Archinect - News 2014-11-24T11:42:10-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106347674/more-details-on-microalgae-fa-ade-solarleaf-a-zumtobel-group-award-2014-nominee More details on microalgae façade “SolarLeaf”, a Zumtobel Group Award 2014 nominee Justine Testado 2014-08-11T20:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T13:15:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wb/wbuec8cv6jqwzrqu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"SolarLeaf" has been described as the world's first bioreactive fa&ccedil;ade that can help further research into algae as a potential renewable energy source. Designed by ARUP, SSC Strategic Science Consult, and Colt International, the fa&ccedil;ade was recently selected as one of 15 nominees for the prestigious Zumtobel Group Award 2014 in the award program's newest category, "Applied Innovations".</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/he/hek6x65bfnejkab2.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qj/qj9ro7c0z6ffuhjh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/cli65tah8a0qcuu8.jpg"></p><p>More project details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/more_details_on_microalgae_facade_solarleaf_a_zumtobel_group_award_2014_nom/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98218917/the-urban-algae-canopy-shows-the-power-of-algaetecture-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Urban Algae Canopy shows the power of "algaetecture" for Milan Expo 2015</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105937330/water-crisis-in-toledo-oh-spurs-calls-for-restrictions-on-use-of-fertilizers Water Crisis in Toledo, OH Spurs Calls for Restrictions on Use of Fertilizers Nicholas Korody 2014-08-06T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:40:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zjjivs6xe35ho9lp.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As residents of Toledo, Ohio, and the surrounding region recover from a weekend without access to usable tap water &mdash; the fault of a toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie &mdash; the crisis has set off new calls for stricter rules on the use the fertilizers that help contribute to the blooms. The algae bloom set off alarms on Saturday, causing authorities to impose a ban on the use of the city&rsquo;s tap water, which comes from Lake Erie, affecting more than 400,000 people in Toledo...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/98218917/the-urban-algae-canopy-shows-the-power-of-algaetecture-for-milan-expo-2015 The Urban Algae Canopy shows the power of "algaetecture" for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2014-04-17T19:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:51:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ld/ld2hb4ishvmadbq0.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Here's another look at what to expect at the <a href="http://en.expo2015.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Milan Expo</a> in 2015. As part of the Expo's Future Food District project, the Urban Algae Canopy shows the great potential of micro algae organisms for integrative greener, cleaner bio-digital architecture. London-based <a href="http://www.ecologicstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ecoLogicStudio</a> designed the pavilion in collaboration with local architect <a href="http://cesaregriffa.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cesare Griffa</a>.</p><p>Full-scale prototypes of the pavilion are currently being previewed at the INTERNI &lsquo;Feeding New Ideas for the City&rsquo; exhibition at Cortile d&rsquo;Onore, University of Milan, Festa del Perdono happening until April 18.</p><p>Once it's fully built, the canopy will be able to produce oxygen equivalent to 4 hectares of woodland and up to 150kg of biomass per day -- 60% of which are natural vegetal proteins.</p><p>Dig into the project details right below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wv/wvemft8agvhqy7bd.jpg"></p><p>"The Urban Algae Canopy, based on ecoLogicStudio&rsquo;s six years long research on building integrated bio-digital systems, is presented here with a 1:1 scale prototype of the world&rsquo;s first bio-digital canopy integra...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/73767902/from-microchips-to-algae-finding-ways-to-make-buildings-that-live-breathe-and-think From microchips to algae: Finding ways to make buildings that live, breathe and think Archinect 2013-05-23T13:33:00-04:00 >2013-05-24T15:31:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2fbhub155azjx3j.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The BioIntelligent Quotient House, which opened in March, is the first to use external tubes of algae to help heat, shade and generate power for the building. But Khoury Levit Fong (KLF), the Toronto firm in which el-Khoury is a partner, came up with the idea six years ago, and incorporated it into a design that won &ndash; then lost &ndash; an international competition for a huge new museum in Shenzhen, a major Chinese city near Hong Kong.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/71967742/german-building-uses-algae-for-heating-and-cooling German building uses algae for heating and cooling Archinect 2013-04-25T17:54:00-04:00 >2013-05-08T17:48:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ee4bd8eb772c8c9a0ddf67a8bc514fc0.jpg" width="514" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new apartment complex in Hamburg, Germany, intends to generate heat, as well as revenue, from growing the micro-organism. The five-story Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building, which was expected to become fully operational on Wednesday, has a high-tech facade that looks like a cross between a Mondrian painting and a terrarium but is actually a vertical algae farm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/42091920/flushing-toilets-could-heat-future-buildings Flushing toilets could heat future buildings Archinect 2012-03-20T14:09:00-04:00 >2012-03-28T12:20:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdwbgltgwyo4z2u9.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>OriginOil, a start-up based in Los Angeles, CA., has begun a pilot of its urban algae farm concept at the La D&eacute;fense complex near Paris. Wastewater from buildings nourishes algae growth; algae is processed to make heat. The company is attempting to prove that integrating algae production into large building complexes will help bring them closer to net zero.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>