Gleaming copper-colored steel wraps a solar-powered Dutch sports campus

March 21, 2018 by  
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You don’t need to be a sports fanatic to be taken with Sportcampus Zuiderpark —a €50 million sports park designed to promote a healthier society in The Hague, Netherlands. Completed by British design studio Faulkner Browns Architects , the green-roofed recreational facility draws the eye with its copper-hued steel ribbon that changes color throughout the day and its sensitive approach to human scale. Completed June 2017, the 33,000-square-meter Sportcampus Zuiderpark comprises a gymnastics hall, beach sports hall, spectator area, a multipurpose sports hall , as well as a variety of sports science and education spaces. “With Sportcampus Zuiderpark we have an iconic building in the city. Our green lung, the Zuiderpark, has a new heart,” said The Hague Councillor Rabin Baldewsingh. In deference to its historic surroundings, the sports complex takes on an ovoid shape that the architects say “creates the perception that the building’s edges are retreating into the distance, minimising its visual scale.” The largest interior spaces were placed in the rear of the building so that the building height at the front could be reduced to provide a more comfortable human scale. Related: Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint Textured precast concrete panels make up the plinth on the ground level, while wraparound glazing on the upper level is partly shielded by a striking metallic ribbon. Near the entrance, the swooping roof opens up to frame a small courtyard. Three-quarters of the roof is covered in heat-regulating sedum , solar panels , and solar water heaters. Geothermal energy is used in the heating and cooling system. + Faulkner Browns Architects Via Dezeen Images via Faulkner Browns Architects

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Gorgeous light-filled Nike headquarters opens in New York City

June 30, 2017 by  
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Sports giant Nike just unveiled its stunning new headquarters in New York City —complete with a 4,000-square-foot, full-size indoor basketball court. Drenched in natural light and surrounded by enviable floor-to-ceiling views of the city, the Nike NYHQ offers creative open-plan workspaces across six floors at 855 Avenue of the Americas. The new office is studded with site-specific art, recycled materials, and a giant rooftop planter shaped into the iconic Nike swoosh that’s visible from the Empire State Building. Though Beaverton, Oregon is Nike’s main headquarters, the company has been forging strong bonds with New York City for decades, including in its recent campaign #NewYorkMade. Creativity and collaborative workspaces abound in the nearly 150,000-square-foot New York HQ. Local artists were commissioned to produce Nike-themed, NYC-related art on multiple floors, while meeting spaces are diverse and varied, and include the inside of a VW van , a tribute to the original van that the founders used to distribute Nike shoes in the company’s early days. Related: Nike makes Air Max shoebox from recycled milk jugs and coffee lids Recycled materials were used in the furnishings, such as the outdoor benches made from reclaimed timber posts and the custom ceiling tiles produced by Miniwiz . The 4,000-square-foot indoor basketball court on the second floor doubles as an event space with seating for 400 and will host local leagues, high school teams, and community partners. The roof terrace serves as an outdoor events space with food served from an indoor food truck. The HQ also includes a media room, market showroom, maker’s space, and library. + Nike

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Before Supermarkets, People Foraged for Food Out in Nature (and We Still Can)

June 11, 2014 by  
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Before we gathered our food in grocery carts and online services like Peapod , we gathered it straight from the bush. It’s a shocking idea that the food we eat might not be hosed with the equivalent pesticides of a 1970′s DDT public swimming pool before we it, but once upon a time, we foraged. No Genetically Modified Organisms ( GMO ) and everything came from nature, au naturale—naked food. Read the rest of Before Supermarkets, People Foraged for Food Out in Nature (and We Still Can) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: black raspberries , boiling milkweed , chicory , Climate Change , climate chaos , climate justice , daisy , day lilies , ddt , destruction , edible , edible trees , edible weeds , effects of GMOs , Environment , fleabane , food , food foraging , foraging , foraging recipes , forest , GMO , grocery stores , industry , inspiration , june berry , Massachusetts , Mattapoisett , milkweed , Monsanto , natural , natural resources , Nature , Organic , outdoors , oxalic acid , peapod , russ cohen , salad , sedum , tapping trees , wilderness , wood sorrel

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Reed Residence is a Zero-Energy Rustic Mountain Retreat in Colorado

February 13, 2013 by  
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Modern Charred Timber Rooftecture HH Home in Japan Boasts Abundant Daylighting

February 13, 2013 by  
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Mecanoo Architecten Tops Out Its Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

September 26, 2011 by  
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PREFAB FRIDAY: Beautiful Green Roofed Affordable Housing In the UK

March 12, 2010 by  
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