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Best Sports Venues: Maradona Will Be Remembered
Surprisingly sports venues are pioneers in the promotion of sustainability. Many sports venues have jumped on the sustainability bandwagon to construct or renovate their structure in a race to minimize their carbon footprint, preserve their green legacy, and take the lead in innovation. They will also be reminders of the great matches played and wonderful sportsmen and women who have given their best. Now we will add Diego Maradona, who will be remembered as one of the greatest soccer players ever! Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata Asociados, Buenos Aires, Argentina The Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, which won the first prize in a national competition, projects both through its name and its formal conception, its role as a stadium shared by the two main soccer clubs the city of La Plata. One of the best sports documentaries ever made. My opinion has always been that Maradona was the best I’ve seen; fair enough, he punched one in, which pissed us all off but had Lineker done the same, he’d be a god. This is a story of a lad born with nothing but a football talent, which gains him fame and fortune but has a terrible toll. Manipulated along the way, it’s also a bit tragic, had Diego been surrounded by the right people who know how the story would’ve changed. Click on more information and buy the video from Diego Maradona The quality of our urban environments and landscapes directly influences our lives as citizens, ultimately those truly impacted by architecture and urban design. That is why the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata project is in tune with the Biennial theme: "Architecture for All: Building Citizenship.” If at this edition it is a priority "to spotlight those citizens who live, create, have families, study, work, produce, walk, feel and experience emotions in a place where architecture and urban design is a constant presence," we can say that the Stadium is a collective forum which allows citizens to come together in a facility whose dimensions reflect and befit their city and region. Click on more information and buy the poster from Diego Maradona . Project plans call for a complete roof and portable turf system, committed to multi-functional outfitting, which will allow it to host events and competitions under any weather conditions. The overall organization of the facility is based on the following: a) Two paths which diagonally across the field. b) A winding, undulating and organic path which wraps around the field like a belt. The overlapping of these two elements and their relationship to the field's boundaries yield a varied sequence of sectors or differentiated areas, which allow for the establishment of the locations for the different program elements. Airosportswear 2020-2021 Argentina Flag Concept Football Soccer T-Shirt (Diego Maradona 10) Click on more information and buy the Maradona T-Shirt . The entire project is integrated into a large Urban Park, including parking areas found in large wooded areas forming part of the whole facility. A heliport and bus parking zone ensure accessibility to all kinds of patrons. The Urban Park sports complex in the city of La Plata also boasts a track and field stadium with a capacity for 6,000 spectators, various outdoor sports facilities, and a swimming pool. Amsterdam ArenA The Amsterdam Arena, the football club Ajax, is powered by more than 4,200  solar panels and one wind turbine. The main building comprises an impressive energy-generating escalator, and the stadium has also installed an energy storage system powered by second-life batteries from used electric vehicles. The xStorage Buildings system from used Nissan LEAF batteries provides backup power for the stadium and distributes energy to the surrounding neighborhood when needed to alleviate pressure on the grid. Rainwater from the stadium roof is collected and reused to water the grass field, significantly reducing valuable freshwater consumption. Residual heat is used to keep frost off the playing field, a move that requires no additional energy to be wasted. Fans are encouraged to reduce their travel emissions by using active mobility, electric vehicles, or trains. The car park offers free charging points, and every visitor is entitled to discounts on train tickets.  Mercedes-Benz Stadium The Mercedes- Benz is the official home of Atlanta Falcons for the US National Football League (NFL) & United FC and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). Last November, it became the first professional sports stadium to receive a platinum Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certificate, a global standard for measuring buildings' sustainability. Energy consumption is 29 percent less than what the average stadium consumes due to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The stadium is equipped exclusively with LED lighting and LED video boards and is less reliant on the grid due to 4,000 rooftop solar PV panels. The stadium has a stormwater management system, with the capacity to store over 2 million gallons onsite, preventing flooding in the surrounding areas. Due to water-efficient fixtures, the stadium uses 47 percent less water than the baseline standard for stadiums. When the location was decided, active mobility was at the core of the decision making. Fans can easily walk to the event through new pedestrian-friendly walking paths that allow connectivity between communities. A bicycle valet program operates on event days, and the available electric vehicle charging stations can charge up to 48 cars simultaneously. Levi’s Stadium The home of the San Francisco 49ers holds two LEED certifications. In 2014, it achieved the first Gold LEED certification to be awarded in a stadium that hosts a professional team, and in 2016 it received a second Gold certification for operations and maintenance. The stadium has incorporated innovative sustainability elements found in Silicon Valley, such as the 1,000-plus state-of-the-art solar elements found throughout the building, including three solar array-covered pedestrian energy bridges and one solar-paneled roof deck- the NRG Solar Terrace. It also features a 27,000 square foot “Green Roof” on the top of the stadium’s suite tower. Due to a sustainable purchasing program for cleaning materials and products, disposable janitorial paper products, and trash bags, almost 86 percent of such purchases won plaudits for meeting the strict sustainability criteria. The stadium is also committed to local food sourcing, with approximately 78 percent of stadium food suppliers located within 150 miles of the stadium and 85 percent located within California. Last year, the San Francisco 49ers team was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for its commitment to fighting climate change .   