Naturhus: A Glass Act From Sweden
Frightful winter weather got you down (I’m talking to you, Southern California and Europe)? Well, imagine stepping outside of your home (kind of) and taking in a deep breath of fragrant air as you take a leisurely stroll around your very own lush, Mediterranean-style garden teeming with figs, kiwi, peaches, roses, and a plethora of exotic flora. In the dead of winter. In the snow. In Sweden.
The History of the Bathroom Part 1: Before the Flush
Victor Hugo wrote in Les Miserables that "the history of men is reflected in the history of sewers."... The sewer is the conscience of the city. Everything there converges and confronts everything else. " It has not changed much since Victor Hugo's day. In fact, one could say that the North American development industry is built on shit.
How to Choose Green Furniture
Some people obsess over furniture. Others hardly even notice it's there. One way or the other, making environmentally savvy choices in furnishing your home or office can make a big difference in your impact on the planet and your health. The modern sustainability movement has attracted such a large number of innovative designers that it's hard to know where to start.
Rotterdam Factory Attic is Converted to Offices
Some of the tile roof has been replaced with glass to provide views over the river. The architects note that "a contemporary office has been created without losing the historic character of the building."
The Dirt on Rammed Earth
Rammed earth is the descendant of ancient construction techniques like adobe or cob building. It can be used to build walls for many kinds of buildings, from houses to museums and even cemeteries.
What is a solar tower and how does it work?
A solar tower, also known as a solar power tower, is a way to concentrate solar power to make it a more powerful energy source. Solar towers are sometimes also called heliostat power plants because they use a collection of movable mirrors (heliostats) laid out in a field to gather and focus the sun at the tower. #solartower