This Incredible Living Building Hosts More Greenery on Its Facade Than the Original, Undeveloped Plot of Land

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Next year will mark thirty years since the construction of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s iconic Hundertwasserhaus in the Kegelgasse district of Vienna, Austria. Hundertwasser’s fantastical artistic vision was inspired by his dream to align architecture with nature in every sense. At its conception, the artist vowed to replace every piece of vegetation lost in the construction of the residential complex. For every square foot of structure built, an equal area of trees and shrubs was added, resulting in the abundant majestic greenery that cloaks its facade today. Read the rest of This Incredible Living Building Hosts More Greenery on Its Facade Than the Original, Undeveloped Plot of Land Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Austria , Austrian architecture , biomimicry , custom bespoken windows , energy efficient windows , Friedensreich Hundertwasser , Green Walls , Hundertwasserhaus , Joseph Krawina architect , Landscape Architecture , Living Walls , Neuffer , Neuffer windows , rooftop garden , vertical garden , vienna , window rights

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New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet

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A groundbreaking new study led by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has revealed that the first evidence of water on Earth and in the inner solar system dates the arrival of water to a much earlier time than previously believed. Thanks to new data from NASA’s 4-Vesta project, the team demonstrated that the most primitive type of known meteorite could have brought water to Earth very early on in the planet’s formation. The implications for an earlier “wet Earth” include the possibility that life on our planet began much earlier than previously thought and could once have existed on the other inner planets . Read the rest of New Study Reveals Earth’s Oceans May Be Almost as Old as the Planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 4-Vesta , age of water , asteroids , Earth’s water almost as old as the planet , isotopes , meteorites , nasa , water in the solar system , water issues , WHOI , Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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