This algae-powered building in Hamburg is truely green!
The World’s First Algae-Powered Building Opens in Hamburg
The world’s first algae-powered building just opened in Hamburg! Dubbed the BIQ House, the project features a bio-adaptive algae facade and it will serve as a testing bed for sustainable energy production in urban areas and self-sufficient living buildings. International design firm Arup worked with Germany’s SSC Strategic Science Consultants and Austria-based Splitterwerk Architects to develop the BIQ House, which launched as part of Hamburg’s International Building Exhibition.
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Full Story: MIT
Energy Flux | Pipelines are orange; transmission lines are white ; submarine cables are turquoise.
What a great story!
The cover of New York Magazine. The story behind the photo, via Poynter: http://bit.ly/Wo5vts
ENEROPA by OMA:
With a cheeky, provocative tone typical of OMA, they even show a map of Europe redrawn as “Eneropa”, with regions defined by their energy source. Ireland and the western half of Britain become the “tidal states”, while the eastern half forms part of the “isles of wind”. Former Yugoslavia is miraculously reunited as “Biomassburg”. Most of Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece become “Solaria”. OMA shows images of these places, like postcards from the future, with batteries of turbines, or plumes of geothermal steam.