Golden 1 Center The home of Sacramento Kings was recently awarded the world’s greenest and most technologically advanced sports and entertainment facility for 2017. According to Green Project Management (GMP), the Golden 1 Center is in the top 3 percent of high-performance buildings globally. On top of this, Sacramento Kings use their global sports platform to engage fans and proactively promote the message of climate action across their business partners and the community. Through an urban smart grid, the venue meets 100 percent of its power needs through solar energy. Water conservation practices are essential to California due to the water shortages the region has been facing in recent years. Therefore, the stadium has managed to use 45 percent less water than the strict California code requires, setting a strong example for the local community. The circular economy is also part of the team’s core values. After the stadium's construction was completed in late 2016, 95 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills, and 99 percent of demolition materials were recycled. Every season, the team also hosts a "Spotlights on Sustainability Night," where it gives local environmental organizations the stage to engage the audience on sustainability issues. FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums Qatar’s organizers for the 2022 football World Cup have pledged that all 12 venues (9 new and 3 renovated) will be zero-carbon emitting. It will be an obligatory requirement from FIFA to deliver a zero-carbon tournament.  Special climate controls within the venues will also manage the excess 40C temperatures during the event. As a showcase in 2010, Arup Associates built the first carbon-neutral stadium, a 500-seat mini stadium, to demonstrate to FIFA that Qatar’s bid is achievable. The engineering firm managed to celebrate solar power's potential to achieve a 100 percent zero-emitting stadium despite the difficult and usually carbon intensive cooling challenge. The technology used is simple: solar power turns the sun into energy, and this energy is turned into cool air. The air has then circulated the stadium to keep the players and the spectators comfortable. When tested, the temperatures outside hit 44°C. But inside the stadium, the temperature was a cooling 23°C even with the roof open. What is left to see is how the new venues will manage to scale up the technology, leading to future stadiums.  Before you go! Recommended:  Greenest Buildings In The World: Sustainable Highlights Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about green sustainable architecture? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Surprisingly sports venues are pioneers in the promotion of sustainability. Many sports venues have jumped on the sustainability bandwagon to construct or renovate their structure in a race to minimize their carbon footprint, preserve their green legacy, and take the lead in innovation. They will also be reminders of the great matches played and wonderful sportsmen and women who have given their best. Now we will add Diego Maradona, who will be remembered as one of the greatest soccer players ever! Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata Asociados, Buenos Aires, Argentina The Estadio Único Ciudad de La Plata, which won the first prize in a national competition, projects both through its name and its formal conception, its role as a stadium shared by the two main soccer clubs the city of La Plata. One of the best sports documentaries ever made. My opinion has always been that Maradona was the best I’ve seen; fair enough, he punched one in, which pissed us all off but had Lineker done the same, he’d be a god. This is a story of a lad born with nothing but a football talent, which gains him fame and fortune but has a terrible toll. Manipulated along the way, it’s also a bit tragic, had Diego been surrounded by the right people who know how the story would’ve changed. Click on more information and buy the video from Diego Maradona The quality of our urban environments and landscapes directly influences our lives as citizens, ultimately those truly impacted by architecture and urban design. That is why the Estadio Ciudad de La Plata project is in tune with the Biennial theme: "Architecture for All: Building Citizenship.” If at this edition it is a priority "to spotlight those citizens who live, create, have families, study, work, produce, walk, feel and experience emotions in a place where architecture and urban design is a constant presence," we can say that the Stadium is a collective forum which allows citizens to come together in a facility whose dimensions reflect and befit their city and region. Click on more information and buy the poster from Diego Maradona . Project plans call for a complete roof and portable turf system, committed to multi-functional outfitting, which will allow it to host events and competitions under any weather conditions. The overall organization of the facility is based on the following: a) Two paths which diagonally across the field. b) A winding, undulating and organic path which wraps around the field like a belt. The overlapping of these two elements and their relationship to the field's boundaries yield a varied sequence of sectors or differentiated areas, which allow for the establishment of the locations for the different program elements. Airosportswear 2020-2021 Argentina Flag Concept Football Soccer T-Shirt (Diego Maradona 10) Click on more information and buy the Maradona T-Shirt . The entire project is integrated into a large Urban Park, including parking areas found in large wooded areas forming part of the whole facility. A heliport and bus parking zone ensure accessibility to all kinds of patrons. The Urban Park sports complex in the city of La Plata also boasts a track and field stadium with a capacity for 6,000 spectators, various outdoor sports facilities, and a swimming pool. Amsterdam ArenA The Amsterdam Arena, the football club Ajax, is powered by more than 4,200  solar panels and one wind turbine. The main building comprises an impressive energy-generating escalator, and the stadium has also installed an energy storage system powered by second-life batteries from used electric vehicles. The xStorage Buildings system from used Nissan LEAF batteries provides backup power for the stadium and distributes energy to the surrounding neighborhood when needed to alleviate pressure on the grid. Rainwater from the stadium roof is collected and reused to water the grass field, significantly reducing valuable freshwater consumption. Residual heat is used to keep frost off the playing field, a move that requires no additional energy to be wasted. Fans are encouraged to reduce their travel emissions by using active mobility, electric vehicles, or trains. The car park offers free charging points, and every visitor is entitled to discounts on train tickets.  