Green-roofed underground garage is shaped like dunes to fight flooding

July 5, 2016 by  
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Set between a dyke and a major city boulevard, the Underground Parking Garage has an elongated 500-meter-long form that runs parallel to the beach and houses 663 parking spots. The architects collaborated with OKRA landscape architects to top the structure with a planting palette congruous with a natural dune landscape . Materials and colors were carefully chosen to better integrate the garage into the landscape and the city’s urban fabric. Related: Gorgeous dune-inspired home uses bio-fuel to minimize its carbon footprint “The underground parking is groundbreaking, not only because it is an exceptional building, but it also illustrates how the Netherlands have to be innovative in its approach when it comes to protecting our coastline for the future,” said Royal Institute of Dutch Architects jury chairman Hanneke Groenteman. Colorful and artistic signage guides drivers through the parking space and leads pedestrians to the outdoors through doorways located aboveground. + Royal HaskoningDHV Via Dezeen

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Solar-powered luxury villa is an energy-neutral gem set in a Dutch dune landscape

March 15, 2016 by  
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Timber kindergarten sports a zigzag roofline to mirror the Swedish dune landscape

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Read the rest of Timber kindergarten sports a zigzag roofline to mirror the Swedish dune landscape Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: day care center , Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter , dune landscape , gable-roof , kindergarten , Oresund , RAA , Råå Day Care Center , Seaside , Sweden , timber building , timber-clad building , zigzag roofline

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New report shows how the U.S. can drastically reduce carbon emissions by 2050 – if it wants to!

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The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) just released a preliminary, technical report that shows how the United States can cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent of 1990 levels by 2050 – provided the political will is there. Such a drastic cut is necessary in order to achieve the internationally agreed target of no more than a 2°C (3.6°F) increase on global mean surface temperature compared to pre-industrial levels. The report also uses very conservative measurements to conclude that it would only take around one percent of GDP per annum to achieve this outcome. Read the rest of New report shows how the U.S. can drastically reduce carbon emissions by 2050 – if it wants to! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2°C , carbon emissions , Climate Change , Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project , emissions reductions targets , global warming , greenhouse gas emissions , infrastructure , renewable energy , report , rising temperatures , US , usa

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