the importance of building sustainably and to emphasize the fact that buildings can and do effect the environment profoundly. In an era when ecological topics are the buzz, I’m not surprised they made this movie and I’m happy to see them pushing the topic forward to the masses. It truly is not a trend, It’s a necessity.
Posts Tagged 'ecology'
Tags: architecture, ecology, environment, video
Tags: ecology, environment, plain wrong
No, no, NO! There are very little things that upset me at all, this is one of them. Now I love snowboarding with all my heart, but all I can think of doing with my snowboard in freaking Texas is punching these developers in the nuts so hard they’ll be pissing particles of my bindings for years to come. Some bright cookies in Texas thought this was a brilliant idea. Them having an IQ OF A FLEA, I’m not surprised. “Not only will Bearfire Resort be a huge economic boost to North Texas, but its innovative approach may prove to be a trend-setter for other cities around the country looking for ways to spur their local economies,” said Armey (one of the fleas). Keep reading, it gets better…
Tags: ecology, public buildings
The School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore got a new building designed by CPG Consultants. It’s covered with a green roof that blends with the environment and serves as a gathering place. The unique form of the roof elegantly touches the ground making it easy to access. What is more, it also insulates the building and collects rainwater to irrigate itself an the surrounding landscape. The glass facade provides a lot of daylight for studios and classrooms and at the same time cuts off the heat. The shape of the building is simple. The whole concept is made out of three curvy shapes that form an atrium in the heart of the school which is being cooled by pools of water and fountains. Flawless.
Tags: ecology, graphic design, recycling
And this is not me bitching around. The new poster collection by Becky Redman is kindly asking everybody to fucking recycle. It’s simple, it truly is. 50 posters have been screenprinted on 100% recyceled paper and posted in public. Each carries a short message that not only raises the awareness of the problem of waste but also ”provokes a sense of urgency.” She’s fucking right, ay? Fuck yeah. Fuck fuck fuckidy fuck :D That’s enough.
Tags: animals, design, ecology, environment
We’ve seen ads by Republic of Everyone before and if those didn’t strike you, nothing will. It was just a matter of time before an artist made an installation to raise the awareness of a growing problem. ”The Catch” was made by a British artist Julia Lohmann during her stay in Sapporo, Japan. Problem: 80% of the bluefin tuna caught in the Mediterranean is sold in Japan. Lohmann made a wooden structure to carry 500 fishing crates with the help of fishing wire that holds everything in place.
“The Mediterranean is at the point that if bluefin stocks are not actually collapsing, they are approaching collapse,”
/carry on reading sushi lovers
Tags: animals, ecology, environment
True story, honest. OK, so the scientists in Australia are on a mission to save the planet. Apparently cow farts are a source of greenhouse gases. Yes. Yes they are. What they’re trying to do now is newtralize the cow-produced methane. Kangaroos fart is I guess awesome due to a particular bacteria in their stomachs which makes their gases methane-free.
”Not only would they not produce the methane, they would actually get something like 10 to 15 % more energy out of the feed they are eating,” because ”the bacteria also makes the digestive process much more efficient.”
Almost 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Australia come from cow farts, according to the government of Queensland. Whoa Aussies.
Tags: ecology, residential housing, sustainability
Freiburg am Breisgau is an eco-city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and it carries a reputation every city longs to have. It’s also believed to be the warmest city in Germany and it takes full advantage of the solar power it receives. Their public transport is amazing and they’re known for haveing a big pedestrian zone in the city centre where no cars are allowed. Because of that, the city has a cool vibe to it and what is more – the trams are really quiet – very important. Many quarters of Freiburg were built by the standards of sustainability and for that we salute them.