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GreenSpec - Green Building Design, Products and Materials in the UK

GreenSpec - Green Building Design, Products and Materials in the UK
GreenSpec ... .. is the foremost ‘Green Building’ resource in the UK. Independent of companies and trade bodies and launched in 2003 with government funding, GreenSpec promotes sustainable building products, materials and construction techniques. GreenSpec is edited by practising architects and specifiers - ensuring that the content and communication style is responsive to the needs of both design professionals and the self-build audience.

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Green Design Institute The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary education and research effort to make an impact on environmental quality by partnering with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering management, manufacturing, and regulatory processes that can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development. Students from many different degree programs at Carnegie Mellon can participate in the Green Design Institute activities. Through the Green Design Institute, we are solving problems and building tools that help businesses accomplish more with less.

Self Build, Renovate or Convert Your Own House Double glazing used to have a whiff of exclusivity about it. Once one house on the street got it, jealous neighbours would soon be thumbing Everest brochures and calculating ‘easy credit terms’, just to keep up. It’s not like that today. Every new build has to have double glazing as standard and retrofitting it into older properties has become a massive industry in its own right. In its basic form, double glazing is two pieces of glass hermetically sealed with a cavity in between. The main benefits are improved heat and sound insulation.

Home - Updated 3/20/2014 Live webcast: Why it costs less to save 60% energy than 20% All too often, what's good for building performance is seen as bad for the client's budget. But designing for high performance can actually reduce first costs as well as operating costs. 10 Futuristic Materials Lifeboat Foundation Safeguarding Humanity Skip to content Switch to White Special Report 10 Futuristic Materials Interior of the rose at Strasbourg Cathedral. Architectural drawing of the rose window of Strasbourg Cathedral A rose window or Catherine window is often used as a generic term applied to a circular window, but is especially used for those found in churches of the Gothic architectural style and being divided into segments by stone mullions and tracery.

Glazing recommendations in timber frames Your Double Glazed Sealed Unit manufactured by RedKite Glass is to a high standard using top quality materials to BS5713 requirements. Our Units are guaranteed for 5 years, with respect to edge seal adhesion to the glass, as long as they are glazed correctly as follows: To ensure that your Unit performs as it should will only be achieved if it is glazed into a well designed frame, using appropriate durable glazing materials, and following the correct glazing proceedures. The following document is set into two sections: (a) The general principles of glazing (b) Glazing methods of Double Glazed Sealed Units: Timber frames

Bikinis Made from 3-D Printers Custom Fit Every Curve Despite being of the male persuasion, even I know that bikini season is no day at the beach. Finding the right fit in a style and cut that threads the needle of decency is enough to make any woman throw up her hands and opt for a one-piece with shorts. Well ladies, Jenna Fizel and Mary Haung of Continuum Fashion have heard your dressing room distress calls. In search of the elusive 'perfect fit,' they've designed the N12 bikini, the world's first 3-D printed two-piece made of small nylon discs held together by thread-like springs. The N12 gets its name from the material it's made of: Nylon 12. Shapeways uses their 3-D printing technology to create the material for the designers and calls Nylon 12 "ideal swimsuit material as it is innately waterproof."

Skateboarder outside MACBA Placa de Sant Felip Neri Sagrada Familia Interior Sagrada Familia Carvings Sagrada Familia Scaffolding Sagrada Familia Rose Window Acropolis Virtual Tour Application The Propylaia, famous already in antiquity for its brilliant coffered ceilings and the unique design of the monumental entrance to the sanctuary of Athena, was a work of the architect Mnesikles (437-432 B.C.). It consists of a central building with two six-columned Doric porticoes east and west and two Ionic colonnades in the interior, framed at the north and south by two wings with porches in the Doric order. The outbreak of the Peloponnesian War meant that the final work on the surfaces of the monument was never completed. LACMA Skip to main content area Search form Home Search Search Search AD Classics: Ariston Hotel / Marcel Breuer Located in the La Serena neighborhood of Mar del Plata, Argentina, the well-known yet now abandoned Ariston Hotel was designed and constructed in 1948 by the Hungarian architect Marcel Breuer, a great diffuser of the modern movement in architecture. Originally meant for housing social reunions, dances and cocktail parties, this project is notable for its elevated volume with a curving, clover-inspired form that permits maximum glazing. The Ariston Hotel is an icon of modern architecture in Argentina, distinguishing itself with its curved forms that allow for constant visual contact with the diverse landscape of dunes and sea. Thanks to this form and the large windows that cover each curve of the building, it is possible to look outward in a continuous and integrated manner. With openings on every 3 panels, the hotel also receives good cross ventilation. This rounded volume is elevated on 4 pillars, a recurring motif in modern architecture, where form follows function.