Sand Motor

How can infrastructure work with ecological dynamics?   The Sand Engine (Zandmotor), is an human-created sand peninsula that is designed to gradually erode in a way that sustains a coastline against coastal erosion.  Coastal erosion is increasing world-wide due to climate change driven sea level rise.  The Sand Engine represents an example of a new approaches to coastal engineering that work with rather than against nature. Kitesurfer in the lagoon of the Sand [...]

2016-12-21T12:53:50+00:00climate change, design, europe, infrastructure, sea-level rise|Comments Off on Sand Motor

WOHA Architects – Buildings for high density tropical Garden Cities

WOHA is Singaporean architectural firm that aims to re-invent skyscrapers for  dense urban living.  Some of their influential projects are  The Met Apartments in Bangkok, and the Singapore School of the Arts, and the Parkroyal on Pickering hotel in Singapore. School of the Arts, Singapore designed by WAHO. Photo by wikipedia user Katmorro. WOHA was founded in 1994 by architects Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell.  It has designed projects [...]

2016-12-12T13:55:18+00:00design, infrastructure, Technology, Urban, urban ecology|Comments Off on WOHA Architects – Buildings for high density tropical Garden Cities

Biomimicry Institute

Can people learn from nature to build tools & infrastructure that fits with nature? Over the past 3.8 billion years, life on this planet – in all its diverse and dazzling forms – has evolved some pretty spectacular ways to thrive in even the most challenging conditions. The Namib desert beetle survives in one of the world's harshest deserts by . Termite mounds are intricately structured, self-regulating labyrinths that attune [...]

2016-06-09T14:43:00+00:00design, Project information or update|Comments Off on Biomimicry Institute