Topic: eco-friendly

Kengo Kuma designs ‘green lung’ for Paris with eco-friendly hotel

Japanese architecture firm Kengo Kuma has revealed plans for a plant-covered eco-luxury hotel in Paris, along the left bank of the Seine River. With the facade made of overlapping wooden blocks, green, leafy plants will appear to be overflowing off the surface of … More

French firm plans to bring eco-friendly house concept to the UAE

French building materials company Saint Gobain has announced plans to build an energy-efficient “multi-comfort house” in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. The company said in a statement that the project is set for completion in 2019, and will be the first of its … More

In pictures: 10 breathtaking indoor vertical gardens

The concept of vertical gardening is not a new one, but with an increasing demand for sustainable and eco-friendly design, it is certainly becoming more popular especially in commercial spaces, such as offices and retails stores. A vertical garden design does not require … More

Winner of LG Conceptualife 2011 lands internship with Dubai-based X-Architects

A 22-year-old student based in Turkey, Tolga Tekin, won the LG Conceptualife 2011 awards after competing against 11 other student designers. Tekin, from Turkey’s Marmara University in Istanbul, won a fully paid one-month internship at Dubai-based design firm X-Architects, along with $5,000 and an LG … More