Historic NYC Building to Be Topped with Shigeru Ban-Designed Rooftop Penthouses

January 21, 2014 by  
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A pair of sexy rooftop penthouses designed by Shigeru Ban will soon be topping a historical building in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The 2-level additions appear to be quite modern in design, but still complement the striking architecture of the building, which dates back to 1882. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cast Iron Building , cast iron house , eco design , green design , nyc architecture , nyc design , nyc penthouses , rooftop homes , shigeru ban , shigeru ban penthouses , sustainable design , tribeca penthouse , Vierendeel truss        

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Juri Troy Architects’ Passive Wooden House in Austria Rests Peacefully on Stilts

January 21, 2014 by  
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Widely-Used Pesticide Causes Bees to Shrink in Size

January 21, 2014 by  
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Bees have been vital partners in human agriculture for centuries thanks to their role as crop pollinators . However pesticides used to kill other species of insects have wreaked havoc on their hives. A recent study published by the Natural Environment Research Council found that pyrethroid pesticides are causing bees to emerge from their larval stage as smaller workers. This makes them less efficient at foraging for nectar and distributing pollen to other plants. Read the rest of Widely-Used Pesticide Causes Bees to Shrink in Size Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bumblebee , crop pollination , national environment research council , neonicotinoid pesticide , pesticides , professor mark brown , pyrethroid pesticide , royal holloway university of london , The Guardian , US EPA        

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