Snhetta designs Europes first underwater restaurant

October 23, 2017 by  
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Europe’s first underwater restaurant offshore of Norway will put a new spin on the meaning of “dining with a view.” Snøhetta just unveiled designs for “Under,” a submerged restaurant that will offer spectacular views of the seabed and double as a research center for marine life. Advanced heating pump technology that taps into the seabed’s thermal mass will maintain the restaurant’s comfortable interior temperatures year-round. Under—which translates to “wonder” in Norwegian—will be housed in a monolithic concrete shell that appears to have sunk halfway into the sea. Located by the village of Båly at the southernmost point of the Norwegian coast, the building will rest directly on the seabed five meters below the water’s surface, where it will become an artificial mussel reef as a water-purifying mollusk community attaches to the building’s coarse surface. Meter-thick concrete walls will protect the structure from pressure and shock in the sea, while an 11-by-4-meter panoramic acrylic window frames views of the seabed and wild fauna. Related: Snøhetta unveils spectacular makeover for nation’s second-largest waterfall Visitors to Under will enjoy locally sourced seafood fare prepared by Danish chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen as well as an educational journey thanks to informational plaques mounted along the trail to the restaurant entrance. The interior is fitted out in locally sourced materials and a warm-toned, natural materials palette, as well as muted lighting, to keep the emphasis on underwater views. The restaurant, which seats 80 to 100 guests, will be used as a marine biology research center on its off-hours. Snøhetta writes: “Through its architecture, menu and mission of informing the public about the biodiversity of the sea, Under will provide an under-water experience inspiring a sense of awe and delight, activating all the senses – both physical and intellectual.” + Snøhetta

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Episode 79: Millennials speak out; a call to citizen investors

June 9, 2017 by  
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In this week’s episode, the GreenBiz 2017 30 Under 30 define the future of sustainability, net-zero buildings set a solid foundation and pallets make change for the long haul.

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Episode 43: Big Ag unites for healthy soil; Candid career advice for millennials

September 8, 2016 by  
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This week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: Abounding advice for traversing the world of corporate sustainability, with lessons from a new-hire, our “30 Under 30” and the former CSR lead at McDonald’s.

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Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Under $50!

November 29, 2013 by  
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Looking for unique gifts for your friends and family but don’t have a ton of money to spend? Inhabitat has curated a brand new green gift guide for the 2013 holiday season filled with green goodies that can be scooped up for $50 or less. From a set of earbuds made from wood to a mojito molecular mixology kit to an incredible solar-powered bulb that can also charge a mobile phone, check out our  Gifts Under $50 Guide  for the best affordable, eco-friendly gifts out there! GIFTS UNDER $50 >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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Glowing Light Installation at Vivid Sydney 2013 is Made from 200 Traffic Cones

June 3, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Glowing Light Installation at Vivid Sydney 2013 is Made from 200 Traffic Cones Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green lighting , interactive lighting installation , motion sensors light sculpture , Planet: Under Construction PUC , PUC lighting installation , PUC lighting installation Vivid Sydney , recycled light installation , Recycled Materials , sydney art , Vivid Sydney 2013 , Vivid Sydney 2013 installations , woods bagot        

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Google and Motorola Team Up to Produce Smartphones in the USA

June 3, 2013 by  
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After investigations into the working conditions at manufacturing companies such as Foxconn , smartphone producers have been under pressure to provide a product without sacrificing human health or basic rights. Last Wednesday, Dennis Woodside, the head of  Motorola , announced at the All Things D conference that his company would build a smartphone in partnership with Google in a factory located just outside Fort Worth, Texas. Not only will the plant allow Motorola to “iterate and innovate much faster,” but will provide around 2,000 new jobs for the area. Read the rest of Google and Motorola Team Up to Produce Smartphones in the USA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: all things d , dennis woodside , flextronics , fort worth , foxconn , Google , moto x , motorola , Nokia , smartphone , south korea , Taiwan , texas , tom linton , united states        

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