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Sustainable Heating Using Body Heat

Swedish real estate companyAJernhusen announced they found a way to harness the energy created by the 250,000 daily passersby in Stockholm Central Station. By using the heat that the moving bodies generate, the company accomplished a futuristic project: they managed to heat an office building across the street, decreasing the building's energy bill by 25 %, a large sum of money for a large building. Jernhusen first came up with the idea that could be a step forward in reusable energy three years ago.A The concept behind this breakthrough is that Central Station's ventilation system converts body heat into hot water that heats up the building across the street. Sweden has a deadly combination of cold weather and high gas prices which eventually led to a creative and sustainable solution. "This is old technology being used in a new way. The only difference here is that we've shifted energy between two different buildings", says one of the creators of the system, Klas Johnasson. This project was made possible because a large development real estate firm like Jernhusen owns the land on which Stockholm Central Station and the office building are located, as well as the space in between: "But this doesn't mean that it cannot be done otherwise. It just means that real estate owners have to collaborate with each other", says Klas Johnasson. This great project will surely be passed on from mind to mind until it reaches new heights in helping create a sustainable planet.

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Posted: January 19th, 2011
at 3:16pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,architecture,development

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Posted: November 19th, 2010
at 4:46pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art,architecture,photo

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EYEBEAM : Aram Bartholl

This a preview of "Dead Drops", a project by Aram Bartholl which he started off during his ongoing EYEBEAM residency in NYC. It is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. Aram "injected" 5 USB flash drives into walls, buildings and curbs accessable to anybody. You are invited to go to these places to drop or find files on a dead drop. Plug your laptop to a wall, house or pole to share your files and date. Each dead drop contains a readme.txt file explaining the project. I guess the most prominent location is right next to the New Museum, the other 4 locations are listed on Aram's website.

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Posted: November 17th, 2010
at 10:21pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: computers,art,web,weaponry,architecture,design,contemporary,et cetera

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English Heritage Claims Copyright on Stonehenge

The outfit which appropriates all the best bits of England then charges us Englishmen to get in and see them has been pointing out to photo libraries and owners of image banks that it owns Stonehenge so it should get a cut of any sales made of a picture of the iconic stones. The fotoLibra photo library posted a letter it had received from English Heritage on its blog. In it the organisation says that it, and only it has the right to use images of the six thousand year-old monument for commercial purposes.

"Please be aware that any images of Stonehenge can not be used for any commercial interest," it wrote. "All commercial interest to sell images must be directed to English Heritage." The blogger wonders if there can be "any law that states that it is illegal to use images of Stonehenge for any commercial interest?" Asks: "If an image of Stonehenge is so used, how could they possibly police the usage?" he had a a quick browse through a number of rights-managed and royalty-free online picture libraries and came up with list of half a dozen picture libraries owning hundreds of picture of Stonehenge.

The outfit which appropriates all the best bits of England then charges us Englishmen to get in and see them has been pointing out to photo libraries and owners of image banks that it owns Stonehenge so it should get a cut of any sales made of a picture of the iconic stones.The fotoLibra photo library posted a letter it had received from English Heritage on its blog.In it the organisation says that it, and only it has the right to use images of the six thousand year-old monument for commercial purposes."Please be aware that any images of Stonehenge can not be used for any commercial interest," it wrote.

"All commercial interest to sell images must be directed to English Heritage."The blogger wonders if there can be "any law that states that it is illegal to use images of Stonehenge for any commercial interest?"Asks: "If an image of Stonehenge is so used, how could they possibly police the usage?" he had a a quick browse through a number of rights-managed and royalty-free online picture libraries and came up with list of half a dozen picture libraries owning hundreds of picture of Stonehenge.

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Posted: November 16th, 2010
at 4:45pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: architecture,photo,trademark & copyright

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The Greenest Mosque: Putting Faith in its Place

That nature and religion make good green fellows has recently been the source of much media emphasis. Since appealing to the public's rational mind (the planet is burning up, shouldn't we adjust our behavior accordingly?) has been wildly ineffective, then perhaps a more God-fearing approach is more appropriate (use less water because the Bible/Torah/Quran told you so). ASuch an emphasis has produced creative results, including the Green Mosque, which was awarded Best Freestanding Religious Structure in the Faith in Place competition. By combining passive design and sourcing local materials, while also prioritizing community-building, Onat Oktem, Ziya Imren, Zeynep Oktem, and Uri Tzarnotzky have designed a mosque so green, it must have been ordained from above.

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Posted: November 13th, 2010
at 2:49pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: green,architecture,competitions,development

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GVCS - Global Village Construction Set

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Posted: November 9th, 2010
at 2:39pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: architecture,development,open source

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We Own the Night : The Underbelly Project

A vast new exhibition space opened in New York City this summer, with a show 18 months in the making. On view are works by 103 street artists from around the world, mostly big murals painted directly onto the gallery's walls. It is one of the largest shows of such pieces ever mounted in one place, and many of the contributors are significant figures in both the street-art world and the commercial trade that now revolves around it. Its debut might have been expected to draw critics, art dealers and auction-house representatives, not to mention hordes of young fans. But none of them were invited.

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Posted: November 2nd, 2010
at 7:35am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: architecture,contemporary

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World Heritage Sites: 12 Ancient Landmarks on Verge of Vanishing

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Posted: October 28th, 2010
at 12:23pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: architecture

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Respect the Architect, Give Props to the Process and Go Hard on the Hustle

The first step you should already do accept the status quo and their landscape and get a full understanding. After all, for them to be status quo in the first place, they had to build up the architecture to keep them in power so let's give them the credit they deserve. In addition, they have architecture in place to keep them in power and you need to understand this. The most typical structure is the people of power create a sphere of influence with socialites and the media and other characters such as politicians and appointed officers in the government structure.

For example, a lot of these cornball magazines take advertisement money from these status quo cats and that pays the writers salaries and you know the writers are going to write cute fluff about the status quo. Then what these writers do is ignore the up and coming cats and start acting like only status quo matter. Then you see cats on TV and in the media name-dropping status quo and what you do is find out who is the one behind the scenes keeping the status quo in the picture. Just monitor their activities and take their names and their involvement in the structure to keep the status quo on top.

Then you have to accept the fact there are goons and muscle out there keeping them in power. Goons and muscle is not your knucklehead brutes with guns. These are the lawyers and the laws that protect the status quo. You have to find out who are the lawyers, who are the politicians and the laws that are designed to protect the status quo. In some cases the government tries to partner with status quo and you need to know names and connections. So just monitor what is going on and take names and learn connections to understand the architecture.

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Posted: October 26th, 2010
at 7:17am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,architecture,development

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