SCAD students save a piece of American history with vintage train car restoration

June 22, 2017 by  
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The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)’s award-winning tradition of historic preservation hit another home run for Preservation Month. SCAD students salvaged a piece of American history that would have otherwise disappeared when they restored of a rare 1911 wooden passenger train car. The students turned the railroad preservation project into an educational opportunity and intentionally left parts of the train car in its found state to teach visitors about the preservation process. Owned by the nonprofit Coastal Heritage Society , the decrepit rare train car was originally brought to the Georgia State Railroad Museum from the city of Augusta. As part of a spring student project, three graduate and eight undergraduate SCAD students carefully restored the 1911 train car to complement the SCAD Museum of Art, an adaptive reuse project that turned an 1853 antebellum railroad depot into a modern museum. The train car is currently displayed alongside the museum. Related: SCAD Students Transform an Atlanta Parking Garage into Ecologically Responsible Micro-Housing Community “SCAD knows well the stories of Georgia’s railways—our award-winning SCAD Museum of Art rises proudly from the ruins of the nation’s oldest surviving antebellum railroad depot,” said SCAD President and Founder, Paula Wallace. “Now, the nation’s premier preservation design program helps narrate another tale for the appreciation of railfans for generations to come.” Students’ preservation work included replacing the train car’s exterior wood siding, refinishing woodwork, and stripping the original mahogany panels of layers of paint and shellac. + Savannah College of Art and Design Images by Dylan Wilson

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Forest restoration projects could create billions in new revenue

June 19, 2017 by  
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The economic benefits of restoring degraded or deforested land are an estimated $84 billion, roughly the entire gross domestic product of Sri Lanka in 2015.

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Forest restoration gets a tiny fraction of the money it needs

November 9, 2016 by  
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Only 17 percent of funding needs for forest restoration are met each year — and very little of that coming from the private sector.

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Beautifully renovated Lisbon home integrates indoor and outdoor life

June 13, 2016 by  
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The architects completely restored the three-story structure, including an attic, two exterior patios and a large terrace on the middle floor, transforming it into a comfortable single-family home. They brought new life to the beautiful detailing and rustic quality of the structure, but have also reorganized and adapted the spaces to better suit the needs of a modern family. Related: Recipients for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture Named for 2013 The entry area provides access to both the upper and lower floors, the latter of which houses the service areas and parking. The main living spaces, together with the dining room and kitchen, are located on the first floor and have direct access to the central terrace. The top floor accommodates three bedrooms, while the attic is meant to be used as an open-plan play area. + Fragmentos de Arquitectura Photos by Francisco Nogueira

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The Secret Garden at China’s Forbidden City will open for first time in nearly 100 years

March 22, 2016 by  
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The Forbidden City in Beijing is one of the world’s busiest cultural heritage sites, receiving over 15 million visitors each year. However, none of these visitors have been allowed to explore the palace’s Secret Garden . Built in the 18th century, the Secret Garden has been closed to the public since the last emperor of China was deposed in a coup that ushered in the People’s Republic of China. In the cultural and political upheaval that followed, the Garden was damaged and neglected. In recent years, conservators from China and around the world have been hard at work to restore the Secret Garden to its former glory – and it will soon open to the public for the first time in nearly 100 years. Read the rest of The Secret Garden at China’s Forbidden City will open for first time in nearly 100 years

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Mars Inc.’s rehabilitation of earth’s largest coral reef

November 13, 2015 by  
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The candy and rice maker’s Mars Marine Symbioscience Team is restoring the giant Coral Triangle between Indonesia and Australia because it knows how essential coral ecosystems are to life.

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Álvaro Siza Faithfully Restores His Boa Nova Tea House in Portugal

September 11, 2014 by  
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Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

July 16, 2014 by  
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Titan 1: The Fastest, Tallest Print, High Res SLA 3D Printer on the Market is Now Available

July 16, 2014 by  
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3D printing has the potential to become a staple in green living. It can reduce packaging waste, allows for the reuse of printing materials, and enables designers and architects the ability to test prototypes before building, which can help decrease the amount of waste created by redesigns. So how can 3D printing do all of this? Consumers can print goods in their own homes, eliminating the waste generated by packaging and shipping. It also reduces the amount of fuel used to transport and deliver goods due to the fact that blueprints for desired items are available online, or are created by the consumer. With the Titan 1 , these items can be created more quickly and efficiently than ever before. Read the rest of Titan 1: The Fastest, Tallest Print, High Res SLA 3D Printer on the Market is Now Available Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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100-Year-Old Utah Church Lifted 40 Feet Above Ground Without Moving an Inch

March 11, 2014 by  
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