Miller Hull’s Powell River Library to Become Social, Cultural Hub for Canadian Town

April 8, 2013 by  
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The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating “Ocean Cleanup Array”

April 8, 2013 by  
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As the policy director of the ocean conservation nonprofit 5Gyres.org , I can tell you that the problem of ocean plastic pollution is massive. In case you didn’t know, an ocean gyre is a rotating current that circulates within one of the world’s oceans – and recent research has found that these massive systems are filled with plastic waste . There are no great estimates (at least scientific) on how much plastic is in the ocean, but I can say from firsthand knowledge (after sailing to four of the world’s five gyres ) that it’s so pervasive it confounds the senses. Gyre cleanup has often been floated as a solution in the past, and recently Boyan Slat ’s proposed ‘ Ocean Cleanup Array ’ went viral in a big way. The nineteen-year-old claims that the system can clean a gyre in 5 years with ‘unprecedented efficiency’ and then recycle the trash collected. The problem is that the barriers to gyre cleanup are so massive that the vast majority of the scientific and advocacy community believe it’s a fool’s errand – the ocean is big, the plastic harvested is near worthless, and sea life would be harmed. The solutions starts on land. Read the rest of The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating “Ocean Cleanup Array” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5 gyres , Boyan Slat , green design , Ocean Cleanup Array , ocean garbage patch , ocean pollution , pacific garbage patch , plastic pollution , Stiv J. Wilson , sustainable design , The 5 Gyres Institute , water pollution        

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Up to 120 Tons of Radioactive Water Leak from Fukushima Daiichi Storage Tank

April 8, 2013 by  
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Tens of thousands of gallons of radioactive water leaked from an underground storage tank at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant this past Saturday. It is still uncertain how much water has reached the soil, but the Tokyo Electric Power Company said that radiation levels outside the pool have risen, indicating that some water is getting out. Thousands more gallons may leak before the pool can be emptied, said TEPCO. Read the rest of Up to 120 Tons of Radioactive Water Leak from Fukushima Daiichi Storage Tank Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fukushima daiichi disaster , fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant , fukushima daiichi power plant , japan nuclear disaster , nuclear disaster Japan 2011 , nuclear power plants , radioactive water Daiichi , Tepco nuclear power plant , tsunami disaster Japan 2011 , water leak Daiichi        

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Miller Hull’s Green-Roofed Global Learning and the Arts Building at Cascadia Community College Receives LEED Platinum

January 10, 2013 by  
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Miller Hull Designs an Airy New Salvaged Center for the Technology Access Foundation in Seattle

October 26, 2012 by  
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Hideo Kumaki Architect’s Green Screen is a Planted Curtain That Shades Naturally

October 26, 2012 by  
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Hideo Kumaki Architect recently sent us news about a verdant planted curtain they planted outside of a Tokyo home. The Green Screen acts as a natural shade that keeps the interior of the home cool while also creating an aesthetically pleasing view from the kitchen. The curtain will continue to grow and become even fuller as the plants mature. + Hideo Kumaki The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to  see  your  story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , green curtain , green design , green screen , hideo kumaki , hideo kumaki architect , planted curtain , sustainable design

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Miller Hull Partnership and Habitat for Humanity Build ‘The House of the Immediate Future’ for Anniversary of Seattle World’s Fair

August 31, 2012 by  
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Tredje Natur Architecture Unveils Plans for World’s First Climate Adjusted Neighborhood in Copenhagen

August 31, 2012 by  
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Copenhagen is planning to create the world’s first climate-adapted neighborhood. The project is set to transform Saint Kjeld’s Quarter in Copenhagen, adapting it to the changing climate , which has brought excessively heavy rainstorms to Denmark. The project, designed by Danish Architectural firm Tredje Natur , brings just a taste of what the future of city development may look like as the world’s climate changes. Read the rest of Tredje Natur Architecture Unveils Plans for World’s First Climate Adjusted Neighborhood in Copenhagen Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: copenhagen denmark , global warming , Saint Kjeld’s Quarter , Sankt Kjeld’s Kvarter , Tredje Natur Architects , urban planning , water reclamation

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DVELAS Recycles Old Ship Sails into Unique Outdoor Furniture

August 31, 2012 by  
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Once a ship’s sail reaches the end of its life, its last port of call is typically the local landfill. Spotted over at Design Milk , Spanish company DVELAS has come to the rescue of these icons of nautical adventure with a series of furniture made from salvaged sailcloth . The group of architects and designers launched their Living Sails line to recover materials that hold unique histories, and give them a fresh new life through art and expert craftsmanship. Read the rest of DVELAS Recycles Old Ship Sails into Unique Outdoor Furniture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: jtx sails , kahle oiza arauzo arquitectura , karq global design , Living Sails , outdoor furniture , Spain

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Northwest Maritime Center Achieves LEED Gold Certification

December 14, 2010 by  
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The Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington is promoting and preserving a rich maritime heritage in an equally rich sustainable environment.

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