Starchitect Jim Olson spent 55 years renovating this breathtaking Puget Sound cabin

November 11, 2015 by  
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1,000-year-flood devastates Death Valley – and El Niño threatens more

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Death Valley National Park endured the wettest October on record this year with hard-hitting storms and a weather system that incited a 1,000-year-flood . In other words, there was a 0.1 percent chance of a flood this severe hitting the area, which is used to receiving only four inches of rain each year. Many are worried how the predicted El Niño patterns will affect the area this winter and spring, yet the best guess is: more floods . Read the rest of 1,000-year-flood devastates Death Valley – and El Niño threatens more

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Sarofsky’s gorgeous studio office space is nestled within a charming 19th century building

January 9, 2015 by  
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Interactive sculptural Etazin lounge chairs embrace a comfy hammock character

January 9, 2015 by  
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Designer Kate Brown designed Etazin , a series of sculptural and interactive outdoor lounge chairs that turn a full 360 degrees to take advantage of surrounding views. Inspired by the Asian moon gate garden elements, the modern lounge chairs are made of steel and are approximately eight-and-a-half feet tall and wide. The striking art piece come in either a square or circle version, and is coated with a high-grade polyurethane to protect against rusting. + Etazin 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: Etazin , Kate Brown , Lounge Chair , moon gate , outdoor lounge chair , reader submitted content

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Olson Kundig Converts Auto Garage Into Charles Smith’s Tasting Room in Walla Walla, Washington

June 20, 2012 by  
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Underground Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Devastating Earthquakes

June 20, 2012 by  
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Carbon dioxide storage has long been discussed as a way of offsetting emissions from construction companies and other polluters. However it has also faced severe criticism as being a way for rich firms to essentially ‘pay to pollute’ . Now a team of scientists from Stanford University say that there could be an even more serious side-effect – earthquakes. Read the rest of Underground Carbon Capture and Storage Could Cause Devastating Earthquakes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon capture and storage , carbon capture and storage CCS , CCS facilities , CO2 emissions , co2 storage , earthquakes , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , stanford university , us emissions

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Harvest Mushrooms in Olson Kundig and CityLab7?s Temporary Urban Farm Storefront!

February 24, 2012 by  
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Each month Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects ’ studio gets a makeover and the latest installation to be unveiled is a tented  experimental mushroom farm ! Design team CityLab7 collaborated with the architects to create an educational and interactive space that displays 215 oyster mushroom growbags, giving an example of how small-scale urban farming really works. As an homage to a city renowned for its coffee culture, visitors to the space will also see how coffee grounds donated from local cafes can be recycled into compost, becoming an essential component of city agriculture . Read the rest of Harvest Mushrooms in Olson Kundig and CityLab7′s Temporary Urban Farm Storefront! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city agricultural production , city lab 7 , citylab7 , community farm , community project , mushroom farm storefront , mushroom harvesting , olsen jundig , olson kundig architects , Urban Farming

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Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

February 24, 2012 by  
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It’s no surprise we are big LEGO fans here at Inhabitat – the iconic building blocks can be used to create everything from cameras and furniture to apartments and massive cathedrals . Now the toy maker is making headlines again by investing $500 million into green energy. Denmark-based LEGO will buy almost a third of a brand new German offshore wind power project planned by DONG Energy company . The investment will account for 32% of the 277 megawatt Borkum Riffgund wind farm 35 miles off the Northwest coast of Germany. This pricey move will not only help power the German grid, but will hopefully supply nearly all of LEGO’s energy needs with wind power. Read the rest of Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , dong energy , dong wind farm , eco news , Electricity , energy investment , germany , green energy , green news , green power , lego , lego energy , lego investment , lego wind farm , news , power , renewable electricity , renewable energy , renewable energy ivestment , sustainable news , wind energy

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The Prefab Sol Duc Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects Rests Lightly on Four Stilts

February 2, 2012 by  
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The Sol Duc Cabin is the latest project to come from the office of Inhabitat favorite , Olson Kundig Architects. Located in the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, this  small retreat is perfect for taking fishing trips to the nearby river, or spending some quality time immersed in nature. Made from materials that have been prefabricated off-site, this cute and comfortable shelter is near suspended above the ground on four stilts for minimal impact on the land. Read the rest of The Prefab Sol Duc Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects Rests Lightly on Four Stilts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: fishing shelter , Floating Houses , green holidays , low impact housing , minimal ground impact , olson kundig architects , Prefab Housing , prefab materials , Sol Duc Cabin , Sustainable Building , washington

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Seattle’s Whatcom Museum Gets a ‘Lightcatching’ LEED Silver Addition

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