The iridescent facade of this library reflects the innovative thinking going on inside

September 5, 2016 by  
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The new building reconciles the different scale of Vaughan’s City Hall’s Clock tower and historic Sarah Noble/Beaverbrook House. Its reflective facade changes appearance with the light throughout the day. This ever-changing appearance references the constantly-evolving learning environment inside the building and wraps around the volume to form a central interior courtyard . Related: Sleek, green Lawrence Public Library is a welcoming haven for book lovers To create a modern space that reflects the way new digital tools are used in learning, the architects created a flexible layout that encourages social interaction. Colorful furniture and natural lighting further animate the spaces and direct visitors to different multi-functional and collaboration spaces, meeting rooms , and lounges. An outdoor garden courtyard features a red maple tree that represents knowledge. Visitors can use computers, 3D printers , a sound recording and video studio with a green screen. + ZAS Architects Via World Architecture News

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Keynsham Civic Center and One Stop Shop brings public space back to Bristolians

July 22, 2016 by  
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The complex occupies a large sloping site located within the town center, and makes it accessible to pedestrians . In addition to office spaces and civic facilities, the complex includes 20,000 square feet of retail spaces on the ground floor. Related: Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier “We responded to the challenge of the constrained and sloping town centre site by slicing through it to create two new pedestrian retail streets and a cluster of inter-locking buildings,” said the architects. “This allowed over 50% of the site to be given over to new retail focused public realm and better integrated the development into the existing urban grain.” Related: Atelier CMJN Unveils Plans for Sustainable Great Fen Visiting Center in the UK In addition to its communal and civic values, the project is marked by several sustainable features such as power-saving mechanisms, efficient lighting systems, high thermal mass, and excellent acoustic performance . The project, which won the 2015 RIBA South West Sustainability Award, is the first in the country to target a Display Energy Certificate (DEC). + AHR Architects Via Architecture Photos by Daniel Hopkinson

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Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

July 8, 2015 by  
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Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of 83 mpg for its revolutionary diesel engine. The previously estimated 61.9 mpg for the model was impressively smashed, making the future of affordable and fuel-efficient riding look increasing attainable. Read the rest of Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1.6 i-dtec engine , fuel efficient car , fuel efficient honda , guinness book of world records fuel efficiency , guinness book of world records honda , Honda civic tourer , honda civic tourer 1.6 i-dtec , lowest fuel consumption world record

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nArchitects New Zig-Zagging M2 Building Will be a Civic Landmark in Calgary

September 22, 2014 by  
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Beyond geeks and governments: Expanding the civic marketplace

July 20, 2012 by  
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Companies have a strong role to play in pushing forward citizen apps for public good, a leading city innovation officer says.

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TEST DRIVE: Inhabitat Takes the New Honda Civic Hybrid for a Fall Color Tour

October 13, 2011 by  
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Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

August 22, 2011 by  
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There are a lot of hybrid sedans out on the market these days, but the 2012 Civic Hybrid just happens to be the most fuel-efficient one available in the U.S. Inhabitat recently had an opportunity to take the new sedan out – complete with the new Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid drivetrain – and we have to admit that we enjoyed the ride. The new features and technology available in the 2012 Civic Hybrid offer a fuel economy rating of 44 mpg across the board for city/highway/combined driving — up from the 40/43/41 miles of the 2011 Civic. The 2012 design also features sleeker styling and the interior comes equipped with both cloth and a sustainably sourced leather alterative. Read the rest of Inhabitat Takes a Spin in the New 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , green car , green transportation , Honda Civic 2012 , honda civic hybrid , Honda hybrid , hybird , lithium ion , lithium ion battery , sustainable car , sustainable transportation

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Civic Center Viñagrande bioclimatic structure maximizes use of solar energy

July 1, 2011 by  
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Sony K Nair: Civic Center Viñagrande Created by BN Asociados SA The new Civic Center Viñagrande in Spain is sure to be a head turner due to its exquisite architecture and the fascinating use of colors.

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