Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The return of the airship, a 30-year time-lapse of NYC's skyline, saying farewell to photographer Peter Lindbergh and more from around the internet

Snøhetta-Designed Building Produces More Energy Than It Uses Located along the Trondheim Fjord in Norway, the Powerhouse Brattørkaia sets a high standard for regenerative architecture—buildings and infrastructure that attempt to undo the harm we’ve imparted on the environment. The office building is covered in 3,000-square-meters of solar panels. It powers itself, neighboring buildings as well as a pair of transit hubs. In total, the Brattørkaia …

The Return of the Airship

Despite the disastrous Hindenburg crash in 1937, airships today prove greener and equally as fast as maritime travel—even if using them seems ambitious and unlikely. Plenty of companies are surveying the prospects of airships once again. To reduce the carbon emissions of the transportation sector (23% of worldwide greenhouse gas production comes from the industry), airships, particularly solar-powered ones, could be replacements and carry the …

Dirigible Flying with Hendrick’s Gin

A surreal and timeless experience, we roved the skies in a cucumber airship

There are fewer dirigible and zeppelin pilots in the US (and the world) than there are astronauts. Only seven or eight airships actively chart the skies stateside, and just a handful more globally. It’s a near-lost form of travel, yielding a sensation somewhere between a funicular and a sailboat of the winds. And fortunately, we just got to experience a flight in a blimp—one that’s …