Mercedes-Benz Stadium The Mercedes- Benz is the official home of Atlanta Falcons for the US National Football League (NFL) & United FC and Atlanta United FC of Major League Soccer (MLS). Last November, it became the first professional sports stadium to receive a platinum Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certificate, a global standard for measuring buildings' sustainability. Energy consumption is 29 percent less than what the average stadium consumes due to energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. The stadium is equipped exclusively with LED lighting and LED video boards and is less reliant on the grid due to 4,000 rooftop solar PV panels. The stadium has a stormwater management system, with the capacity to store over 2 million gallons onsite, preventing flooding in the surrounding areas. Due to water-efficient fixtures, the stadium uses 47 percent less water than the baseline standard for stadiums. When the location was decided, active mobility was at the core of the decision making. Fans can easily walk to the event through new pedestrian-friendly walking paths that allow connectivity between communities. A bicycle valet program operates on event days, and the available electric vehicle charging stations can charge up to 48 cars simultaneously. Levi’s Stadium The home of the San Francisco 49ers holds two LEED certifications. In 2014, it achieved the first Gold LEED certification to be awarded in a stadium that hosts a professional team, and in 2016 it received a second Gold certification for operations and maintenance. The stadium has incorporated innovative sustainability elements found in Silicon Valley, such as the 1,000-plus state-of-the-art solar elements found throughout the building, including three solar array-covered pedestrian energy bridges and one solar-paneled roof deck- the NRG Solar Terrace. It also features a 27,000 square foot “Green Roof” on the top of the stadium’s suite tower. Due to a sustainable purchasing program for cleaning materials and products, disposable janitorial paper products, and trash bags, almost 86 percent of such purchases won plaudits for meeting the strict sustainability criteria. The stadium is also committed to local food sourcing, with approximately 78 percent of stadium food suppliers located within 150 miles of the stadium and 85 percent located within California. Last year, the San Francisco 49ers team was recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) for its commitment to fighting climate change .   Golden 1 Center The home of Sacramento Kings was recently awarded the world’s greenest and most technologically advanced sports and entertainment facility for 2017. According to Green Project Management (GMP), the Golden 1 Center is in the top 3 percent of high-performance buildings globally. On top of this, Sacramento Kings use their global sports platform to engage fans and proactively promote the message of climate action across their business partners and the community. Through an urban smart grid, the venue meets 100 percent of its power needs through solar energy. Water conservation practices are essential to California due to the water shortages the region has been facing in recent years. Therefore, the stadium has managed to use 45 percent less water than the strict California code requires, setting a strong example for the local community. The circular economy is also part of the team’s core values. After the stadium's construction was completed in late 2016, 95 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills, and 99 percent of demolition materials were recycled. Every season, the team also hosts a "Spotlights on Sustainability Night," where it gives local environmental organizations the stage to engage the audience on sustainability issues. FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums Qatar’s organizers for the 2022 football World Cup have pledged that all 12 venues (9 new and 3 renovated) will be zero-carbon emitting. It will be an obligatory requirement from FIFA to deliver a zero-carbon tournament.  Special climate controls within the venues will also manage the excess 40C temperatures during the event. As a showcase in 2010, Arup Associates built the first carbon-neutral stadium, a 500-seat mini stadium, to demonstrate to FIFA that Qatar’s bid is achievable. The engineering firm managed to celebrate solar power's potential to achieve a 100 percent zero-emitting stadium despite the difficult and usually carbon intensive cooling challenge. The technology used is simple: solar power turns the sun into energy, and this energy is turned into cool air. The air has then circulated the stadium to keep the players and the spectators comfortable. When tested, the temperatures outside hit 44°C. But inside the stadium, the temperature was a cooling 23°C even with the roof open. What is left to see is how the new venues will manage to scale up the technology, leading to future stadiums.  Before you go! Recommended:  Greenest Buildings In The World: Sustainable Highlights Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about green sustainable architecture? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Best Sports Venues: Maradona Will Be Remembered
Best Sports Venues: Maradona Will Be Remembered
Become A Successful Homesteader: 4 Great Tips
As the world is becoming increasingly dependent on technology and the media, more and more people choose to go off the grid and become homesteaders. Homesteaders are people that live a life of self-sufficiency, meaning they live off the land and use only the things they have grown or created as a means of survival. The main focuses of a homestead lifestyle are agriculture, food preservation, clothing, and household goods production. Read below how to become a successful homesteader: 4 great tips. Homesteader: Happier And Relaxed In 2020, people are beginning to reject the demands of everyday life and society. They are beginning to gravitate towards a homestead lifestyle to live a happier and more relaxed life. If you are thinking about making the switch to becoming a homesteader, there are some things you should know. This post will detail 4 Tips For Becoming a Successful Homesteader as you make your transition. Recommended:  Easy Indoor Herb Garden Kits, Plus Expert Tips A Short Guide to Become a Successful Homesteader Switching to a homestead lifestyle is not easy, especially