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Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature?

Are Latin America’s Protected Areas Effective at Conserving Nature? | Environnement | Scoop.it

Protected areas are the single most important conservation strategy in the world, and Latin America has the most land within protected areas of any region of the world.


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Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building

Green Lighthouse, Copenhagen: Denmark's First Public Carbon-Neutral Building | Environnement | Scoop.it

Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the Green Lighthouse is the first CO2 neutral public building in the country.

Designed by Christensen & Co Architects, the project features a circular shape and adjustable louvers mirroring the course of the sun, which is the main source of energy.

The project is based on a new experiment with the energy which consists of a supply combination of district heating, photovoltaic solar heating and cooling and seasonal storage. The building’s design led to a 70% reduction of the energy consumption due to its round shape which features adjustable louvers that follow the sun’s course.


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Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:30 PM

Sustainable Architecture

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:59 AM

New Designs for building Eco-friendly structures.

Anake Goodall's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:14 PM

yay Denmark!

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Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing

Blooming Bamboo Home: A Modular Solution for Emergency Housing | Environnement | Scoop.it

H&P Architects from Vietnam provide an effective solution to emergency housing with this simple self-assembly home that can be mass produced at a minimal cost in a span of 25 days. BB (Blooming Bamboo) home is one solution to housing for millions of people in calamity-hit locations.

The prototype has just been completed last month in Cau Dien Town, Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Vietnam. From a bamboo module, each house is simply assembled with bolting, binding, hanging, placing. The structure is strong enough to withstand 1.5m-high floods.
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jardinelviejito's curator insight, November 18, 2013 6:52 AM

Con el uso de materia prima renovable se pueden lograr cosas asombrosas en cualquier lugar del mundo. La diferencia la hace la buena voluntad de las Instituciones y de la gente que maneja estas ideas, logrando así resultados que a todos nos parecen asombrosos, pero que en realidad lo que tienen de bueno es que se llevaron a cabo. 

¿Cuál puede ser tu aporte, tu granito de arena en este mar de ideas global?

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Istanbul's New Telecommunication Tower Is Sculpted By The Wind

Istanbul's New Telecommunication Tower Is Sculpted By The Wind | Environnement | Scoop.it

The new design for a telecommunication tower in Istanbul by RTA office is conceptually based on the way the designers understand the site and geography. Therefore their proposal comes as a response to this very specific and strategically important point which bridges the gap between Europe and Asia, merging cultures and continents.

 

The shape to the tower is given by the sum of flexible threads that adapt to the body. As the shape varies so does the floor plan which allows different functions.  Regarding the energy sources, the tower uses wind power, while it also resembles an element that had been shaped by the wind. The texture of the tower changes in perception as the visitor is approaching the object –from solid it transforms into a mesh.


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, September 11, 2013 5:00 PM

La nueva torre de comunicaciones de Estambul. De nuevo puente entre oriente y occidente. Una serie de hilos que se daptan al cuerpo principal de la torre y que hacen que la torre se convierta en una malla según te acercas. Poca resistencia al viento y referencia a las cúpulas-bulbo de toda la iconografía oriental.

Fran R Garcia's comment, September 12, 2013 12:08 AM
nice
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Urban Farming: an Architect’s Answer to 'Green'?

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

Urbane Group's curator insight, September 26, 2014 9:20 PM

www.theurbanegroup.com

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Les vagues, un gisement énergétique à portée de main ? | Energies Actu

Les vagues, un gisement énergétique à portée de main ? | Energies Actu | Environnement | Scoop.it
L’union de DCNS, Fortum et AW-Energy, en lien avec la région Bretagne, sur un projet de développement de captation d’énergie  houlomotrice souligne l’intérêt porté à ce gisement qui pourrait, à l’avenir, fournir plus de 1000 GW d’électricité dans...
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