3XN unveils competition-winning designs for Denmarks Climatorium

October 3, 2018 by  
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Danish architectural practice 3XN Architects recently won a competition for the Climatorium, Denmark’s new international climate center that will be located in Lemvig. Created in collaboration with urban development consultancy SLA and technical advisory company Orbicon, the winning entry will help establish Lemvig as a center for climate change adaptation and support the country’s role as an exporter of climate solutions. Slated for completion in 2020, the sculptural waterfront building will serve as a public forum for knowledge, education, innovation and development projects that can promote climate-related growth and job opportunities. Inspired by the coastal location, the architects have integrated a wave motif to the entrance section of the two-story structure. The surrounding landscape, named the Climate Wedge, also mimics the local environment with its undulating shape structured with meteorological isobar lines in reference to the city’s wind conditions. The outdoor space is planted with native , low-maintenance vegetation and includes sheltered spaces where the public can gather and reconnect with the harbor front. A site-specific approach was taken to the building design as well. The Climatorium is carefully sized to match the existing scale of the other waterfront buildings and is clad in a simple material palette of wood, concrete and steel in a nod to the nearby boat halls. A ground-floor glass facade helps activate the building on the ground level and attracts passersby to come and visit exhibitions about climate change or enjoy food in the cafe. The lower floor can also be used for conferences, concerts and other events. Related: This dreamy Malibu beach house is designed to withstand climate change “We have aimed to create a building that tells the story about climate ,” said Jan Ammundsen, Senior Partner and Head of Design at 3XN. “The building has a rectilinear, stringent expression but forms a wave shape that lends it a distinct and easily decoded identity. The wave tells the story of the site and also refers to the serious challenges we face as a result of climate change.” + 3XN Architects Images via 3XN Architects

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Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut

January 16, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Mission Impossible Burj Khalifa Tower Park: World’s Tallest Building Makes Its Movie Debut Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , burj dubai , burj khalifa , Burj Khalifa Tower Park , dubai , eco design , ghost protocol , green design , green oasis , green park , john wong , Landscape Architecture , landscape design , mission impossible , native vegetation , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , sustainable landscape architecture , SWA , SWA group , Tallest Building in the World , tom cruise , urban green space , urban park

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Breakthrough Silver Ink Could Lead to Cheaper, Lower-Impact Flexible Electronics

January 16, 2012 by  
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Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new method of printing silver ink that could lead to dramatic decrease in the price of flexible electronics . Previous conductive silver inks used in electronics had to be printed at very high temperatures, mandating that the plastics they were printed on be able to hold up under the heat — which increased the cost of materials. The new ink lowers the energy usage needed during the process and it can be printed at 194 degrees Fahrenheit, so lower-cost, flexible plastics can be used as a base. Read the rest of Breakthrough Silver Ink Could Lead to Cheaper, Lower-Impact Flexible Electronics Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: conductive silver ink , flexible electronics , flexible gadgets , precious metals , printing technology , silver electronics , silver in electronics , silver ink , silver printing , use of precious metals , uses for silver , what metals are used in electronics

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Summit Soap: High Altitude Project Turns Cooking Grease into Awesome Bio-Products

January 16, 2012 by  
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Summit Soap is a small grassroots company set 9,600 feet above sea level that is dedicated to reducing waste on the planet and preserving our natural resources. All of their soaps are made using purified, recycled cooking oil — a resource that has been overlooked and treated as waste throughout the history of commercial eateries. The company collects thousands of gallons of used oil in their grease-powered pick-up truck and then turns it into awesome bio-products. + Summit Soap 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: biodegradable cleaners , eco cleaners , eco soap , engine lubricants , grease soap , green soap , local soap makers , recycled soap , summit soap , true biofuels , Waste reduction

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