Monday, January 4, 2010
Friday, July 10, 2009
The small Australian town of Bundanoon just set a new standard for sustainability by voting to do what no community has ever done before: ban bottled water! The measure was founded over concerns about the tremendous amount of resources used to extract, package, and transport bottled water, and it passed nearly unanimously in a town hall meeting. Will this be the beginning of a trend and why SRI LANKA ?
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
ANNOUNCING THE REBURBIA DESIGN COMPETITION!
With the current housing crisis, the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and rising energy costs, the future of suburbia looks bleak. Suburban communities in central California, Arizona and Florida are desolate and decaying, with for sale and foreclosure signs dotting many lawns. According to the US Census, about 90% of all metropolitan growth occurred in suburban communities in the last ten years. Urbanites who loathe the freeways, big box stores and bland aesthetics stereotypical of suburbia may secretly root for the end of sprawl, but demographic trends indicate that exurban growth is still on the rise.
In a future where limited natural resources will force us to find better solutions for density and efficiency, what will become of the cul-de-sacs, cookie-cutter tract houses and generic strip malls that have long upheld the diffuse infrastructure of suburbia? How can we redirect these existing spaces to promote sustainability, walkability, and community? It’s a problem that demands a visionary design solution and we want you to create the vision!
Calling all future-forward architects, urban designers, renegade planners and imaginative engineers:
Show us how you would re-invent the suburbs! What would a McMansion become if it weren’t a single-family dwelling? How could a vacant big box store be retrofitted for agriculture? What sort of design solutions can you come up with to facilitate car-free mobility, ‘burb-grown food, and local, renewable energy generation? We want to see how you’d design future-proof spaces and systems using the suburban structures of the present, from small-scale retrofits to large-scale restoration—the wilder the better!
HOW TO ENTER THE REBURBIA COMPETITION
Enter the Inhabitat / Dwell REBURBIA competition, by sending up to 5 images and a statement about your design proposal. You can submit as many entries as you like, but each individual entry should be focused on one singular design problem/solution (i.e. a McMansion farm rehab, a bicycle transportation hub, a piezoelectric, energy-generating freeway paving system). Entries will be judged on clarity of idea, usefulness of design, and visual/aesthetic appeal of renderings.
Inhabitat.com is a web magazine devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and design towards a smarter and more sustainable future. With over 1.5 million readers a month, Inhabitat is a must-read for architects, designers, trendsetting consumers and cultural innovators who are working towards a better future. Learn more atwww.inhabitat.com
- Dwell - At home in the modern world
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Dwell brings modern design to the masses through our award-winning magazine and website. Since 2000, we've presented real stories about modern architects and designers, and the people who inhabit the spaces they create. We believe that good design should be a part of everyday life, and that sustainability and human experience are integral parts of good design. Perched on the cutting edge, with an eye toward the rapidly changing future and an appreciation of Modernist history, Dwell invites everyone to the table for a lively conversation about being at home in the modern world.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
people should be more closer to the environment. though we have done many mistakes in the past it is really required to return the energy that we have consumed or preserve them at this moment of time than letting it flow in to the environment.
as a developing nation we are really love to get the best and this would create a vital increase in the energy consumption. Today literally every nation in an financial crisis and seeking for quality solutions to enhance their environment too.
though our attitudes draw us back it is really important to see the real ground issues than living in a fantasy world.
Monday, July 6, 2009
THE HEADACHE IS GONE. NO MORE WAR THOUGH WE HAVE MANY THINGS TO RESOLVE.
HOPE EVERYBODY IS DREAMING OF SRI LANKA IS BEING A PARADISE IN THE FUTURE, SO WHATS YOUR DREAM OF SRI LANKA.
A PARTY PARADISE IN SOUTH ASIA...OR
THE LEGENDARY LANDSCAPE..OR
SO MANY TOURISTS...?
WHATEVER IT IS WHAT ARE THE MEANS OF REDUCING POLLUTION AND MAKING OF A EVER GREEN ENVIRONMENT...
BE FEEL FREE TO EXPRESS YOUR IDEAS AND DISCUSS WITH DREAMING SRI LANKANS...
LETS BE A CONCEPT......
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This inspiration we found in the
Today we can get the inspiration and develop this further to prevent or to minimize the damage course by us to the Mother Nature. This reveas the sensitivity of them to their environment. We believe our environment could be much greater if we start looking for inspirations than watching for substances.