The World’s First Floating Wind Farm Is Generating Energy

  The world’s first floating wind farm, Hywind Scotland, has officially begun generating electricity. Operated by international energy company Statoil in partnership with clean energy company Masdar, the 300-megawatt wind farm located 15 miles from Scotland’s eastern coast will ultimately power 20,000 houses and connect to a battery storage solution currently in development. “Hywind can […]


The Pier Mauá Cranes, Brazil

The Pier Mauá cranes have become an international spectacle in the newly regenerated port area of Rio de Janeiro’s downtown. At this year’s darc awards / architectural, we were overwhelmed with so many talented projects from numerous international designers. It was a fantastic opportunity for designers from all over the world to come together and enter […]


General Motors Design Dome, USA

Originally opened in 1956, the General Motors Design Dome, designed by Eero Saarinen in collaboration with Richard Kelly, has long been classed as a ‘legendary corporate masterpiece of planning and design’. Based in Warren, Michigan, the large indoor viewing auditorium was first constructed to give the designers the opportunity to view their designs in an […]


Helsinki’s smart street lights will find you a parking place

THE CITY of Helsinki has installed internet-connected street lights which find motorists a parking place. The pilot deployment uses miniature Internet-Protocol video cameras mounted on the luminaires to monitor the spaces. These cameras generate data which is interpreted by cloud-based image analytics to assess if the parking space is available. This real-time parking occupancy information can […]


Will Australia’s largest smart light project lead to city’s rebirth?

Australia’s seaside city of Newcastle has launched a massive new smart lighting scheme, which is set to form the spine of the city’s expanding and lavish smart city strategy.  Around fifty smart light poles are being installed across the Newcastle area, with a further 300 set to make an appearance over the next five years. It […]


Antwerp Havenhuis brings nautical sparkle with Tridonic and Multiline LED products

Tridonic supplied linear LED-based light engines that Multiline integrated in custom luminaires that fit the unique and irregular architecture of the dramatic new Havenhuis Port Authority building in Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium has a dramatic new Port Authority building called the Havenhuis near the River Scheldt that resembles the shape of a seagoing vessel, and that […]


Mexican LED firm aims to light Donald Trump’s wall

Famously, President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail in 2016 that he would build a wall on the US border and make Mexico pay for it. The Mexican government is not exactly sold on that arrangement, but this hasn’t stopped a small and enterprising Mexican LED firm from eyeing a potential deal. Hundreds of US […]