A lush hilly park tops the Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China

January 16, 2017 by  
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The green roof of the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China is an elevated urban park that that brings institutional architecture back to the people. Designed by Zhubo Design Zstudio , the building acts as an artificial mountain that expands the existing park and adds a new public space for city dwellers. Instead of acting as a symbol of the Chinese governmental power, like most urban planning halls in the country, the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall aims to be a building for citizens. The project preserves the existing park and introduces now public spaces to the site. By merging architecture, landscape and daily life, the building establishes a stronger connection between the government and the citizens and promotes human-oriented values. Related: This green-roofed visitor center will be nestled under a hill in Denmark Dozens of trumpet-like steel structures comprise the roof, providing support for the topography and creating a large, column free space inside. These steel elements also facilitate rainwater collection and house all the interior staircases and equipment rooms. + Zhubo Design Zstudio Via Archdaily

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At 1,066 feet above rainforest, a view of the changing Amazon

June 23, 2016 by  
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A steel structure in the Amazon, taller than the Eiffel Tower, soon will begin monitoring the atmosphere above the world’s largest tropical forest for insights into global warming.

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Unique exhibition in France resurrects Jean Prouv’s lightweight steel structures

June 13, 2016 by  
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The site will become a setting where examples of outstanding industrial heritage will be integrated within a labyrinth of stone walls , part of an old, lead-extracting plant that operated between 1851 and 1925. The exhibition will reference Prouvé’s œuvre and his experiments with lightweight steel structures . Related: Jean Prouvé’s Maison 8×8 Pioneered Affordable Prefab Design Way Back in 1948 Friche de l’Escalette is part of the Parc National des Calanques and is under strict conservation order. Therefore, Touchaleaume’s project will remain modest and simple to avoid disrupting the existing landscape. + Éric Touchaleaume Architecture + Design XXe

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A huge steel maze with geometric cut-outs pops up in Belgium

July 23, 2015 by  
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NASA just discovered the most Earth-like planet known to date

July 23, 2015 by  
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NASA hosted a live audio conference today to reveal what could be the most exciting development of the decade in space news: the Kepler Space Telescope has discovered the most Earth-like planet known to date. Although there hasn’t been a report of little green men, Kepler-452b is being described as “the most Earth-like planet outside of Earth”—a rocky, similarly-sized planet where liquid water can exist, orbiting another star in the same way our earth orbits the sun. Read the rest of NASA just discovered the most Earth-like planet known to date

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UK suspends ban on bee-killing pesticides

July 23, 2015 by  
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In a decision shrouded in secrecy and opposed in a petition signed by over 500,000 people, the UK government has moved to suspend an EU ban on pesticides that have been shown to cause serious harm to bees . The move came in response to an “emergency” application from the National Farmers Union (NFU), who claim the neonicotinoid pesticides are needed to protect crops from the flea beetle, but environmental and wildlife groups have deemed the decision “scandalous.” Read the rest of UK suspends ban on bee-killing pesticides

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Apache protesters: “John McCain is a traitor” for selling holy land to foreign mining company

July 23, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. In Arizona, a heated struggle over a patch of land has pitted Native Americans against Republicans in Congress as Apaches seek to regain protection for an area considered holy to their people. Members of the San Carlos Apache Nation are fighting tooth and nail to protect the land held as sacred for generations. The land in question, called Oak Flat, is situated about an hour east of Phoenix, and became endangered in December when Republicans slipped some fine print into a military spending bill that allowed Congress to sell away access to the Native holy land to a foreign mining company. Read the rest of Apache protesters: “John McCain is a traitor” for selling holy land to foreign mining company

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KKA’s Lecor Headquarters in Sweden Shortlisted For 2013 WAF Award

August 19, 2013 by  
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Mesmerizing Guangyun Pavilion in China Inspired by London’s Underground Rush Hour

June 14, 2013 by  
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The World’s First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore

October 26, 2012 by  
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The dense metropolis of Singapore is now home to the world’s first commercial vertical farm ! Built by Sky Greens Farms , the rising steel structure will help the city grow more food locally, reducing dependence on imported produce. The new farm is able to produce 1 ton of fresh veggies every other day, which are sold in local supermarkets. Read the rest of The World’s First Commercial Vertical Farm Opens in Singapore Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , fairprice finest supermarket , green design , Singapore vertical farm , sky greens farms , sustainable design , vertical farm , world’s first commercial vertical farm

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