since you will need to put in a lot of physical labor to be successful. With that being said, as you plan to abandon your normal life, here are some things to consider. Plan Where You’re Going to Live Perhaps the most important thing to think about before you make the switch to a homestead lifestyle is where you will live. The first thing you need to decide is where in the world you’re going to live. Are you going to create a homestead in the mountains of Colorado? Or in the fields of Italy? Are you going to move twenty minutes from where you live now? Or are you going to relocate to a different country? Before you make your final decision, be sure to research the places you are considering. After that, be sure to think about what kind of home you will live in on your homestead. Most people choose to live in small- or tiny house on their homesteads; however, some choose to live in RVs, farms, or log cabins. A plumber in Voorhees added, “Make sure you're safe and protected from weather and that the home is ready to move in once you are ready to begin your transition.” Recommended:  Sustainable Tiny House Towns: Wheeled And Fixed Get Rid of Technology Part of living on a homestead will require you to abandon all or most of your technology. Be sure that you are prepared to get rid of your digital devices, such as your: Phone Computer TV Gaming systems Tablets Electric fans Smartwatches HVAC systems Electric stoves Microwaves Headphones Cameras Recommended:  The World’s Gone Mad! You Need Mud, No iPhone . Though some modern homesteads feature minimal aspects of technology, the majority have none, so you will need to learn how to live without it. It will also be worth your while to get rid of your social media accounts before moving to the homestead; this will ensure you're truly off the grid. Think About Money Living on a homestead is not cheap, especially when you first start. You need to save money to buy your homestead and save money to properly maintain it, especially since you are likely to no longer work at your current job. You will also need money to plant your initial crops and to buy your initial tools. Additionally, ask yourself what you're going to do for money once you live on the homestead; Be sure to come up with a solid plan covering this aspect to make your new lifestyle as enjoyable as possible. Most homesteaders’ income comes from selling their crops or homemade goods. If this is how you plan to make money, be sure that you know where and who to sell to. Consider Your Food Part of living on a homestead means that you grow/raise all of your own food. If this is what you're planning to do, plant the crops you want to grow and make sure you have a place to raise the animals you will use for meat. It will also be worth your while thinking about how much work will go into growing and harvesting your own food. How much land do you have to grow food on? Are you going to sell some of what you harvest? Do you need help tending to the crops and animals? Another important thing to think about is your water supply. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in a near freshwater place so that you have an ample supply of water when you need it. It’s imperative to point out that many homesteaders make the mistake of not thinking about what they will do for food if their animals' crops don’t work out. You must have a backup plan and keep emergency food in the homestead. Recommended:  Urban Gardening: Kill Grass, Grow Food Only Start Your Transition to a Homestead Lifestyle Today Whether you are transitioning to a homestead lifestyle because you want to remove yourself from modern-day society or be attracted to that kind of lifestyle, keep these tips in mind. These tips will make the transition easier and will help you settle into your new life. Overall though, be sure to enjoy your new life; it will be worth it. About the Author Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey. Before you go! Recommended:  Agrivoltaics: Food, Water, Energy At Its Best Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about being a homesteader? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
As the world is becoming increasingly dependent on technology and the media, more and more people choose to go off the grid and become homesteaders. Homesteaders are people that live a life of self-sufficiency, meaning they live off the land and use only the things they have grown or created as a means of survival. The main focuses of a homestead lifestyle are agriculture, food preservation, clothing, and household goods production. Read below how to become a successful homesteader: 4 great tips. Homesteader: Happier And Relaxed In 2020, people are beginning to reject the demands of everyday life and society. They are beginning to gravitate towards a homestead lifestyle to live a happier and more relaxed life. If you are thinking about making the switch to becoming a homesteader, there are some things you should know. This post will detail 4 Tips For Becoming a Successful Homesteader as you make your transition. Recommended:  Easy Indoor Herb Garden Kits, Plus Expert Tips A Short Guide to Become a Successful Homesteader Switching to a homestead lifestyle is not easy, especially since you will need to put in a lot of physical labor to be successful. With that being said, as you plan to abandon your normal life, here are some things to consider. Plan Where You’re Going to Live Perhaps the most important thing to think about before you make the switch to a homestead lifestyle is where you will live. The first thing you need to decide is where in the world you’re going to live. Are you going to create a homestead in the mountains of Colorado? Or in the fields of Italy? Are you going to move twenty minutes from where you live now? Or are you going to relocate to a different country? Before you make your final decision, be sure to research the places you are considering. After that, be sure to think about what kind of home you will live in on your homestead. Most people choose to live in small- or tiny house on their homesteads; however, some choose to live in RVs, farms, or log cabins. A plumber in Voorhees added, “Make sure you're safe and protected from weather and that the home is ready to move in once you are ready to begin your transition.” Recommended:  Sustainable Tiny House Towns: Wheeled And Fixed Get Rid of Technology Part of living on a homestead will require you to abandon all or most of your technology. Be sure that you are prepared to get rid of your digital devices, such as your: Phone Computer TV Gaming systems Tablets Electric fans Smartwatches HVAC systems Electric stoves Microwaves Headphones Cameras Recommended:  The World’s Gone Mad! You Need Mud, No iPhone . Though some modern homesteads feature minimal aspects of technology, the majority have none, so you will need to learn how to live without it. It will also be worth your while to get rid of your social media accounts before moving to the homestead; this will ensure you're truly off the grid. Think About Money Living on a homestead is not cheap, especially when you first start. You need to save money to buy your homestead and save money to properly maintain it, especially since you are likely to no longer work at your current job. You will also need money to plant your initial crops and to buy your initial tools. Additionally, ask yourself what you're going to do for money once you live on the homestead; Be sure to come up with a solid plan covering this aspect to make your new lifestyle as enjoyable as possible. Most homesteaders’ income comes from selling their crops or homemade goods. If this is how you plan to make money, be sure that you know where and who to sell to. Consider Your Food Part of living on a homestead means that you grow/raise all of your own food. If this is what you're planning to do, plant the crops you want to grow and make sure you have a place to raise the animals you will use for meat. It will also be worth your while thinking about how much work will go into growing and harvesting your own food. How much land do you have to grow food on? Are you going to sell some of what you harvest? Do you need help tending to the crops and animals? Another important thing to think about is your water supply. It’s a good rule of thumb to live in a near freshwater place so that you have an ample supply of water when you need it. It’s imperative to point out that many homesteaders make the mistake of not thinking about what they will do for food if their animals' crops don’t work out. You must have a backup plan and keep emergency food in the homestead. Recommended:  Urban Gardening: Kill Grass, Grow Food Only Start Your Transition to a Homestead Lifestyle Today Whether you are transitioning to a homestead lifestyle because you want to remove yourself from modern-day society or be attracted to that kind of lifestyle, keep these tips in mind. These tips will make the transition easier and will help you settle into your new life. Overall though, be sure to enjoy your new life; it will be worth it. About the Author Jennifer Bell is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beachgoer operating out of Southern New Jersey. Before you go! Recommended:  Agrivoltaics: Food, Water, Energy At Its Best Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about being a homesteader? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Become A Successful Homesteader: 4 Great Tips
Solar Zero Energy Homes: Green Prefab Realty
A set of affordable homes for growing families just popped up in Örebro, Sweden. They utilize passive building principles and photovoltaic panels to generate as much energy as they use each year. Stockholm-based Street Monkey Architects designed the zero-energy homes to be well insulated and nearly airtight, with ventilation systems that retain as much heat as possible. Solar Zero Energy Homes: Green Prefab Realty! A row of homes facing east-west is topped with solar panels. Each home’s pitch is angled to catch as much sun as possible. Solar Zero Energy Homes Rooftop solar panels almost completely power the homes, and on-site batteries store unused energy that can be sold back to the grid. Additionally, the buildings’ energy consumption is measured on an ongoing basis to adjust for power needs. {youtube}                                   Essential Secrets to Sustainable Net-Zero Solar Homes: Geos Neighborhood                      Geos Neighborhood in Arvada, Colorado, sustainable, net-zero, solar, fossil-fuel-free homes  Each two-story, 1,600-square-foot structure is composed of six factory-built modules that arrived on-site with finished interiors. Once erected, the facades were connected to smooth over transitional moments between the homes. Four houses face east-west, while six have a north-south orientation, and all of the roofs are topped with solar panels angled toward the sun's path. The solar panel–topped roofs vary slightly in height for added visual interest. Although the development is designed as an interlocking series of homes, subtle variations give each residence its character. Some feature white plaster facades, while the row running north to south is finished in dark, silvery steel. Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology A more detailed shot shows the variation.  Wood slatting attached to every other house creates a visual rhythm, an element that Street Monkey Architects hopes will provide a sense of individuality for prospective homeowners. Recommended:  Tiny House With Solar Panels Is Off Grid: The Netherlands Each home has a deck with an extended backyard that’s accessed via glass doors. The entrance (at the back corner) leads directly into the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The kitchen is designed in a U-shape to enable socializing and to optimize space flow. The living room, located adjacent to the dining area, leads to the backyard. The homes’ interiors are open and airy. The ground-floor kitchen opens to the dining room, which leads to the living area. There, two sets of glass doors provide access to a terrace, expanding available living space. Steel stairs suspended by vertical wires allow light to filter to the ground floor. The upper level holds three bedrooms, a family room, and a large bathroom. Recommended:  Off-Grid Homes And Tiny Houses: With Solar Panels And Prefab Metal stairs attached via wires allow an abundance of light to reach the first floor. At the top of the stairs is a family room with natural wood floors and white walls. The family room sits adjacent to the bedrooms and a large bathroom.  A master bedroom on the second floor gets natural light through glass doors.  Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about green architecture? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
