Green-roofed gallery in Hanoi lights up like a lantern at night

November 29, 2016 by  
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This green-roofed gallery and lighting showroom in Hanoi is wrapped in a layer of perforated terracotta that filters sunlight into the narrow, tall volume of the building. Natural materials and different patterns and textures, trademarks of Vo Trong Nghia Architects , turn the building into a beautiful combination of traditional Vietnamese architecture and contemporary design. The building is located within Dong Da district in Hanoi. Its interior spaces are organized around a central void that houses a staircase which provides glances of the exhibitions. The terracotta blocks, traditionally used in Vietnamese architecture , facilitate natural ventilation and provide shade from harsh sunlight. These affordable building elements are coupled with a bespoke fixing system, enabling quick and simple assembly. Related: Lush green rooftop terrace invites homeowners outdoors in the foothills of Vietnam The top floor, where the gallery is located, overlooks a large neighboring tree and receives additional lighting through skylights that expose the roof garden above. While the building is in shade during the day, its internal nighttime illumination makes it look like a beautiful lantern. + Vo Trong Nghia Architects Via Archdaily Photos by Hiroyuki Oki , Trieu Chien

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DIY: make an amazing feathery holiday lantern with recycled yogurt cups

December 22, 2015 by  
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5 Awesome, No-Carve Ideas for Your Halloween Jack O’ Lantern!

October 5, 2014 by  
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The Halloween season is here, and you’ve probably already seen pumpkins and gourds popping up everywhere. Carving a jack o’ lantern is tradition in many families, but not everyone has the time (or talent) to carve a great design. If you’re a little artistically challenged, prefer something more sophisticated, or simply have young children that aren’t ready for the carving knife, these awesome, no-carve ideas the simple solution. We’ve rounded up five painted designs that will give you unique, fall-themed pumpkins without lifting a single blade. Which one will you choose? READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Chevron , halloween , halloween decorations , home decorating , jack o lanterns , pumpkin carving , pumpkins

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Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival

September 27, 2012 by  
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We spotted Klickity ‘s Fig lamp when it was launched at 100% Design during the London Design Festival last week, and we were struck by this modern take on a tradition lantern. The colorful design packs flat for efficient transportation, and it’s made up of 15 pieces that clip together to attach to any pendant light fitting. We don’t think that we would ever want to part with this stylish shade, but if it ever did find itself unwanted, the lamps are made from polypropylene making them 100% recyclable. Read the rest of Clickity Launches Recyclable, Flat-Pack Fig Lamp at 100% Design During the 2012 London Design Festival Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 100% Design , 2012 , clickity , Dublin , fig , flat-packed , green lighting , Ireland , irish designers , lamp , lantern , London Design Festival , recylable

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How to make a color changing solar lantern

October 18, 2011 by  
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Akshata Hegde: Solar lantern Color changing solar lantern. With the rising crisis like situation developed for non renewable sources, everyone is looking to explore the power on renewable energy. There are several products that make use of solar power. You can add one more to the list of eco-friendly equipment. With festivals seasons coming, especially Diwali, the festival of lights, you will first start looking out for colorful lanterns to light up your house. This would end you up will high electricity bills. Worried!! Wondering how to tackle with the money saving issue? Why not take an eco friendly way of celebrating Diwali. Still confused! It is simple why not get a solar lantern this Diwali. You can make a solar lantern for yourself that too at a reasonable cost. Difficulty Level The project is moderately challenging and may require expertise in few areas. Time required A week approximately, you can even make it in a lesser time. Resources required 1. Wood Dowels of 3/16 inch Diameter 2. Blank Wood Coasters of 4 inchx4 inch 3.Thin Fabric 4. A wire cutter 5. 200 Grit Sandpaper 6. 2 Garden Creations Color Changing Solar Yard Lights 7. Sewing Machine 8. An electric Drill 9. Wood Glue 10. A Pencil 11. Flat Black Spray Paint Estimate Cost It depends on the materials you use. Not very expensive though. Instructions 1. Preparing the Solar Light First get the part of a yard light which you might need for this project. To make a solar lantern , you would just need the top part to be a solar one, which will be attached to LED. Now, place the solar top counter by twisting it in a clockwise direction to unlock from the bottom piece. You can also buy the solar yard lights, which are available in the market. Check whether these lights are in working condition before placing them in the box. 2. Preparing the Base Now, start with the base of the lantern. Use the 4?x4? blank wooden coasters as the base of the lantern. Sand these coasters to have a smooth finish using a sand paper. Redo if required. Once the surface becomes smooth, outline the shape of the solar top using a pencil on to the coaster. Make marking where you need to drill the pilot holes, which will be used to slide the wooden dowels. Go ahead to drill straight down on the marking made on the coaster. 3. Preparing the Dowels After that cut the wooden dowels to the correct length required. For instance , take it as 5 inch, you can change the measurements as well. Using wire cutter to cut these dowels, you can also use dremel for this process. 4. Getting The Dowels in Place Once cut in the desired shape, push the dowels through the pilot holes till they start to emerge from the bottom of the base. Now, turn this whole thing upside down in a way that the base is on top. Allow dowels work like table legs. Add few drops of wood glue to each hole on top of the dowel and allow it to dry overnight. If the glue dries earlier then you can go to the next step. 5. Preparing the Fabric Wrap This part will need some sewing work to be done. The circumference of the wrap should be of 13 ½ inch and the height depends on the length of your dowel. Just keep in mind that, only ¼ inch of dowel should be left sticking up above the wrap once it is properly put in place. Seam the top as well as the bottom part of the wrap to make it look neat and nice. 6. Put it all together Now, you are done with the sewing. So, slide this wrap over the dowels ensuring that all sides are accurately pushed all the way down till the base. Now, push the protruding dowels from the top of the wrap into the solar housing’s corners. 7. Paint it! Before finally fixing it all together you need to paint it. So, remove the solar top and the fabric wrap. Ensure that all the wooden parts are smooth. If not then sand it again to make it smooth. Next, place the piece base down on some newspaper and spray an even coat over the exposed wood, including the dowels. Allow the paint to dry for a whole day. If required you can apply an additional coat of paint. Once the paint dries you can fix all the parts back to place. Now your solar lantern is ready to be used. Frequently asked questions: How does this lantern change colors? You can buy a color changing solar part from the store and fix it to the lantern. This will make your work lot easier. Quick tips 1.Wire cutters help you cut the dowels to size required very quickly. At the same time they pinch the ends a bit making it easier to push the dowels into the pilot holes. 2.Keep in mind that the length of the fabric used should be similar to the length of the dowel so that the wrap stays in place properly. Things to watch out for Be careful when you use power tools. Have a safe work area and ensure to wear proper eye protection.

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Leaf Lantern – A versatile solar lamp by Samuel Li

June 7, 2011 by  
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Perfectcontent83: Sustainable Lighting Solar-powered lantern by Samuel Li Designed by Samuel Li , the designer who is known for inventing beautiful lamps, the Leaf Lantern is a solar powered multi-disc lamp. The Leaf lantern comprises of many discs stacked onto each other, each fitted with its own battery.

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Mitsubishi’s advanced i-MiEV to supply emergency power to homes

June 7, 2011 by  
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Dattatreya: Mitsubishi i-MiEV Power your home with your EV A few days ago we talked about how UK police would use the all-electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV for their non-emergency patrolling.

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Lucky Drops is a Lantern-Like Japanese Micro Home

August 4, 2010 by  
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Six-Story Vertical Garden Sprouts in San Vicente Town Square

August 4, 2010 by  
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