Thursday, January 31, 2008

January 31--Madrid, Spain

Fat Tuesday

This "green wall" or vertical garden is clinging to the wall on one of the buildings of the Caixa Forum. This combination of man made architecture and nature was designed by botanist Patrick Blanc. The plants are grown without any soil and are chosen according to climate as well as native context. Read more about Patrick's passion for green at PingMag.

The Art or Recycling

As of March 2007 all new or newly renovated Spanish buildings must be equipped with solar panels that provide 30 to 70 percent of hot water.

Lobster Squad: a food blog with drawings
Technology For Life: New Technologies between Spain and the United States

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29--Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola seen from Lover's Walk

Buranco Vineyard maintains the traditions of the past

Monday, January 28, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

January 27--Guatemala

Fair Trade Guatemalan Crafts
Guatemalan Art Director's Blog
Buried Mirror: A look at ancient and modern Mayan culture.
James Rodriguez: Independent Photo-Documentarian

Holly Wilmeth: Photojournalist

Saturday, January 26, 2008

January 26--Malaysia

Award(video) winning architecture of Petronas University of Technology. The buildings, designed by Foster & Partners, become part of the natural landscape and are rich with contextual cultural references as well as an architectural response to climate.
via Mirage Studio7

Daily Photos from Kuala Lumpur


Friday, January 25, 2008

January 25-- Bavaria, Germany

Neuschwanstein Castle in the snow

Rolf Disch Solar Architecture

Dome at the German Reichstag

The energy system is based on a mix of solar power, geothermal power, biofuel generators and innovative ventilation. Eighty percent of the electricity is generated internally.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

January 22--Quarryville, Pennsylvania, USA

Speaking of Ketchup...Constar International just received a 3M package award for top sustainable package of 2007. The package was its DiamondClear PET bottle for ConAgra Foods' Hunt's Ketchup.

Want to make your own ketchup and bottle it yourself? Try this blog.

And here is an Organic Farmer's Cooperative in the area.

Monday, January 21, 2008

January 21-- Mali, Africa

Terra 2008: The 10th International Conference on the Study & Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage will bring together more than 300 international experts from various fields involved in sustainable development in order to assess the state of earthen architecture worldwide. February 1-5 Bamako, Mali.
Aluka Blog: Terra2008

Sankore Mosque, Timbuktu

Djenne Mosque, the largest adobe building in the world.

Dogon grain storage

Mali Manuscripts
Chocolate Biofuel