Spanish Artist Javier Requejo Fernández Designs 13 Black Houses to Highlight the Crisis in Spain

March 3, 2014 by  
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Javier Requejo Fernández from Spain designed Palafitos – a series of 13 small black houses that symbolize an ongoing crisis in his home country. Plagued by economic and political woes, the people consistently worry about their future. And a hard winter of constant rain has exacerbated the situation. Similar to homes in Chile, many of these gloomy models are constructed on stilts to resist floods. A powerful temporary installation with an architectural bent, Palafitos reflects on the turmoil that has permeated not only Spain, but so many countries across the globe. + Javier Requejo Fernández 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: Architecture , Art , black houses , economic crisis , flooding , homes on slits , Javier Requejo , Palafitos , political crisis , reader submitted content , Spain , Temporary Art , tiny homes        

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Beautiful Energy-Efficient Surrey Hospital Expansion Targets LEED Gold in British Columbia

March 3, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Beautiful Energy-Efficient Surrey Hospital Expansion Targets LEED Gold in British Columbia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “leed” , bicycle parking , british columbia , canada , cei architecture , Critical Care Tower , Daylighting , energy efficient , healthcare , hospital , irrigation , landscape , LEED gold , Parkin Architects , stormwater , Surrey Memorial Hospital , Wood        

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Europeans Are More Worried About the Environment Than the Economic Crisis

October 11, 2011 by  
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A new poll indicates that two out of three Europeans see climate change as a more serious problem than the global economic crisis. 68% of those polled saw climate change as a very serious problem (up from 64 percent in 2009), while 80% saw it as either ‘very serious’ or ‘fairly serious’. Read the rest of Europeans Are More Worried About the Environment Than the Economic Crisis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: climate changem , economic crisis , environment or economic crisis , eurobarometer , europe economic crisis , europe environment concern , european environment poll , Sustainability Features , yale university poll

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Europeans Fear Climate Change More than Economic Crisis: New Poll

October 10, 2011 by  
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Photo: out of ideas via Flickr/CC BY Europeans seem to understand the severity of the threat posed by climate change a bit better than we Americans do. A new poll shows that the majority of Europeans consider it the second gravest problem facing the world, right after poverty. Those crazy Euro folk evidently think global warming is even more of a threat than the current economic crisis — and remember, Europe is in the throes of what could potentially be a much more calamitous financial meltdown than the one we’re facing on this … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA

August 10, 2011 by  
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When you heard that the increasingly controversial plastics ingredient Bisphenol A, or BPA , was found in credit card receipts and other thermal copies you probably thought, Fine, I’ll use cash . But now there’s evidence that your good cash money is also contaminated with the stuff. Whether you’re using Euros, dollars, rubles or yuans, you’re being exposed to BPA on a daily basis. Read the rest of Study Reveals That World Cash Supplies Are Contaminated With BPA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bisphenol A , BPA , cash , currency , environmental health , toxics

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Al Gore Rocks Greenbuild

November 12, 2009 by  
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Al Gore was in fighting trim at Greenbuild, speaking to 28,000 people who flew in from all over the country to learn about and celebrate green design. While his presentation was a bit wooden, the content was golden: “We still have a climate crisis, an economic crisis and a national security crisis …

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: The Health and Wellness Guru (Slideshow)

November 12, 2009 by  
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We’d all like to be a little healthier–especially around the holidays, when food, drink, and merriment leave us a little less svelte. Help the health nut on your list get out of the fitness rut with natural rubber exercise gear; stay hydrated with on-the-go water filters; and ward off illness with essential oil diffusers.

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After (Literally) Pushing and Shoving, California Panel Votes for Major Curbs on Fishing

November 12, 2009 by  
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Photo via *clarity* Landmark restrictions on fishing in Southern California could mean increased protection for and replenishing of marine life. A 5-member state blue-ribbon panel voted unanimously to recommend a compromise to the Fish and Game Commission that would protect 250 miles of coastline

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: The DIY’er (Slideshow)

November 12, 2009 by  
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Handmade gifts come with a meaning all their own, whether you’re packaging up a tin of your grandmother’s famous holiday cookies or making a collage of photos from your parents’ wedding day.

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: The Design Junkie (Slideshow)

November 12, 2009 by  
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We all know at least one person who’s more inclined to exclaim over how great a gift looks than how durable, usable, or sturdy it is.

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