Passively cooled Olympia Residence is a modern home on the prairie

April 14, 2015 by  
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Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

June 10, 2014 by  
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On the expansive prairies of Yelm, Washington, almost every home is traditional and decidedly farmhouse , except one. Eric and Melinda and their two Labradors live in a “modern home on the prairie,” custom-designed by Coates Design Architects to incorporate nature and modernism into one structure. Their decidedly contemporary, birch-paneled main room is entirely transparent, flanked on North and South sides by floor-to-ceiling glass walls that overlook expansive foothills and wetlands. This design essentially creates a massive terrarium where the couple can see well beyond their 10-acre parcel from the comfort of a fireside couch. Read the rest of Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birch , cedar , cfl , Coates , coates design architects , LED , natural house , prairie , responsible architecture , soy concrete , soycrete , terrarium , terrarium house , washington state , Yelm

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Carne Griffiths’ Ethereal Portraits are Made From Coffee, Tea and Booze

January 22, 2013 by  
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The London-based artist’s beautiful portraits are a mash up of colored lines, shading and drizzles. Deep browns and shading are rendered in black coffee, its dark nature creating weighty stains on the page. Teas bring out the neutral palette of Griffiths’ faces and forms, while vodka dilutes brighter colors into hazy and gauzy hues. The sustainable and unusual use of the brews and booze fosters Griffiths’ fantastical subjects. Each of his colorful portraits resembles a wood nymph or fairy, blurring the lines between reality and fantasy- with each blurred line. Floral and geometric touches are combined with delicate facial features of woodland beauties. Griffiths’ liquor-colors also delve into the world of line, with complex abstractions that mesh the same color, line and blur that he treats his portraits with. The natural pigments of coffees , teas and alcohols lend to the undercurrent of Mother Nature within each of his pieces. The beautiful pieces are currently part of a group show in Hong Kong entitled Trailblazers, curated by Coates & Scarry . + Carne Griffiths Via This is Colossal  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carne Griffiths , Coates & Scarry , Coffee Art , eco design , food dyes , green design , natural dyes , sustainable design , sustainable dyes , tea art , Trailblazers , vodka art

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Steven Holl Architects Design Green-Roofed Ecology and Planning Museum For Tianjin Ecocity, China

January 22, 2013 by  
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China is renowned for its soaring developments, and among the most fascinating is the Tianjin Ecocity , an urban regeneration which is rising from a reclaimed salt pan and once heavily polluted area of Bohai Bay. The Ecocity’s cultural district is soon to see its first structure, a pair of museums designed by celebrated studio Steven Holl Architects . The green-roofed Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museum looks set to complement the surrounding site while providing a center for living exhibits and ecological education. Read the rest of Steven Holl Architects Design Green-Roofed Ecology and Planning Museum For Tianjin Ecocity, China Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Eco Architecture , ecology , green design , Steven Holl Architects , sustainable design , tianjin ecocity ecology and planning museums

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The DOE and NREL Team Up on 3 Projects to Improve Battery Life for Electric Vehicles

January 22, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Regardless of how you generate the electricity you need to power your electric vehicle, the car needs an efficient and cost-effective way of storing the energy. The Department of Energy’s ( DOE ) National Renewable Energy Laboratory ( NREL ) has joined partners to create the Advanced Management and Protection of Energy Storage Devices (AMPED). Announced this past week in San Francisco, the project will take place over the next three years and collaborate with teams from from Utah State University, Washington University, and the Eaton Corporation. Funded under the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ( ARPA-E ), the three initiatives will take advantage of $7.4 million to extend the range and life of lithion-ion batteries in electric and hybrid cars. Read the rest of The DOE and NREL Team Up on 3 Projects to Improve Battery Life for Electric Vehicles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: advanced management and protection of energy storage devices , Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy , amped , ARPA-E , battery , Department of Energy , DOE , eaton corporation , electric vehicle , ev , ford motor company , HEV , ilan gur , lithium ion , National Renewable Energy Laboratory , NREL , San Francisco , university of colorado at boulder , university of colorado at colorado springs , Utah State University , washington university

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