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The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. The illustrious Cocoon_FS pavilion was constructed from leaf-like panels of fiber-reinforced polymer. Fifteen original base modules were designed and a total of 220 modules were manufactured. Each panel fastens to the next to form a super strong, self-supporting dome. Its translucent shell admits light during the day and illuminates its surroundings at night. The temporary featherweight structure weighs in at just 1650 pounds and measures under ten feet tall.
UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard | Inhabitat New York CityAs the world’s largest rooftop farm , Brooklyn Grange has been super busy for the last three years providing the local community with delicious fresh vegetables. While their 40,000 square foot space atop a warehouse in Long Island City has been enough to grow more than 40 different types of vegetables each year, Brooklyn Grange is in the process of expanding to a rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard . The new food-producing plot is larger than their current farm, and it is expected to be up and running by this summer. Hit the jump for a look at the space! <a href="http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/Inhabitat/nyc;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?" target="_blank" ><img src="http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/Inhabitat/nyc;article=articlename;kw=content1;sz=300x250;ord=123456789?"
A graphical representation of London's "living" skyline as envisaged by award-winning architect Richard Hyams. Over the next 40 years, "living" buildings could absorb carbon emitted from the city Synthetic biology enables scientists to create life-like matter in the lab Known as "protocells," these chemicals could be applied to buildings in the form of paint Other chemicals will let buildings regulate their own temperature and produce own power London (CNN) -- What if buildings had lungs that could absorb carbon emissions from the city and convert them into something useful? What if they had skin that could control their temperature without the need for radiators or air-conditioning?
Title: That Which Lives In Me Category: #bioartificialecosystem #crossreality Author: Dmitry Bulatov and Alexey Chebykin Year: 2011
By Rachel Armstrong Between the 1830’s to 1840’s, the modern public health movement was started in Britain when Edwin Chadwick, advocate for the Poor Law, brought his vision of public health through sanitarianism into being through public works. This ultimately resulted in the construction of modern day water and sewage systems that set standards of urban infrastructure throughout the developed world. Today we are facing a similar urban crisis of environment due to the consequences of living in industrial pollution for the last 150 years. This crisis, like the situation in the 1830’s, is directly related to our development and predilection for cities, which is only set to increase.
Dec. 8, 2010 — The University of Greenwich's School of Architecture & Construction is poised to use ethical synthetic biology to create 'living' materials that could be used to clad buildings and help combat the effects of climate change. Researchers from the University of Greenwich are collaborating with others at the University of Southern Denmark, University of Glasgow and University College London (UCL) to develop materials that could eventually produce water in desert environments or harvest sunlight to produce biofuels. In collaboration with an architectural practice and a building materials' manufacturer, the idea is to use protocells -- bubbles of oil in an aqueous fluid sensitive to light or different chemicals -- to fix carbon from the atmosphere or to create a coral-like skin, which could protect buildings.