Monthly Archives: August 2011

2012 LAGI Competition Partners and Jurors

Freshkills Park, Spring 2011 We would like to present a sneak preview of the 2012 LAGI design competition for Freshkills Park in New York City by posting the supporters and jurors that we have commitments from so far. We are … Continue reading

Nimbyism’s Achilles’ Heel: Infrastructure Art?

Renewable energy can be ugly. But it doesn’t have to be. There has been a resurgence of support in the press for nimbyism lately, especially in the UK. There and elsewhere, the idea of the landscape—both ruggedly natural and idyllically … Continue reading


realities:united (realU) and UeBERSEE Description of POWERPLANTS from realU website: KINETIC LIGHT SCULPTURES AS A CATALYST FOR AND SYMBOL OF THE TRANSFORMATION OF A POST-INDUSTRIAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT AREA Powerplants is a land art project for the site of a former … Continue reading

Michael Pendry’s Windkraftanlage Media Art

PENDRY ARTLAB The multimedia artist Michael Pendry worked with Siemens AG to create an installation on November 29, 2009 on the one 100 foot tall wind turbine near the Munich Allianz-Arena (by Herzog & de Meuron). Over 9000 Osram LEDs … Continue reading

Modern Solar Power Towers by RAFAA

Some nice alternative designs for the BrightSource Energy Ivanpah solar thermal plant in California. From the article by Bridgette Meinhold at inhabitat: BrightSource is holding a competition to come up with designs for the solar towers and Zurich-based RAFAA Architectue … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Public Space

The following is part of a lecture that we gave for the AIA Middle East CES Course on the topics of Sustainable Design and Regional/Urban Design & Planning. In 2008, we designed a solution for an iconic tower for Dubai … Continue reading

Fibonacci Geometry and Solar Trees

Aidan Dwyer’s Fibonacci Solar Geometry Aidan Dwyer, a 13 year old Long Island resident, has made some big news this week with his astute observations and experiments on solar power efficiency. While spending time in the woods, Aidan noticed that … Continue reading

Solar 2

It was announced earlier this week that Solar One has received $1.25 million from New York City Council towards the construction of the Solar 2 facility at 23rd Street and East River in New York City, bringing the project very … Continue reading

Modular Wind Cube for Exterior Wall Applications

Wind Cube is a modular wind power system designed by Chen Liao-Hsun for household use. Designboom received the project via their ‘DIY submissions’ feature, where they welcome their readers to submit their own work for publication. The Wind Cube units, … Continue reading