New light-filled learning center celebrates the food history in one of Denmarks oldest towns

August 3, 2017 by  
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Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter just won a competition to design a new cultural center for one of the oldest settlements in Denmark . The winning proposal, called Kornets Hus (“Grain House”), will be an activity-based learning center in Hjørring focused on the importance of grain to Jutland—a region believed to have been populated 10,000 years ago. Kornets Hus will be of a minimalist and modern design built largely from brick and timber that takes inspiration from the region’s diverse landscapes, folk culture, and agricultural heritage. Commissioned by Realdania , the L-shaped 680-square-meter Kornets Hus is set on a site with an existing farm and bakery. The learning center will offer visitors as well as locals and employees engaging educational experiences about the region’s rich food and farming culture. In addition to educational and exhibition spaces, the building will also include a cafe, store, and offices. Related: Norwegian Mountaineering Centre mimics a dramatic snow-covered mountain The building features a simple and flexible plan to accommodate a wide variety of activities. Two brick-clad light wells , reminiscent of baker kilns, bookend the structure’s two ends. Skylights and large windows also help maximize access to natural light . Glazing on the west facade frame views of wheat fields and connect to an outdoor terrace. A large bread oven forms the heart of the public spaces. + Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Images via Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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Buffalo’s Grain Elevators to Be Used in Large-Scale Narrative Lighting Dislpay

May 13, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Buffalo’s Grain Elevators to Be Used in Large-Scale Narrative Lighting Dislpay Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , Ambiances Design Production , Art , buffalo , Buffalo Harbor , grain elevators , historic preservation , lighting display , New York. , preservation , public art , Silos , upstate New York , Western New York        

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Insulated with Sheep’s Wool, Scotland’s Three Glens House Exceeds UK Energy Standards

May 13, 2013 by  
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Brilliant Rotating UnWaste Bookcase is Made From Reclaimed Plywood

May 4, 2012 by  
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The UnWaste Bookcase is a brilliant sustainably designed full-wall rotating library created by architect Ben Milbourne ( Bild Architecture ), eco-designer Leyla Acaroglu ( Eco Innovators ) and furniture designer David Waterworth ( Against the Grain ). The bookcase is manufactured from reclaimed plywood discarded from construction site hoardings, and the material’s unique characteristics of posters, weathering, graffiti and mismatched paints were incorporated into the design. + Bild Architecture + Eco Innovators + Against the Grain 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: “green furniture” , against the grain , ben milbourne , bild architecture , david waterworth , eco innovators , green design , green interiors , hidden bookcase , Leyla Acaroglu , sustainable design , Transforming Furniture , unwaste bookcase

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Margaret Atwood’s New Book is Made of Straw Paper

October 13, 2011 by  
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Photo: margaret atwood Margaret Atwood, writer and Canada’s National Treasure, is issuing a limited edition of her latest book on straw paper. The paper is made solely of straw leftover after the grain harvest. Her new book, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination, will be the first in North America to be printed on this energy saving paper…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A Cork Floor for the Sagrada Familia, Visited by Millions Each Year. (Photos)

October 13, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Wicanders Finally, the inside of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is done. The church, set out to build 125 years ago and expected to be finished in 2026, attracts millions of visitors every year. This is no surprise due to the breathtaking design by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), and the current designers and architects who work on making his plans reality, using the latest technologies such as

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Chimpanzees as Actors Leave a Harmful Impression

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Screenshot via YouTube It’s no secret that the cutest, most widely recognizable animals tend to be the most likely to benefit from humanity’s capacity for conserving nature, though it turns out that not all exposure is good exposure. According to the latest research on chimpanzees in media, people really seem to love seeing their closest primate cousins on TV and in movies, but doing so may actually be negatively impacting our perceptions of them — lulling viewers into believing all is well in the chimp world, when in fact the opposite is true…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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