Recycled “Gecekondoo” Emergency Shelters Could Provide Relief to Displaced Residents of Istanbul

February 6, 2013 by  
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The Turkish Government recently voted on a ‘’disaster risk’’ law that will demolish and rebuild roughly 7,000,000 dwellings in Turkey over the next 20 years. Although the object of this law is to provide earthquake-proof buildings, the operational approach is different and leads to wild gentrification in socially fragile urban areas. These recent urban renewal operations resulted in lower income classes being ejected to the outskirts of the cities with poor indemnities for their expropriations, cutting them off from easy access to the city and increasing their difficulties. Drawing upon the design of Turkish Gecekondus (informal settlements), Sinan Logie has conceived of an emergency shelter that can be built with materials harvested by urban recyclers working in the streets of Istanbul. The resulting “Gecekondoos” seeks to offer quick and low-cost shelter for the victims of urban renewal operations by allowing them to plug into existing urban infrastructure while staying located within their neighborhoods. + Gecekondoo 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!

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Former Cold Storage Warehouse in Chicago To Be Transformed into a Glass-Clad Office Building

July 6, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Former Cold Storage Warehouse in Chicago To Be Transformed into a Glass-Clad Office Building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , building reuse , chicago , Cold Storage , Fulton Market , preservation , Preservation Green Lab , warehouse , West Loop

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OMA and Artist Marina Abramovi? Team Up to Create the World’s First Performance Art Institute

May 9, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of OMA and Artist Marina Abramovi? Team Up to Create the World’s First Performance Art Institute Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , eco design , green design , Hudson , Marina Abramovic , Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art , museum of modern art , OMA Architects , sustainable design

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Kristina Gjerde Explains How We Make Laws for Un-Owned Oceans (Interview)

February 11, 2011 by  
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Photo Credit: John@lastocean.com Penguins/Killer Whales of the Ross Sea Kristina Gjerde is an expert on regulating the high seas. Or rather, as much an expert as anyone can be on a topic that is constantly questioned and changing

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Moss in a Pot! Small is Beautiful; Gardens by The Clorofilas (Photos)

December 23, 2010 by  
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Image Credit: Diego Bustamante Would you like a cup of moss? It’s lush green, fluffy, and alive! Barcelona-based Jeanette Ramirez has been experimenting with moss for quite a while. She started by collecting moss around the city, reproducing it using beer and yoghurt, and covering ugly holes in old walls.

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Thames Beats Out Amazon and Yellow River for Prize

October 14, 2010 by  
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Park-side Eco Kindergarten Features a Glowing Façade

October 14, 2010 by  
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The Nursery in the Park is a sensitively-designed and placed building in the heart of an old park in the city of Zaragoza , Spain. Santiago Carroquino Arquitectos focused on creating a preschool with lasting character that expresses playfulness yet minimally disrupts the surrounding natural environment

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Canada Becomes First Nation to Officially List BPA as Toxic

October 13, 2010 by  
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Photo: Steven Depolo , Flickr Effective immediately, the chemical Bisphenol A is officially considered toxic in Canada. BPA, as you’re likely aware, is a chemical commonly found in plastics, food cans, water bottles, and paper receipts. BPA mimics the hormone estrogen and has been linked to a number of severe health woes, including breast cancer and early puberty in women .

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Chile’s Sala y Gómez Island Turned Into Huge Marine Preserve

October 7, 2010 by  
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Photo credit Oceana/Matthias Gorny Marine preserves are one of the most significant ways a government can help keep its coasts and marine species safe from the negative impacts of overfishing, pollution and other problems.

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LifeEdited: What We Can Learn From Camping Equipment

October 7, 2010 by  
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TreeHugger founder Graham Hill is trying to radically reduce his footprint and live happily with less space, less stuff and less waste on less money, but with more design. He calls it “LifeEdited.” The project starts as a crowdsourced design contest on Jovoto; So far, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Strida and Voltaic Systems are on board as a sponsors

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