Natural light floods this energy-efficient Dublin home from all sides

July 2, 2018 by  
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London and Dublin-based design practice Anthro Architecture recently completed Villa 9010, a light-filled dwelling that takes cues from the region’s breezy seaside vernacular. Located in Dakley, South County Dublin, the energy-efficient Villa 9010 was completed for a young family in the side garden of the client’s redbrick childhood home. Triple-glazed windows combined with underfloor heating, highly efficient insulation, an air-to-air heat pump and mechanical heat recovery ventilation ensure a low-energy footprint with a BER rating of A2. Villa 9010 is a contemporary, energy-efficient take on the nearby buildings found in the coastal village and is also inspired by the grandeur of the eye-catching 19th-century castellated school gates next door. Constructed in the place of the client’s former garage and boat shed, the new steel-framed and concrete masonry villa is divided into two levels, with the primary living spaces placed on the ground floor while the four bedrooms are located above. A cantilevered oak staircase that connects the two floors serves as a focal point and the open risers offer views to the sunken living area and rear garden. “The Client[s] were drawn to the sense of optimism and escape that comes with a seaside villa and sought to create a light-filled energy efficient home suitable for a young family that was in-line with their modest budget,” wrote Anthro Architecture in a statement. “Defined by the imposing 19th century castellated gates to the neighbouring school, the design carefully carves a space for a new residential dwelling, nestling itself respectfully beside its prominent neighbour while also drawing on the wider context of the bright seaside villas in the surrounding area.” Related: Incredible glass home stays comfortably snug even in extreme temperatures The interiors are minimally dressed with white walls and oak floors that emphasize the play of light throughout the home. Aluminum-framed timber glazing overlooks views of the outdoors. The most light-filled space in the house is undoubtedly the double-height library illuminated by skylights and a large south-facing triple-glazed atrium . + Anthro Architecture Images by Ste Murray

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Man shatters slack line record 1,000 feet in the sky with zero safety gear

August 19, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Spencer Seabrooke just shattered the highest slacklining record and confirmed all our fears of heights in one fell swoop. Conquering the 210-foot gap between two mountains in Squamish, BC seemed like no big feat for the professional daredevil from British Columbia. The video above shows him stepping carefully over the 951-foot drop – and expertly catching his falls – barely breaking a sweat. Read the rest of Man shatters slack line record 1,000 feet in the sky with zero safety gear

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Modern Renovation Brings Victorian Ranelagh House Back from the Brink in Dublin

April 4, 2014 by  
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4/704: Artist Rosie O’Reilly Dyes Clothing With the Tides to Call Attention to Rising Sea Levels

December 2, 2013 by  
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4/704 from ALONG CAME A SPIDER on Vimeo . Artist Rosie O’Reilly questions the social and environmental story of our time with 4/704 , an installation that ran as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival 2013 . There are on average 704 high tides a year; 4/704 physically recorded four of them on Sandymount Strand, transferring the mark of their rise and fall onto garments over 48 hours. 4 of 704 explores our vulnerability in the face of rising sea levels , making visual and tangible things that go unnoticed. Read the rest of 4/704: Artist Rosie O’Reilly Dyes Clothing With the Tides to Call Attention to Rising Sea Levels Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 4/704 , Climate Change , Dublin , dublin fringe festival , eco-art , environmental art , global warming , green design , Rising Tides , rosie o’reilly , Sea Levels , water issues        

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Company Seeks to Turn Volcano Emissions Into a Renewable Source of Fuel

December 2, 2013 by  
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Volcano photo from Shutterstock Carbon Recycling International specializes in capturing CO2 from industrial emissions and converting it into Renewable Methanol (RM) , a fuel which can be blended with gasoline to meet renewable energy directives. Previously the group has harnessed CO2 from urban pollution and Icelandic power plants , but now they are setting their sights on something more explosive – volcanoes. Read the rest of Company Seeks to Turn Volcano Emissions Into a Renewable Source of Fuel Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Carbon Recycling International , clean gasoline , CO2 , Geothermal power , geothermal power plant , Iceland , iceland geothermal , methanol , renewable energy , Renewable Methanol , vulcanol        

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Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin

January 3, 2013 by  
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Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

September 27, 2012 by  
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We spotted Klickity ‘s Fig lamp when it was launched at 100% Design during the London Design Festival last week, and we were struck by this modern take on a tradition lantern. The colorful design packs flat for efficient transportation, and it’s made up of 15 pieces that clip together to attach to any pendant light fitting. We don’t think that we would ever want to part with this stylish shade, but if it ever did find itself unwanted, the lamps are made from polypropylene making them 100% recyclable. Read the rest of Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100% Design , 2012 , clickity , Dublin , fig , flat-packed , green lighting , Ireland , irish designers , lamp , lantern , London Design Festival , recylable

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Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

September 27, 2012 by  
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Porsche just gave the world a glimpse of the sports car of tomorrow as it unveiled its new Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show . The next-gen vehicle is powered by a new plug-in hybrid system that packs 416 horsepower, and the electric motor can drive in full electric mode at up to 80 mph for 19 miles. Thanks to the lithium-ion battery and electric motor, the Panamera Sport Turismo concept consumes less than 3.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (67.2 mpg US). Read the rest of Porsche Unveils Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-in Hybrid Concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2012 Paris Motor Show , green car , green concept car , green sports car , green transportation , paris motor show , porsche , porsche hybrid , Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Plug-In Hybrid Concept , Porsche plug-in hybrid

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Jones Studios’ Sculptural Lacey Residence is a Rammed Earth Home in the Arizona Desert

September 27, 2012 by  
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World’s First Zero Carbon Conference Center Opens in Dublin

October 7, 2010 by  
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The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) just opened its doors to reveal what they claim to be the first carbon neutral conference center in the world. The multi-use complex has a large performance hall , exhibition hall, multiple meeting rooms and a spectacular atrium overlooking the river.

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