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Halloween Costumes for Urban Planners - 4th Edition

by Maayan Dembo from Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network blogs  (other blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:23 AM
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The fourth edition of our comprehensive list of amazing Halloween costumes for urban planners.

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Office Furniture Upcycled from Outdated Mac Computers

by Holly from GBlog » DESIGN  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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These benches are made of solid wood and aluminum desktop towers. Originally created for a freecycle event in Freiburg, Germany, the furnishings are designed and crafted by Klaus Geiger. Each piece upcycles two outdated Mac computer cases with perforated front plating. The industrial components serve as the base and open to reveal storage space. Smoothly [...] More...

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skip floor, conan house, moon Hoon, south korea, bangdong, toy-like architecture, polygonal house, slide, playroom, central atrium, asymmetrical house,

Timber-Framed Conan House is a Sculptural Toy-Filled Pod in South Korea

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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The Conan House was designed as a single-family home for a local TV producer, his wife, and his only son. Inspired by Moon Hoon's previous work The Lollipop House, the client asked for a similar skip floor structure that would create high ceilings and a vertical

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Quiero barro mud hut, mud structures, mud architecture, sustainable design, eco design, eco architecture, russian stove, homemade architecture, sustainable homes, tiny home, earth sheltered homes

I Love Mud Builds a Spooky Halloweeny Bubble Hut With All Natural and Recycled Materials

by Nicole Jewell from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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Working with their love of all things natural, the energetic mud-loving team built this sustainable structure literally from the ground up. First, they worked the ground with their own feet to knead the earth together with water and straw as a binding element.

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SWA group, SWA, mangrove, mangroves, mangrove forest

Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

by Sean O' Malley from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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Mangrove forests are some of the most carbon-rich habitats on earth, but unintentional urban shifts continue to threaten these sensitive and essential environments. Policies to conserve and restore these ecosystems can provide high carbon benefits, especially

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Kjellander + Sjöberg, Skärvet neighborhood, swedish architects, sweden, green neighborhood, green design, green architecture, urban block design, architecture competiton

Urban Skärvet Neighborhood Will Have a Lush Park at its Heart in Sweden

by Lidija Grozdanic from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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The block is organized around a large, green park and offers different types of housing units – from smaller spaces for students to large apartments for big families with children. All were created to foster a socially sustainable context across multiple

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Build abroad, volunteer, building volunteer work, building with bottles, recycled bottles, recycled materials, building with recycled materials, locally-sourced materials, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, eco-tourism, voluntourism, user generated content, reader submitted content

Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

by Inhabitat from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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Here at Build Abroad, we have found that it is best to build with local materials. Local materials can vary from mud bricks to bamboo depending on the region, but the one thing they have in common is they are easily accessible and cheap. We are very intrigued

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shipping containers, affordable building, LED lights, sustainable lighting, semi-permanent architecture, Architects of Justice, Johannesburg, South Africa, library, prefab

Multicolor Recycled Shipping Containers Provide a Bright Learning Environment for Kids in South Africa

by Lidija Grozdanic from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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Johannesburg-based Architects of Justice were commissioned to design the library, but after the project ran out of money, the design team had to go back to the drawing board and come up with a solution that engages with the kids and offers a high-quality space

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The Gate Residence, Vincent Callebaut Architecture, Vincent Callebaut, multi-use, ecosystem, coral reefs, Cairo, windcathers, solar cells, photovoltaics, geothermal energy, vertical garden, green architecture, renewable energy

Egyptian Windcatchers Cool Vincent Callebaut’s ‘The Gate’ Residence Inspired By Coral Reefs

by Lidija Grozdanic from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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The Gate Project boasts several renewable energy technologies meant to assure a 50 percent energy saving and a significant reduction in carbon footprint. A mesh surface unfolds above all the building volumes as a braided dress. This second skin in white steel

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Austria’s Hotel Daniel Gets a LoftCube Penthouse!

by Lori Zimmer from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Oct 31, 2014 01:07 AM
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Since Hotel Daniel was unable to expand outwards, its proprietors looked to the sky, deciding to grow vertically to accommodate the new luxury suite. The sleek new LoftCube adds 44 square meters to the hotel, in addition to the transformation of the rooftop

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