Murtada Alkabi Develops a Brilliant Wind Harvesting Facade for Coastal Urban Buildings

April 24, 2014 by  
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Wind turbines are rarely designed for cities-they are loud, affect views, and buildings tend to block the winds anyway. Eager to find an aesthetically-pleasing solution for harvesting wind energy in urban environments, TU Delf student Murtada Alkabi designed a panel wind harvesting façade system suitable for buildings located on the coast. It goes to show that wind power can be integrated into architecture without making it look ugly. Read the rest of Murtada Alkabi Develops a Brilliant Wind Harvesting Facade for Coastal Urban Buildings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable architecture” , “wind power” , green architecture , low carbon footprint , low electricity bills , Murtada Alkabi TU Delft , Murtada Alkabi wind farm , renewable energy , renewables , student projects , TU Deft student project , wind harvesting facade , wind turbines

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Henning Larsen Wins Bid to Design Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli

April 24, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Henning Larsen Wins Bid to Design Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bank headquarters , bank headquarters design , Berber , central bank of Libya , Environmentally Friendly , green belt of Tripoli , henning larsen , henning larsen architects , libya , Libya architecture , Sustainable Building , tripoli , underground houses

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Student Discovers That the Government Could Save $400 Million Simply By Switching Typefaces

March 31, 2014 by  
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How important are the little details? Just ask the middle school student in Pittsburgh who discovered that the government could save $400 million dollars just by change the typeface it uses. Suvir Mirchandani, inspired by a class project on saving ink, discovered that by switching from Times New Roman to Garamond, his school could reduce ink use by a quarter. Applying that information to the government, he found that it could slash its ink usage by a similar margin and save $400 million. Read the rest of Student Discovers That the Government Could Save $400 Million Simply By Switching Typefaces Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: font ink use , Government cost savings , government fonts , government ink usage , Government printing , government saves money switching typefaces , Government saving ink , government spending , government typefaces , saving ink , saving money , student projects , switching fonts , switching typefaces , typeface ink use , typefaces        

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Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School

December 5, 2012 by  
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Regular readers of Inhabitat are likely to be familiar with Studio H . The high school design/build curriculum, which was founded by friend of Inhabitat  Emily Pilloton , creates large-scale community development projects that are designed and built by students. Now, Studio H is planning to build an 800-square-foot classroom at REALM Charter School in Berkeley, CA that will be made from three recycled shipping containers. To raise funds for materials, Studio H just launched a Kickstarter campaign — show your support for this innovative project and donate now! Read the rest of Studio H Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build a Shipping Container Classroom at Berkeley’s REALM Charter School Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: berkeley , Cargotecture , Emily Pilloton , high school architecture , off-grid , project h design , Realm Charter School , recycled shipping containers , shipping containers , social design , student architecture , student design , student projects , Studio H , Zero energy

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