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Incredible Stage

This is truly an amazing example of stage craft, for a production on Lake Contance in Bregenz, Austria.

Windfarm in the North SeaToday, the UK opens the Thanet Wind Farm, the largest offshore wind farm in the world with 100 turbines spread over 35 kilometres in the North Sea, 7.5miles off the coast of Foreness Point, Margate. The wind farm
will be capable, if winds are high enough, of generating up to 300
megawatts of electricity – enough to power over 200,000 homes or a small
city.

Read more: World’s Biggest Offshore Wind Farm Is Activated Today | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World

If this works, it’s a very cool idea. 🙂

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Marc’s California Custom Cabins
small eco-cabins
Small, tight eco-cabins  – more here…

Khan Academy

The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere.

We have 1000+ videos on YouTube covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance which have been recorded by Salman Khan.

backyard coconut pod office
Modern Office for your Backyard

Archipod attempts to reinvent the concept of a traditional home office by bringing modern workspace and a peaceful working environment straight to your backyard.

Each garden office comes with an ergonomic semicircular computer desk, concealed background mood lighting, electric heater, smoke alarm, data ports and electrical outlets.

Outdoor Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Architects » CONTEMPORIST
Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace by Haugen/Zohar Architects

Together with the standard playground facilities we wished to combine an enclosed space for fire, storytelling and playing.

Given a very limited budget, reusing leftover materials (from a nearby construction site) was a starting point that led the design to be based on short wooden pieces. Inspired by the Norwegian turf huts and old log construction, a 5,2×4,5 meters wooden construction was built and mounted on a lighted and brushed concrete base. The structure is made of 80-layered circles. The circles have varied radiuses and relative centre point in relation to each other. Every circle is made out of 28 pieces of naturally impregnated core of pine that are placed with varied spaces to assure chimney effect and natural light.

Oak separators differentiate vertically between the pine pieces to assure airflow allowing easy drying of the pine pieces.

A double curved sliding door was designed for locking the structure.

Haugen/Zohar Architects