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philippe starck with riko: P.A.T.H. pre-fab homes jul 03, 2013 philippe starck with riko: P.A.T.H. pre-fab homes philippe starck with riko designs P.A.T.H. pre-fab homesall images courtesy of starck with riko ‘starck with riko‘ was born out of the desire to develop a series of industrially manufactured houses, tailored to meet the dwelling needs of people globally. a collaboration between philippe starck and riko (one of europe’s leading manufacturers of sustainable prefabricated wooden buildings), the result is P.A.T.H. (prefabricated accessible technological homes) offering a range of 34 models which allow one to design their own living space from the inside out. you can choose from various interior finishes and fixtures, from light fittings, floor finishes and bathroom tiles, to different façades and a range of roofing types to realize a truly customized home. first announced in october 2012, ‘starck with riko’ has now revealed renderings of the various housing typologies it will offer to the market. R+1 module in wood and glass

Great Transition The Great Transition is a term used by the Global Scenario Group (GSG) to describe a vision of a just and sustainable global future.[1] The term was originally used by Kenneth E. Bouldings in The Meaning of the 20th Century - The Great Transition, Harper Colophon Books Copyright 1964, considered a hallmark conception of systems thinking and the shift from pre-modern to post-modern culture and the four possible traps that will allow humanity to successful journey the Great Transition. The elements of the Great Transition vision include egalitarian social and ecological values, increased human interconnectedness, improved quality of life, and a healthy planet, as well as an absence of poverty, war, and environmental destruction.[2] The Great Transition concept has been adopted by numerous individuals and organizations in the sustainability sphere, most notably by Jigmi Y. Background[edit] Alternative scenarios[edit] Conventional Worlds[edit] Barbarization[edit] Great Transition[edit]

Custom Build In Laying the Foundations – a Housing Strategy for England, the Government announced that it would be making up to £30m of funding available to provide short-term project finance to help unlock group custom build – or self-build - schemes. This is separate from the funding available for community led housing under the Affordable Homes Programme. The aims of the Custom Build fund are two-fold: To stimulate the growth of the Custom Build Homes market by enabling more multi-unit custom build home projects and attract more commercial lenders and investors to this market, thereby increasing the number of custom built homes developed annually over the next decade. We have published a prospectus setting out details of how interested bidders may apply. Projects should be outside London. As outlined in our Land Development and Disposal Plan, to help groups of prospective bidders access a supply of land for Custom Build schemes, a number of sites have already been brought to the market:

Planetary phase of civilization The planetary phase of civilization is a concept defined by the Global Scenario Group (GSG), an environmental organization that specializes in scenario analysis and forecasting. Proponents of the planetary phase of Civilization State that it refers to a current historical transition from a world of capitalist states and consumerist societies to a world of increased global connectivity with new global institutions (like the United Nations and the World Trade Organization), new information technologies, environmental change in the biosphere, economic globalization, and shifts in culture and consciousness. Although the concept is hotly debated in some circles, most reputable scientists give little credence to the theory and assert that current global economic interconnectedness is a function of advanced technology rather than the emergence of anything new in cultural or sociological terms. Background[edit] Historical transitions[edit] Applications[edit] See also[edit] References[edit]

Increasing the number of available homes - Policies Issue For decades, there have not been enough homes to meet the needs of our growing and ageing population. From 2009 to 2010, only 115,000 new-builds were completed in England – fewer than any year in peace time since the 1920s and nearly a quarter of a million homes in England have stood empty for more than 6 months. The housing market is also one of the biggest casualties of the 2008 global credit crunch and the government’s priority has been to rectify a situation where lenders couldn’t lend, so builders couldn’t build and buyers couldn’t buy. Actions The government wants builders, investors and local councils to increase the supply of both new-builds and repurposed empty homes. removing unnecessarily complex regulations providing finance for projects that can’t proceed without it helping buyers who can’t afford to buy a home because they can’t afford the deposit We’ve created a £570 million Get Britain Building investment fund for developers. We’ve introduced the New Homes Bonus.

Eco-communalism Eco-communalism is an environmental philosophy based on ideals of simple living, self-sufficiency, sustainability, and local economies. Eco-communalists envision a future in which the economic system of capitalism is replaced with a global web of economically interdependent and interconnected small local communities. Decentralized government, a focus on agriculture, biodiversity, ethnic diversity, and green economics are all tenets of eco-communalism. History[edit] Eco-communalism finds its roots in a diverse set of ideologies. The term eco-communalism was first coined by the Global Scenario Group (GSG), which was convened in 1995 by Paul Raskin, president of the Tellus Institute. Alternative scenarios[edit] The eco-communalist vision is only part of GSC’s scenario analysis in the Great Transition essay which is organized into three categories. Real-world application[edit] Eco-communalism has taken root all over the globe on different levels. See also[edit] References[edit]

