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Inspiring and Creative Street Art

Inspiring and Creative Street Art | Environmental design | Scoop.it
This is a collection of some inspiring and creative street art from all over the world. Most of this samples are 3d street artworks and illusions, done with great care and detail to create an optical illusion for the viewer. The street art is very accepted art form because it allows to viewer and common people to interact with it. I do hope you will like the collection we have prepared for you.

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Esto está genial, que buena mata!!!

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, February 1, 7:00 PM

Al hilo de  US Barcelona, que se celebra estos dias!

Corinne Durpoix's curator insight, February 18, 7:34 AM

C'est débordant d'inventivité, souvent virtuose, très drôle, décalé ou poétique. Une réappropriation de la rue qui interpelle le passant pour l'amener à regarder différemment ce qui l'entoure, bref un vrai travail d'artiste !

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This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City

This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City | Environmental design | Scoop.it
Designed like a giant tree, the Urban Skyfarm is covered in leaf-like decks that provide space for real trees to grow.
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The vertical farm revolution, not bad!!!!

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24 piscines incroyables à voir avant de mourir

24 piscines incroyables à voir avant de mourir | Environmental design | Scoop.it
C'est bientôt les vacances ?
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10 Hottest Fresh Architecture Trends in 2014

10 Hottest Fresh Architecture Trends in 2014 | Environmental design | Scoop.it

Traditional & Outdoor Room: Both 2014 Architectural Trends (Edward Clark Landscape Architect, LLC) In this article we'll bring to you ten heavy hitting


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Really cool trends on architecture!

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Inspiring and Creative Street Art

Inspiring and Creative Street Art | Environmental design | Scoop.it
This is a collection of some inspiring and creative street art from all over the world. Most of this samples are 3d street artworks and illusions, done with great care and detail to create an optical illusion for the viewer. The street art is very accepted art form because it allows to viewer and common people to interact with it. I do hope you will like the collection we have prepared for you.

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Esto está genial, que buena mata!!!

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, February 1, 7:00 PM

Al hilo de  US Barcelona, que se celebra estos dias!

Corinne Durpoix's curator insight, February 18, 7:34 AM

C'est débordant d'inventivité, souvent virtuose, très drôle, décalé ou poétique. Une réappropriation de la rue qui interpelle le passant pour l'amener à regarder différemment ce qui l'entoure, bref un vrai travail d'artiste !

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Vertical farm to establish operations in eastern Pennsylvania - Farm and Dairy

Vertical farm to establish operations in eastern Pennsylvania - Farm and Dairy | Environmental design | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced recently that Green Spirit Farms LLC, a sustainable vertical farm, will establish operations in Lackawanna County and create at least 101 new jobs.

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Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'?

Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'? | Environmental design | Scoop.it

Sustainable. Local. Natural. Green. Architects talk about these words all the time but what do they really mean?


'To present the concept of Urban Farming, I’ve collected images of existing urban farms that are already “digging into” (on/over/through) the built environment – doing amazing things for food, people, cities, communities, and sustainability –  as well as conceptual urban farming architecture – projects which begin to rethink the word “farm,” especially in the urban environment, and offer a very bold response to the question, “What is Green Architecture?” Some of these ideas may seem pretty far-fetched, but I’ll bet not many people thought we’d be farming all over rooftops in NYC either! And they’re not only doing it, they’re doing it sustainably + successfully. Architecture could stand to learn a thing or 2 from these urban farms…'


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Norm Miller's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:17 PM

We keep hearing about urban farming.  It seems the key is good design.  Microsfot also uses some indoor gardens.

Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:35 PM

RE comment that some of these ideas seem pretty far fetched...sad that we feel we need to temper ideas with statements  like this.Once upon a time landing on the moon and having personal computers also seemed far fetched. Thinking beyond current boundaries is what is needed to tackle issues of food production and sustainable living for the future , now!

