Category Archives: News Blogs

Inhabitat:

Inhabitat World’s first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio November 17, 2017 By Nicole Jewell “In a world where solar farms are shaped like giant pandas, there’s certainly room for some solar butterflies. Determined to beautify our cities by … Continue reading

Inhabitat: LAGI announces location for 2018 renewable energy design competition

Inhabitat LAGI announces location for 2018 renewable energy design competition July 19, 2017 By Lacy Cooke Energy infrastructure of the past, like oil refineries and rigs, aren’t typically considered to be beautiful. But as the world transitions towards renewable energy, … Continue reading

Business Insider

Business Insider A set of ghostly, futuristic sails could help save California from drought October 6, 2016 By Dana Varinsky “Sails are one of the earliest ways humans seized the power of wind — people were using them to move … Continue reading

Inhabitat

Land Art Generator Initiative Santa Monica winners address California’s energy needs and drought by Lacy Cooke October 5, 2016 The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) has announced the winners for the 2016 Santa Monica competition. Drawing on technologies from fog … Continue reading

Business Insider

Business Insider This Solar-Powered Pipe Desalinates The Water That Flows Through It By Dana Varinsky September 15, 2016 The article includes more information from an interview with Aziz Khalili, one of the engineers on the design team along with Puya … Continue reading

Grist

Grist Salty Talk By Heather Smith September 8, 2016 “Making seawater drinkable has never looked so sexy.” Read More >

Fast Company

Fast Company This Solar-Powered Pipe Desalinates The Water That Flows Through It By Adele Peters September 2, 2016 “In a design for the Land Art Generator Initiative, a competition that calls for new energy infrastructure that looks like art, the … Continue reading

Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature Network Sun-powered desalination device transforms seawater into clean drinking water By Matt Hickman August 31, 2016 “You never know what kind of bold, bizarre and humanity-benefitting concepts the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) will yield. After all, the … Continue reading

designboom

designboom solar-powered ‘pipe’ sculpture generates 4.5 billion liters of drinkable water from the ocean August 25, 2016 By Nina Azzarello “this massive solar powered pipe proposed for the 2016 land art generator initiative by khalili engineers intends to desalinate seawater … Continue reading

Giant gleaming Orb deploys solar and wave energy to make clean water for California

Inhabitat Giant gleaming Orb deploys solar and wave energy to make clean water for California August 26, 2016 By Tafline Laylin “”The sustainable architectural culture that aspires the coexistence of human, nature and the architecture itself” is a core value … Continue reading

Solar-powered Ring Garden marries desalination and agriculture for drought-stricken California

Inhabitat Solar-powered Ring Garden marries desalination and agriculture for drought-stricken California August 25, 2016 by Tafline Laylin “With roughly 80 percent of California’s already-scarce water supply going to agriculture, it’s crucial for the state to embrace new technologies that shrink … Continue reading

Solar-powered Pipe desalinizes 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California

Inhabitat Solar-powered Pipe desalinizes 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California August 23, 2016 By Tafline Laylin “The infrastructure California needs to generate energy for electricity and clean water need not blight the landscape. The Pipe is one example … Continue reading

LAGI Glasgow showcases new energy art designs along Scotland’s canal banks

Inhabitat LAGI Glasgow showcases new energy art designs along Scotland’s canal banks June 9, 2016 by Cat DiStasio “In its latest effort to showcase clean energy projects, the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) has announced a new exhibition at the … Continue reading

A Vision of Clean Energy Public Art: LAGI Visits Las Vegas

Huffington Post A Vision of Clean Energy Public Art: LAGI Visits Las Vegas April 14, 2016 by JK Russ “Rows of elevated solar panels rise up from the cacti garden in front of the new Las Vegas City Hall. At … Continue reading

Las Vegas Weekly

THIS WEEK IN ARTS: ART CHANTRY, THE LV PHIL GUILD AND AESTHETIC POSSIBILITIES OF RENEWABLE ENERGY Thank you Pam Stuckey at Renewable Envoy for inviting us to speak and to everyone who attended last evening’s discussion at Las Vegas City … Continue reading

