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Obviously there are many ways to allow natural light into the spaces within a building. However as a generalisation, daylighting systems can be categorised into five main types, as outlined in the sections below. Each type should be seen as having two parts, an aperture to collect the daylight, and a distribution system to control or direct the light within the space. Windows Vertical windows are the most commonly used type of daylighting system. Many rooms have windows only on one side, however light levels fall off quite quickly as you move deeper into the space.
Uma espécie de chalé moderno, ecológico e integrado à natureza atendeu ao sonho do arquiteto George Mills de construir sua casa de veraneio de uma praia do litoral norte paulista. Simples e funcional, o caixote de concreto destaca-se em meio à mata por sua estrutura e pela fluida escada helicoidal (em formato caracol) que liga os pavimentos. Dono de um terreno situado em uma ilha fluvial em São Sebastião - onde a Mata Atlântica ainda é exuberante - o arquiteto tinha o desejo de que “o sertão virasse mar” ao projetar a casa, distante do solo a uma altura de seis metros: "Gostaria que fosse possível ver a praia de lá, mas, mesmo sobre a laje da cobertura - nove metros acima do terreno - as árvores continuam bem mais altas do que a construção, impedindo a visão." Ampliar CASA DE CONCRETO SE ALINHA ÀS COPAS DAS ÁRVORES 24 fotos
If you've got an old netbook and a little bravery you can easily turn it into a touchscreen heads up display with a cheap touchscreen overlay and some software we made just for you. NOTE: Although this post talks a lot about a touchscreen display, the Lifehacker HUD runs on any operating system with Adobe AIR. The video above will walk you through, in detail, how the software works and how you can hack together a touchscreen tablet out of a netbook, but here's the gist. First, let's start with the software. The Software: Lifehacker HUD
Does The Solar Power Car Exist? The technology that currently exists along with improved efficiency of the solar cell will soon escort the solar powered vehicle into the showroom. All that's needed is a little more tweaking of the solar cell which is the heart of any solar electric system. Electric cars can be solar cars.
The Suntrica Solar Badge offers avid adventurers a way to charge their personal devices Image Gallery (4 images) May 1, 2009 The Suntrica SolarBadge and the SolarStrap are pocket-sized, durable and lightweight solar-charging devices with a flexible design that's durable enough to withstand harsh environments and versatile enough to be worn on various parts of your body or your backpack. Using a flexible thin-film panel, the devices store the Sun's energy internal battery which can be used immediately or later in the day to charge mobile phones, digital cameras or MP3 players. The battery offers a service voltage of five volts and can also be charged via mains power or USB.
U sing parts easily available from the internet (see helpful links) and your local stores, you can make a small solar power generator for $250 to $300. Great for rolling blackouts, life outside the power grid, or the coming zombie apocalypse. Power your computer, modem, dvd, tv, cameras, lights, fans, or DC appliances anywhere you go. Use in cabins, boats, tents, archaeological digs, or while travelling throughout the third world. Have one in the office store room in case of power failures in your highrise.
Create an island oasis in your own backyard with the Home Styles Bali Hai Outdoor Bar Stool. The Home Styles Bar Stool in natural teak showcases an island-inspired design in a versatile, natural finish and construction of eco-friendly, plantation-grown Shorea wood that is known for its exceptional durability and natural resistance to water. This Home Styles Bali Hai Outdoor Bar Stool is designed to provide endless hours of outdoor entertainment use. Arc shaping in the back legs and a contoured seat imparts a slightly modern touch to the overall traditional slat design. Settle into the Home Styles Bali Hai Outdoor Bar Stool to experience true comfort and relaxation at the end of a long day.