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Heritage-listed church repurposed into modern solar-powered home in Brisbane

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:03 AM
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Brisbane-based architecture studio DAHA merged old and new with the Church House, an eye-catching modern home and adaptive reuse project. The unusual combination attaches a sleek structure of concrete, steel, and glass to a brick church, known as the Church of Figuration that was built in 1924. While the church’s position wasn’t moved, the architects carefully positioned the new-build based on climatic site conditions and to optimize passive heating and cooling and conditions for a photovoltaic...

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Ford's new electric SUV will battle Tesla's Model X

by carter.marc@gmail.com (Marc Carter) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:03 AM
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Over the past few days, Ford has released lots of new information about its future lineup at the Detroit Auto Show. While our eyes were on its latest trucks and even a new Mustang, Ford quietly tweeted some information about its new electric SUV that's slated to arrive in 2020. In a tweet, Ford posted a quick teaser video with the end of it announcing that the new SUV will be called the Mach 1. The Mach 1 name isn't a new name, since its roots go back to the 1960s when it was introduced as a performance...

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This highly insulated modular home is completely self-sustaining

by landscapevoice@gmail.com (Lucy Wang) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:03 AM
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Going off grid isn’t just for solo meditative retreats—nowadays you can comfortably bring the whole family along. Australian firm Modscape recently completed their latest custom modular build called Franklinford, an off-grid residence in Victoria, Australia. Shared between two families, this four-bedroom home is completely self-sustaining with its own solar system and 80,000-liter water tank. Set in an open farmland in Victoria’s Central Highlands, Franklinford takes design...

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Most active volcano in the Philippines sends locals and tourists fleeing

by gregory.j.beach@gmail.com (Greg Beach) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:03 AM
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Mount Manyon, the most active volcano in the Philippines, sent lava billowing down its slopes on Tuesday and prompted an evacuation of more than 21,000 locals who live in threatened areas. According to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, lava flowed as far as 1.2 miles from the crater while ash from the volcanic activity spread to several communities in the northeastern Albay Province, where Manyon is located. Although the sight of an active volcano is breathtaking, authorities...

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Russian artist paints magical fairytale artworks onto tree trunks

by nicjewell@gmail.com (Nicole Jewell) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:03 AM
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Cape Town's water pipes could run dry by April

by lacygcooke@gmail.com (Lacy Cooke) from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:03 AM
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Cape Town in South Africa is experiencing its worst drought in a century, according to Reuters, and their water supply is in trouble. City authorities are scrambling to drill boreholes or construct desalination plants, but Day Zero - when water taps could run dry - is now April 22. Related:

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Florida study finds that drivers flout the law more than cyclists

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:00 AM
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But cyclists all run stop signs and red lights! Don't they?

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Another reason to love Passive House: it's really quiet

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:06 AM
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New tests by nk Architects show that it cuts the noise in half.

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Toronto Police tells pedestrians: "Road safety- It starts with you."

by Lloyd Alter from Lloyd Alter's feed  (green blog) — Jan 17, 2018 01:06 AM
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Telling people to "cross the street as if your life depends on it" is just going to scare people out of walking. But hey, it worked for bikes!

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This 10-Minute Task Will Keep You Motivated to Clean — The January Cure — Assignment #10

by Taryn Williford from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time  (other blog) — Jan 16, 2018 01:05 AM
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How are you feeling now that we're halfway through January? We've gotten so much done for our homes this month—little by little. Now you can feel the satisfaction that will come from checking today's tiny to-do off the list. READ MORE »

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