Story book of timber designed for University of Arkansas

April 2, 2020 by  
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Dublin-based Grafton Architects and Fayetteville-based Modus Studio have won an international design competition for the Anthony Timberlands Center for Design and Materials Innovation at the University of Arkansas’ Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Developed to bolster the university’s role as a leader in mass timber advocacy, the $16 million applied research center will be a “story book of timber ” promoting timber and wood design initiatives. The architecture of the Anthony Timberlands Center will also be used as a teaching tool and showcase the versatility and beauty of various timbers to the public. Crowned the competition winner after a months-long process that included a total of 69 firms, Grafton Architects also made recent headlines when its co-founders, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, were named the 2020 recipients of the Pritzker Architecture Prize . The Anthony Timberlands Center will be the firm’s first building in the United States and will be located in Fayetteville, Arkansas on the northeast corner of the University of Arkansas’ Windgate Art and Design District. The new applied research center will house the Fay Jones School’s existing and expanding design/build program and fabrication technologies labs as well as the school’s emerging graduate program in timber and wood design. Created with the public in mind, the Anthony Timberlands Center will draw the eye of passersby with its dramatic cascading roof that responds to the local climate while capturing natural light . Inside, soaring ceiling heights and rhythmical open spaces evoke a forest setting. Related: Canada’s first net-zero carbon, mass-timber college building to rise in Toronto “The basic idea of this new Anthony Timberlands Center is that the building itself is a Story Book of Timber,” said Farrell in a University of Arkansas press release. “We want people to experience the versatility of timber , both as the structural ‘bones’ and the enclosing ‘skin’ of this new building. The building itself is a teaching tool, displaying the strength, color, grain, texture and beauty of the various timbers used.” + Grafton Architects Images via Grafton Architects

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How does a city like Los Angeles buy tech?

November 9, 2016 by  
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Mark Anthony Thomas, Director of the Mayor’s Operations Innovation Team for the City of Los Angeles (or the “O-Team”) sat down with GreenBiz Studio at VERGE 16. 

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Teki? is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

June 22, 2012 by  
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Teki? is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them at Clerkenwell Design Week . Inspired by traditional 10th century Japanese ‘chochin’ paper lanterns, the London-based designer wrapped paper over thin strips of bamboo connected over a frame with a light inside. Read the rest of Teki? is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: anthony dickens , bamboo lamps , bamboo light , bamboo lights , clerkenwell design week , eco design , farmiloe building , green design , green lamps , green lighting , LED lighting , LEDs , modular lighting , sustainable design , sustainable lighting , tekio

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Google’s Anthony Ravitz on goat hair carpet, red label sweets

March 15, 2012 by  
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If you want to supply office furniture — or just about any other product — to Google, you'd better know what it's made of. Green Team Lead Anthony Ravitz reveals what's behind buying decisions for things like goat hair carpet and why sweets are relegated to the bottom shelf.  

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The Do Lectures’ Bold Designer Posters Deliver Motivating Messages for the New Year

December 31, 2010 by  
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Images via The Do Lectures It’s that time of year when, after days of lounging and eating and eating and lounging, we are struggling to get up from our oh so comfy sofas and get moving. 2011 is almost upon us – say goodbye to

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Gorgeous, Dumpster Diving Male Model Uses Beauty to Follow Sustainable Farming Dream (Photos)

November 17, 2010 by  
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Anderson in a Paul Mitchell ad. Photo: Anthony Anderson Can being beautiful help promote a sustainable lifestyle? Living in a self-proclaimed dichotomy between the fashion world and sustainable living, dumpster diving and wild food forager Anthony Anderson uses his male modeling career to supplement his mission to live sustainably, launch an organic chocolate company, and plant food forests….

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The Folly of Fracking

April 27, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good It wasn’t the idea of hydraulic fracturing that upset Anthony Ingraffea—it was the too-simple explanation the Columbia Gas Company representative gave him when asking to lease the land.

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Kerry: Climate Bill is "Very Much Alive"

April 27, 2010 by  
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Photo via Ecopolitology Despite all of the grim speculation being hurled across the blogosphere , Sen. Kerry is telling everyone, essentially, to cool it and keep their pants on

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Grist Lists Hipster Habits That Annoy the Earth

April 27, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Raychel Mendez/Flickr/Grist Sure, youthful hipsters are characterized by their thrift shopping, bike riding, ways—but that does not mean the trendy lifestyle is good for the planet.

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