Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Incredible Changsha Entertainment Ice World Atop an Abandoned Quarry

September 2, 2013 by  
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Architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au’s  winning design proposal for Changsha’s Entertainment Ice World poetically bridges architecture with landscape history. The proposed 120,000 square-meter structure spans an impressive 170 meters across an abandoned cement mining quarry pit and lake. Located in the Dawang Mountain Resort on the outskirts of Changsha, China, the winter sports resort combines an ice world and indoor skiing center with a large water park. Read the rest of Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Incredible Changsha Entertainment Ice World Atop an Abandoned Quarry Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned quarry , cement quarry , changsha , china , Coop Himmelb(l)au , dawang mountain resort , eco design , entertainment center , entertainment ice world , green design , ice world , quarry pit , sports resort , sustainable design , winter sports resort        

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Radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant 18 Times Higher Than Thought

September 2, 2013 by  
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Radiation levels at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan are 18 times higher than previously thought. The operator of the Japanese nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) , said that the radiation, which measures 1,800 millisieverts an hour, is high enough to kill a person exposed to it for four hours. Tepco is still trying to determine the cause of the radiation spike, but claim in their most recent report that levels inside the tank remain unchanged – which means there has been no leak. Read the rest of Radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant 18 Times Higher Than Thought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmental disaster Japan , environmental disasters , fukushima daiichi disaster , fukushima daiichi power plant , japan tepco , nuclear disaster Japan 2011 , nuclear power plants , TEPCO , Tepco nuclear power plant , tsunami disaster Japan 2011 , water leak Daiichi        

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Endangered Sumatran Tiger and Two Lions Poisoned in Indonesian Zoo

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Three animals at an Indonesian zoo died after eating poisoned meat earlier this month. An endangered Sumatran tiger named Peter and two lions, Gebo and Sonia, were found dead on August 17, 2013 at the Taman Rimbo Zoo in Jambi. Authorities have questioned zoo employees about the deaths but the culprit remains at large. Read the rest of Endangered Sumatran Tiger and Two Lions Poisoned in Indonesian Zoo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: critically endangered species , eco design , endangered Sumatran Tiger , endangered wildlife , green design , indonesia , poaching , sustainable design , Taman Rimbo Zoo Deaths , Tiger and lions poisoned , Wildlife conservation , zoos        

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Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Energy Positive Office for Austria

February 18, 2010 by  
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Coop Himmelb(l)au will be awarded the Sustainability Award at this year’s MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards for their design of the Town Town Office Tower in Erdberg, Austria. This spikey, stacked, crystalline building certainly creates an interesting composition, but it’s Coop Himmelb(l)au ’s implementation of an ultra-efficient building system that caught our eye above all else.

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