A set of affordable homes for growing families just popped up in Örebro, Sweden. They utilize passive building principles and photovoltaic panels to generate as much energy as they use each year. Stockholm-based Street Monkey Architects designed the zero-energy homes to be well insulated and nearly airtight, with ventilation systems that retain as much heat as possible. Solar Zero Energy Homes: Green Prefab Realty! A row of homes facing east-west is topped with solar panels. Each home’s pitch is angled to catch as much sun as possible. Solar Zero Energy Homes Rooftop solar panels almost completely power the homes, and on-site batteries store unused energy that can be sold back to the grid. Additionally, the buildings’ energy consumption is measured on an ongoing basis to adjust for power needs. {youtube}                                   Essential Secrets to Sustainable Net-Zero Solar Homes: Geos Neighborhood                      Geos Neighborhood in Arvada, Colorado, sustainable, net-zero, solar, fossil-fuel-free homes  Each two-story, 1,600-square-foot structure is composed of six factory-built modules that arrived on-site with finished interiors. Once erected, the facades were connected to smooth over transitional moments between the homes. Four houses face east-west, while six have a north-south orientation, and all of the roofs are topped with solar panels angled toward the sun's path. The solar panel–topped roofs vary slightly in height for added visual interest. Although the development is designed as an interlocking series of homes, subtle variations give each residence its character. Some feature white plaster facades, while the row running north to south is finished in dark, silvery steel. Recommended:  Smart Communities: Eco-Living Through Technology A more detailed shot shows the variation.  Wood slatting attached to every other house creates a visual rhythm, an element that Street Monkey Architects hopes will provide a sense of individuality for prospective homeowners. Recommended:  Tiny House With Solar Panels Is Off Grid: The Netherlands Each home has a deck with an extended backyard that’s accessed via glass doors. The entrance (at the back corner) leads directly into the kitchen, dining room, and living room. The kitchen is designed in a U-shape to enable socializing and to optimize space flow. The living room, located adjacent to the dining area, leads to the backyard. The homes’ interiors are open and airy. The ground-floor kitchen opens to the dining room, which leads to the living area. There, two sets of glass doors provide access to a terrace, expanding available living space. Steel stairs suspended by vertical wires allow light to filter to the ground floor. The upper level holds three bedrooms, a family room, and a large bathroom. Recommended:  Off-Grid Homes And Tiny Houses: With Solar Panels And Prefab Metal stairs attached via wires allow an abundance of light to reach the first floor. At the top of the stairs is a family room with natural wood floors and white walls. The family room sits adjacent to the bedrooms and a large bathroom.  A master bedroom on the second floor gets natural light through glass doors.  Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about green architecture? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Solar Zero Energy Homes: Green Prefab Realty
Solar Zero Energy Homes: Green Prefab Realty
The Weirdest Container Homes In The World
Shipping containers are pretty nifty. They can haul some impressive loads, from nuclear waste to life-saving medicines and from endangered snakes to IKEA-furniture. Each will go in a specific container, controlled for temperature, humidity, ventilation, shielding, and whatnot. All to travel the world in a boat or on a train, to their ultimate destination - where they get unloaded and loaded up with their next load. Always on the move, always full. The Weirdest Container Homes: Cargotecture Or, at least, that used to be their destiny. That was until a smart builder came around, looked at the empty shipping containers, and decided that they would actually be pretty great as a dwelling. Someone’s small, smart home, or perhaps a mobile office or shop. To be transported anywhere where affordable space is needed, only to be used and perhaps re-located if the need is fulfilled. It has been done long enough for it to be given a name. Cargotecture, or the art of transforming cargo containers for architectural purposes. And it goes much further than simply using old shipping containers and upcycle them to create cost-efficient, secure buildings. Quite the contrary, architects are now trying their hand at incorporating shipping containers in their most prestigious projects. So far, we have seen pretty unique container homes, alongside container schools, portable hotels, and restaurants, but also bridges, hospitals, theatres, student housing, offices, and much more. It is no wonder that they have become so popular, as they are readily available, require very little building effort, are able to withstand the test of time, plus they are very safe - being flood-proof and fire-proof. Want to get inspired by looking at what is already out there? Here are some examples of innovative shipping container projects. Container Homes Amsterdam: 'Keetwonen' Keetwonen, or ‘shack living’, is the single largest complex of shipping container buildings in the world. It is located in Amsterdam, consisting of 1,034 containers - all meant for student housing in the overcrowded city. Redondo Beach Container Home, California One of the typical poster children of container-living can be found right on a Pacific Ocean beachfront location. Its construction required eight shipping containers for a two-story, 278 m2 home with 4 (container) bedrooms with bathrooms. Port-A-Bach Container Home, New Zealand The Port-A-Bach is created by the New Zealand company Atelierworkshop. It wanted to create affordable holiday homes. This is why this project is so innovative: it is not only self-contained, it also has fold-out walls - and it can be transported to any location you’d like. Recommended:  Tiny Houses From Shipping Containers. A Trend? Cúbica Container Houme, Costa Rica In the gorgeous nature of Costa Rica, tourists are delighted to find their vacation home in the Cúbica Container House. It is positively tiny, at 15 m2, but sleeps four people, who can enjoy gorgeous views from the rooftop. Mill Junction Silos Johannesburg Taking a lesson from Amsterdam, the South African property developer City used both shipping containers and grain silos to create student accommodation. The 10 stories of the grain silo base were topped with four stories of shipping containers. In total, this created 375 apartments in a tower that is now a prominent part of the city’s skyline. The Bonsai Container Skyscraper, Zurich In Switzerland, the Freitag company created its unique flagship store out of 19 old, well-used containers. After reinforcing and stacking them, a marvelous looking skyscraper unfolded - that has pledged to do well for the environment through low-impact solutions for heating, ventilation, and water use. Trump Container Cadde, Istanbul Yes, there is a Trump Towers in Istanbul. And it is gorgeous - or at least, its roof is. On its roof terrace, a Turkish bazaar was re-created using shipping containers. These are used for commercial purposes and decorated in a breathtakingly authentic manner. The