 

"Naively ambitious, maybe. But as a twitter-mate noted, “creating food AND jobs and making productive use of vacant land and changing the urban landscape in a huge way!” is in my opinion extremely exciting and worth every effort of that ambition!"

 

.....I couldn't agree more!

Let' s get inspired and figure out how to make  far fetched  ideas work and work sustainably and effectively. 

Lili Dávila's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:35 PM

Another green design to go local...

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A Staircase With A Built-In Library, Garden, And Meeting Rooms

A Staircase With A Built-In Library, Garden, And Meeting Rooms | Environmental design | Scoop.it

In a typical office building, stairs tend to be strictly utilitarian: a way to get up and down and nothing more. When they’re windowless, cement-walled, and fluorescently lit, it’s not surprising that people end up taking the elevator.

But more architects are starting to pay more attention to staircases, whether it’s to deliberately encourage people to exercise, as in the Bullitt Center’s “irresistible stairway” in Seattle, or as a place to socialize, as in this new project in London.

Designed for a new office development in Soho, London, the “Living Staircase” has hidden rooms at each landing. “The office space will be rented to many different creative companies, so the central staircase feature creates the perfect opportunity for staff from different organizations to interact,” explains architect Paul Cocksedge


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Love the idea of making fresh tea, nice, very nice!

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Spectacular Minimal Summer House In Stockholm

Spectacular Minimal Summer House In Stockholm | Environmental design | Scoop.it
A well-appointed summer house built to comply with rigorous requirements in design and precision of execution. Features state-of-the-art solutions that app
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Amazing view of the landscape, check it out!

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Architecture That Drives Ecological Innovation

Architecture That Drives Ecological Innovation | Environmental design | Scoop.it

A gallery of the buildings that house the industries working to preserve the planet's natural ecology.

 

We constantly hear about the "green revolution" in building, whether it's performative facades that reduce cooling needs or grey water recycling that cuts down on water usage. However, the drive to reduce our environmental impact isn't just about designing the next LEED Gold skyscraper.

Integral to our collective efforts are a unique set of green institutions and industries, all of which require special architecture to function. These organizations not only leave a light ecological footprint, they also find ways for us to do the same: whether reducing carbon emissions or engineering better seeds that can sustain our growing population. 

 

It's not just green design; it's design that promotes new ways of being green.


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LEED is old news, there are new ways of being green. 

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Michaela Jansen's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:48 AM

this is great, i think we all need to step it up and move forward from recycling and substituting materials. "Go big or go home," right? 

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A Japanese House Merges the Indoors with the Outdoors

A Japanese House Merges the Indoors with the Outdoors | Environmental design | Scoop.it

Japanese architect Makoto Tanijiri of Suppose Design Office designed a residential home that merges the indoors with the outdoors. 

‘House in Takaya’ located in Hiroshima, Japan, features a polished modern exterior, but incorporates the charming traditional “doma” earthen floor in its interiors. Throughout the entire house, the “doma” acts as a hallway. 
Besides being eco-friendly, it also has benefits as it keeps the home cool in summer, and warm in winter—and adds richness to the home’s interior...


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Dordei Heinen's curator insight, August 8, 2013 3:57 AM

nice

Sheridan Tatsuno's curator insight, August 11, 2013 2:41 PM

Besides earth floors, thermal heat pumps in the ground can reduce heating and cooling costs by circulating liquids into the ground, which has stable temperature beyond 3 to 4 feet below the surface.  It would be a cheap form of decentralized energy since the earth is like a big battery.  

Cassidy's comment, August 26, 2013 11:07 PM
I would love to have a place like this!
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Frontiers of Design Science: Biophilia - Metropolis Magazine

Frontiers of Design Science: Biophilia - Metropolis Magazine | Environmental design | Scoop.it
Frontiers of Design Science: Biophilia
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This could be a big boost for sustainable building design.
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Floating House: Nature at Your Doorstep

Floating House: Nature at Your Doorstep | Environmental design | Scoop.it

The Floating house was designed for people who appreciate freedom and nature at their doorstep. It offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, a kitchen and generous terrace. 
The concept of the floating house is inspired by nature, openness and luxurious yet easy lifestyle. The seamless connection with surroundings is achieved with minimal intervention, offering highest level of sustainability. 
The base of the house is constructed of floating platform, and can be easily moved from one place to another which gives great flexibility of location. Also the internal arrangement of the house including size, program, materials and finishes can be customized depending on client needs...


