Two protective layers keep this angular house in Chile cool in the summer

December 22, 2017 by  
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The angular Two Skins House, designed by architect Veronica Arcos , is enveloped in two insulating layers that help maintain stable temperatures indoors all year roound. Perched on high cliffs north of Santiago, Chile , the house features generous openings that offer views of the Pacific Ocean. The house has a simple rectangular plan and faceted walls that add drama to the space. Dark pine planks used as cladding add additional variation to the exterior surfaces. Pine and other wooden structural panels were used to bring a little warmth and nature into the interior. Related: Angular cedar-clad home in New Zealand is designed to go completely off-grid Thanks to the presence of two outer layers, occupants can benefit from stable temperatures throughout the year. The gap between the layers facilitates natural ventilation and keeps the house cool in the summer. Mineral wool insulates the inner structure, while a zinc coating protects it from humidity. An overhang on the northern side shelters a raised platform and steps that lead to the garden. This wall extends to enclose the east-facing terrace and provide more privacy for this space. Most functions are housed on the ground floor, while the mezzanine , which marks the spot where the sloping roof reaches its highest point, accommodates the master bedroom. Minimalist interior design dominates the living room, with pops of color providing visual accents. + Veronica Arcos Arquitectos Photos by Cristóbal Palma

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TV Host Offered Fresh Endangered Tiger Meat in Burma (Warning: Graphic Video)

August 1, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: Keith Roper via Flickr / CC BY One of the main reasons that there are only estimated to be some 3,500 tigers left in the wild worldwide is the still-burgeoning black market trade for their skins and parts . Those tiger parts are still in high demand, both as luxury items and for use in “traditional” medicines. Efforts… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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CES 2011: Solar-Powered iPhone Skins and Robot-Like Roadside Lights from Eton

January 7, 2011 by  
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Photos via Jaymi Heimbuch Eton has an impressive line of gadgets that run off solar power or hand-crank power. One of the most attention-getting of the line is the solar-powered iPhone skin, though there were some great looking solar radios on display as well. And while they’re a simple idea, I loved the look of the little droid-like road safety lights displayed at the booth (photos after the jump)….

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1,000 Tigers Killed in Last 10 Years for Skins, Parts

November 9, 2010 by  
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Photo: Traffic International That’s roughly 20% of all tigers The black market trade in big cat parts leaves 100 critically endangered tigers dead every year.

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Awesome Recycled Skateboard iPhone Cases, Bike Fenders & Jewelry From MapleXO (Photos)

November 9, 2010 by  
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Photo: Founder of MapleXO Lindsay Jo Holmes with recycled skateboard iPhone case and earrings (above via Grove and MapleXO below) Recycling skateboards is nothing new, as skateboarder and designer Lindsay Jo Holmes will tell you. Holmes is the founder and mastermind behind MapleXO , a Portland-based company that specializes in hip, handcrafted jewelry and standout accessories — like the terrific iPhone 4 case shown above — made..

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Blissoma Skincare :: A Bioactive Antioxidant Powerhouse.

January 19, 2010 by  
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Life is dynamic and so is your skin.

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CES 2010 – Solar Powered iPhone Skins Getting More Popular

January 10, 2010 by  
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One of our very popular posts from this fall was news about solar powered skins for iPhones and iPod Touch products.

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