In April of this year I made a post about Axolotl, an international pioneer of innovative and creative metal, concrete, glass and timber products, based in Australia. I recently received this announcement from them and although I don’t normally post architectural work I found this to be so lovely I couldn’t resist sharing.
“We are excited to introduce our next venture into the world of stylish living with the launch of Axolotl House in the Hunter Valley.
Corymbia is a private guest-house set high on the hill surrounded by ancient Angophoras and Corymbias with views through Eucalypts and over the vineyards. Located only 160 kilometres or 2 hours drive north of Sydney near the township of Broke. Continue reading
The SunMate solar heating system from Environmental Solar Systems is a hot air circulating panel system that mounts vertically on the side of a building or on the roof singly or in multiple panels. These panels are an ideal choice when considering an environmentally friendly and low-cost alternative heat. The system pulls cool air from the house and channels it through the absorber plate which is heated by the sun’s energy. Continue reading
This new Skylight from Velux is a Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight that has been designed to bring fresh air into a home on demand. It opens and closes with a remote control and has a solar panel to supply the power to the operating system. It has been designed for both retrofit and new construction without any additional wiring. Continue reading
SolarWorld, one of the largest solar manufacturers in the U.S., offers Sunmodule™ solar panels designed to the highest standards of quality, performance and durability. Their mono-and polycrystalline products come in a variety of sizes, making them suitable for all applications from a residential roof to large-scale facilities. Continue reading
Eco Ceravolt by Favemanc is a modular ceramic exterior cladding system that features a reinforcing cellular internal structure for strength and durability; an exterior insulating layer to improve building performance in both hot and cold and a modular-style anchoring system that facilitates easy snap-together installation without cutting or drilling. Continue reading
With the Parans solar lighting collection system consisting of a receiver, cabling and six luminaries the sun can be brought into a space that does not have access to natural light. The system which is mounted outdoors tracks the sun and with its special lenses can deliver up to 6,000 lumens or 14 standard 40W lamps via cables to a luminary up to 20m away. Continue reading
US Tile, a Boral Roofing Company, has partnered with SRS Energy to introduce the Solé Power Tile the first building-integrated photovoltaic roofing product in the U.S. designed for curved roofing systems. The electricity-generating “barrel-style” tiles have a tough, molded-plastic body fused with a sheet of distinctive blue flexible solar chips from Uni Solar. Continue reading
The EcoWhisper Turbine developed by Renewable Energy Solutions Australia Ltd, features a solid composition that can withstand winds as much as 118 mph and is able to generate up to 32,000 kw hours a year. The turbine was designed to offset medium to large energy requirements and is ideal for homes and urban areas. Continue reading
The AllSun Tracker is a complete grid-connected solar electric system. The system is an active dual-axis system with solar panels mounted on poles installed in the ground. Continue reading
SOULUXE, a new product from Rotoluxe, LLC, is a solar powered lighting system for their popular line of illuminated stands and planters. The minimally designed containers, made of recycled plastic, are based on the company’s popular Rotoluxe containers that use standard power and low voltage LED lighting. Continue reading