While we showed Alberto Mozó's Demountable BIP building earlier, we saved the stair for our Stair of the Week. Like the rest of the building, it is designed so that it can be taken apart and reassembled elsewhere.
Zoning determines the value of land, and if your site is zoned for a twelve storey building you can be pretty sure that anything that is a lot smaller is not going to be around for long. You could build it cheap and fast (like they do in North America)
A Planet Ark/Reuters correspondent has a story out of Cerro Lindo, Peru about how the town's spanking new mine and another mine in Chile are now pumping seawater high up into the Andes because of a shortage of locally available water. The Cerro Lindo
So it seems that, as we advanced in our 2008 predictions, energy is going to be the issue for Latin America this year. At least that's what the reactions to every announcement related to the subject show.
Our previously featured Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso continues his work with sustainable design. After coming up with his project N+EW (No More Electronic Waste) and recycling old computer and electronic parts into a bench and a lamp, he has
It was bound to happen eventually: After 15 years of hemming and hawing over the fate of the country's forests, the Chilean parliament has finally approved the landmark Native Forest Law; in addition to setting forests apart
(Picture: Explorer cruise in Antarctica, via El Nuevo Dia newspaper) About a week ago, the cruise ship MS Explorer with Liberian flag sank in Antarctica leaving a diesel stain five kilometers of diameter. The cruise ship transported 100 travelers and
(Disclaimer: the writer knows one of the organizers of this event) Next November 29th until December 1st will take place Raiz Diseno, a symposium oriented to discuss several subjects around responsible design, working with artisan communities, new ways
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon will be the first UN secretary general to set foot in Antarctica today as he sets off to the planet's southernmost continent to observe the effects of climate change first-hand.
The products pictured above are just three of the neat green designs we spotted at Design Connection 2007, an annual design exhibition that is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, until Friday, October 26th.
Two of our featured eco-designers from Latin America have hit us with some new designs. On one side, Chilean industrial designer Rodrigo Alonso Schramm from Musuc studio has launched a new integrant of its N+EW line: a lamp produced completely with
In an attempt to test the possibility of mitigating the effects of global warming, scientists from India, Germany, Italy and Chile plan on "sinking" carbon emissions into the Scotia Sea, off the Antarctic Peninsula in the South Atlantic, during
A wall is a "complex membrane" that is a firm divider between inside and outside. It is traditionally either solid or window with little gradation between. The Wall House delaminates the wall into four layers, (concrete cave, stacked shelving, milky