Beautiful bamboo pavilion in Bali translates the flexibility of yoga into architecture

November 21, 2016 by  
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Resting on the edge of a lush tropical forest in Sayan, the new Yoga Pavilion at the Four Seasons Resort seems to defy gravity. Serene open spaces where guests can practice yoga offer views of terraced rice fields and a river. Bamboo personifies some of the core qualities of yoga – strength, flexibility and vulnerability. Related: Ibuku Constructs Three Bamboo Homes in Bali’s Gorgeous Green Village IBUKU builds their projects-true experiments in architectural acrobatics-using traditional Indonesian building techniques, treating the raw materials with a natural Boron salt solution that permanently protects against insects. Instead of heavy machinery, cranes and bulldozers, the team employs local builders and craftsmen to construct the buildings on-site. + IBUKU Photos via IBUKU and Four Seasons

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More than 100 million California trees dead due to drought

November 21, 2016 by  
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Drought -stricken California is now facing another dire problem: dying trees . The U.S. Forest Service just reported that 102 million California trees have perished due to the drought, and 62 million trees died just in 2016. Officials fear the dead, dry trees could act as kindling as California battles more extreme fire seasons. The number of dead trees in California has increased by 100 percent from 2015, according to the USFS. Lifeless trees can be found across 7.7 million acres, and millions more trees are weak and expected to fall victim to drought. But it’s not just the drought alone that’s massacring trees; climate change and bark beetles have also played a role. The USFS said higher temperatures and a spike in beetle infestation have killed off trees too. Related: California street trees are worth $1 billion, says USFS and UC Davis United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said in a statement, “These dead and dying trees continue to elevate the risk of wildfire, complicate our efforts to respond safely and effectively to fires when they do occur, and pose a host of threats to life and property across California.” He called for a better budget to not only fight wildfires but also to work towards tree health and restoration. The USFS often has to redirect funds away from restoration work to fight fires, said Vilsack, and without Congress fixing the fire budget, the agency won’t be able to break that devastating cycle. 56 percent of the USFS budget in 2015 went up in flames, consumed by fire management, and the agency expects that by 2025, 67 percent of their funds will go towards fighting fires. California has grappled with drought for five years now, and the USFS reports the state’s wildfire season has only stretched longer and become more severe. Scientists predict in 2017 still more trees will fall victim to harsh, dry conditions in the state. + U.S. Forest Service Images via USFS Region 5 on Flickr ( 1 , 2 )

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Interactive Future Food District is the heart of the Milan Expo 2015

May 1, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Interactive Future Food District is the heart of the Milan Expo 2015 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Milan Expo , Carlo Ratti , expo pavilion , feeding the planet , Future Food District , green pavilion , interactive exhibition , interactive future food district , milan expo , milan expo 2015 , Produce , sustainable food

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‘Under the Canopy’ Creates a Peaceful Meeting Place Amidst Manchester’s Dunham Massey Gardens

November 29, 2012 by  
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Under the Canopy is a low-impact and sustainable pavilion designed and built for the National Trust’s Dunham Massey Gardens . Conceived by students from the Manchester School of Architecture , the pavilion is composed of three lightweight arch structures that create a gentle focal point for the surrounding canopy of trees. Located in the heart of a conservation garden, the designers aimed to demonstrate the beauty of sustainable design. The frames are assembled from a flat pack kit of parts that are tessellated onto locally sourced FSC plywood sheets and fixed together off site. This minimizes material wastage and results in a light and open space that maximizes light in the enclosed surroundings. With the generous support of wood donors, ‘Under the Canopy’ was completed for under £300, and stands as an exemplar for what can be achieved with a low budget and an environmentally friendly agenda. + Under the Canopy 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:

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Solar-Powered Spiral Garden Pavilion is a Sustainable and Adaptable Retreat Concept

April 18, 2012 by  
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Designed as an interactive retreat, the Spiral Garden Pavilion is a peaceful solar-powered space for visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy their surroundings. The airy  pavilion by Michael Jantzen would be constructed using sustainably grown wooden panels which are completely adaptable. These four curved sections can slot together so the entire pavilion can be open, closed, or somewhere in-between – perfect for a private nap or to bathe the interior in warm sunshine. Read the rest of Solar-Powered Spiral Garden Pavilion is a Sustainable and Adaptable Retreat Concept Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptable pavilion , eco design , garden retreat , green design , green pavilion , green retreat design , michael jantzen , spiral garden pavilion , Sustainable Building Design , sustainable design , sustainable wood structure

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Solar-Powered Sun Catcher Sculpture Lights Up The Night in Clearwater, FL

January 3, 2012 by  
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A new solar-powered Sun-Catcher lighting installation recently popped up in Clearwater, FL, where it brightens the night using energy from the sun. Part of the city’s Sculpture360 program, the 15-foot-tall Sun-Catcher was made by Deedee Morrison’s studio . It’s built from recycled aluminum and striking yellow lucite panels. An integrated solar panel captures the sun’s energy during daylight hours and lights up the sculpture — and downtown Clearwater — at night. + Deedee Morrison Sculpture + Sculpture 360 Via AtisSun 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: clearwater , Deedee Morrison Sculpture , florida , green design , green lighting , green pavilion , green urban design , solar panels , Solar Power , solar powered sculpture , solar sculpture , solar street light , sun-catcher , sustainable design

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Snøhetta’s Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion was Inspired by the Robust Landscape

October 23, 2011 by  
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Glass-Clad Bike Transit Center Opens in Downtown Washington DC

January 26, 2011 by  
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PGA Prairie Hopper is a Transforming Prefab Sports Pavilion

December 3, 2010 by  
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