Worlds largest book store opens in Tehran, Iran

August 24, 2017 by  
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Book lovers, we’ve found your dream destination – the world’s largest bookstore just opened in Tehran, Iran . The Book Garden is a gigantic green-roofed building measuring 154,000 square feet that has 12 miles of shelves packed with millions of books . The project is part of a larger 700,000 square foot complex that features several movie theaters, science halls, classrooms, a prayer room and a restaurant. The Book Garden aims to encourage Iranian children to be “active and creative through modern methods and equipment,” said Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani. “The opening of the Book Garden is a big cultural event in the country, so that our children can make better use of this cultural and academic opportunity,” added Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Mehr News reports that the Book Garden was first pitched in 2004 to cater to fans of the city’s annual International Book Fair. After construction was completed last spring, organizers spent the past few months stocking the facility it with books. According to RealIran , there are more than 400,000 titles available for kids alone. One of the centers even has shorter shelves to ensure younger kids can reach the educational resources. Related: Chinese watermelon plant yields 131 fruit for Guinness World Record The Book Garden is now the biggest bookstore in the world, according to the Guinness World Records . Until now, Barnes & Noble along Fifth Avenue in New York City held the record. + Kayson Inc Via Mehr News , RealIran Photos via RealIran , Pixabay

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Green-roofed apartment block in Tehran uses recycled rainwater and reclaimed materials

October 10, 2016 by  
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Though the Saba Apartment’s sustainable elements are impressive, the building’s most eye-catching features are its wavy timber shutters that cover the street-side grid façade made of square recessed windows. The wooden slats also lend a warm touch to the light-colored stone exterior. The floor-to-ceiling shutters can be swiveled and moved by hand to block unwanted solar gain and for privacy. This double-skin facade and the recessed balconies with double-glazed windows help residents keep cool in the Tehran heat. A garden located in the rear comprises a pool, planting beds, and paving made from recycled railway sleepers. The apartment’s garden-facing facade is made from locally sourced and reclaimed brick and covered with modular vertical planters fed drip irrigation using rainwater harvested from the roof. A green roof tops the building and is integrated with solar panels that generate the energy used for lighting the communal areas. Related: Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading “With the change in people’s lifestyle, development of the cities and the uprising demand for constructing high-rise buildings; this valuable heritage of our ancestors efforts in engaging the architecture with nature has gone obliterated, which has changed into a blurred memory over less than a century,” write the architects. “This project was the result of our efforts in revitalizing this lost heritage and giving a new interpretation to the old concept. Which we believe one of the main reasons of the cultural crisis our society is engaged with nowadays is the result of this abrupt shift in the living space.” + TDC Office Via Dezeen Images via TDC Office

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The Hand Tree is a Bracelet That Purifies Polluted Air

June 20, 2013 by  
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As the human race continues to expand and urbanize, air pollution becomes more of a serious and pressing issue. In major cities such as Beijing or Tehran and you can literally see the problem grow before your eyes. Electrolux Design Lab Semifinalist Alexandr Kostin has developed a personal solution to atrocious atmospheres. The Hand Tree is a bracelet that incorporates a small filter that purifies the air. The designer believes if a whole population of people were outfitted with such a device, the technology could help to combat smog much like a forest of mobile trees. Read the rest of The Hand Tree is a Bracelet That Purifies Polluted Air Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , alexandr kostin , Beijing , electrolux design lab , filter , hand tree , tehran        

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Apartment No. 1 is Built Completely Out of Recycled Stone in Mahallat, Iran

May 6, 2013 by  
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Solar Powered Rain Catchment Offers Shelter and a Fresh Drink

December 23, 2010 by  
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Image via Alternative Consumer Here is an interesting concept for rainwater catchment. Created by Mostafa Bonakdar, a design student from Tehran, Iran, the structure is both a shelter during rain as well as a drinking fountain. It features both solar power and rainwater collection, with the solar power running a purification system inside.

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Whole City of Tehran Shut Down Due to Unsafe Smog Levels

December 3, 2010 by  
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For the third time in two weeks, Iran’s capital, Tehran, has been effectively shut down due to seriously unhealthy air pollution levels . All government offices, banks and schools were closed on Thursday and people with respiratory problems, children and the elderly were told to stay at home

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