Undulating green-roofed aquarium proposed for Viennas Schnbrunn Zoo

April 30, 2018 by  
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3XN and GERNER GERNER PLUS recently revealed their proposal for the design of a new aquarium for Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo. Titled “Poseidon’s Realm,” the proposed aquarium stretches across the landscape like an undulating “veil” that the architects describe as “elegant, simple and mysterious.” The green-roofed design received second place in an international design competition for the aquarium, with the winner yet to be announced. Created in collaboration with aquarium specialists ATT, Poseidon’s Realm covers 65,000 square feet across four floors. The aquarium was envisioned to be built mainly of concrete and is embedded into the landscape to look like a natural extension of the earth. A wave-shaped green roof marks the entrance to the “softly undulating waterworld” where a rich diversity of environments differing in temperatures, sounds, lighting and spatial layouts welcome visitors. Related: Northern Europe’s largest aquarium unveiled for former Oslo airport site A massive shark tanks forms the focal point of the building and its size would have necessitated a 21-inch-thick glass display in addition to extra floor reinforcement. The end of the aquarium is marked with a cafe and shop, as well as a path that leads to an outdoor terrace . A walkway also traces its way to the landscaped roof of the aquarium where an aviary for bearded vultures is located. + 3XN + GERNER GERNER PLUS Via ArchDaily Images via 3XN and GERNER GERNER PLUS

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The San Francisco Giants grow kale and tomatoes in their baseball stadium

September 29, 2015 by  
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San Francisco’s AT&T Park To Feature Massive Edible Garden Behind Center Field

August 6, 2013 by  
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San Francisco’s AT&T Park is already a green leader in the sports community with its LEED Silver ranking . But the home of the San Francisco Giants will soon delve into another kind of green, with a 3,000 square foot on-site organic garden. The edible garden will be the first of its kind at a professional sports venue. Read the rest of San Francisco’s AT&T Park To Feature Massive Edible Garden Behind Center Field Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: att park , Blasen Landscape Architecutre , Centerfield to table , eco design , EDG Interior Architecture & Design , Edible garen AT&T Park , green design , LEED Silver stadiums , san francisco giants , sustainable design        

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Tinctures from Herbs at Home

August 6, 2013 by  
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Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup of chamomile tea to alleviate insomnia, or a peppermint infusion to soothe an upset stomach. In addition to serving as drinkable herbal delights, tinctures can be effective remedies for a variety of issues. Read on to take a look at what they are, and how to make them. Read the rest of DIY: How to Make Your Own Tinctures from Herbs at Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alcohol , alcohol tincture , herbal , herbal medicine , herbalism , herbalist , herbs , plants , tincture , tincture making , tinctures        

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The Retrofit Chicago Challenge Gets Skyscrapers to Go Green

December 14, 2012 by  
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The Windy City is rapidly becoming one of the greenest in the U.S., thanks to its Retrofit Chicago Building Initiative . 14 major commercial buildings have stepped up to the plate to reduce their energy consumption by 20 per cent over the next five years. Through retrofitting and power-saving technologies, the program could potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 30,000 cars off the road, and provide a saving to the companies of $5 million each year. Among the first buildings to commit to energy efficiency were the riverside Sheraton Hotel and AT&T’s downtown office tower. Read the rest of The Retrofit Chicago Challenge Gets Skyscrapers to Go Green Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , AT&T , chicago , karen weigert , retrofit chicago building initiative , sheraton hotel , siemens sustainable communities award , skyscraper , Windy City

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Maison Container Lille is a Bold Industrial Home Made of 8 Shipping Containers in France

February 23, 2012 by  
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AT&T Unveils ZERO, a Charger that Eliminates Vampire Power

March 19, 2010 by  
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Did you know that when a phone charger is plugged into an outlet, it still uses power even if not hooked up to a phone? It may not seem like a lot of electricity, but factor in all Americans who engage in this lazy behavior, and the stats are truly shocking: All that wasted juice is enough to power 24,000 homes each year, or brew three-to-four million cups of coffee every day! Luckily, AT&T has a solution. This May, the company will start selling its ZERO charger , a mobile phone charger that eliminates vampire power consumption and charges phones more efficiently

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Finally, A No-Draw Charger

March 18, 2010 by  
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AT&T has just announced a USB-based telephone charger that does not pull electricity from the wall when it’s not charging a phone. I don’t know about you, but my charger is plugged in 100% of the time. That charger pulls a tiny amount of energy from the wall 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

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