Friday, July 20, 2018

Migratory barnacle geese threatened by rapidly rising Arctic temperatures

According to a study published in Current Biology, migrating barnacle geese that lay their eggs in the Arctic zones of northern Russia are becoming confounded by earlier springs in their traditional nesting grounds. The rising temperatures found in the Arctic circles are threatening the survival of this species that travels over 3,000 km, or 1,800 miles, to reach their egg-laying territory. The research, unveiled in May of 2018, noted that the geese habitually make the month long journey from parts...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/migratory-barnacle-geese-threatened-by-rapidly-rising-arctic-temperatures
via Inhabitat

Studio Gang to sustainably grow Toronto with this energy-efficient tower

American architecture practice Studio Gang has unveiled designs for One Delisle, a new residential tower that marks the firm’s first foray in Canada. Located in downtown Toronto on the corner of Yonge and Delisle, the project is envisioned as a standout architectural icon that combines a striking hive-like design with energy-efficient performance. The proposed building intends to achieve Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard. Inspired by plant growth, the sculptural, 16-sided One...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/studio-gang-to-sustainably-grow-toronto-with-this-energy-efficient-tower
via Inhabitat

This chic Moganshan resort celebrates the local Chinese landscape

Blessed with serene mountain vistas and rich in history, Moganshan also boasts a wide array of beautiful resorts including Anadu, a new rural retreat designed by local architecture firm Studio 8. Located at the northern foot of the Mogan Mountain in Huzhou about two hours from Shanghai, the luxury resort embraces its enticing surroundings comprising lush bamboo forests, tea fields and ancient villas. Constructed with natural materials throughout, the hotel is undeniably connected to its rural setting...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/this-chic-moganshan-resort-celebrates-the-local-chinese-landscape
via Inhabitat

An energy-efficient extension in Melbourne captures the owners adventurous spirits

A century-old Edwardian home has been combined with an airy and environmentally friendly extension in Melbourne, Australia. Commissioned by clients who had recently returned to Melbourne to settle down after years of working and traveling overseas, the renovated dwelling—called the Glide House—was crafted by local architecture firm Ben Callery Architects to serve as a space that would embody the clients’ adventurous spirit. The extension’s butterfly roof adds sculptural flair to the new building,...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/an-energy-efficient-extension-in-melbourne-captures-the-owners-adventurous-spirits
via Inhabitat

A former leather tannery is transformed into an apartment trio in Lisbon

Lisbon-based architecture firm Aurora Arquitectos has breathed new life into a former leather tannery in the capital of Portugal. Five years in the making, the recently completed apartment refurbishment project turns a single floor into three independent apartments covering a total area of 3,385 square feet. To celebrate the building’s original 18th century architectural style, the architects applied elements of Pombaline design into their renovation including modular elements and a pared-back...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/a-former-leather-tannery-is-transformed-into-an-apartment-trio-in-lisbon
via Inhabitat

Unusual Kerplunk House is envisioned as a miniature forest in the desert

Design collective I STIFFEN THEE has completed Kerplunk House, a desert shelter with an eye-catching arrangement of exposed wood piercing through its cuboidal volumes. Inspired by nature and traditional colonial Spanish architecture, the structure was built with stucco and exposed wood and elevated off the ground for minimal site impact. Conceived as a multipurpose live-work space, the Kerplunk House forms part of a desert propagation center and will be gradually surrounded by desert flora. Split...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/unusual-kerplunk-house-is-envisioned-as-a-miniature-forest-in-the-desert
via Inhabitat

FDA re-appropriates the term 'milk,' to potential benefit of dairy industry

Current federal standards of what classifies as milk have been changed as of April 2017 in an attempt to boost sales on dairy related products. Alternative substitutions regarded as "plant-based dairy imitators" popular among vegetarians and health conscious individuals may no longer use the term as a result of changing regulations. Items in the category made from almond or soy must find a new label as the only recognition accepted by the FDA is "the lacteal secretion, practically free from colostrum...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building https://inhabitat.com/fda-re-appropriates-the-term-milk-to-potential-benefit-of-dairy-industry
via Inhabitat