Modular Lego Lunch restaurant built from recycled shipping containers pops up in Lithuania

September 12, 2017 by  
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A modular fast food restaurant popped up in Siauliai, Lithuania, to provide a healthy communal space that can be easily replicated anywhere. Architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the restaurant, named Lego Lunch, as an affordable, reconfigurable space built from recycled shipping containers. Lego Lunch is a replicable structure that combines affordability and a low carbon footprint . The architects used recycled 20-foot shipping containers and combined them into a space where locals in Siauliai, Lithuania, can have a meal and relax during workdays. Small design interventions enhance the energy performance of the new building and give with warmth. LED lighting and additional insulation were also introduced to improve efficiency. Related: Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days The architects conducted extensive programmatic analyses to achieve an optimal organization of the space. The purpose of the first analysis was to understand connections and interactions between owners, designers and customers. The second focused on the food preparation process, while the last phase combined the preceding two to create an optimal layout. + Hermann Kamte & Associates

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JZA+D transforms a defunct Princeton gas station into a pumping pizza joint

November 9, 2016 by  
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Nomad Pizza is a popular restaurant located near a shopping center in Princeton, New Jersey. Elements of the original modernist structure are still present both in the interior and exterior of the building. However, its current appearance and organization lend themselves to the food industry venue, making the new structure appear as though it was built with its current function in mind. Related: Tulsa Architecture Firm Turns Route 66 Gas Station Into Their Office Before conversion The main challenge that JZA+D, experienced in revitalizing the older structure was adapting the existing drive-through service bays and garage doors to the building’s new use. The team closed off the bays and portals at the rear with cedar and storefront glazing , and installed specialized doors on the front to best utilize the large garage openings. This also facilitated a connection between the dining area and the exterior spaces, creating an awning-covered patio area used when the weather is warm. + JZA+D

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What Trump’s victory means for the environment (it’s not good)

November 9, 2016 by  
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In a shocking upset that has warped our perception of reality, climate change denier Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential race. The newly elected 45th President of the United States has indicated he’ll work to reverse the progress made in the battle against climate change. From pulling out of the Paris climate agreement to promoting fossil fuels to limiting the power of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undoing President Obama’s work on the Clean Power Plan , Donald Trump’s proposed energy policies may gravely impact the environment. Mere days after the Paris climate agreement went into force, the United States elected an individual who has been on a rampage to jerk the United States out of the historic agreement. The Paris climate agreement was 20 years in the making, and offers a starting point for nations to attempt to alleviate the effects of climate change as people from island nations to Florida are already grappling with climate change-caused sea level rise . Trump has said he’ll yank America out of the agreement, but French environment minister Ségolène Royale said it won’t be so easy for Trump to follow through. She told The Guardian the Paris agreement “prohibits any exit for a period of three years, plus a year-long notice period, so there will be four stable years.” Related: Would a Trump presidency undo the UN climate change agreement? While that statement may provide a sigh of relief for many Americans, Trump will likely also work against progress at home. He said during his campaign he will cancel ” billions in climate change spending ,” putting that money towards “clean water, clean air, and safety.” But his proposed appointment of fellow climate change denier Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute to head an EPA ” transition team ” signals Trump likely wants to undo many of President Obama’s climate policies. For example, under his new limited EPA, government might not strongly enforce Clean Air Act regulations. In terms of energy, Trump’s plans are dirty. He has said we need ” much more than wind and solar ,” pointing instead to something called clean coal. He’s said he wants to tap into American shale gas and even build the Keystone XL pipeline . He supports fracking and regular old coal. As so many of the lines that come from Trump’s mouth are lies, will he follow through on his threats or will he actually work to move the country forward? Either way, he is likely to have the support of a Republican-dominated House and Senate. President Obama was able to pass many clean energy measures by utilizing executive powers, but now Trump will obtain those powers. Time will show how he chooses to use them. Via Grist and The Guardian Images via Gage Skidmore on Flickr ( 1 , 2 )

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Villa Escudero’s Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

July 21, 2014 by  
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Melbourne’s Prahran Hotel Pub is Made From Gigantic Concrete Pipes!

January 16, 2014 by  
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Bestie: Your Friendly, Local, All-Natural Sausage Parlour in Vancouver’s Chinatown

August 16, 2013 by  
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Villa Escudero’s Waterfall Restaurant Serves Philippine Cuisine at the Foot of the Falls

January 27, 2012 by  
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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

January 27, 2012 by  
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Montreal’s Cluny ArtBar is a Hot Spot Furnished with Salvaged Materials

January 27, 2012 by  
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Apple Accused of Abusing Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories

January 27, 2012 by  
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The New York Times recently published a scathing expose about the harsh working conditions of Apple’s many Chinese suppliers. The article reveals a number of worker’s rights horror stories including two explosions in the past seven months at the same iPad factory, which killed four and injured 77 more. With the company’s announcement of their most lucrative quarter of any corporation in history last week, one wonders if this achievement is at the price of human lives and welfare. Read the rest of Apple Accused of Abusing Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , apple factories , apple factory issues , apple news , apple suppliers , Chengdu , china , chinese factories , chinese factory conditions , chinese factory danger , foxconn , human rights violations , iPad , ipad factories , ipad factory explosion , ipad news , new york times , news , Reuters , Steve Jobs , tim cook , violated workers rights , workers rights , workers rights china

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