Don’t Put the Garden to Bed Yet

October 2, 2018 by  
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Sophisticated minimalist house in Denmark lets you enjoy the outdoors even in the winter

October 5, 2016 by  
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The house references traditional Scandinavian craftsmanship and the region’s authentic principles of working with relief and texture. Providing a serene environment far from city bustle, the house facilitates a connection between the residents and the surrounding landscape. Related: Beautiful timber home is striking in its rugged Scandinavian simplicity The house comprises two volumes-the left one accommodates the main living room which offers views of the forest, and a combined kitchen and dining space on the first floor. The second floor houses the bedrooms and cabinet. Relaxation zones – sauna, swimming pool and play areas- and utility rooms, bathrooms and a garage are housed in the other volume. A glazed gallery connects the two volumes and functions as a winter garden that acts as a continuation of the landscape. + KAVA Architects Images by iddqd Studio

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Gloomy office transformed into a light-filled BREEAM Excellent building

August 15, 2016 by  
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Built in the 1970s, the original A.S.R. headquarters was a mostly opaque behemoth considered one of the largest office buildings from its time. The architects were tasked with bringing the building up to current building standards and regulations, but rather than start from scratch they preserved select building elements and recycled 98% of the demolition waste. The most notable change to the building is the installation of large glass facades that give the headquarters a new sense of transparency and openness. Related: BREEAM Excellent Library of Birmingham to be Europe’s Largest Public Cultural Space Most impressively, the headquarters was renovated to BREEAM Excellent sustainability standards. The slanted glass facades bring daylight deep into the building, improve natural ventilation, and reduce dependence on artificial lighting. Vertical green walls clad parts of the exterior, while the addition of winter gardens with mature trees bring fresh air and nature to the building interior and exterior. There’s also a greater diversity of workspaces, from open offices to intimate meeting rooms. A total of 2,800 flexible workspaces cater to the firm’s 4,000 employees. There’s also a new underground meeting center, restaurant, and coffee bar. + Team V Architectuur Via ArchDaily Images © Jannes Linders

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Edible Plants That You Can Grow in Autumn and Winter

October 4, 2013 by  
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Summer’s glory might be fading here in the northern hemisphere, but gardeners don’t have to tuck their green thumbs away just yet: there are many cold-hardy plants that can be sown in the autumn and harvested over the winter , and if you plant them within the next couple of weeks, you may be able to indulge in fresh produce right through to January or February. Granted, you won’t be able to indulge in strawberries or tomatoes until next spring and summer, but being able to pluck some crisp kale or winter lettuce in mid December can induce some pretty big smiles all ’round. Read the rest of Edible Plants That You Can Grow in Autumn and Winter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cabbage , carrots , cloche , cloches , cold frame , cold frames , collards , greenhouse , greenhouses , kale , kohlrabi , leafy greens , leeks , purslane , radishes , winter garden , winter gardening , winter greens , winter salad , winter vegetables        

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HOW TO: Extend Your Garden’s Growing Season With Cloches and Cold Frames

November 8, 2012 by  
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Rolling Sunlight is a Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways

November 8, 2012 by  
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“Now folks! THIS is what it means to be an American Citizen! INNOVATION!” commented reader Richard H. Parker Jr. on our Facebook post about this solar-power truck that’s been providing power to Hurricane Sandy victims – and we could’t agree more. Named “Rolling Sunlight” , Greenpeace’s mobile power station is topped with a photovoltaic array and has the ability to store 50 kilowatt-hours of power in a set of batteries housed inside. True to its name, it’s been bringing a ray of sunshine to people in the Rockaways who have no power to charge up their phones to stay in touch with loved ones. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Commuters Can Skate Through a Recycled Tree Forest in Winnipeg’s Winter Garden

February 21, 2012 by  
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