This pop-up rainwater pavilion in Edinburgh is designed to raise awareness about water

July 12, 2016 by  
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The Rotterdam Watershed is comprised of 2,400 ” recycled pvc rainwater pipes .” On the outside of the shed-like structure, plants close off half of the pipes. The other half are closed off inside with caps, and rainwater collected slowly drips through holes in the caps to fill a pond inside the pavilion. Visitors to the Rotterdam Watershed can hop over the pond on stepping stones made of concrete. Related: Four fascinating Summer Houses accompany this year’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Using recycled pipes allowed the designers to save money and hire ” people with poor job prospects ” to help build the Rotterdam Watershed. According to DoepelStrijkers , “Rotterdam is famous for its innovative concepts relating to climate adaption and mitigation. Urban development with maximal social and ecological benefits has become part of the city’s sustainable approach over the last decade…The pavilion illustrates in a playful manner how the city of Rotterdam is dealing with the effects of climate change.” DoepelStrijkers’ Rotterdam Watershed won a design competition with the theme of “dry feet” put on by the city of Rotterdam. Their pavilion is now on display at the Pop-Up Cities Expo. There are LED lights in the pipes to illuminate the pavilion so people can visit at night. Visitors can check out the pavilion this summer in Edinburgh’s Mound Square. It’s estimated that during the expo, the Rotterdam Watershed will capture around 1,500 liters , or about 396 gallons of water. + DoepelStrijkers + Rotterdam Watershed Images courtesy of Peter van der Wal/DoepelStrijkers

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PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

November 6, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AIA Merit Award , alley homes , alley lot homes in DC , Boneyard Studios , Brian Levy , DC tiny homes , eco design , Element Design+Build , Foundry Architects , green design , Indulgent Restraint , Lee Pera , mini homes in nation’s capital , Minim House , organic garden , rainwater capture , recycled shipping containers , Solar Power , sustainable design , The Matchbox , The Pera House , tiny homes challenge zoning laws , Tiny Homes on Wheels , tiny house village in washington DC , tiny houses , Tony Gilchriest , tumbleweed houses , Urban Density Lab , Urban design , urban infill        

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Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant

November 6, 2013 by  
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Tesla doesn’t have enough lithium-ion batteries to keep pace with their booming electric vehicle sales. Although the car maker sold 5,500 Model S sedans in the third quarter, sales might have been stunted by slow global battery production. To mitigate this problem, CEO Elon Musk is now contemplating building a new battery factory that would be the largest in the world. Read the rest of Tesla May Build the World’s Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Plant Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: battery , electric car , elon musk , green car , lithium ion battery , panasonic , tesla , Tesla electric car , tesla model e , tesla model-s        

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Earthship Biotecture to Build Green Community Center in Malawi from Earth and Recycled Materials

August 19, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Earthship Biotecture to Build Green Community Center in Malawi from Earth and Recycled Materials Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Disaster Relief , earth architecture , Earthship Biotecture , earthship design Africa , eco design , Empower Malawi , green design , greenhouse technology , humanitarian design , Malawi , Malawi community center , rainwater capture , Recycled Materials , Solar Power , sustainable design , thermal cooling        

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Rain-Capturing Cowshed Made of Reclaimed Materials Redefines Sustainable Irish Design

March 8, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Rain-Capturing Cowshed Made of Reclaimed Materials Redefines Sustainable Irish Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Camphill Callan Community , collaborative design , Commonage , cowshed , Daylighting , farm , Ireland , natural light , rainwater capture , Reclaimed Materials , Recycled Materials , sustainable design , The Cowshed Collective

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Bercy Chen’s East Village is a Bright Orange Mixed Use Development in Austin

December 26, 2011 by  
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Green Mountain Data Center is Buried Underground and Cooled By Norway’s Fjords

December 26, 2011 by  
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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can be Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

December 26, 2011 by  
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At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that use prefabricated building techniques, and  Ruby Sketch ‘s shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form and super-sustainable energy saving systems. The efficient and affordable living space boasts double insulation, solar power and can be run off the grid for 2 weeks without electricity. With a generous bathroom, living and bedroom cleverly layed out, it can easily be craned into a backyard and built in less than 3 weeks! + Ruby Sketch 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: “sustainable architecture” , eco homes , modular housing , prefab architecture , ruby sketch , ruby sketch up , shipping container architecture , shipping container home , Sustainable Shipping container home

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Giant Humpback Whale Made out of Recycled Materials Pops up in Santa Monica

December 26, 2011 by  
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Samo is a giant humpback whale made out of recycled materials that was recently unveiled by Mattel’s Children’s Hospital UCLA at the Santa Monica Place Mall. The result of a collaboration between Bob Bangham from RipBangSVI and Arthur M. Cappola of Macerich , this awesome 46-foot-long play space teaches children all about environmental issues and the plight of humpback whales. Although Samo’s Clubhouse was designed for children ages 5-8, adults with a penchant for sustainable design will also get a kick out of this very cool project, which is visible from both inside and outside this heavily-trafficked mall. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal conservation , Children , eco design , eco play , green design , green materials , green play , humpback whales , macerich , Mattel’s Children Hospital UCLA , Recycled Materials , RipBangSVI , Samo , Samo the Whale , Samo’s Clubhouse , Santa Monica , Santa Monica Place Mall , sustainable design

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