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Lessons in City Planning from the Mexican Corner Store

by Casey Brazeal from Planetizen: The independent resource for people passionate about planning and related fields blogs  (other blog) — May 25, 2016 01:07 AM
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Mixed use neighborhoods and walkable neighborhoods in Mexican cities and towns.

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Does New Housing Create New Demand for Housing?

by Michael Lewyn from Planetizen: The independent resource for people passionate about planning and related fields blogs  (other blog) — May 25, 2016 01:07 AM
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One argument against new housing is that it creates demand for housing, thus increasing housing prices.

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God's Own Country garden at Chelsea Flower Show

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — May 25, 2016 01:07 AM
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Garden designer, broadcaster, and friend of Shedworking Matthew Wilson has a marvellous garden in this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show. His God's Own Country – A Garden for Yorkshire is inspired by the massive stained glass East Window at York Minster. Of especial interest to Shedworking's readers is the refuge which represents the cathedral. Here's what Matthew says about it: It is designed as a restful, calming environment, with the furniture of a great cathedral – benches, aisles, stone tombs – represented by blocks of yew, Buxus, timber seats and stone. The materials used will reflect the Yorkshire landscape and York Minster, including traditional stone and timber and will include gargoyles and monoliths loaned from historic sites across the county. The York Glaziers Trust and stone masons from York Minster will contribute their expertise, bringing more than 600 years of living history and ancient skills to Chelsea. He is also putting up short videos about the construction of the refuge and the garden at Yorkshire.com which are well worth checking back for. Matthew Wilson's Chelsea Diary part 3 from Construct Films on Vimeo . ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Thursday posts are sponsored by Cabin Master : garden offices and studios to fit any size garden. Top quality contemporary or traditional buildings.

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Garden office inspired by ABBA

by noreply@blogger.com (alex johnson) from Shedworking  (other blog) — May 25, 2016 01:07 AM
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An excellent interview with Barnsley-based shedworking writer Max Reid by Sharon Dale in the Yorkshire Post (photos by Simon Hulme). Designed by architect Mark Booth with interiors by Ben Huckerby and built by Cedar Garden Rooms , features include a day bed and a kitchenette. Here's a snippet: “I wanted somewhere that was quiet and had no distractions and I remembered that Abba went off to a log cabin in the hills of Sweden for six months to write some of their best music. So I suggested to my wife that I could do the same.”   Lots more details about the build and Max's new musical at the link. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tuesday posts are sponsored by Garden Spaces , suppliers of contemporary garden buildings, offices, gyms and studios, many of which do not require planning

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This prefab social housing development functions as a diverse eco-neighborhood in France

by Lidija Grozdanic from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 25, 2016 01:05 AM
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The construction process uses a combination of concrete, metal and prefab wood components systematized in two main families-flat components for the facades and the flooring, and 3D modules for sanitary and technical facilities. When 3D modules arrive on site, the construction team only has to connect the utilities and fit the lining boards to the 3D blocks. Related: INRA Research Laboratory is Dedicated to Ecology and Forest Genomics in France The volumes were broken down into smaller masses...

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Lose yourself in the hypnotic blue depths of this ocean-inspired table

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 25, 2016 01:05 AM
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If the delMare table looks familiar, you may be thinking of Christopher Duffy’s gorgeous Abyss Table or even Alexandre Chapelin’s Lagoon series. While Locota’s ocean-inspired work isn’t an original idea, it’s still no less impressive. As if to emphasize its unconventional appearance, the mesmerizing handmade table stands on three legs, rather than four, with a very low center of gravity. “You won’t easily understand it’s shape and form, but you will be drawn to look at it for hours,...

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Culver City Eco House fights back after being decimated by landslide

by Charlie Radka from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 25, 2016 01:05 AM
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When Los Angeles based Studio Nova was asked to design this stunning home in Culver City, they were in for a few surprises. A slew of unexpected factors, including the need for a complete redesign, dragged out the home’s building time but some out-of-the-box thinking still allowed it to come to completion in all of its sustainable, eye-catching glory. The contemporary, light-filled home is almost net-zero energy, and features material exclusively from Home Depot. After the former home’s backyard...

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Could wealthy Californians opt out of water conservation?

by Greg Beach from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 25, 2016 01:05 AM
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El Niño has come and gone. Though one of the strongest in history, the most recent El Niño event did not provide the soaking that drought-stricken California expected and so desperately needed. While northern California has emerged from drought, at least for now, more than 70% of the Golden State remains dangerously dry. In response to the slight positive changes, California Governor Jerry Brown has lifted statewide restrictions on water, allowing districts to set their own local regulations....

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James Corner Field Operations eco-friendly revamp of the Chicago Navy Pier opens Friday

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 25, 2016 01:05 AM
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Located on the Chicago shoreline of Lake Michigan, the Navy Pier is one of the most popular attractions in the Midwest and the most visited destination in the city. The pier opened to the public in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's “Master Plan of Chicago,” however, has suffered the reputation as a over-commercialized tourist trap. In a bid to return the historic pier to locals and redefine it as a more welcoming urban park, JFCO reimagined the space as a 24-acre “green spine” that better...

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Indonesia's Zoo of Death plagued by overcrowding and feed shortages

by Lacy Cooke from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingArchitecture – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — May 25, 2016 01:05 AM
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Activists refer to Indonesia's largest zoo as the "zoo of death" and are calling for changes including new management and sending some of the animals away. The Surabaya Zoo has been around since 1916, but in recent years has faced harsh criticism for their treatment of the animals residing there. Overcrowding, lack of food, and staff that aren't trained well are all part of the problem. Around 2,200 animals live at the Surabaya Zoo, but activists say most are in cages that aren't big...

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