Land art, architecture and theatre: Klemet, the shaman.

Architecture and stage design based on a true story. The idea behind the combination of architecture and theatre in the “Klemet” project by Norwegian architect Hans-Petter Bjørnådal is to reconcile the people living in a Norwegian valley with their past. A theatrical performance about the dramatic life of a shaman called Klemet is the springboard […]

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The Making Of A Earthship in Malawi, Africa.

KAPITA EARTHSHIP, an eco-building in «The Warm Heart of Africa» from KLAR onVimeo. Syddue on January 18, 2014 – 1:50 am in sustainable building “The Malawi flower has happened. Three rooms, two toilets, and a shower are built.We want to thank the local people of Kapita who made all of us feel at home while we worked with them.We […]

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The Lexicon of Sustainability

For the past three years Douglas Gayeton and Laura Howard-Gayeton have crisscrossed the USA to learn this new language of sustainability from its foremost practitioners in food and farming. Alice Waters on edible schoolyards. Wes Jackson on reinventing wheat farming. Joel Salatin on embracing the value of saner farming practices. Vandana Shiva on the global […]

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Schoolyard Farms

Schoolyard Farms will cultivate school land for the production or organic fruits and vegetables. This will serve as a dynamic teaching tool for the students to interact with and understand plant biology and ecological systems. (2) The farm will also be a learning lab for local farmers where they can learn urban agriculture techniques, a field […]

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The Benefits Of An Aquaponic Farm

  Aquaponics is defined as “the integration of aquaculture (the raising of marine animals, such as fish) with hydroponics; the waste products from the fish are treated and then used tofertilizehydroponically growing plants”. Simply put, aquaponics is a recycling system, it mimics the natural system of our Earth. It is a system where aquaculture and hydroponics are combined […]

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Shipping Container Cabana: Found-Objects Jungle Retreat

  Limits can be liberating, as this cool retreat in Sri Lanka shows. It is built from materials found on and around the building site, including a pair of cargo containers and the deconstructed remnants of old wooden weapons boxes. Designed by Damith Premathilake (photos by Logan MacDougall Pope, via Inhabitat), no skilled labor was required to construct this […]

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Modern Underground Homes

«As an architect, I’m ashamed of what my fellow professionals and I have done during the last fifty years. What do we do? Look around you: America’s best land: destroyed, nature: crushed under buildings and parking lots, resources: squandered, energy: wasted. The saddest part is that we know better and still do nothing about it. […]

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