Terrapotta Army art installation gives reclaimed pots a new life

June 14, 2016 by  
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In Terrapotta Army, a population of long-lost terracotta pots invades an unsuspecting garden in the city center of Ghent, Belgium . With the help of Cultural Houses Ghent, Belgian designer Boomin Sep created this social installation amidst the beautiful greenery of the medieval Sint-Pieters abbey. The artwork announces a new cultural season in Ghent with reclaimed material that reference China’s Terracotta Army. Related: The Bali Ecological Center Creates a Modular Terracotta Green Wall with Local Craftsmen The army consists of dozens of old and forgotten terracotta pots from around the country, which come alive with the help of handcrafted and branded plywood decks. The reclaimed pots of varying heights and dimensions create an unusual effect, scattered amongst orchards, ruins, and vineyards. Boomin Sep says, “It’s really interesting to observe the interaction with the public, every morning you see the remains of circled pots, a remembrance of where the people came together.” + Boomin Sep Images via Wouter Maeckelberghe 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!

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Cantilevered Maison De Tière offers gorgeous views of the Belgian capital

December 2, 2015 by  
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VAN STAEYEN Interior Architects’ colorful MAT interior is inspired by alpine chalets

March 5, 2015 by  
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Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment by 2018

March 5, 2015 by  
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In an announcement that marks a huge win for animal welfare activists, Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show’s infamous elephants from performances by 2018. According to the statement given to Associated Press, the circus decided to change their practices almost solely based on the enormous public concern about mistreatment of animals, which activists have spent years insisting is a top priority. Read the rest of Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment by 2018 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal cruelty , animal welfare , animals in entertainment , circus animals , circus elephants , elephants in captivity , mistreatment of circus animals , ringling bros , ringling bros and barnum and bailey circus

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Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

March 5, 2015 by  
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Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of biodegradable plant pots , and I’m finding them everywhere from my beloved Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens (which sells locally grown, organic veggie seedlings and THE most gorgeous annuals and perennials) to the embarrassed-that-I-shop-there-occasionally Home Depot. If you have a green thumb, and want to avoid a heap of plastic where your garden is supposed to be, read on to check out some of the biodegradable pots that are available; and be sure to tell give your local nursery a thumbs-up if you notice they are using some of these options (consumer praise – and criticism – works!) Read the rest of Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative packaging materials , biodegradable pots , eco planter , Gardening , green design , green packaging , green pots , packaging the future , sustainable design , sustainable packaging , sustainable planters

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16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors

February 19, 2015 by  
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Nuclear energy is not all it’s cracked up to be. As many as 16,000 cracks have been found in two Belgian nuclear reactors, a discovery that could spell bad news for nuclear safety around the world. According to The Ecologist , the cracks were found in the steel reactor pressure vessels at the Doel 3 and Tihange 2 nuclear reactors in Belgium. The vessels contain highly radioactive cores and their failure could result in catastrophic nuclear accidents involving a massive release of radiation. Read the rest of 16,000 unexplained cracks found in two Belgian nuclear reactors Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: belgian , belgium , digby macdonald , doel 3 , nuclear energy , nuclear power , nuclear reactors , nuclear safety , tihange 2 , walter bogaerts

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Beautiful Wooden Addition Strikes Contrast With an Old Brick House in Belgium

September 24, 2014 by  
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World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine To Be Installed Off Belgian Coast

March 22, 2012 by  
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Wind turbine efficiency is increasing year on year, and now  German energy company RWE Innogy is set to break an industry record by installing a wind turbine capable of generating 6 MW off the Belgian coast. According to the company, the new turbine will be the most powerful in the world ! Read the rest of World’s Most Powerful Wind Turbine To Be Installed Off Belgian Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , belgian wind farm , Offshore Wind Farm , rwe innogy thorton bank , thornton bank wind farm , thorton bank largest wind turbine , wind energy , world’s largest wind farm , world’s most powerful wind turbine , worlds biggest wind turbine

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Woodcut Maps Will Turn Your Favorite Places Into Pieces of Art

March 22, 2012 by  
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Woodcut Maps has launched its new web application, which allows you to design your own wood-inlay maps of anywhere in the world. Using the intuitive online interface, you can define borders for your map and choose from a selection of hardwoods to identify the roads, water and landscapes. With their high-tech know-how and delicate wood craftsmanship, the maps are then laser cut, hand-assembled, and shipped from their San Francisco Mission District workshop. + Woodcut Maps 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: customized artwork , customized maps , map art , map artwork , wood art , wood artwork , wood maps , woodcut maps

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Guilhem Eustache’s Bewitching Fobe House Captures Morocco’s Enduring Mystique

November 18, 2011 by  
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