Corals at Keppel Bay combine the best of luxury and sustainability

November 17, 2016 by  
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The project features buildings clad in glazed, white aluminum and glass panels , which create a rhythm accentuated by ribbons of balconies. It comprises 366 apartments that range from one-to-four bedrooms and penthouses, with sizes ranging from 538 square feet to 8,503 square feet. The residents will have exclusive access to Marina at Keppel Bay on Keppel Island which includes a clubhouse with members’ lounge, fine dining establishments and yacht charter services. Related: Daniel Libeskind’s ambitious design for The Kurdistan Museum in Iraq To help foster biodiversity, harvested “donor” coral fragments are grown in a nursery, after which they are transplanted to King’s Dock, near the residences. To further sustainability, reflecting pools run the length of each building. These pools serve to help cool the residences. The site also features a green roof, rainwater collection and solar panels. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFwTiG9_XOI “Just like a coral reef , the composition of each cluster of buildings is unique—the common thread is spectacular bay views and expansive balconies throughout,” said Daniel Libeskind. “I sought to imbue the entire site with openness and greenery—the true core of this project is sustainable living,” he added. + Studio Libeskind

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Photo: Bright red fish play hide-n-go-seek under coral

November 23, 2013 by  
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Coral reefs are famed for their vivid colors, which come not only from the corals themselves but the brilliant-hued species of fish that flit in and around the reef. Here, vermillion fish contrast with the deep blue of the water.

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Massive Coral Bleaching Damages 95% of Corals in Philippines

September 24, 2010 by  
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Photo via Sarah Depper As much as 95% of the corals in the Philippines have suffered bleaching after the 2009-2010 El Niño event that boosted the temperatures in the Indian Ocean and waters off Southeast Asia during the beginning of this year. Warmer water is often responsible for bleaching (the die-off of symbiotic algae living on the corals) and we usually hear about corals impacted in the Caribbean

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Beetlecrete: Another Way To Use Up Mountain Pine Beetle Wood

September 24, 2010 by  
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A lot of people are trying to figure out ways to use up the vast amount of pine-beetle infested timber that is all going to rot away; (Bonnie wrote about it in Turning Beetle-Infested Wood to Good (Design) Use ). Now the University of Northern British Columbia has come up with an interesting idea: Mountain Pine Beetle Wood Concrete, or as others have called it, “Beetlecrete.” It was on display at the Green Building Festival/ IIDEX.

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California Approves New Renewable Energy Target: 33% by 2010 – Let’s Hope It Stands Past November

September 24, 2010 by  
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photo: Port of San Diego via flickr Seemingly on cue, just as a Congressional hearing is told that more Asian nations than China are soon going to be beating out the United States on renewable energy without stronger legislation, California regulators have voted to increase the state’s renewable energy standard to 33% by 2020. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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