Obama Foundation names surprising choice for the presidential library in Chicago

July 6, 2016 by  
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As President Obama looks to a future post POTUS, one of his foundation’s first tasks will be to construct the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. President Franklin Roosevelt formally started the presidential library tradition in 1939 , and succeeding presidents have been encouraged, under the 1955 Presidential Libraries Act, to similarly donate materials collected during their terms. The Obama Foundation recently announced their choice for the team that will design President Obama’s library, and the selection came as a huge surprise to many. The Obama Foundation chose Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA), a firm founded by a husband and wife team, and Interactive Design Architects (IDEA), out of a pool of seven architecture firms, including starchitects David Adjaye , Renzo Piano , and Snøhetta . Related: Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid The Obama Foundation said in a recent press release , “TWBTA stood out in their commitment to explore the best ways of creating an innovative center for action that inspires communities and individuals to take on our biggest challenges. IDEA brings local knowledge and a track record for delivering excellence to large, complex civic projects.” TWTBA and IDEA will design a museum and library somewhere in Chicago’s south side, though the location has yet to be determined. Renderings are not available at this time. The Obama Foundation said that President Obama and the First Lady aim to build a center that’s ” more than just a library ” and that “inspires people to take on big challenges.” Construction of the $500 million Obama Presidential Center is expected to be complete in 2020. While TWTBA is headquartered in New York City, they’ve designed buildings around the United States and the world, including the Logan Center for the Arts at the University at Chicago. IDEA is headquartered in Chicago and has designed several projects in that city. + The Obama Foundation Via Wired Images via The Obama Foundation

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Chicago prize winners reveal their visions for the Obama Presidential Library

February 18, 2015 by  
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Seattle artist creates life-sized sculpture of 140-year-old hemlock tree

February 18, 2015 by  
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UK could create the world’s largest marine reserve

February 18, 2015 by  
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Ahead of the May 7 general election, a coalition of conservationists and high-profile supporters has called upon the the UK government to create three marine reserves that together would more than double the world’s protected waters. The prospective sites for new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) include the UK waters surrounding the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific as well as those around Ascension Island and the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic. The three proposed MPAs would safeguard around 0.7 million square miles, home to threatened whales, sharks, fish, and corals. Read the rest of UK could create the world’s largest marine reserve Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Ascension Island , Greenpeace UK , marine protected area , MPA , National Geographical Society , ocean conservation , Pew Charitable Trusts , Pitcairn Island , Satellite Applications Catapult , South Sandwich Islands , the Blue Foundation , UK general election 2015 , UK government , united kingdom

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The tiny Hütte Hut is a wonderful wooden teardrop camper for two

February 18, 2015 by  
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Kengo Kuma reveals plans to update Tokyo hospital with a garden at its heart

February 18, 2015 by  
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Medical facilities are, generally speaking, rather cold spaces, but they don’t have to be that way. Kengo Kuma and Associates has released their plans to replace an aging medical center in southwest Tokyo with a bright, modern building that peacefully coexists with the natural landscape. The new Seijo Kinoshita Hospital will have an updated maternity ward, and the building design will be wrapped around a gorgeous green space. Read the rest of Kengo Kuma reveals plans to update Tokyo hospital with a garden at its heart Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green spaces in hospitals , japanese architecture , japanese hospital , Kengo Kuma , landscaped garden , natural lighting indoors , seijo kinoshita hospital , tokyo hospital

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Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming

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As if global warming isn’t bad enough, scientists have discovered that a new category of uncontrolled chemicals are depleting the ozone layer and affecting the Earth’s climate. Phys.org reports that a new study recently publishing in the journal Nature Geoscience reveals chemicals not controlled by a United Nations treaty, known as ‘very short-lived substances’ (VSLS), are leading to further depletion of the ozone layer. Read the rest of Scientists identify a new chemical contributing to global warming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CFCs , chemical , climate , Climate Change , dichloromethane , montreal protocol , NOAA , ozone , ozone layer , uncontrolled , university of leeds , vsls

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