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Concrete is the most carbon-intensive material found in the built environment, and rammed earth is a viable alternative—at least for projects of a certain scale. The San Antonio–based architecture firm Lake|Flato has opted for rammed earth on two of its residential projects, such as this one in West Texas.Courtesy Kyle Melgaard/Pilgrim Building Company Concrete is the most carbon-intensive material found in the built environment, and rammed earth is a viable alternative—at least for projects of a certain scale. The San Antonio–based architecture firm Lake|Flato has opted for rammed earth on two of its residential projects, such as this one in West Texas.Courtesy Kyle Melgaard/Pilgrim Building Company

Practitioners have finally begun taking a more nuanced approach to the carbon emitted by new buildings. Are they too late?

I’ve started calling them come-to-carbon moments—the inner alarm bells that sound as you begin to register the devastating ecological costs of every man-made surface around you. Every sidewalk you’ve ever walked on, every building you’ve ever walked into, and every material inside those buildings, too. It’s the kind of thing you can’t un-see once you’ve started looking, the kind of knowledge that can transform a worldview, or a practice.

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the built-in column-style indoor garden uses advanced lighting, temperature, and water control to let consumers grow greens year-round inside their kitchens.

The post LG’s indoor farm appliance imagines futuristic gardening for urban dwellers appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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the consumer electronics show (CES 2020) is one of the biggest tech events of the year, observing the latest in tech trends, all shaping the year ahead.

The post robot pizza makers and AI yoga at CES 2020: here’s what you can’t miss appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.

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© Joshua © Joshua
  • architects: CM Design
  • Location: No.15,Fuxing Rd.Shagang Community,Chang’an Town,DongGuan, GuangDong,China
  • Area: 1280.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2019
  • Photographs: Joshua

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