Artist carves an intricate forest into an old delivery van

August 3, 2017 by  
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Artist Dan Rawling s likes to give old metal scraps a new lease on life by carving them into forest-themed art works. His most recent work, Nature Delivers, is a massive forest landscape carved into the entire body of an old delivery truck. Rawlings uses an arsenal of tools to create his detailed pieces such as a hand held plasma torch, files, grinders, scalpels, welders, etching chemicals, etc. The results are intricate, hand-crafted scenes that are spectacular on their own, however, the works take on a life of their own when illuminated, where viewers can really appreciate the amazing details of the metal sculptures . Related: Artist transforms scrap metal into incredible lifelike sculptures The artist works on everything from old signs, rusty tools, and even empty water tanks . In 2014, the artist carved an 18-foot-high grain silo into a beautiful illuminated piece that was on display in London’s Battersea Park. His most recent work, Nature Delivers, saw the artist painstakingly cut an entire forest backdrop into of the body of an old delivery van. The work was commissioned for the Lost Eden festival, but unfortunately, was set on fire earlier this year. According to the artist, his work is meant to take people back to a simpler time in life, “I try to create images that remind people of the moments when everything seems possible and free,” says Rawlings, “times when climbing a tree, or sitting admiring the way its branches twist and curl means nothing, but means everything.” + Dan Rawlings Via This is Colossal Images via Dan Rawlings Facebook

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Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video)

January 15, 2014 by  
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Ryuichi Sakamoto “ART-ENVIRONMENT-LIFE” from YCAM on Vimeo . Imagine being able to watch and listen to the process of photosynthesis. After the massive earthquake that shook Japan in 2011, Ryuichi Sakamoto wanted to draw attention to the importance of our trees and forests, so he conceived a way for humans to do just that. The result of his work is an art installation, created alongside YCAM Interlab , called Forest Symphony, which Sakamoto created by placing specially-developed sensors on trees around the globe that now transmit the changing sounds of forests to a room in Japan. Read the rest of Forest Symphony Allows Humans to Hear Photosynthesis (Video) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biometric art , forest art , Forest Symphony , Forest Symphony art , Forest Symphony installation , Forest Symphony video , Great Tohoku Earthquake , hearing photosynthesis , Ryuichi Sakamoto , Ryuichi Sakamoto art , Ryuichi Sakamoto forest symphony , Ryuichi Sakamoto installation , Ryuichi Sakamoto photosynthesis , sounds of photsynthesis , Tohoku earthquake , Tohoku earthquake art , tree art , YCAM , YCAM forest symphony , YCAM Interlab , YCAM Japan , YCAM photosynthesis        

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Submit Your Architecture Projects to the 2014 Holcim Awards – $2 Million in Prize Money Awarded!

January 15, 2014 by  
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THE HOLCIM AWARDS IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES! Since accepting its first application back in 2005, the Holcim Awards has recognized more that 150 innovative architecture projects from across the globe that have advanced sustainability in the built environment. Now in it’s eighth year, the  Holcim Awards  has become one of the most important international design competitions, highlighting exceptional work from global minds that want to contribute to a greener, more resilient built environment . Like year’s past, the 2014 competition is looking for bold ideas from both industry professionals and “next generation” designers (i.e. young professionals and students) that contribute to sustainability within architecture , building, civil engineering, landscape and urban design, as well as construction materials and technologies. The Holicm foundation will be awarding a cool $2 million in prize money  (WOW!) to the most exceptional projects evaluated under the five “target issues” for sustainable construction at both a regional and global level. Entries must be submitted online at  www.holcimawards.org  by March 24, 2014. ENTER THE COMPETITION HERE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: architecture award , architecture design competition , design awards , design competition cash prize , design competitions , Green Design Awards , green design competition , holcim awards , holcim.org        

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US Sees Slight Uptick in 2013 Carbon Emissions Despite Green Efforts

January 15, 2014 by  
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The US Energy Information Administration just put forth a new report that shows US carbon emissions increased 2% despite all the nation’s environmental initiatives in the past year. According to the new CO2 emission survey, the US put out roughly 5,300 million metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2013. The administration explained the slight increase was due to the increase in coal usage when the price of natural gas started rising in April 2012. Read the rest of US Sees Slight Uptick in 2013 Carbon Emissions Despite Green Efforts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: atmosphere , carbon dioxide , carbon emissions , china , CO2 , coal , environmental destruction , green energy , India , Japan , natural gas , petroleum , Pollution , russia , US Energy Information Administration        

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Clever Backpack and Tent Hybrid Shelters Nomads and Homeless People

January 15, 2014 by  
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Students Create a Zero-Impact Space for Respite and Education in a Chilean Ecological Reserve

December 30, 2013 by  
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The Arborama  project was conceived as an act of intervention in nature, meant to generate a place dedicated to environmental education. The installation was designed by the 2013 graduating class of the University of Talca (Chile) School of Architecture , and the students sited their work in a ecological reserve protected by the government of Chile. Arborama, which was required by law to be zero impact because of its location, uses platforms that were placed to coexist with pre-existing stones. What was generated were a series of seating and exhibition areas for the students to enjoy. + Arborama 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: Arborama , forest art , forest design , forest installation , University of Talca Chile School of Architecture        

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TEST DRIVE: is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s 28 MPG Rating Worth the Price Tag?

December 30, 2013 by  
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