This electric car charging tower can power up a fleet of EVs at the same time

April 17, 2017 by  
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One of the biggest hassles of owning an electric car is finding a charger when you’re on the go. Looking to address this issue on an urban scale, Ennead Lab just unveiled an EV charging tower that can simultaneously store and power up a fleet of electric cars at the same time. The project, which is slated for a new urban development in Shanghai, takes the form of a stacked parking garage with transparent walls and a supercharger on the ground floor for drivers in a hurry. Ennead Lab’s tower seeks to provide a simple solution for electric car drivers who need to recharge away from home. The Car Charging Tower provides EV owners with two options: a super charge (which typically takes 25 minutes), or a place to park and charge while they go out and enjoy the city around them. Related: Quebec may require EV charging stations for all homes The charging tower would accommodate multiple sized cars and use a standard charging system to maximize the number of cars being charged simultaneously while parked. For those in a hurry, various super charger stations would be located on the ground floor underneath a lightweight canopy. The tower itself would be clad in a reflective perforated metal – a feature that pays homage to the “chrome-filled aesthetic history of the automobile.” + Ennead Lab Images via Ennead Lab

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Heroic Food Farm gives military veterans a new mission as farmers growing sustainable food

January 4, 2016 by  
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“To be a good farmer, you have to be really good at a lot of things,” says Leora Barish, founder of non-profit veteran farming organization Heroic Food . “What [people] don’t realize is that veterans are great for farms and farming and for our food supply because they have a work ethic like nobody’s business and they have the endurance and they have the mission drive and grit and everything else that are required to start a farm.” Barish started the Heroic Food Farm in the spring of 2015 as a vehicle for teaching and training military veterans in sustainable farming so that they can utilize their unique skills in a new way. Inhabitat recently visited the farm, located just outside of Hudson, NY, to find out more about its inspiring mission as the country’s first comprehensive residential farm training program designed exclusively for veterans. Watch our video to learn about Heroic Food and how you can support this worthy and important program. Read the rest of Heroic Food Farm gives military veterans a new mission as farmers growing sustainable food

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Ennead Architects unveil futuristic designs for spiraling Shanghai Planetarium

March 3, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Ennead Architects unveil futuristic designs for spiraling Shanghai Planetarium Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronomy , china , east china sea , ennead architects , Guy Maxwell , Lingang District , Lingang District Shanghai , planetarium , shanghai , Shanghai Planetarium , Shanghai Science and Technology Museum , Thomas Wong

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Utah Opens Its Striking New Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City

January 12, 2012 by  
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