By Atelier Pariri
The Living Principles →
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Wastewater Treatment Plant In San Francisco Is a... →
Reinventing waste is such a simple but important concept; instead of keeping it hidden, it makes more sense to create something beautiful. Nature operates with a closed loop system, so why can’t we embrace the genius?
7 (More) Amazing Adaptive Reuse Architecture... →
This is what I’m talkin’ about. The majority of plans for sustainable cities that I’ve seen so far suggest using completely new material. It seems a little counterproductive to increase sustainability by manufacturing more crap.
Off the grid living on Navajo Nation →
I visited Navajo Nation last spring on a trip with my quirky and endearing professor, and fell in love with the red rocks all over again. There I met an intelligent, perverse man whose previous job was a professor at the University of Chicago. At the time he was in the beginning stages of banding a team of architects to construct off the grid homes for the Navajo people. It’s a brilliant idea, and...
10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs &... →
I’ve always felt a bit cheated in respect to my childhood, because unlike many lucky children, I never had a tree house. Despite my incessant pleadings to my parents, who are, you might call the practical types, refused my request. My obsession continued into adolescence, as I watched Brendan Fraiser’s cinematic hit George of the Jungle on repeat. Luckily, as an adult my dream remains...
Will We Someday Live in Living Homes? →
It is extremely important for people to have a physical space to call home. Something deep within us longs to have a sense of belonging. Movies are based on it, Lifetime loves it, and Dear Abbey and columnists of the like deal with it all the time. But really, what does it mean to call some place home? Design and functionality are independently important, but these are merely superficial aspects....
Living Building Challenge is... — ILBI →
I heard about these guys at a conference I attended in October. It’s definitely more integrated and responsible than LEED.
I generally have very dry skin. Every winter the back of my hands transform into a texture comparable of some desert reptile. Regardless of the gobs of lotions I use, the same result persists. About a week ago I used the last drop of my favorite hand lotion. With my current state of unemployment, I’ve been quite frugal and decided to hold off for a few days before purchasing more. That was a...
The environmental website Inhabitat, is one of my favorite ways to procrastinate. As a huge nerd for sustainability and design of all types, the combination of the two leaves me completely awestruck. Today, I read about a new water filter that purifies water by using dirt, of all things. The filter is comprised of several layers of various-sized rocks and sand, with a concrete base. After a few...