Functional Green: Kollelktiv Stadtpark Fills an Old Slaughterhouse with Plant-Based Experiments

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Photo by Anna Rosinke Functional Green is an installation by kollectiv stadtpark that transforms an old slaughterhouse in the second district of Vienna into a temporary space for experimenting with plants. Part of Vienna Design Week, the living art exhibit was conceived as a way to design and build with natural materials and discover the possibilities of growing vegetables on the structures. One of the coolest parts of the project is the living room scale aquaponics system which uses plants for filtrating byproducts of an aquaculture (crabs and fishes) as vital nutrients. In this circulating system, cleaned water comes back to the aquarium and allows for a symbiotic existence of the plants and the fishes. + Functional Green Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anna Rosinke , carte blanche , eco design , eco exhibit , eco-art , functional green , Gardening , green design , kollektiv stadtpark , Maciej Chmara , plant design , sustainable design , Vienna design week 2011

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SOM to Redevelop Nanjing Waterfront into Sustainable Mini Metropolis

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Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill architects have certainly made their mark in the U.S. with their breathtaking World Trade Center Tower , and their next project will take their innovative designs all the way across the world to China. The firm has just been selected by Beijing-based MCC Real Estate to redevelop the Nanjing Waterfront into a bustling riverside metropolis. The project will transform a mile and a half long stretch of land along the Yangtze River , updating a historical city into one of the most multi-functional and sustainable urban centers in the country. Read the rest of SOM to Redevelop Nanjing Waterfront into Sustainable Mini Metropolis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , eco design , Green Building , green design , green riverpark , green waterfront , MCC Real Estate , Nanjing , nanjing riverfront , Skidmore Owings and Merrill , SOM , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , sustainable riverpark , sustainable waterfront , water issues , yangtze river

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Superkul’s Shift Cottage is a Passive Lakeside Oasis That Connects With Nature

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