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It's quiet and beautiful.
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The Making of Unnumbered Sparks #inspiredbydesign #tedtalk


Learn about the making of Unnumbered Sparks, a monumental interactive sculpture in the sky created by artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin for TED's 30th anniversary. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, at night, the sculpture becomes a crowd-controlled visual artwork on a giant, floating canvas powered by Google.

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Amazing interactive sculpture, a must see!!!

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guz architects' Tangga House Redefines The Traditional Courtyard

guz architects' Tangga House Redefines The Traditional Courtyard | Environmental design | Scoop.it
I think it's safe to say that guz architects is one of our favorite firms, with every design looking like it was drafted right from our dreams. Last week we told you about the Fish House, which has a media room submerged in the swimming pool, and
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Shun Shoku Lounge / Kengo Kuma & Associates

Shun Shoku Lounge / Kengo Kuma & Associates | Environmental design | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates Architects: Kengo Kuma & Associates Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan Area: 82 sqm Year:
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Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'?

Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'? | Environmental design | Scoop.it

Sustainable. Local. Natural. Green. Architects talk about these words all the time but what do they really mean?


'To present the concept of Urban Farming, I’ve collected images of existing urban farms that are already “digging into” (on/over/through) the built environment – doing amazing things for food, people, cities, communities, and sustainability –  as well as conceptual urban farming architecture – projects which begin to rethink the word “farm,” especially in the urban environment, and offer a very bold response to the question, “What is Green Architecture?” Some of these ideas may seem pretty far-fetched, but I’ll bet not many people thought we’d be farming all over rooftops in NYC either! And they’re not only doing it, they’re doing it sustainably + successfully. Architecture could stand to learn a thing or 2 from these urban farms…'


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, November 9, 2013 5:08 AM

En las ciudades siempre nos apoyamos en las granjas rurales para el suministro de su comida. Las granjas urbanas utilizan espacios hasta ahora residuales y generan oportunidades. Mejoran la calidad de vida en nuestras urbes, crean trabajo, facilitan el acceso a comida fresca y sana y nos brindan a los habitantes de las grandes ciudades la posibilidad de relacionarnos mejor con nuestro entorno. Nos "educan" y haven la vida más amable a aquellos que vivimos en las ciudades y además las amamos.

 

The city will always rely on rural farmers for the bulk of our food, and the relationship between urban and rural communities must be celebrated. But having farms inside the city limits which take advantage of unused roof space is an opportunity not to be missed. Roof farms have the potential to improve urban quality of life, create jobs, increase access to healthy fresh foods, and provide environmental and agricultural education to those of us who live in and love the city.”

Norm Miller's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:17 PM

We keep hearing about urban farming.  It seems the key is good design.  Microsfot also uses some indoor gardens.

Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:35 PM

RE comment that some of these ideas seem pretty far fetched...sad that we feel we need to temper ideas with statements  like this.Once upon a time landing on the moon and having personal computers also seemed far fetched. Thinking beyond current boundaries is what is needed to tackle issues of food production and sustainable living for the future , now!

 

"Naively ambitious, maybe. But as a twitter-mate noted, “creating food AND jobs and making productive use of vacant land and changing the urban landscape in a huge way!” is in my opinion extremely exciting and worth every effort of that ambition!"

 

.....I couldn't agree more!

Let' s get inspired and figure out how to make  far fetched  ideas work and work sustainably and effectively. 

