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This ship-like pavilion in Spain reconciles the openness of glass architecture and the need for privacy. Penelas Architects designed the Hidden Pavilion as a quiet retreat that protects its occupants not through the use of curtains or blinds, but by treating the surrounding forest as a kind of natural envelope. The pavilion is nestled in a forest glade just northwest of Madrid, Spain . Its isolated location allowed the architects to completely open up the building toward the surroundings and draw maximum natural light into its interior. Designed to become one with nature, the building incorporates an existing 200-year-old oak tree, along with younger trees, to grow through gaps in its terraced areas. Related: Kengo Kuma unveils “blossoming” glass and timber villas for Bali With a floor space of 753 square feet spread over two floors, the pavilion includes a veranda and a rooftop terrace that overlook the surrounding forest. Natural materials , steel and glass are combined to create a kind of industrial appearance of an ocean liner that, instead of oceans, navigates the lush landscapes of central Spain. + Penelas Architects Via New Atlas Photos by Miguel de Guzmán + Rocio Romero
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Design teams that consider the impacts of a building across its lifetime can help their clients make choices on materials, structural elements and systems that will reduce operations and environmental costs and other hidden expenses that are shaped by design decisions.
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While Peugeou’s 60+mpg diesel hybrid crossover and Volvo’s AWD diesel plug-in hybrid may offer some promise of a greener all wheel drive vehicle, SUVs and crossovers aren’t generally popular with us TreeHuggers. Land Rover has been making noises for some time now about sustainability and, if business Green are to be believed, Land Rover’s sustainability efforts amount to much more than just gr… Read the full story on TreeHugger
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A new report warns institutional investors about the hidden climate change risks lurking in their portfolios.
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Many architects and designers were caught dead in their tracks when the recent economic downturn struck. Standard architecture in Los Angeles successfully powers through by taking sustainable action, cutting construction costs and preserving pre-existing materials in their Hidden House.
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Screenshot via Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage Around 23% of the solid waste going to US landfills could be composted. Only around 11% of electronics are recycled…the rest heading to landfill.
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