Ghost Barn built of locally felled timber glows like a lantern at night

March 31, 2017 by  
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With a name like Ghost Barn and a glowing, lantern-like appearance at night, this fiberglass-clad structure could easily be mistaken for a haunted hut. Rest assured, however, the building is actually a new model-making shed completed by British firm Invisible Studio in the woods of Bath. The architects designed the prototyping workshop using unseasoned spruce timber grown and milled on-site. Invisible Studio constructed Ghost Barn to complement their existing woodland studio and to serve as a space for full-scale model making. Built of locally sourced five-by-two timber planks in less than two weeks, the new prototyping workshop was an exercise in “constructional efficiency.” Minimal drawings were created before construction started to allow the build team to decide much of the design in an ad-hoc way, though the architects determined the materials and the overall farm shed -like appearance. Related: Super-local energy-efficient Caretaker’s House is built from locally grown and felled timber “The project is the first of a series of ‘equivalent’ projects that use same-section timber,” write the architects. “The project also relates to Piers Taylor’s PhD topic exploring contingencies that emerge through incorporating making in to design.” The mono-pitched Ghost Barn is clad in impact-resistant fiberglass and corrugated steel , materials that reference the local agricultural vernacular. The fiberglass walls allow natural light to pierce into the interior and give the building the appearance of a glowing lantern when lit at night. A large opening allows the designers to move large models and materials in and out of the building with ease. + Invisible Studio Via Dezeen Images via Invisible Studio

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Toiletry chemicals linked to testicular cancer and infertility cost the EU €592 million each year

December 5, 2014 by  
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Hormone-mimicking endocrine disruptor compounds (EDCs) are commonly used in toiletries, cosmetics and medications around the globe. However, alarm has been growing for some time now that these EDCs come with a few devastating side effects, most notably increased rates of testicular cancer and infertility . Now, a new report by the Nordic Council of Ministers has gathered medical evidence from several countries and quantified the economic impact of EDCs in the hope of expediting an EU ban on the chemicals—a ban which would be the first regulation of EDCs in the world. Read the rest of Toiletry chemicals linked to testicular cancer and infertility cost the EU €592 million each year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bath , bathroom , birth defects , cancer , cosmetics , endocrine disruptor compounds , european union , Health , hormones , infertility , nordic nations , testicular cancer , toiletries , water pollution

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Stephen Hawking says AI could spell the end of the human race

December 5, 2014 by  
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Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed in an interview with the BBC that he believes, “The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race.” Since Professor Hawking is in possession of one of the most intelligent human brains on the planet, his words merit further examination, particularly since they come hot on the heels of similar warnings from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk . Read the rest of Stephen Hawking says AI could spell the end of the human race Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AI , artificial intelligence , elon musk , future visions , Futurist , Professor Stephen Hawking , robots , Stephen Hawking says artificial intelligence spells end of human race , Technology

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Wooden Tusciao valet coat racks capture the shapes of the traditional Italian skyline

December 5, 2014 by  
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Designer Andrea Brugnera redesigned the classic bedroom coat rack into the Tusciao valet stand, a modern and minimalist piece of furniture inspired by the traditional Italian architectural landscape. Designed for the Italian furniture brand Formabilio , the coat racks are made from solid beech with a natural finish of eco-friendly oil that’s complemented by a varnished steel rod. Leather joints with snap buttons make the wooden structures easily adjustable. The Tusciao valet stand comes in three different sizes. + Formabilio The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrea , Brugnera , coat rack , eco-friendly oil , Formabilio , leather joints , natural finish , Tusciao valet coat rack , varnished steel rod , wooden coat rack

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Denmark’s Gorgeous Faaborg Harbour Bath Encourages Visitors to Swim in the Sea

June 12, 2014 by  
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KREOD Unveils Curving International Trade Pavilion for 2016 Rio Olympics

June 12, 2014 by  
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How Brazil’s 12 World Cup Stadiums Hit (or Missed) Their Green Goals

June 12, 2014 by  
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Au Naturel Gift Ideas

August 12, 2013 by  
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While some of nature’s gifts — such as a gorgeous sunset or a perfect rainbow — are impossible to wrap, others are perfect for sharing with friends and family. Finding natural-themed gifts, or those inspired by nature, provides a…

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