Hedonistic sustainability, Danish-style

March 26th, 2011

Copenhagen will soon be home to the world's least boring power station:

Planned for completion in 2016, the former factory-shaped eyesore will ferry visitors up a vertical elevator to a series of slopes at the top of the smokestack.

Meanwhile — as a gentle nod to the pyramids of garbage churning beneath it — the chimney is designed to puff a 30-meter-wide smoke ring every time a ton of C02 is produced.

"You'll be able to stand in the middle of Copenhagen and tally-up exactly how much carbon has been emitted into the atmosphere," said [architect Bjarke Ingels]. "It's this kind of visual connection that should encourage people to consider their own energy consumption."

[Ingels] said that heat-tracking lights will also be used at night to position lasers on the smoke rings and turn them into glowing artworks, or even pie charts.

[Via The Morning News]

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Undersea Tetronimoes

June 4th, 2010

BP goes for a high score.

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June 3rd, 2010

BPGlobalPR Billboards: terribly funny.

[Via Daring Fireball]

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