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The ozone is finally healing and could be completely repaired by 2060

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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Finally, some good news about the environment. Earlier this week, the United Nations announced in a report that the ozone layer is on the road to recovery. If the current recovery rate continues, parts of the ozone could be fully repaired by the 2030s. And, the entire layer - even the highly damaged parts over the North and South Pole - could be completely healed by 2060. Over the past few decades, humans have done significant damage to the ozone layer, which protects life on Earth from the sun’s...

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Calgary Central Library is wrapped in a striking, snowflake-like facade

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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Calgary’s new Central Library has just opened its doors to the public—and it’s a thing of elegant energy-efficient beauty. International architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up with North America-based multidisciplinary design firm DIALOG to create the new main branch of the Calgary Public Library, one of the largest library systems on the continent. Wrapped in a dynamic, triple-glazed facade overlaid in a modular and hexagonal pattern, the eye-catching library provides 240,000 square feet of...

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The votes are in for key environmental issues of the 2018 midterms

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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Most of the results are in from Tuesday’s election, and when it comes to environmental issues, the outcomes sent a lot of mixed messages. Changes In Washington On the national stage, the Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives puts up a roadblock to any major environmental legislation President Trump would like to pass. In the past two years, the POTUS has pushed for an attack on the Endangered Species Act and a farm bill that would have limited controls on water pollution and...

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An ancient Jaipur palace property is transformed into a modern restaurant

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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New Delhi-based multidisciplinary design practice Studio Lotus has transformed a portion of Jaipur’s lavish City Palace Museum into Baradari, a contemporary fine dining restaurant that pays homage to its rich architectural roots. Formerly used as a fairly nondescript palace cafe, the 14,000-square-foot property has been given a sumptuous revamp using traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. The adaptive reuse project is not only a hybrid of centuries-old elements and modern aesthetics,...

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Eco-friendly geodomes provide a luxurious stay in an idyllic Quebec forest

by Nicole Jewell from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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Related: + Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects Photography by Maxime Valsan

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'Single-use' is announced as the Word of the Year 2018

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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Collins Dictionary has announced their choice for 2018 Word of the Year - single-use. This term describes items, often plastic, that are made to be used just once before throwing them away. And, the frequent use of these items has been blamed for damaging the environment and negatively affecting the food chain. Since 2013, use of the word has increased fourfold because of a rise in public awareness, thanks to news stories, images of plastic items adrift in oceans, and the global campaign to reduce...

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This holiday home in Montauk produces all of its own electricity

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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East of the Hamptons sits a stunning solar-powered summer home that celebrates indoor/ outdoor living. Wrapped in exposed concrete, and fire-resistant charred timber, the home—dubbed the Montauk House—is the work of Desai Chia Architects, a New York City-based design practice that created the two-story home (with a basement level) for a family with two children. The roof of the house also conceals a large photovoltaic array that harnesses enough energy to power the entire residence, while passive...

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A gloomy house is revived as a modern solar home built of recycled materials

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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A dark and gloomy non-insulated dwelling with zero views to speak of has been dramatically transformed into a bright and sustainable new home thanks to the work of local architecture studio Urban Creative. Flanked by 6-meter tall-walls and set on a long and narrow lot in inner Melbourne, 2 Halves Make a Home is a three-bedroom family residence that comprises two structures centered on a light-filled courtyard that allows daylight to penetrate deep into the living areas. Bricks sourced from the original...

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3XN unveils a sustainable redesign for the Sydney Fish Market

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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Danish design practice 3XN has revealed their competition-winning redesign for the Sydney Fish Market, a waterfront marketplace that will undergo a $250 million expansion and, in the process, revitalize the waterfront. Topped with an undulating wave-inspired roof, the contemporary building will emphasize connections with the outdoors while improving visitor access. Sustainability has also guided the design of the structure, which will feature smart water-saving strategies including rainwater harvesting,...

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How to host Thanksgiving dinner in a tiny home or small apartment

by Perry Miller from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building  (design blog) — Nov 15, 2018 01:06 AM
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If you have a tiny home or apartment, the idea of hosting Thanksgiving dinner can seem like a daunting task. A few hundred square feet, no dining furniture, small appliances, and limited seating can definitely present some challenges. But, if you have a plan, you can throw a successful, delicious feast. Here’s how you do it. Make A Detailed Plan for the Menu, and Keep It Simple The items you need for your Thanksgiving dinner can overwhelm your small space, so you want to plan ahead and develop...

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