Vernacular-inspired Delaware home built with recycled barn wood

August 31, 2016 by  
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The house, called Rural Loft, is located in an area of Delaware dominated by agriculture . It channels the local vernacular and references the form and materiality of barns. In fact, its exterior cladding was made using wood reclaimed from an agricultural structure planned to be demolished. Related: Old Belgian barn is transformed into a gorgeous contemporary home The interior spaces are organized around a central core with bathrooms, storage spaces and utilities. Sliding doors open onto two exterior decks and blur the line between inside and outside. A rain screen made from reclaimed barn wood siding facilitates air circulation and keeps the house well ventilated. + DIGSAU Via Dezeen Photos by Todd Mason

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Biodesign Architecture Competition Extends Deadline to Sept 6th

August 31, 2016 by  
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Calling all future-forward architects and designers! How can we create buildings that heal themselves, ourselves, and the natural environment? Advances in synthetic biology, bio-printing, and material engineering have opened up a whole new field of Biodesign – and we’re giving away $1000 to the best project that integrates the natural world into the built environment. The winner of our Biodesign Competition will also be showcased to the X-Prize foundation as well as millions of Inhabitat readers around the world – and we’ve extended the deadline until September 6th , so enter today! The Fab Tree Hab living tree house concept by Mitchell Joachim, Javier Arbona and Lara Greden ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE > The X-Prize Foundation is a prestigious innovation engine that awards forward-thinking ideations for a better world. The winner of our Biodesign competition will get to display their work in front of the exemplary X-Prize board, including Larry Page, James Cameron, and Ariana Huffington. The winning Biodesign will be considered for entry in the new regenerative building X-Prize launching in April 2017. A combination of solar and wind power make Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut ‘s Dragonfly concept 100% self sufficient. We’re looking for applicants with “ bold and innovative visions for the future of construction at the intersection of the physical, the digital, and the biological. ” Will buildings be grown instead of assembled ? What would our buildings be like if they could grow to accommodate changes in their inhabitants or environment? What emerging material has the most potential for a biodesigned future? Mushroom Tower at MoMA PS1 museum in New York City – grown entirely form fungus Visions for the following categories will be considered: A. Spaces for living – Single family home in the suburbs – Multi-family apartment in the city – Informal settlement or slums in the context of an emerging economy – In situ revitalization of abandoned buildings in the context of cities with declining population B. Spaces for learning or healing DEADLINE We will be accepting entries through our online entry form , here , until 11:59 PST on September 6, 2016. *Entrants need to submit their designs in JPEG format (under 1MB) through the user upload form, but please note that all finalists will be asked to provide high-res 11X17 PDFs. Any entrant who wants to be considered for this prize should save all work as high resolution, vector files. ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE >

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“Deafening” Sonic Cannons to be Used in New Oil Exploration Off U.S. East Coast

July 22, 2014 by  
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New offshore oil and gas exploration activities are set to start along the U.S. east coast after a three-decade hiatus, but a recent Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decision means that companies will be allowed to use sonic cannons as they map the ocean floor. BOEM acknowledges that whales, dolphins and turtles will be affected by the potentially deafening noise , with its own estimates stating 138,000 marine animals are at risk. Read the rest of “Deafening” Sonic Cannons to be Used in New Oil Exploration Off U.S. East Coast Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BOEM , bureau of ocean energy management , Carolina , delaware , dolphins , echolocation , endangered species , florida , georgia , noise pollution , North Atlantic right whale , oil and gas exploration , oil rigs , seismic airgun surveys , sonic cannon , sonic cannons approved for oil exploration off US East Coast , sonography , turtles , US East Coast , whales

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Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York

January 28, 2014 by  
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For the first time, Tesla Model S drivers can travel from coast to coast at no charge, thanks to a network of “superchargers” stretching across a number of major US cities. In the past, Model S drivers have been limited to a 265-mile range before their batteries ran out, facing charging times as long as 9 hours. The supercharging stations now make long-distance roadtrips in electric vehicles a real possibility by offering up to 170 miles of charge in just 30 minutes. The best part? Use of the stations is absolutely free. Read the rest of Tesla Supercharging Stations Enable Effortless Travel from LA to New York Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric cars , electric vehicle charging stations , electric vehicles , long-distance travel , tesla model-s , Tesla Motors , Tesla Supercharging Stations        

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USGS Says East Coast Is a ‘Hot Spot’ for Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels

August 20, 2012 by  
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The US Geological Survey has reported that the east coast of the US, notably the shorelines running from North Carolina to Boston, is a ‘hot spot’ for rising sea levels and symptoms of climate change  that include rapid geological change, such as the swamping of farm lands and eroding beaches. The report, which was published by USA Today , said that within the next 50 years, the coasts of the Mid-Atlantic will dramatically change. Read the rest of USGS Says East Coast Is a ‘Hot Spot’ for Climate Change and Rising Sea Levels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon dioxide , Climate Change , delaware , eroding beaches , geological change , glacier melting , Maryland , north caroline , rising sea levels , us geological survey , usa today

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Historic Budapest Warehouses Resurrected and Modernized with a Whale-Shaped Glass Atrium

August 20, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Historic Budapest Warehouses Resurrected and Modernized with a Whale-Shaped Glass Atrium Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , adaptive reuse , BIM , budapest , central european time building , CET , CET building , Daylighting , eco design , glass atrium , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , historic renovation , Hungary , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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Inhabitat is Looking for Photographers for the 2012 European Solar Decathlon in Madrid!

August 20, 2012 by  
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Calling All Europe-Based Photographers! Are you a shutter bug with a passion for architecture located in or around Madrid, Spain? Inhabitat is looking for a couple of on-scene photographers to snap stellar photos of some of the world’s most efficient solar-powered houses at the European Solar Decathlon next month in the Spanish capital! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to share your photography skills with our audience of millions of monthly readers  and make some cash while you’re at it. To apply, please send an email to editor [at] inhabitat [dot] com that includes a sample of your photography (ex. a link to your flickr, tumblr, or online portfolio) and a short paragraph telling us why you would make a great correspondent for Inhabitat. We look forward to hearing from you! + Solar Decathlon Coverage on Inhabitat + Solar Decathlon Europe Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: calling photographers , inhabitat photographer , lumenhaus , paid photography jobs , photographer call , sd europe , Solar Decathlon , solar decathlon europe

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Nissan LEAF to Roll Out in 50 States by March

December 9, 2011 by  
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Nissan is rolling out its all-electric LEAF in seven more states, with availability in all 50 states and Washington D.C. planned for March of next year, Fleet Owner reports. The automaker is now taking advanced orders for the 2012 LEAF in Delaware,…

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Mayor Bloomberg Warns Against Fracking in Delaware River Basin

November 27, 2010 by  
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Image: Ari Moore via flickr Apparently New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg shares at least some of the concerns about natural gas drilling—known as hydraulic fracturing , or fracking—that communities and environmentalists have about its safety. He..

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University of Delaware Field House Roof Covered In Solar Panels

November 20, 2010 by  
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University of Delaware Field House with newly installed solar panels on roof.

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