vendredi 22 septembre 2017

Nouvelle AOM wins competition to give Paris' Tour Montparnasse a massive green makeover

French architectural consortium of Nouvelle AOM has just been chosen to redesign Paris' historic Tour Montparnasse. The winning design includes a modern makeover for the historic tower that includes cladding the building in a transparent shell and adding a vegetated forest that will improve the air quality around the tower. The 689-foot Tour Montparnasse was completed in 1973, and was France's tallest skyscraper until 2011. There is a lot of history behind...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The cost of solar power drops more than 25% in one year

The revolution continues and solar energy is leading the charge. In a recently published report, the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories documented that the cost of utility-scale solar, in contrast to residential solar,

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Mother (42) banned from every pub in Irish town for a year after hubby ended up playing pool

A judge has banned a 42-year-old mother of ten from every pub in the north Clare town of Ennistymon for 12 months.

Hostel owner slams reports players 'rode goat like a horse' and 'wreaked havoc' on small island

The owner of a hostel on a small island off Donegal has slammed media reports a visiting football team "wreaked havoc" and "rode a goat like a horse" following a match over the weekend.

Ryanair pilots receive new rosters - but only for the next three weeks

Ryanair has issued new rosters to pilots this morning.

The Ploughing is over for another year... but there's still one family firm on site

Ryan's Cleaning have been involved in the Ploughing Championships since 2001 so they're well versed in large crowds.

Uber denied London licence in huge setback for the company

Uber will not be issued with an operating licence after its current deal expires on September 30, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.