Beautiful cedar-covered pavilion is a poetic rest stop in the English countryside

September 15, 2016 by  
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Commissioned by Surrey Hills Arts and the Mittal Foundation , Perspectives was created as one of many sculptural rest stops along a scenic walking path on the Hills of Surrey, south of London. The organic pavilion took inspiration from the words and messages etched into public places, such as on trees and benches. Giles Miller collected those messages, poetry, and other writings from local residents and transferred them onto the cedar shingles that clad the steel-framed structure. Related: Robots weave an insect-inspired carbon-fiber forest in London The shingles were installed by hand at different angles and overlap to emphasize the pavilion’s rounded shape. “At its core, the shingles overlap and the sculpture functions architecturally to protect and shield the user from the elements, but at its mouth the surface flattens and evocatively opens out in dissipation as the shingles appear to fly out towards the waiting valley,” write the studio. The cedar elements will develop a white patina over time. + Giles Miller Studio Via Dezeen Images by Richard Chivers and John Miller

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The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in your backyard

August 17, 2015 by  
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Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in China

August 17, 2015 by  
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Last Wednesday, a series of explosions caused massive destruction in Tianjin , China, and left over a hundred dead. Now, days later, levels of deadly cyanide pollution are sky-high and many people have been displaced after their homes in the area were destroyed. Over 70 people, including some firefighters, are still reported as missing. As the public and local media blame the government for its poor response to the disaster, the answers are few and far between. Read the rest of Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in China

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Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

January 23, 2015 by  
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