Category Archives: Press and Articles

LAGI Glasgow Receives the Nick Reeves AWEinspiring Award

November 2016 Multi-disciplinary sustainable energy initiative wins CIWEM Arts, Water and the Environment Award The 2016 award is presented to ecoartscotland and The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) collaboration in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the field of environmental … Continue reading

Glasgow and the Art of Clean Energy

PROGRSS Glasgow and the Art of Clean Energy By Dalia Awad November 2016 “Once a hub for heavy industry, the site known as Dundas Hill in Port Dundas, less than two miles from Glasgow city centre, still retains hallmarks of … Continue reading

World Landscape Architect

World Landscape Architect LAGI 2016 design ideas competition announces winning teams October 2016 “Every two years, the Land Art Generator Initiative international design competition provides an opportunity for creative minds around the world to reflect on the nature of energy … Continue reading

Anthropocene

Anthropocene Art That Delivers Clean Water & Power An international competition challenges designers to show that clean energy production and dazzling public art can be one and the same Photo Essay October 2016 “Since 2010, the Land Art Generator Initiative … 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

GOOD.IS

GOOD These Stunning Designs Have An Earth-Friendly Secret October 6, 2016 by Yumi Abe “California has a serious water problem. In 2016, the state marked the fifth consecutive year of severe drought. Though the headlines have faded, the issue has … Continue reading

Yale Environment 360

Yale Environment 360 Public Art or Renewable Energy? New Designs Aim to Produce Both By Diane Toomey October 5, 2016 As cities look to incorporate sustainable technologies into their infrastructure, a design competition is challenging artists and architects to create … 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

Smithsonian

Smithsonian These Wild Sculptures Actually Generate Green Energy By Emily Matchar October 5, 2016 Regatta H2O, as the sculpture is called, is the winner of a contest sponsored by The Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), an organization whose goal is … Continue reading

Garden Culture Magazine

Garden Culture Aeroponic Farm & Desalination Plant Combo By Amber September 10, 2016 “Romanian architect Alexandru Predenu aims to supply fresh water and locally grown food to Santa Monica with an exciting new aeroponic farm and seawater desalination plant combination. … Continue reading

Curbed Los Angeles

Curbed Los Angeles Fanciful power plants envisioned off the Santa Monica PierCompetition turns energy sources into public art By Jeff Wattenhofer Sept. 23, 2016 “If we told you a power plant was being built off the coast of Santa Monica, … Continue reading

The Lookout (surfsantamonica.com)

Mysterious Giant Orb and Other Renewable Energy Projects Proposed off Santa Monica Pier The Lookout by Niki Cervantes September 21, 2016

Brilliant graphic shows surface area required to power California with 100% renewables

Inhabitat features the latest LAGI information graphic: Surface Area Required to Power California with Zero Carbon Emissions and 100% Renewable Energy Brilliant graphic shows surface area required to power California with 100% renewables by Tafline Laylin September 22, 2016

Oil Price

Oil Price Can Solar-Powered Floating Art Save California From Drought? September 19, 2016 by Tsvetana Paraskova

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

Seeker: Art Makes Clean Water and Energy

Seeker Art Makes Clean Water and Energy September 9, 2016 By Glenn McDonald “The Land Art Generator Initiative is one of our favorite things. A bi-annual design competition, LAGI encourages the construction of public art installations that also feed clean … 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

Can This Giant Orb in the Pacific Provide California with Drinkable Water?

Architectural Digest Can This Giant Orb in the Pacific Provide California with Drinkable Water? By Leslie Anne Wiggins September 1, 2016 “Santa Monica, California, is the 2016 site for the Land Art Generator Initiative, a global sustainable design event now … Continue reading

The Guardian

The Guardian Fantasy art: the future of energy and water technology Alison Moodie September 3, 2016 “They look like designs from the pages of a futurist’s notepad, but the concepts below are all finalists in the biennial public art contest … Continue reading

The Inertia

The Inertia Solar Powered Desalinization Plant Could Be The Answer to California’s Drought Disaster By Alexander Haro August 28, 2016 “It’s no secret that California is in the middle of a long, severe drought. It’s been five years now, and … Continue reading

designboom

designboom clear orb sculpture provides energy and drinkable water for the city of santa monica August 29, 2016 By Nina Azzarello “For the 2016 land art generator initiative, a team of designers from south korea has conceived ‘clear orb’ as … Continue reading

Real Clear Life

Real Clear Life Solar-Powered Ring Garden Concept Produces Drinking Water and Crops August 29, 2016 “California may have found an ally in its struggle to preserve its water supply: the Ring Garden. Designed by Alexandru Predonu, the Ring Garden is … Continue reading

Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest Is This Solar-Powered Structure the Answer to California’s Water Crisis? By Carrie Hojnicki August 29, 2016 “California has a host of serious issues, ranging from budget deficits to earthquakes. Yet among the more critical concerns is the state’s … 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

The Independent

The Independent The solar-powered sculpture that could desalinate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for California August 24, 2016 By Tim Walker “Is it public art, or is it a power station? This shimmering design for “The Pipe”, a finalist … 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

Public Art to Generate Green Power

XXI Architecture and Design Magazine Public Art to Generate Green Power August 12, 2016 “Conceived by Dalziel + Scullion, Qmulus Ltd., Yeadon Space Agency, and ZM Architecture, Wind Forest is a permanent public art installation that uses an innovative form … Continue reading

Bustler: The “techno-boreal” Wind Forest Wins the LAGI Glasgow Competition

The “techno-boreal” Wind Forest Wins the LAGI Glasgow Competition Jul 28, 2016 By Justine Testado “The Land Art Generator Initiative competition proves once again that clean-energy design can be pleasing to the eyes. The LAGI competition challenges inter-disciplinary design teams … 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

‘Windforest’ plan wins out in Port Dundas energy competition

Urban Realm ‘Windforest’ plan wins out in Port Dundas energy competition May 31, 2016 “Situated on Dundashill, an area prioritised for regeneration by Glasgow City Council, the submission features a cluster of 13m tall wind turbines capable of generating electricity … Continue reading

‘Windforest’ plan wins out in Port Dundas energy competition

Urban Realm ‘Windforest’ plan wins out in Port Dundas energy competition May 31, 2016 “Situated on Dundashill, an area prioritised for regeneration by Glasgow City Council, the submission features a cluster of 13m tall wind turbines capable of generating electricity … Continue reading

Las Vegas Weekly

Las Vegas Weekly PUBLIC ART GENERATING POWER? MAYBE IN LAS VEGAS By Kristen Peterson June 2, 2016 “While sharing a bottle of wine and overlooking the indoor ski resort inside the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai, Robert Ferry and … Continue reading

Plans to create electricity for Glasgow

Glasgow Live May 30, 2016 Plans to create electricity for Glasgow using rainbows and a massive dandelion, in Land Art Generator Initiative The three designs aim to create pieces of urban art that also generate electricity. Proposals which would see … Continue reading

The Scotsman: Designs for Urban Site Harness Power of Art

The Scotsman Designs for Urban Site Harness Power of Art May 29, 2016 By Alison Campsie More >

THE FRONT LINE OF ENERGY

We were thrilled to be included at Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum a year ago. They are now checking in with Global Learning Forum alumni in a series called “The Front Line of Energy” to find out what’s shifted in … 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