Foster + Partners To Redesign Fidel Castro’s Abandoned School of Ballet

June 25, 2012 by  
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Foster + Partners has been selected to renovate and redesign Cuba’s School of Ballet , which was originally conceived by Fidel Castro. According to BDonline , the derelict school, which was never completed and has been overtaken by plants for the past fifty years, will soon be home to a new arts complex for Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta . Even though the jungle has taken over, Foster + Partners hopes to revive the abandoned school into a beautiful new facility. Read the rest of Foster + Partners To Redesign Fidel Castro’s Abandoned School of Ballet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , arts school , ballet , carlos acosta , cuban , eco design , fidel castro , Foster + Partners , Foster and Partners , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , national school of ballet , school of ballet , school of the arts , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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PHOTOS: Get a Sneak Peek of HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Before It Opens Next Week

June 25, 2012 by  
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Are you as excited about seeing Wendy as we are? The 3,000 sq. ft. spiky-armed, smog-eating sculpture by HWKN is almost complete in the yard of MoMA PS1 and will be opening to the public next week. But if you’re impatient like us and want to see a sneak peek of Wendy now, click through to see our photo gallery of this fascinating installation which will feature a water canon, a pool, a DJ booth and an exhibition space when complete! SEE WENDY > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art nyc , cristal , green art , green art nyc , green design , green nyc , HollwichKushner , hwkn , Long Island City , moma , MoMA PS1 , MoMA PS1 long island city , moma ps1 warm up , music , NYC , ps1 summer warmup , ps1 warmup , PURETi , summer , sustainable design , temporary installations , TiO2 , urban art , Warm Up , Wendy , wendy at ps1 , wendy ps1 , yap 2012 , young architects program

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We Are You Unveils Sweeping Green Cycling Center for Gothenburg

June 25, 2012 by  
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Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years

June 25, 2012 by  
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Environmental activists sometimes put themselves in harm’s way to protect natural resources, and according to a new report from Global Witness the number of people killed defending the natural world has almost doubled over the last three years. The figures were published in a report called A Hidden Crisis? , which noted that over the past decade, 711 people have been killed “defending the rights of land and forests” in the ever-growing competition for natural resources. If these results are accurate, that means that more than one environmentalist is killed per week. What is even more shocking is that in 2011 alone, the death toll was 106 people. Read the rest of Report Says Number of Environmentalists Killed Has Doubled Over Last 3 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environment campaigners , environmentalism , environmentalist killings , environmentalist murders , global witness , Greenpeace , illegal logging , illegal mining , monte belo , natural resources , sea sheppard

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Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project on The Gulf

June 25, 2012 by  
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