Adorable mobile house shows off the beauty of untreated timber

June 8, 2017 by  
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Wood has a wonderful way of adding warmth and comfort to a home. Austrian design studio Innauer-Matt Architekten shows off the beauty of the building material in Exhibition House, a mobile pavilion commissioned as a showroom for timber construction company Kaspar Greber. The 30-square-meter building features a gabled roof inspired by the local vernacular. Despite its traditional gabled shape, the compact pavilion is decidedly modern in design with its clean lines, minimalist style, and playful circular windows and door. Innauer-Matt Architekten built the pavilion in the shape of a house in reference to the client company’s housing building services. Kaspar Greber’s in-house solid wood product “Nadelstreif/Pinstripe” is used in the exterior and interior. Different varieties of untreated, raw timber, which range from spruce to fir to oak , add texture and subtle gradients of color. “Doors and windows are round and invite visitors to take a closer look,” write the architects. “The protruding wooden dowels in the cut-out openings demonstrate the stiction-based construction. Moreover, the wall, ceiling and floor connections can be seen true to scale.” Related: Handsome Austrian house is clad in a latticed facade made from local spruce The Exhibition House is movable and spacious enough to be used for events, from trade fairs or the setting of corporate dinners and weddings. The building is designed as a mobile brand ambassador for wood. + Innauer-Matt Architekten Via ArchDaily Images © Dakro Todorovic

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How to recycle your holiday tree

December 29, 2014 by  
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  As the holidays come to a close, the gifts have been given, the cookies have been eaten, and your holiday tree is more than likely starting to look a little crisp around the edges. It’s at this point in the holiday season that the realities of the Christmas tree dilemma start to sink in. Fortunately, there are some great ways to recycle your tree so it doesn’t just end up as landfill, and we’ve also touched upon some greener ideas for future holidays . Read on to learn more! Read the rest of How to recycle your holiday tree Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: borrow a tree , christmas tree , christmas tree mulch , evergreen tree , evergreen trees , fir , grow your own tree , holiday tree , holiday trees , how to recycle your christmas tree , live tree , live-cut tree , mulch , Noble Fir , pine , Recycled tree , recycled xmas trees , recycling christmas trees , recycling trees , Recycling your christmas tree , spruce , tree rental , treecycle , treecycling , xmas tree , xmas tree mulch , xmas tree to be , xmas trees

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Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics

February 25, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock As we begin to see the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our environment, scientists are working towards generating more eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based materials. Chuanbing Tang from the University of South Carolina is looking to the noble conifer to provide the key to biodegradable, renewable plastics. His research group has been altering the natural resins of firs, pines, and other evergreens through polymerization to create compounds that are more sustainable than fossil fuel-derived plastics. Read the rest of Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatic , chinese acaemy of forestry , chuanbing tang , conifer , cycloaliphatic , fir , fuxiang chu , hydrocarbons , macromolecular rapid communications , microbes , perry wilbon , petroleum , pine , plastic , polymerization , resin , rosin , terpenes , terpenoids , Tree , turpentine , University of South Carolina

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February 25, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock As we begin to see the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our environment, scientists are working towards generating more eco-friendly alternatives to petroleum-based materials. Chuanbing Tang from the University of South Carolina is looking to the noble conifer to provide the key to biodegradable, renewable plastics. His research group has been altering the natural resins of firs, pines, and other evergreens through polymerization to create compounds that are more sustainable than fossil fuel-derived plastics. Read the rest of Scientists Use Pine Sap to Create Biodegradable, Renewable Plastics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aromatic , chinese acaemy of forestry , chuanbing tang , conifer , cycloaliphatic , fir , fuxiang chu , hydrocarbons , macromolecular rapid communications , microbes , perry wilbon , petroleum , pine , plastic , polymerization , resin , rosin , terpenes , terpenoids , Tree , turpentine , University of South Carolina

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