Tiny Toronto lighthouse serves multiple functions at once

March 2, 2017 by  
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This minimalist wooden lighthouse installed at Woodbine beach in Toronto doubles as a temporary drop-off location for local charity donations. Portuguese design firm João Araújo Sousa & Joana Correia Silva Arquitectura wrapped The Beacon in aged wood to make it look as if it has been part of the beach for a long time. The Beacon, which shoots a vertical beam of light into the night sky, captures the essence of traditional lighthouses, while translating their archetypal conical shape into a single spatial gesture. Beside its role as a lighthouse, the structure also functions as a place where people can leave non-perishable foods and clothes for charities. Related: The government is giving away free lighthouses to the right owners The lower part of the structure acts as a repository for such items and features openings at different heights through which they can be easily inserted. While the architects hope the Beacon will become part of a larger, permanent network of donation hotspots in Toronto , this small structure can also be repurposed as a wildlife observation tower , a wilderness shelter or a fire lookout tower . + João Araújo Sousa & Joana Correia Silva Arquitectura Photos by Steven Evans

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for geometric recreational attraction in Lithuania

January 7, 2015 by  
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Architect Daniel Libeskind just unveiled renderings for a year-round recreational and leisure destination that’s designed in his signature dynamic and geometric style. Located at the highest point in Vilnius, Lithuania , the Beacon will serve as a multipurpose attraction at the base of Liepkalnis Ski Hill. The Beacon’s swooping form was inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and is a visual contrast between hard and soft geometries. Read the rest of Daniel Libeskind unveils design for geometric recreational attraction in Lithuania Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Baltic region , Beacon , Canopy , Daniel Libeskind , Liepkalnis Ski Hill , lithuania , Lithuanian landscape , multipurpose destination , ski attraction , ski destination , Vilnius , Vilnius Beacon

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America’s First Food Forest: From Ground Level to Canopy, Urban Agriculture is Growing Seattle

June 9, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of America’s First Food Forest: From Ground Level to Canopy, Urban Agriculture is Growing Seattle Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Beacon , Beacon Food Forest , Beacon garden , community garden , community gardening , food forest , food forest garden , forest garden , fruit trees , nut trees , permaculture , permaculture garden , permaculture gardening , Seattle , sustainable food , urban agriculture , urban farm , Urban Farming , urban gardening

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World’s largest solar clock coming up in to Iraq

June 16, 2011 by  
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Anchal Bhatia: Solar Clock Solar-powered clock is the world’s largest UK’s leading Smith of Derby who has a history of repairing and restoring ancient clocks for more than 150 years now, have designed the world’s largest solar clock for The Baghdad University in Iraq as a part of their restoration plan which as an iconic symbol will rest on the newly redeveloped University. Solar Clock Solar-powered clock is the world’s largest Still in its completion mode, the solar powered clock is expected to be 40m in height and 3.5m in diameter featuring four dials and backlit lighting. Everything in this clock tower like power, lighting, and also the bell sound system will depend on nature.

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Lighthouse Stadium is a Glowing Green-Roofed Beacon

October 22, 2010 by  
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In the city of Belfort, France a new green-roofed stadium has arisen on top of the centuries-old fortification of a defensive wall. The glass-shrouded green-roofed sports complex stands in smart contrast with the neighboring 17th century stone walls, and at night it gives off a gentle glow signaling “game on”

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Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Complex Officially Opens In Denmark

October 21, 2010 by  
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