Giant green pyramid rises in Paris – the AccorHotels Arena

June 16, 2016 by  
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The renovated arena has the capacity of 20,300 seats for large events, as well as smaller, more intimate performances for around 7,000 spectators. It will boast new amenities such as a large esplanade with a terrace , a large lobby, along with several additional spaces for dining and entertainment. Related: Populous Unveils Futuristic Honeycomb-Shaped Leeds Arena The new Arena AccorHotels confirmed its place in the top 5 global venues, rivaling some of the world’s largest indoor facilities, such as Madison Square Garden in New York, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the O2 Arena in London and the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin. + DVVD + Populous Via v2com Photos by Sergio Grazia

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Stunning bamboo speakers marry Vietnamese tradition and modern technology

June 16, 2016 by  
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The centuries-old tradition of coiling and carving bamboo is unique to Vietnam . Craftsmen shape the material by hand to form shells. Multiple layers of varnish are then applied to create a natural finish. The resulting design merges traditional manufacturing techniques with modern technology-the spherical shell lets sound resonate acoustically, a Bluetooth connection offers flexibility, while the integrated potentiometer allows precise volume control. Related: Beautiful Speakers Made from Sustainable Bamboo and Leather The speakers are made by Bruno Chandon, an engineer who loves innovation and sustainability. He received a chance to combine these two interests when he met Chung, a rural craftsman skilled in working with bamboo. With the help of French product designer Marie Hautecoeur, he designed this remarkable speaker, which he then equipped with the best possible drivers, amps, and other components. + Hazang Bamboo Bluetooth Speakers + Hazang Kickstarter

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Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow

February 6, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Winter Olympic Games , Burro Happold , Faberge , Fisht Olympic Stadium , ioc , opening ceremony , populous , Putin , russia , Sochi , Vector Foiltec        

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Populous-Designed Fisht Olympic Stadium to Host Sochi Opening Ceremony Tomorrow

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INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity

February 6, 2014 by  
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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions in America, and countries around the world are quickly following suit. One thing most health and nutrition experts can agree on is that there’s no one solution for rapidly growing obesity rates—it’s a problem that must be tackled simultaneously on multiple fronts. While some fight to eliminate sugary drinks , increase fruit and vegetable intake , or reduce portion sizes , Hollywood-based 5+Design is working to combat obesity with its approach to architecture and landscape design. Inhabitat recently sat down with 5+Design’s Michael Ellis to learn more about anti-obesity architecture, and how the built environment can get people to adopt healthy habits without having to think about it. Keep reading for what he had to say. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: 5+Design’s Michael Ellis Discusses How Architecture Can Fight Obesity Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 5+Design , anti-obesity architecture , Design for Health , exercise , exercise in the built environment , fitness , healthy buildings , healthy environments , obesity , physical activity        

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Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior

February 6, 2014 by  
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Image via Shutterstock When crime rates dropped sharply and unexpectedly across the United States during the 1990s, many were left baffled at the precipitous plunge. Though city officials may be quick to credit police efforts, there’s another theory gaining momentum. According to Lauren Wolf’s new article for Chemical and Engineering News , studies show that lead exposure may have caused spikes in criminal activity. The toxic substance was banned and regulated in the 1970s, which could account for the drop in violent crime. Read the rest of Studies Show Lead Poisoning May Increase Criminal Behavior Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1990s crime rate , Chemical and Engineering News , criminal behavior , EPA lead ban , lead ban , lead exposure , lead poisoning , lead-based paint , lead-induced crime , violent crime        

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New Zealand’s Eden Park Renovated for 2011 Rugby World Cup

December 10, 2010 by  
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