20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station

Inhabitat 20 kids transform a rough Pittsburgh neighborhood with solar art & charging station August 14, 2015 By Laura Mordas-Schenkein Where a rusted old marquee hovered over a community center’s run down lot in the neighborhood of Homewood, Pittsburgh, a … Continue reading

Fast Company

3 Inspiring Designs For Renewable Power Plants That Double As Art By Adele Peters, November 25, 2014

Treehugger

Treehugger Massive horn sculptures would generate sound and energy from wind By Kimberley Mok, October 16, 2014

Discovery News

Public Art Generates Renewable Energy, Beautifully October 6, 2014 by Glenn McDonald

connaissance des energies

Des artistes dessinent le futur énergétique de Copenhague October 3rd, 2014

Architecture & Design

Oversized solar hourglass wins 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative competition October 2nd, 2014

Rinnovabili.it

Una clessidra solare ad energia pulita per vivere meglio September 30, 2014

Arch Daily

Winning Proposals Transform Power Plants into Public Art October 6th, by Karissa Rosenfield

Green Prophet

Blowing Horn harvests wind energy with a multi-rotor turbine August 25, 2014 by Tafline Laylin “Are you tired of seeing the same old giant wind turbines in a field or offshore? And do you worry about their impact on migrating … Continue reading

Inhabitat: Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid August 20, 2014 By Lucy Wang “Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art … Continue reading

Fast Company

Who Says Power Plants Have To Be Ugly? This Sculpture Reinvents Wind Power As Art In a new design for a Copenhagen park, the giant sails of the Windwaker sculpture gently gust in the wind, producing enough beauty to power … Continue reading

Energy Duck Has Made a Splash!

You can read more about Energy Duck, a submission to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative competition for Copenhagen by following the below media links or the LAGI blog post. This playful design utilizes photovoltaic panels. The London based team … Continue reading

Inhabitat: Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen

Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen by Beverley Mitchell The Energy Duck is a submission to the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2014, this year held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by the London-based team of … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Creating Connections With Nature Via Art

Creating Connections With Nature Via Art Huffington Post February 23, 2014 by Carmen Zella This type of art has been so inspiring that there has even been entire organizations centered around it. The Land Art Generator Initiative is one of … Continue reading

Inhabitat

Inhabitat Piezoelectric Energy-Generating “Scene Sensor” Wins the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Competition for Freshkills Park by Tafline Laylin “We’ve been closely following the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition to create a new public art installation on the … Continue reading

Ecoartscotland

A review of The Time is Now Land and Energy Pt. 2 – review of ‘The Time Is Now’ By Chris Fremantle September 2012

The Guardian

Is a sustainable future within reach? John Elkington finds inspiration in the ready and available solutions listed in the Sustainia100 prospectus

Che Futuro! (lunario dell’innovazione)

Giovani architetti, ho una sfida per voi: create capolavori che producano energia by Alessandra Viola

Green Prophet

Free, Easy-to-Use Field Guide Lists 60 + Proven Clean Energy Technologies by Tafline Laylin

Shelter Blog

Entrepreneurs at the Intersection of Art and Energy This is a very nice post about our lecture last week at Shelter Dubai. Thanks to Mary Ames and everyone at Shelter.

POP City

Powered by Art? TEDx Pittsburgh talk edited by Tracy Certo

City Atlas

Land Art Generator Initiative Partners With NYC Parks A very thoughtful overview of LAGI 2012 with reference the project outreach, including to the R.E.A.D. section of the website and the 2012 high school edition. newyork.thecityatlas.org is a nicely designed website … Continue reading

Inhabitat

Registration for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Contest for Freshkills Park Opens by Lori Zimmer

PLANET°

Fresh Inspiration for Energy and Art by Jordan Sayle

Clean Tech Authority

Art That Creates Renewable Energy – Q&A With LAGI by Kiva Bottero