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EdF and Iberdrola, a Renewable Energy Powerhouse?

by Denis Du Bois from Energy Priorities  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:08 AM
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Electricite de France is rumored to be working on a deal in which EdF could acquire a controlling share in Iberdrola. The combination would create a renewable energy giant with multinational clout.

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Roberts Street Chaplets project - mobile studios

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:18 AM
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Shedworking Scout Bill Kratz points up the Roberts Street Chaplet, above, to provide a little spiritual flavour this Easter weekend amid the blitz of chocolate bunnies. According to its designer Joel Davy: "The elemental form of the gable roof on a simple cuboid is intended to create a structure that lies somewhere between a small temple and a simple farm building. Steel post-and-beam construction along with the gridiron translucent plastic infill panels gives the chaplet a Japanese character. The 8'x12' interior is experienced as three separate spaces: the entry, the painting alcove, and the seating alcove." More lovely photos, including this interior below, by Lonnie Laffen at the architecture-page site . The chaplet is one in a series of six (others are pictured below - more details at the very well-documented project site here ) commissioned by artist Marjorie Schlossman to exhibit her work which was inspired by each specific build. She says: "These spaces, and the art within them, are designed to provide people with a moment’s respite from daily life, whether that moment is used to contemplate, pray, mourn or celebrate." Check out the film of the project too.

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Parlette Residence by Wilson Associates

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Parlette Residence by Wilson AssociatesRead the full entry in [...]

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out with the old…

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:06 AM
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…in with the new. Patience! These things take time. New themes coming soon.

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salvage shed

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:07 AM
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Brad Guy of Building Materials Reuse Association with the help of Bryan Bell and Sergio Palleroni decided to use material from the 50,000 houses being demolished after the hurricane [Katrina] — just 5% of this material equals 53,000,000 board feet, enough to build 3,800 houses. From Cynthia E. Smith’s post at Cooper-Hewitt National design Museum’s [...]

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Live Modern

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:15 AM
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 Live Modern - [...]

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werner sobek’s r128 house

by Justin from materialicious  (design blog) — Jan 04, 2012 03:10 AM
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From ArchitectureWeek: The glass-and-steel R128 House is located on a steeply sloped site with panoramic views of Stuttgart, Germany. Although this house seems sterile and completely transparent, it is a home where comfort and privacy issues for the inhabitants have been met. It is a completely recyclable, emission-free, energy self-sufficient building. The house has no interior [...]

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Spring has sprung

by modernemama from Beach House  (build blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:32 AM
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I gathered in all the snow sticks (it's been a really unsnowy winter this year on Long Island) and noticed that things are starting to come to life again in the yard.Bluebells starting to bloom under the maple tree.Day lilies are pushing through all over [...]

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One generation’s dream, next’s nightmare

by Slow Home from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:09 AM
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By Rich Lewis of The Sentinel Online Like many areas in Cumberland County, my neighborhood a few miles outside Carlisle has undergone a dramatic transformation since we moved there in 1987.Many dozens of new houses have been built on the farmland [...]

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Salvage Shed

by Alex from Shedworking  (other blog) — Jan 04, 2012 04:20 AM
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Cynthia Smith at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum site profiles the Salvage Shed, another fine example of how shedlike atmospheres have become extremely useful post Hurricane Katrina: this one successfully reuses material from the thousands of demolished houses as she explains: "The results have been well received by the clients. Matt Abel was hiding tools in the woods while he built his home, now he has a place to safely store them. Billy Ray Raine, a senior volunteer coordinator, a fisherman will have a working unit to clean and provide food for his family. In both cases the rooms met the exact needs of the clients. As examples of successful re-use of salvaged materials the sheds showcase alternative solutions to the purchase new materials. The sheds are simple, economical solutions using local materials to solve the immediate and pressing needs for the multitude still waiting for relief." Another fine Bill Kratz spot.

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