Cutting-edge Science Center in Lithuania is topped with solar panels

November 7, 2016 by  
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The design treats public spaces as singular open-space volumes. The main entrance hall is arched with a spherical planetarium suspended overhead, while the south hall is a double-height open space for large-scale exhibition . A long-span cantilevering volume is built using structural steel fabricated into box and beam sections that make it appear to float in mid-air. Related: “Eyesore” garage transformed into a stunning waterfall illusion in Lithuania Prefab modular steel elements that make up the structural backbone of the project are efficient and quick to construct and require less labor. The project, which aims for a LEED certification , uses advanced ventilation systems and the adjacent river to cool the building. Solar panels embedded into the facade provide clean energy . + Architects of Invention

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Innovative ceramic cladding scrubs the air clean in Montreal

April 14, 2016 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you ever wanted to know about LEED

October 1, 2015 by  
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You’ve probably heard about LEED buildings , but do you know how projects go about getting certification or which states are leading the LEED charge? Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is a green building certification program that addresses everything from sustainable site development to indoor environmental quality, focusing on building practices that support human and environmental health. There are more then 68,000 LEED commercial projects in the United States and LEED certified buildings exist in more than 150 countries and territories and 6 continents. These green buildings save money, have a positive influence on the health of occupants, and promote renewable clean energy. The following infographic from Custom Made gives you all the details about LEED certification and it’s benefits. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Everything you ever wanted to know about LEED

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SOM unveils impressive LEED-targeting medical campus for Egypt’s National Cancer Institute (NCI)

September 2, 2015 by  
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Egypt’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) has unveiled plans for their new medical campus outside Cairo, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) . The nine-million-square-foot campus design comprises a system of functional modules separated by landscaped courtyards and connected by visitor and staff circulation areas. The complex, expected to break ground by the end of 2015, is targeting LEED Gold . Read the rest of SOM unveils impressive LEED-targeting medical campus for Egypt’s National Cancer Institute (NCI)

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Duolingo offers free language instruction to anyone with an internet connection

September 2, 2015 by  
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If learning a new language has ever been on your bucket list, the Duolingo app is making it harder to come up with excuses to get started. Offering a fun, free, and engaging service to anyone with access to WiFi, it is taking the world by storm. Lessons can be broken up in to 3 minute chunks and are age-appropriate for all sorts of users. And, did we mention it’s free? Read the rest of Duolingo offers free language instruction to anyone with an internet connection

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The moon can be your final resting place for just $12,000

September 2, 2015 by  
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The living spend a lot of time thinking about what will happen after death. Choosing the spot where your remains will live for eternity is a tough one, especially because there is no changing your mind once it’s said and done. For those looking for a really spectacular way to spend $12,000 that isn’t a lavish funeral on Earth, the San Francisco-based Elysium Space has you covered, offering to shoot your ashes into space or even onto the surface of the moon. Read the rest of The moon can be your final resting place for just $12,000

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Kelly Cullen Community: San Francisco YMCA Transformed Into Exemplary Green Housing Development

October 6, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Kelly Cullen Community: San Francisco YMCA Transformed Into Exemplary Green Housing Development Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy efficient lighting , Gelfand Partners Architects , green renovation , Kelly Cullen Community , leed certification , San Francisco architects , san francisco architecture

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Al Qassim Green University Slated to be Iraq’s First LEED Gold Certified Building

April 11, 2014 by  
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Mongolian Girls Carry On a Cherished 6,000-Year-Old Tradition With Golden Eagles

April 11, 2014 by  
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Google Announces New Details for Their Modular Ara Smartphone

April 11, 2014 by  
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If you have always thought that you could design a better smartphone than any of the current phones on the market, Google’s Project Ara is giving you the opportunity to put your money where your mouth is. The company released a Module Developers Kit recently, giving developers around the world the opportunity to contribute to the modular phone. According to Google, the idea is that every phone can basically be a skeleton that the user can customize with their own modules based on their own needs. Read the rest of Google Announces New Details for Their Modular Ara Smartphone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adjustable smartphone , Ara , crowdsource technology , flexible smartphone , Google Ara , Google Ara phone , Google module smartphone , Google Project Ara , Google Smartphone , module smartphone , open developer , open developer phone , open developer smartphone , project ara , Project Ara developers kit , Project Ara module smartphone , Project Ara smartphone

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