gardens that surround the containers are a sight to behold, as well. Recommended:  Grimshaw Designs Tiny House ‘The Peak’: Australia Container City, Cholula Cholula, Mexico is a few hours away from Mexico City, with very little to speak for itself. With the build of their Container City, the locals sure were not about to accept this status. The shipping container structure is a true marvel, combining galleries, restaurants, bars, stores, apartments, and offices in one tiny - and very sustainable - ‘city’. Recommended:  Tiny House With Multi-Functional Design KontenerART, Poznań Another container city can be found in the Polish city of Poznań. KontenerART was founded by a collective of independent artists and is dedicated to showing ‘art’. There are film screenings, concerts, workshops, and art exhibitions. Plus, it offers free space to both local and international artists. Snoozebox Portable Hotel, Northamptonshire Snoozebox, how is that for a fitting name for a container that you can sleep in? In Northamptonshire in England, the Snoozebox system operates from the Silverstone racing circuit. Basically, people can order their so-called ‘pods’ for accommodation for all kinds of events. These pods include airconditioning, heating, bathrooms, and several bunk beds. Ship Away: Containers Of Hope In Costa Rico The applications are there. Let them inspire you - and consider ways of re-using old shipping containers for your own building projects. They are not just cutting-edge. They are also greener, safer, and often much cheaper. What more could you ask for? In the past, we took a brief look at Containers of Hope during our feature on shipping container homes, but this remarkable project by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture definitely deserves more attention. Built on a budget of just $40,000, this creative dwelling allowed the Peralta family to live debt-free in their ideal setting: surrounded by fields, their horses, and just 20 minutes from San Jose, Costa Rica. Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about Tiny Houses or Container Houses? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Shipping containers are pretty nifty. They can haul some impressive loads, from nuclear waste to life-saving medicines and from endangered snakes to IKEA-furniture. Each will go in a specific container, controlled for temperature, humidity, ventilation, shielding, and whatnot. All to travel the world in a boat or on a train, to their ultimate destination - where they get unloaded and loaded up with their next load. Always on the move, always full. The Weirdest Container Homes: Cargotecture Or, at least, that used to be their destiny. That was until a smart builder came around, looked at the empty shipping containers, and decided that they would actually be pretty great as a dwelling. Someone’s small, smart home, or perhaps a mobile office or shop. To be transported anywhere where affordable space is needed, only to be used and perhaps re-located if the need is fulfilled. It has been done long enough for it to be given a name. Cargotecture, or the art of transforming cargo containers for architectural purposes. And it goes much further than simply using old shipping containers and upcycle them to create cost-efficient, secure buildings. Quite the contrary, architects are now trying their hand at incorporating shipping containers in their most prestigious projects. So far, we have seen pretty unique container homes, alongside container schools, portable hotels, and restaurants, but also bridges, hospitals, theatres, student housing, offices, and much more. It is no wonder that they have become so popular, as they are readily available, require very little building effort, are able to withstand the test of time, plus they are very safe - being flood-proof and fire-proof. Want to get inspired by looking at what is already out there? Here are some examples of innovative shipping container projects. Container Homes Amsterdam: 'Keetwonen' Keetwonen, or ‘shack living’, is the single largest complex of shipping container buildings in the world. It is located in Amsterdam, consisting of 1,034 containers - all meant for student housing in the overcrowded city. Redondo Beach Container Home, California One of the typical poster children of container-living can be found right on a Pacific Ocean beachfront location. Its construction required eight shipping containers for a two-story, 278 m2 home with 4 (container) bedrooms with bathrooms. Port-A-Bach Container Home, New Zealand The Port-A-Bach is created by the New Zealand company Atelierworkshop. It wanted to create affordable holiday homes. This is why this project is so innovative: it is not only self-contained, it also has fold-out walls - and it can be transported to any location you’d like. Recommended:  Tiny Houses From Shipping Containers. A Trend? Cúbica Container Houme, Costa Rica In the gorgeous nature of Costa Rica, tourists are delighted to find their vacation home in the Cúbica Container House. It is positively tiny, at 15 m2, but sleeps four people, who can enjoy gorgeous views from the rooftop. Mill Junction Silos Johannesburg Taking a lesson from Amsterdam, the South African property developer City used both shipping containers and grain silos to create student accommodation. The 10 stories of the grain silo base were topped with four stories of shipping containers. In total, this created 375 apartments in a tower that is now a prominent part of the city’s skyline. The Bonsai Container Skyscraper, Zurich In Switzerland, the Freitag company created its unique flagship store out of 19 old, well-used containers. After reinforcing and stacking them, a marvelous looking skyscraper unfolded - that has pledged to do well for the environment through low-impact solutions for heating, ventilation, and water use. Trump Container Cadde, Istanbul Yes, there is a Trump Towers in Istanbul. And it is gorgeous - or at least, its roof is. On its roof terrace, a Turkish bazaar was re-created using shipping containers. These are used for commercial purposes and decorated in a breathtakingly authentic manner. The gardens that surround the containers are a sight to behold, as well. Recommended:  Grimshaw Designs Tiny House ‘The Peak’: Australia Container City, Cholula Cholula, Mexico is a few hours away from Mexico City, with very little to speak for itself. With the build of their Container City, the locals sure were not about to accept this status. The shipping container structure is a true marvel, combining galleries, restaurants, bars, stores, apartments, and offices in one tiny - and very sustainable - ‘city’. Recommended:  Tiny House With Multi-Functional Design KontenerART, Poznań Another container city can be found