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Green-roofed house for a pilot looks like a temporarily grounded aircraft

This beautiful home for a young pilot and his family looks like an aircraft that has landed in a town near an airport in South Korea. The Flying House, designed by IROJE KHM Architects, draws inspiration from traditional Korean architecture and creates a delicate balance between the sky and the land.

The architects combined the elements of yard, garden and rumaru, a traditional courtyard with a canopy, and created a space which connects the ground to the roof surface. The resulting sloped…

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50% of Earth’s species face extinction by 2100

Earth’s species are in trouble, and now biologists, economists, and ecologists have gathered at the Vatican for the Biological Extinction conference to discuss what actions humanity can take to preserve Earth’s biosphere. These researchers say one in five species are currently threatened with extinction, but that statistic could skyrocket to 50 percent of all species on Earth by 2100 if we do nothing.

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50% of Earth’s species face extinction by 2100

Earth’s species are in trouble, and now biologists, economists, and ecologists have gathered at the Vatican for the Biological Extinction conference to discuss what actions humanity can take to preserve Earth’s biosphere. These researchers say one in five species are currently threatened with extinction, but that statistic could skyrocket to 50 percent of all species on Earth by 2100 if we do nothing.

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Oregon Ducks hit a home run with ber-green Jane Sanders Stadium

The Oregon Ducks hit a home run recently with the addition of the Jane Sanders Stadium, a sleek new home for the university’s softball team that’s designed to achieve LEED Gold certification. As a beautiful example of sustainable stadium design, the sports venue features materials with high recycled content, prefabricated construction, and an energy reduction of 35 percent over the Oregon Energy Code. SRG Partnership designed the sustainably minded stadium that perfectly captures the Oregon Ducks…

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India could have its own Hyperloop system within 38 months

Past and present modes of transportation simply do not compare to the impressive abilities of hyperloop technology. This efficient and low-cost vision of the future could be making its way to India in the next few years, according to Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) co-founder Bibop Gresta. He argues that the nation’s congested population density and lacking infrastructure could be resolved by installing a system of high speed tubes to transport people and cargo.

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Shapeshifting Tent House blurs the line between indoor and outdoor spaces

Spark Architect’s Tent House is a seasonal shapeshifter. While situated close to Australia’s famed Sunshine Coast, its location in a rainforest clearing called for a unique design that blurs the line between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Limited by the natural size of the clearing, the tent home was carefully planned to make maximum use of all available space. A large, open area houses a kitchen, a dining area complete with an accommodating table, and living “room”, with a welcoming flow…

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The Venus Project envisions a sustainable redesign of our cities and civilization

Countries worldwide may have advanced significantly, but still haven’t solved issues like poverty, crime, or homelessness. 100-year-old futurist Jacque Fresco and architectural illustrator Roxanne Meadows founded The Venus Project to not only address these problems, but redesign our culture sustainably drawing on science and technology.

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Studio Gang’s Solar Carve is a faceted jewel of a building in NYC’s Meatpacking District

The curtain is preparing to rise on Solar Carve, a glistening jewel of a building set to soar above New York City’s 10th Avenue between 13th and 14th Streets. Jeanne Gang’s Studio Gang architecture gave the tower a chiseled, gem-like exterior that almost appears to be sculpted by the rays of the sun. Caught between the High Line and the Hudson River, the 139,000-square-foot structure will have light, fresh air, and spectacular views in abundance. “All of our floors have unparalleled views of…

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New Exxon CEO supports Paris climate deal, carbon tax

The world’s largest publicly traded oil company appears to be more concerned about climate change than the president of the United States. While Donald Trump works on rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations and wants to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, new ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Darren Woods recently said in a blog post that the Dallas-based energy company supports the Paris climate deal and a carbon tax. Those positions are in line with his successor Rex Tillerson, who is currently…

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Rusty shovel heads transformed into delicate lace-inspired sculptures

Artist Denise Bizot has a gift for breathing new life into an unexpected medium—rusted shovel heads. The New Orleans-based artist retrieves discarded shovel heads from salvage yards and carves beautifully intricate lace-inspired designs into the rusted surfaces. She typically keeps the oxidized patina intact for the visual contrast between the weathered object and the delicate new designs.

Formerly a drafter in the petroleum industry, Bizot returned to Loyola New Orleans to pursue a…

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