Twee-onder-een-kap 9 De Groene Oever Lent- Waalsprong - Nijmegen DE BOUW VAN DE EERSTE WONINGEN IS GESTART. Vraag naar de beschikbare bouwnummers! Uniek woningbouwproject waar duurzaam wonen en samenleven centraal staan. * Schitterend gelegen woningen aan de rand van Lent * Grenzend aan het water, de Landschapzone en Park Lingezegen * Denk mee over de woning en de wijk * Prijscategorie vanaf € 178.450,- tot en met € 475.350,- vrij op naam Projectomschrijving Het plan heeft met vijf verschillende woningtypes een breed aanbod: tussenwoningen, hoekwoningen, tweekappers, vrijstaande woningen en appartementen. Hoek- en tussenwoningen * Woonoppervlak hoekwoningen ca. 141 m² * Prijs ca. € 235.400,- tot en met € 257.250,- VON * Woonoppervlak tussenwoningen ca. 133 m² * Prijs ca. € 214.100,- tot en met € 236.100,- VON * Ruimte voor 6 slaapkamers * Woningen zeer geschikt voor doorstromers naar grotere woning Met Wenswonen® bepaalt u zelf de grootte, indeling en gevel indeling van uw woning. Wonen op hoog niveau! Interesse gewekt?

Speed of Light Salford · Speed of Light NVA’s Speed of Light brought The Quays, Greater Manchester’s waterfront to life from Thu 21 – Sat 23 March 2013 with nightly performances which were enjoyed by over 8000 audience members from local areas and further afield. A centrepiece of the Edinburgh International Festival in 2012 and then staged in the docklands of Yokohama in Japan, the night-time work uses light, intentional movement and sound to change the way we see and feel about a chosen environment. Hundreds of runners in specially commissioned LED light suits created beautiful, choreographed patterns of light flowing through streets, over bridges and around public spaces and buildings. Free and non-ticketed for the watching audience, it was seen as a piece of abstract art on the grandest scale: monumental but surprisingly quiet and reflective. NVA’s Speed of Light was commissioned by Quays Culture, a new arts programme based at Quays/MediaCityUK, which aims to attract local and international talent to Greater Manchester.

Over 20 Modern Buildings & flat pack furniture designs Here are over 20 modern buildings and flat pack furniture designs for inspire. If you want to make a new futuristic house or different mobilier designs here you can inspire! These are very futuristic and modern houses designed, but not yet built. Imagine that tower that looks like he has mushrooms glued, in one of the world countries. A small and simple home with small and simple mobilier. This “house” is framed very well with the environment. And I`m sure that most of you would like too, wouldn`t you ? This is a Japanese and German creation. This house is very easy to move, small,compact. This is absolutely awesome! For this house has been used recycled steel and eco-friendly wood! There is nothing innovative more than a house in a track If you have a truck you could make a house and travel with it. It`s somehow strange to see those building so complicated and very futuristic. This house is very futuristic and modern too, that fits very nice with the environment. Now flat pack furnitures:

Kundalini syndrome The Kundalini syndrome is a set of sensory, motor, mental and affective experiences described in the literature of transpersonal psychology, near-death studies and other sources covering transpersonal, spiritual or medical topics. The phenomenon is sometimes called the "Kundalini-syndrome",[1][2][3] the "Physio-Kundalini syndrome",[4][5][6][7] or simply referred to as a "syndrome".[8][9] Other researchers, while not using the term "syndrome",Note a have also begun to address this phenomenon as a clinical category,[10][11] or as a recognizable symptomatology.[12] The concept of Kundalini comes from Hinduism and is traditionally used to describe a progression of psycho-spiritual potentials, associated with the understanding of the body as a vehicle for spiritual energies. Terminology[edit] Commentators seem to use different terms when describing the symptomatology and phenomenology of kundalini. Symptomatology[edit] The Kundalini Scale[edit] The Physio-Kundalini Syndrome Index[edit]

14 Awesome Dollhouses Built By Today's Top Architects Architecture-with-a-capital-A isn’t always regarded as one of the more playful creative fields, but give the pros a good cause and they just might surprise you. London-based developers Cathedral Group enlisted the star-studded talents of 20 top UK architects and firms to make a custom dollhouse for an upcoming auction benefiting Kids, a charity dedicated to disabled kids and their families. The results are an interesting mix of concept and practice. If you’re so inclined, online bidding is available through to November 11. Electra House by Adjaye Associates A light-filled, live/work, indoor/outdoor haven. Compass House by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris The combo of colour and texture here were included to engage visually impaired children. Inside Out by Coffey Architects This concrete abode encourages good times outdoors. Elvis’s Tree house by Amodels This wild site was inspired by a real place in Southampton (and not The King, despite what the name might suggest). House for a Deaf Child by dRMM

The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World Vintage: David Abram Interview with the author under "related articles."This is just to let readers know that there is an interview with Dave Abram, to be accessed by clicking "related articles" in the upper left corner of this book page. In case folks are curious, here are some of the published comments on this book by other authors from various fields: "A truly original work. "The Spell of the Sensuous does more than place itself on the cutting edge where ecology meets philosophy, psychology, and history. "A masterpiece — combining poetic passion with intellectual rigor and daring. "Speculative, learned, and always 'lucid and precise' as the eye of the vulture that confronted him once on a cliff ledge, Abram has once of those rare minds which, like the mind of a musician or a great mathematician, fuses dreaminess with smarts." "David Abram's passionate knowledge of language, mythology, landscape — and his meditations on the human senses — all make for highly-charged, memorable reading.