Studio NAB proposes rebuilding Notre Dame with a greenhouse and apiary

May 2, 2019 by  
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After a devastating blaze consumed the Cathedral of Notre Dame’s wooden roof and iconic central spire, architects around the world have been putting forth their visionary ideas for rebuilding the Parisian landmark. One such architectural firm is Paris-based Studio NAB , which has made headlines with its proposal to modernize the 13th-century cathedral with a massive educational greenhouse and apiary. Dubbed “In Green For All of Us,” the design builds on the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s hopes that the cathedral rehabilitation be “adapted to issues of our time.” Rather than simply restore the Cathedral of Notre Dame back to its former state, Studio NAB has suggested recreating the original silhouette with new materials. Instead of timber-frame construction, the new roof and spire would be constructed from gold-painted steel with large glass panels. The rooftop greenhouse would be used to provide professional training for the poor and education for the general public on topics of urban agriculture , horticulture and permaculture. “On this fire and in the period of crisis that the country and the world are currently going through, we are lucky to build a place of reference where conservation, enrichment of an exceptional heritage and taking into account societal challenges in ecology and equal opportunities,” the architects explained. “Protecting the living, reintroducing biodiversity , educating consciences and being social, are all symbols, faithful to the values of France and those of the church, that we could defend and promote for this project.” Related: SUPERFARM design envisions an urban vertical farm that is energy self-sufficient Inspired by the nearly 200,000 honeybees that survived the fire on Notre Dame’s lower roof, Studio NAB wants to transform the central spire into a glass-walled apiary with a larger number of hives capable of producing honey for sale. In homage to the roof’s original framework — nicknamed “the forest” after its many ancient timbers — the architects will also reuse salvaged wood as planters and other structures within the greenhouse. + Studio NAB Renderings via Studio NAB; photos via Wikimedia ( 1 ,  2 )

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Iceland’s Magnificent Modernist Churches

August 28, 2014 by  
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Cathedral-Inspired Cabins Spring Up at Moselle’s Performing Arts Festival

May 15, 2014 by  
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The Grand Council of Moselle in eastern France, is launching its very first performing arts festival this week, and Les Etablissements Tourneux  architect firm was commissioned to create a few pieces for the celebration. Located in the Archaeological Park Bliesbrück-Reinheim, this temple-like structure attempts to evoke the same upward leap to the heavens that’s often found in cathedrals . Constructed from just one type of wood, the boxes range in size and height, created with simple bracings and assembled with just one kind of screw. They’re assembled in such a way that the inside of the structure will either be concealed or revealed, depending on the observer’s position. The festival will run until mid July, so there’s ample time to check out the hundreds of creative exhibits, and check out these gorgeous cabin structures firsthand. + Les Etablissements Tourneux  + Cabanes Moselle Festival 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: art festival , arts festival , cabane , cabin , cathedral , eco cabin , france , Les Etablissements Tourneaux , Moselle , obscure , Reveal , wooden cabin , wooden structure

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Amazing Egyptian Cave Churches are Carved Out of Solid Rock in Cairo

September 13, 2013 by  
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Massive Skylight Brings New Life to an Old Historic Church in the Spanish Countryside

July 5, 2013 by  
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Data Center Housed Under Cathedral Heats Homes in Finland

December 1, 2009 by  
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Photo via Wikimedia Using waste heat from data centers to provide heating for facilities and nearby homes has been gaining traction. For instance, IBM has been looking into how to heat nearby homes with waste heat from it’s data centers

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A New Slate of Innovative Series from Around the World Premier on Planet Green

December 1, 2009 by  
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Image credit: C.P.Storm /Flickr Planet Green is starting the new year with an entirely new line-up of programming. In addition to bring you new episodes of old favorites like Living With Ed and Emeril Green , the network will also be launching premiers of several innovative series from England and Canada….

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