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SHFT Sampler 7-28-10

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Your weekly assemblage of links from around the web.

A wind power mega-project -- the largest in the country -- breaks ground in the Mojave Desert. The VeGZAtarian: Eater interviews Wu Tang's lyrical genius and resident raw food guru. In Fast Company, a great slideshow of EV chargers of the future may have been published just a little too soon. The small print: At a mere 220 square feet, the L41 is a subcompact home with a tiny footprint. ......read more

The Khan Shatyr

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World's largest tent opens in Kazakhstan.

The world's largest tensile structure, the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, opened in Kazakhstan earlier this month. But no ordinary tent is this. The visually striking building, designed by Foster + Partners, has cinemas, shopping, restaurants, venues, and a water park within. It also has loads of green features. The building is covered with three layers of ETFE fabric, which allows light......read more

Pallet House

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Dramatic form created from stacked shipping pallets.

Top notch architecture site BLDGBLOG points us to this inspired bit of material reuse from German architect Matthias Loebermann. The Palettenpavillon is made entirely from shipping pallets, ground anchors, and tie rods. Intended as a temporary meeting space, the structure is designed for simple dismantling and reassembly, and can be recycled in entirety. With dramatic textures and a curvilinear......read more

Christoph Gielen

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Otherworldly aerial photos of our built environment.

Christoph Gielen's aerial studies of suburban land use patterns provide a revealing perspective on the sprawl that dominates America's built landscape. Shot from a helicopter, the abstract and geometric patterns look almost otherworldly, forcing the viewer to evaluate the artificiality and unsustainability of suburban 'hoods and highway infrastructure. “With these pictures, I am......read more

Shipping Container Office Building

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Permanent, multistory structure erected in Providence, R.I.

In Providence, R.I., a new office building has lifted the challenging task of shipping container construction to new heights. The first permanent, multistory structure in the U.S. made entirely from shipping containers cost owner Peter Case $1.8 million to build, about half of what he would have paid for a conventional structure. Divided into two sets of offices, the three-story complex has an......read more

Bedol Water Powered Clock

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Fun, functional timekeeper runs on 100% natural power. $16.00

Just fill the tank with tap water, add a splash of natural lemon juice, and you’re set for 8 to 12 weeks of accurate timekeeping. Fun, functional and eco-friendly, the Bedol Water Powered Clock is ideal for home or office, or as a great little gift item. Don't ask us how but something about the acid in the lemon juice works like a battery. Sure. Whatever the ways, we like the means. ...read more

Largest Green Wall in North America

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4,000 square foot living wall unveiled in Pennsylvania.

The horizontal garden game was stepped up on the weekend when the largest green wall in North America was unveiled in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The fern-lined wall is located in the newly constructed East Conservatory Plaza at Longwood Gardens. At 4,072 square feet, it's more than twice the size of North America's second largest living wall (also in Pennsylvania). Designed by GSky,......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Big Sue

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Susan Boyle drops knowledge on the green building game.

Brooklyn's Big Sue, LLC is a veteran of New York City's sustainable building scene. In this episode of Brooklyn Informed, we talk to Big Sue partner Susan Boyle about one of the company's cooler projects: a Prospect Heights brewery icehouse they bought in 2004 and converted into a six-unit residential building. The structure is an excellent portrait of sustainable construction, with two green......read more

Butler House

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A Melbourne warehouse space made beautifully livable by Andrew Maynard Architects.

Spotted over at Inhabitat is this beautiful reclaimed warehouse space, made into a wonderfully livable, three-story family home by Andrew Maynard Architects. Located in Melbourne, Australia, the green-roofed Butler House is a quiet, light-filled space that adapts to the needs of the young family. With a large outdoor roof terrace, the architects say that the design "fills the void that......read more

World's First Hemp House

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Designer/builder Anthony Brenner's hempcrete home takes green building to the next level.

Our friends at Loomstate featured this revolutionary bit of green building on their Act Natural blog. The trailblazing piece of architecture is the family home of Push Design's Anthony Brenner, whose daughter has extreme chemical sensitivities that limited what construction materials could be used. Located in Asheville, NC, the walls of the home are filled with hempcrete, a hemp-based,......read more

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