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Bb Home / H&P Architects

Bb Home / H&P Architects | Environmental design | Scoop.it
© Doan Thanh Ha Architects: H&P Architects Location: Hanoi, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam Architect In Charge: Doan Thanh Ha, Tran Ngoc
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Patagonia May be the World's Most Responsible Company

Patagonia May be the World's Most Responsible Company | Environmental design | Scoop.it

The Green Market Oracle, October 24, 2013 
Patagonia May be the World's Most Responsible Company
Patagonia, is in a league of their own. For almost three decades the outdoor apparel and gear company has been a champion of environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The are leaders in reporting transparency, responsible marketing, employee engagement, consumer education and helping environmentally oriented start-ups... http://networkedblogs.com/QorLk

 

Sustainable Brands, November 27, 2013
PATAGONIA INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE THE STUFF YOU ALREADY OWN http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/communications/jennifer-elks/black-friday-patagonia-invites-you-celebrate-stuff-you-a

 

                                                           VIDEO:

                    "The Story of Solutions" - Resolving the "Game of More"

                                      (Annie Leonard - Story of Stuff)

                                                http://sco.lt/75tsrR

 

 

 

 


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 25, 2013 8:57 PM

I have always loved the Patagonia clothes I have been able to afford. They do last a long time.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, November 9, 2013 7:29 PM

Patagonia not only champions environmental and social causes. They also design outdoor clothing that is meant to be the best of its kind. The few pieces of Patagonia outerwear that I have is very dear to me. 

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Culture, Coffee & Repurposed Pallets: Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar at Melbourne's Food & Wine Festival

Culture, Coffee & Repurposed Pallets: Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar at Melbourne's Food & Wine Festival | Environmental design | Scoop.it

Designed for the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar by HASSELL attempts to play on this element of intrigue and surprise, creating an unexpected landscape in a familiar urban setting.

A total of 125 coffee trees from a disused coffee plantation in New South Wales and over 2,000 tropical plants were used to create the effect. At the end of the festival next year, the tropical plants will be given back to the nursery that donated them, and the coffee trees will be replanted in Victoria. About 1,500 pallets were also donated for the Festival, these will also be returned to the owner and used again once the Festival is over. The shipping containers which are the undercover areas on the Farm were at the end of their life so this is their final destination.

Find more details and photos at the link.


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A Transparent Work Environment in the Netherlands: Mirai House

A Transparent Work Environment in the Netherlands: Mirai House | Environmental design | Scoop.it

Designed by amsterdam-based architecture firm, UNStudio, the ‘mirai house’ employs a high performance skin dynamically framed in white to unify the three functions of Astellas’ headquarters in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Consisting of six storeys of offices and laboratories, and a large entrance lobby, each programmatic element has its own segment of the building encircling the central courtyard. Speaking to the company’s heritage, the garden is informed by traditional enclosed japanese landscaping. The importance of visual connection among the functions, open communication, a transparent work environment, and sufficient daylighting is emphasized by the extensive use of glass in the facade and skylights at the lower levels. 


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Treehouse architecture in Mexico

Treehouse architecture in Mexico | Environmental design | Scoop.it

This stunning treehouse in Mexico as actually one of four townhouses built in a beautiful garden filled plot where going up made the most sense given the small footprint and the lovely views of the surrounding trees.

 

Designed by Alejandro Sachez Garcia architecture, each townhouse is 3 storeys with 2 sides of glass and 2 sides in timber slatting for privacy. Each home has a rooftop garden and features a strong connection to the balmy outdoors. - See more at: http://www.designhunter.net/treehouse-architecture-mexico/#sthash.bgFxDztc.dpuf


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Im curious to know what part of Mexico is this house in?

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Travis Haggerty's curator insight, August 5, 2013 11:46 AM

So many awesome places to live! #beautiful 

Jason, Charlie's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:08 PM

NORTH AMERICA!!!    Intellectual: This articles takes you on a wondeful journey through the creation of the wonderful treehouses in Mexico.  They are truly amazing.