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Minimum Wage Debate: Disproportionately Impacts Individuals with Developmental Disabilities | PRLog

Minimum Wage Debate: Disproportionately Impacts Individuals with Developmental Disabilities | PRLog | Sustainable Communities for disabled adults | Scoop.it
Minimum Wage Debate: Disproportionately Impacts Individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The Arc Maryland Says: It's time to address sub-minimum wage! - PR12278468
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Stacking Green by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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Description from the architects:


The house is constructed on the plot 4m wide and 20m deep. The front and back facades are composed of layers of concrete planters cantilevered from two sidewalls. To water plants, the automatic irrigation pipes inside the planters were installed. Rainwater is collected in the tank and pumped up for this irrigation system.


The green facade and roof garden protect its inhabitants from direct sunlight, street noise and pollution. According to the post-occupancy measurement of the indoor environment, wind flows throughout in the house thanks to the porous façades and 2 skylights. This result was already proven by the behavior of the inhabitants; they scarcely use the air conditioner even in the tropical climate, their electricity fees are just 25USD per month, thanks to the wind flow and other passive design methods.


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ParadigmGallery's comment, January 28, 2014 2:39 PM
this project accomplishes so much...architecture incorporating the plants so successfully, minimal interior and perfect furniture choices...stairs great....
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Prefab House Mini Modern by MAPA

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This beautiful prefab house called the Mini Mod by MAPA utilizes prefab construction, allowing for the home to be built in a controlled environment, creating less of an impact on the construction site. What you see here is just a version of what can be built, expanded and created using the modular system that MAPA has designed.


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Osku Penttinen's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:58 AM

The ultimate bachelor house. I would love one even just as a small cottage. Only thing is, you need to be far from neighbours and other people unless you want to know what a fish in an aquarium feels like.

Patrick O'Carrigan's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:57 PM

Lovely crisp execution of a well tracked idea

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Selling the 'autism advantage'

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Canadian company Meticulon gets employers to tap into the talents of people with autism


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Canadian Firm Meticulon creates "mind map" and job coaching to sell autistic clients to employers.

Also see Danish Company specialisterne.

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, January 12, 2014 1:48 PM

Great news coverage by CBC

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Architect Has Found The Key To Designing For Autistic Children - Business Insider

Architect Has Found The Key To Designing For Autistic Children - Business Insider | Sustainable Communities for disabled adults | Scoop.it
Architect Has Found The Key To Designing For Autistic Children Business Insider “New Struan Centre for Autism in Alloa, Scotland, designed by Aitken Turnbull, consists of a glass atrium that floods the space in brilliant sunlight." Studio Gang...

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Autism design is already incorported into The Camp Hill Special School's campus in Glenmoore PA. The campus is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year, so it doesn't resemble this picture. but all of the fundamental insights mentioned in this article are prominent focal points  in the Waldorf schools daily education. The residential community also accepts day students and has a kindergarten with typically developing students.  

More information can be obtained at : www.camphillspecialschool.org

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Katie Miles's curator insight, January 27, 2014 10:21 AM

see prior remarks

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Apelle: A Contemporary family home in Karjaa, Finland

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Karjaa-based architectural practice, Casagrande Laboratory, has recently completed the Apelle project, a contemporary family home is located in Karjaa, Finland.

This wooden structure rests in a natural harbour- a sheltering pocket surrounded by bed rocks and trees. 

From the architects:

“House Apelle is part of nature. The surrounding forest has been architecturally articulated into a shelter for a family of contemporary natives. The house is in the forest as much as the forest is in the house – the architecture is a mediator between  man and nature."


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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, January 29, 2014 4:20 AM

Con un cierto saborcito a Alvar Aalto...esta casa me ha parecido una joyita.

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Autism Research: January 10, 2014 Week In Review

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8000 persons with mental retardation registered every year - Business Standard

8000 persons with mental retardation registered every year Business Standard On an average, 8,000 persons with mental retardation from across the country are registered every year at the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped Headquarters...
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