in the Polish city of Poznań. KontenerART was founded by a collective of independent artists and is dedicated to showing ‘art’. There are film screenings, concerts, workshops, and art exhibitions. Plus, it offers free space to both local and international artists. Snoozebox Portable Hotel, Northamptonshire Snoozebox, how is that for a fitting name for a container that you can sleep in? In Northamptonshire in England, the Snoozebox system operates from the Silverstone racing circuit. Basically, people can order their so-called ‘pods’ for accommodation for all kinds of events. These pods include airconditioning, heating, bathrooms, and several bunk beds. Ship Away: Containers Of Hope In Costa Rico The applications are there. Let them inspire you - and consider ways of re-using old shipping containers for your own building projects. They are not just cutting-edge. They are also greener, safer, and often much cheaper. What more could you ask for? In the past, we took a brief look at Containers of Hope during our feature on shipping container homes, but this remarkable project by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture definitely deserves more attention. Built on a budget of just $40,000, this creative dwelling allowed the Peralta family to live debt-free in their ideal setting: surrounded by fields, their horses, and just 20 minutes from San Jose, Costa Rica. Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about Tiny Houses or Container Houses? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
The Weirdest Container Homes In The World
Circular Architecture
In 15 years, The Greenhouse will be disassembled again! The circular building The Green House is the new meeting place at Utrecht Central (Netherlands) and has a restaurant, meeting rooms, and a greenhouse on the roof. Circular Hospitality Concept Recommended:  Sustainable Bicycle Is Made From Recycled Plastic In Brazil R Creators has realized The Green House from a circular point of view. From the foundation to the steel skeleton of the building: The goal is to disassemble The Green House after fifteen years and put it back in a different location or give the building materials a different function in other places. The Greenhouse: A Cooperation Contract {youtube}                                            Circular Architecture 'The GreenHouse': Utrecht, Netherlands The circular operation also includes a circular building. That is why a food service company has not signed a traditional lease, but a cooperation contract. 'If you really want to work circularly, that has to be done with each other throughout the entire chain.' Recommended: Agricultural Waste Turned Into Food: Green Alternatives Recommended:  Solar Power, Wind Turbines And The WaveRoller: Norway The Greenhouse on the roof ensures that the foodservice company can grow local ingredients. The CO2 emissions, vitality, and location are mentioned for every dish that is served. The reduction of waste, energy, and water use is central. Suppliers are also involved in the circular ideas: products are not purchased, but they are paid for use: pay-per-use. Before you go! Recommended:  Spider-Woman: Tarantula Staple Food Gets A Snack: Cambodia Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about food or buildings which can be re-used? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
In 15 years, The Greenhouse will be disassembled again! The circular building The Green House is the new meeting place at Utrecht Central (Netherlands) and has a restaurant, meeting rooms, and a greenhouse on the roof. Circular Hospitality Concept Recommended:  Sustainable Bicycle Is Made From Recycled Plastic In Brazil R Creators has realized The Green House from a circular point of view. From the foundation to the steel skeleton of the building: The goal is to disassemble The Green House after fifteen years and put it back in a different location or give the building materials a different function in other places. The Greenhouse: A Cooperation Contract {youtube}                                            Circular Architecture 'The GreenHouse': Utrecht, Netherlands The circular operation also includes a circular building. That is why a food service company has not signed a traditional lease, but a cooperation contract. 'If you really want to work circularly, that has to be done with each other throughout the entire chain.' Recommended: Agricultural Waste Turned Into Food: Green Alternatives Recommended:  Solar Power, Wind Turbines And The WaveRoller: Norway The Greenhouse on the roof ensures that the foodservice company can grow local ingredients. The CO2 emissions, vitality, and location are mentioned for every dish that is served. The reduction of waste, energy, and water use is central. Suppliers are also involved in the circular ideas: products are not purchased, but they are paid for use: pay-per-use. Before you go! Recommended:  Spider-Woman: Tarantula Staple Food Gets A Snack: Cambodia Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about food or buildings which can be re-used? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Circular Architecture
Circular Architecture 'The GreenHouse'
Community

A community is you and me. A network of social, economic, ecological, and many other relationships. We all work together and live in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Social sustainability is becoming increasingly important on our small planet. We define support, quality of life, development, adaptation, rights, and labor.

Communities And Their Interests

We belong to a group of individuals - our society - in which we belong geographically. Certain environmental issues play an important role in our society. Here, sustainable solutions are sought, developed, and implemented. This may differ from societies in other countries. Still, because of our global environmental issues and dependence, we must learn to work more together to all benefit from sharing sustainable knowledge to tackle, for example, climate change.

Green architecture is important. Building with local materials that can be recycled and reused brings us a big step forward to have less impact on the environment. With green architecture, we can build smart cities where resources can be used more efficiently, and information can be shared, thus improving our society, your community.

Lifestyle is the way we live, the dynamics of personality. Fashion defines our self, and together with food, it is getting - at present - an even more important role in our society. It's not just about taste, but especially about the burden that the fashion industry, agriculture, and the meat industry have on our resources, especially water.

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