London’s 2012 Olympic Village to be Transformed into Affordable Housing Units

June 13, 2013 by  
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The greenest building is the one that’s already standing, and this week London officials announced that the buildings from the 2012 Olympic Village will be transformed into rental units, and many of them will be reserved for low-income housing. It has just been announced that the Olympic Village in London will be getting a face-lift to accommodate a new neighborhood, which London is calling the East Village. The East Village will have 2,818 brand new homes to be rented for this summer, and 1,379 of these homes will go to low-income Londoners. This is a great solution for London, since the city’s housing shortage was intensified by the global recession in 2007. Read the rest of London’s 2012 Olympic Village to be Transformed into Affordable Housing Units Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable housing , Delancey , East Village , Get Living London , London , London 2012 Games , low income housing , olympic village , olympics , Qatari Diar        

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UC San Diego Develops a Firefighting Robot Capable of Creating 3D Images

June 13, 2013 by  
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Summer is here, and for many parts of the western United States that means fire season has officially begun. Scores of firefighters have already been battling blazes across the country. First responders could soon have an innovative new tool that can go where no human feet dare tread. Researchers at UC San Diego’s Jacobs School of Engineering have developed a Segway-like robot that is capable of exploring areas and taking thermal data to paint a 3D image. Using a pair of on-board RGB cameras, the machine can create virtual reality images in real time to assist firefighters. Read the rest of UC San Diego Develops a Firefighting Robot Capable of Creating 3D Images Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conference on robotics and automation , firerfighter , first responder , Hong Kong , Jacobs School of Engineering , national science foundation robotics initiative , san diego fire rescue department , segway , thomas bewley , UC San Diego , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        

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Sustainable & Flexible Housing in Nantes Caters to Families of All Sizes

June 13, 2013 by  
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John Patrick Hits NY Fashion Week With Recycled Cashmere and Other Eco Fabulous Materials

February 10, 2013 by  
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John Patrick hit New York Fashion Week with Organic’s Fall/Winter 2013 collection made with some exciting new sustainable fabrics. Inspired by his beginnings in New York’s East Village, the designer sought to create a line that would “tell a story” on the catwalk, that would evoke emotion. And he did a fantastic job of just that with a series of warm, loose-fitting outerwear pieces made with wood pile teddy bear fur and a CO2-neutral yarn made from recycled cashmere . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: CO2 neutral yarn , East Village , eco design , eco fabulous materials , eco-fashion , ecouterre , green fashion , john patrick , new york fashion week , NYC , NYFW , Organic , recycled cashmere , Sustainable Fashion

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Bercy Chen’s East Village is a Bright Orange Mixed Use Development in Austin

December 26, 2011 by  
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Bercy Chen’s East Village is a Bright Orange Mixed Use Development in Austin

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Green Mountain Data Center is Buried Underground and Cooled By Norway’s Fjords

December 26, 2011 by  
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Green Mountain Data Center is Buried Underground and Cooled By Norway’s Fjords

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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can be Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

December 26, 2011 by  
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At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that use prefabricated building techniques, and  Ruby Sketch ‘s shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form and super-sustainable energy saving systems. The efficient and affordable living space boasts double insulation, solar power and can be run off the grid for 2 weeks without electricity. With a generous bathroom, living and bedroom cleverly layed out, it can easily be craned into a backyard and built in less than 3 weeks! + Ruby Sketch The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , eco homes , modular housing , prefab architecture , ruby sketch , ruby sketch up , shipping container architecture , shipping container home , Sustainable Shipping container home

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