Bad Buildings Kill – Rana Plaza and the Case For Stringent Building Practices

May 7, 2013 by  
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Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters We’ve been closely following the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, where over 700 people have lost their lives when an eight-story garment factory collapsed on April 24th. Rescue workers are still pulling victims from the wreckage and the death toll continues to rise. “ Fast Fashion ” and lack of corporate social responsibility certainly contributed to the disaster, but there’s also another issue at hand that is even more important – building practices. Bad buildings kill people. Without proper building codes , appropriate architecture & engineering, safe building practices and government oversight, inadequate building practices put people at risk. This incident makes it plainly obvious that the construction industry in Bangladesh is broken – and everyone involved, from the owners to the architects, engineers, planning commission, inspectors and even the municipality is to blame. Read the rest of Bad Buildings Kill – Rana Plaza and the Case For Stringent Building Practices Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , Bangladesh , building codes , building collapse , building practices , Dhaka , eco design , fast fashion , garment factory , garment factory disaster , government oversight , green architecture , Green Building , green design , inadequate building codes , Rana Plaza , rana plaza tragedy , safe building practices , Sustainable Building , sustainable design        

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Check Out Dog Tag Designs’ Hilarious Darth Vader Lamps at BKLYN Designs 2013

May 7, 2013 by  
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We never realized that lamps could go to the dark side , but apparently they can if they’re made by Brooklyn-based Dog Tag Designs . The furniture design studio has a penchant for taking unique objects (like this Darth Vader bust ) and turning them into tables, light fixtures and more. Dog Tag will be at BKLYN Designs 2013 this Friday – but if you can’t wait until then, here’s a little preview of what they’ll be bringing to the show. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artsy fartsy , BKLYN Designs , Brooklyn , Dog Tag Designs , DUMBO , eco design , green design , lamps , NYC , Recycled Materials , steampunk , sustainable design , Tables , Tyagi Schwartz , upcycled design        

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