EMBT and Elizabeth de Portzamparc To Design Two Iconic Train Stations in Paris

October 13, 2014 by  
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Modern Wood-Clad House Uses Limestone Walls for Passive Cooling in the Italian Alps

October 13, 2014 by  
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Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health

October 13, 2014 by  
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China is known for having some of the world’s worst air pollution , but air quality in the country recently hit a new high at 20 times greater than the safety limit for human health. The Guardian reports heavy smog is enveloping parts of northern China and causing visibility levels to drop as measurements of small (PM 2.5) pollutant particles are rising. The particles are dangerous because they can embed themselves deep in the lungs, and they’ve reached more than 500 micrograms per cubic meter in parts of Hebei, near Bejing. The World Health Organization’s level for maximum health exposure to PM2.5 particles is 25 micrograms per cubic meter, and current levels are 20 times higher. The situation has led authorities to issue an “orange alert.” Read the rest of Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , bejing , china , coal , fossil fuels , global warming , Health , hebei , particulate , pm2.5 , pollutant , quality , smog , toxic , WHO , World Health Organization

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The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off

October 13, 2014 by  
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Is there anything 3D printers can’t do? From internal organs to cars , 3D printers around the world have been churning out just about anything you can imagine. But now a British team of amateurs is about to step into virgin 3D printer territory by launching the world’s first 3D printed rocket. NASA has already been printing rocket parts, but this is the first time that an entire rocket has been made using the technology. Read the rest of The World’s First 3-D Printed Rocket is Ready for Lift-Off Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed , 3D printed rocket , 3D rocket , first 3D rocket , LOHAN , LOHAN 3d printed rocket , Special Project Bureau , The Register 3D Printed Rocket , The Register 3D rocket , The Register LOHAN , The Register Special Project Bureau , The Registered 3d Printed Rocket , World’s first 3D printed rocket , world’s first 3D rocket

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Zaha Hadid Among Five Firms Shortlisted to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Skyscraper

May 30, 2014 by  
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A shortlist of all-star architecture firms has just been unveiled in the competition to design the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia located in the Swedish city Gothenburg. The competition, which was initiated by Swedish construction company SERNEKE , selected the five teams based on proposals submitted anonymously. Although the jury hasn’t revealed which firm is responsible for which rendering yet, we do know that the highly acclaimed Zaha Hadid Architects and SOM are among the top five picks. Read the rest of Zaha Hadid Among Five Firms Shortlisted to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Skyscraper Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture competition , Gothenburg , ian simpson architects , Manuelle Gautrand Architects , Ola Serneke , scandinavia , SERNEKE , skyscraper , SOM , Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor , Zaha Hadid Architects

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You’ll Never Look at Fast Food Vegetables the Same Way After Reading This

May 30, 2014 by  
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Temporary workers are supposed to be contracted for a short period of time – but companies are increasingly using temp work as a way to circumvent labor standards and exploit workers. Reporters from Capital & Main just revealed one of the worst temp labor exploitation offenders when they investigated Taylor Farms, the world’s largest fresh-cut vegetable producer. California-based Taylor Farms employs hundreds of temp workers, some of whom have been with the company for a decade. But these workers often receive no benefits, are paid minimum wage , can be fired with no notice and face insurmountable obstacles when trying to file for workers’ compensation. And chances are, if you’ve ever eaten at a chain restaurant or shopped at Costco, Target, Walmart or Kroger, you have purchased Taylor Farms’ products. Read the rest of You’ll Never Look at Fast Food Vegetables the Same Way After Reading This Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: contract worker exploitation , contract workers , Contract workers rights , farm worker exploitation , fast food , fast food industry , fast food worker exploitation , fast food worker rights , labor worker exploitation , Taylor Farms , Taylor Farms California , Taylor Farms contract workers , Taylor Farms fast food , Taylor Farms fast food workers , Taylor Farms labor , Taylor Farms workers , temp labor , Temp worker exploitation , Temp worker rights

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Daniel Libeskind Design Wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument Competition

May 13, 2014 by  
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Team Lord of Toronto, which includes architect Daniel Libeskind , was just announced as the winner of the new Canadian National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa. Their proposal, entitled Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival, was selected out of six finalists and is scheduled for inauguration in the Fall of 2015. Read the rest of Daniel Libeskind Design Wins Canadian National Holocaust Monument Competition Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture competition , Canada architecture , Canadian National Holocaust Monument , Canadian War Museum , Daniel Libeskind Canada , Daniel Libeskind holocaust memorial , holocaust memorials , Holocaust Museum , memorials architecture , Ottawa architecture , starchitects , triangular architecture

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Architects Use Film Techniques to Design the ‘Cross-Cutting’ Masterplan in Norway

December 23, 2013 by  
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The site is divided into three main areas with the historical center working as a connective tissue between the north and the south. It is further fragmented by the motorway, which divides it into two parts going through the central historical zone. Four different conditions were recognized regarding the distribution of various typologies, and the subdivision that accompanies this spatial arrangement aims to create stronger links between them. The architects proposed a new planning strategy that introduces commercial activities and communal spaces to an area oversaturated by residential buildings. The strategy includes pedestrian and green areas and the introduction of a new area which would consist of ten 4-8-storey high buildings. These would be built using locally sourced materials. Each building would comprise apartments of different sizes, ranging from 60 to 150 square meters. The towers ’ roofs would be partially covered in vegetation. + Stefano Rocchetti + EUROPAN 12 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture competition , Cross-Cutting Dikemark , Europan 12 , Europan competition , green architecture , locally sourced materials , Luca Vernocchi , masterplan design , Norway Architecture , Norway masterplans , Stefano Rocchetti , Sustainable buildings        

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D.IS.H’s Seismic Harvest Re-Imagines Earthquake Simulators as Harvesting Systems for Urban Farming

September 4, 2013 by  
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Seismic Harvest is a proposed energy-efficient green belt above a freeway near San Francisco that combines wind, solar energy and train vibration to generate enough energy required for farming. It features botanical and fruit and vegetable gardens , along with vibrant spaces for recreation and cultural events. Designed by architecture studio D.IS.H, the project received a Special Recognition Award at the 280 Freeway Competition, which aims to redesign the Highway 280 north of 16th Street. Read the rest of D.IS.H’s Seismic Harvest Re-Imagines Earthquake Simulators as Harvesting Systems for Urban Farming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , 280 Freeway Competition , architecture competition , community gardens , D.IS.H , earthquake simulators , green infrastructure , Highway 280 San Francisco , organic farming , organic farms , San Francisco , seismic energy design , Seismic Harvest , Urban Farming , vertical farming        

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Costa Concordia Architecture Competition Rethinks Disaster to Create a New Seaside Park in Italy

December 19, 2012 by  
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