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Designs of Cargo Planes

  • July 6, 2018
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From Benedict Redgrove’s Air Cargo series. More @ WIRED

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Collaboration with Arlo Namingha

Working with Arlo and Nicole on a museum project, there was one sculpture that kept popping up in my head, staying with me day and night: “Windows and Doorways #1”. At dinner one night, Nicole mentioned how she envisioned herself living in that sculpture as a ‘cabin’ someday. So, Carol and I started this architectural […]

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RECLAMATION

Via WIRED THE FRANTIC PHONE calls to the Community Water Center began in the summer of 2014. In the 7,000-strong unincorporated community of East Porterville, nestled against California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, homeowners’ wells were failing amid a historic drought. Folks were hauling water from their workplaces or from agricultural wells. Parents were sending their kids to […]

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Machines that suck CO₂ from the AIR

pretty cool, via ARS – When you spill a drink, you don’t say, “Oh well, the only thing we can do is spill fewer drinks in the future.” You grab a towel. So there’s also a natural attraction to the idea that we should develop a towel that can remove CO2from the atmosphere. That isn’t as […]

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ZEN MOBILE

  • April 11, 2018
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via Colossal The Kei Truck, or kei-tora for short, is a tiny but practical vehicle that originated in Japan. Although these days it’s widely used throughout Asia and other parts of the world, in Japan you’ll often see them used in the construction and agriculture industries as they can maneuver through small side streets and easily park. And […]

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Harvesting Water

low tech followup, via Verge – The Earth is 70 percent water, but almost all of that liquid is seawater us humans can’t drink. Already, California is besieged by drought, while citizens in South Africa’s Cape Town try to push back Day Zero, the day the city runs out of water. As our population grows and temperatures rise, the […]

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Summit Preparatory School

The new girls’ dorm and conference center for Summit Preparatory School in Kalispell, Montana is situated a steep south facing sloped hill. WAMO Studio has designed this building to the Passive House standard. This building sets a new model for high school dormitory design in both social student life and low-carbon footprint

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The Race to Save Arctic Cities

via CityLab – In Russia, buildings are sagging and crumbling. In Greenland, a wildfire broke out last year. And in Alaska, entire villages may be relocated because the land upon which they’re built is no long trustworthy.  All across the North, the very ground is changing, and the buildings and roads built upon the thawing permafrost are […]

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Beachcombing and the Design Process

This morning I was remembering some of my favorite finds on the beach when I was a kid.  One was a baby abalone shell, only about an inch on the long side.  Another was a large conical shell that was uncommon for our beaches in Southern California.  Both finds filled me with exhilaration; finding a […]

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