The House That Jack Built Imagines a Cabin on Stilts High Above a Polluted Lake

February 3, 2014 by  
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“The House That Jack Built” imagines a stilted refuge house high above a fictional polluted lake. Designed by Olson Kundig Architects , the project was created by conceptual artist Jack Daws , who penned a narrative about building a cabin on Walden Pond only to have a freight train loaded with toxic chemicals plunge into its waters. The cabin rises high above the polluted waters on stilts, creating a fictitious solution to a potentially real environmental disaster. Read the rest of The House That Jack Built Imagines a Cabin on Stilts High Above a Polluted Lake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cabin on a lake , eco design , environmental destruction , green design , Jack Daws , olson kundig architects , sustainable design , The House That Jack BUilt , Walden Pond        

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New Study Shows White Roofs are Three Times More Efficient than Green Roofs

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Although having a garden on the roof of your house might look great, a lot of evidence suggests that roofs painted white are much better for the environment. A recent study published in the Energy and Building Journal compared three types of roofs-green, black and white-and came to the conclusion not only that white roofs have great economic benefits, but are also three times more effective than the other two at fighting climate change. Read the rest of New Study Shows White Roofs are Three Times More Efficient than Green Roofs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , eco-friendly roofs , environmental study , green roofs , heat island effect , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , reflective roofs , roof gardens , scientific study , Stanford University study , sustainable white roofs , white roofs , white roofs climate change        

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