Green-roofed underground garage is shaped like dunes to fight flooding

July 5, 2016 by  
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Set between a dyke and a major city boulevard, the Underground Parking Garage has an elongated 500-meter-long form that runs parallel to the beach and houses 663 parking spots. The architects collaborated with OKRA landscape architects to top the structure with a planting palette congruous with a natural dune landscape . Materials and colors were carefully chosen to better integrate the garage into the landscape and the city’s urban fabric. Related: Gorgeous dune-inspired home uses bio-fuel to minimize its carbon footprint “The underground parking is groundbreaking, not only because it is an exceptional building, but it also illustrates how the Netherlands have to be innovative in its approach when it comes to protecting our coastline for the future,” said Royal Institute of Dutch Architects jury chairman Hanneke Groenteman. Colorful and artistic signage guides drivers through the parking space and leads pedestrians to the outdoors through doorways located aboveground. + Royal HaskoningDHV Via Dezeen

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Zaha Hadid is the first sole female recipient of the prestigious RIBA Royal Gold Medal

September 24, 2015 by  
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How to watch this weekend’s rare supermoon lunar eclipse

September 24, 2015 by  
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A rare lunar event is happening this weekend that’s not to be missed. And if you do, you won’t have another chance to see these elements come together until 2033. A total “supermoon” lunar eclipse – also called a blood moon – will take place on Sunday, September 27, and will be visible for most of the world to see. Read the rest of How to watch this weekend’s rare supermoon lunar eclipse

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Lloyd’s of London Report Forsees Disaster in Arctic Development and Drilling

April 12, 2012 by  
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Lloyd’s of London market and the Royal Institute of International Affairs have released a new report which  predicts huge risks for those looking to invest in the Arctic. The companies believe that if economic development ramps up in the region — with estimated investments reaching $100 million within the next decade — the lack of infrastructure and gaps of knowledge about the most northernmost part of the globe could outweigh the economic benefits of their projects. To that end, Lloyd’s chief executive officer advises companies interested in the region to “step back” and think about the long term consequences of their pipeline projects, which range from oil exploration to fisheries. Read the rest of Lloyd’s of London Report Forsees Disaster in Arctic Development and Drilling Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic , Arctic Council , arctic exploration , canada , environmental destruction , greenland , lloyds of london , offshore drilling , oil exploration

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Hannes Bend’s ‘Eclipse’ Installation Opens Eyes to the Artificial Reef Catastrophe

April 12, 2012 by  
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Lecture Series Focuses on Vernacular, Local Architecture

February 23, 2010 by  
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Image from Kere Architecture The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is presenting a series of lectures about architecture and climate change. While many of TreeHugger’s readers won’t be attending, the internationally based architects and projects being discussed show the range of sustainable work being built in countries such as Burkino Faso and Sri Lanka. It is fascinating to see how local, vernacular architecture can be adapted to modern-day n…

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