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Senate Majority PAC drops $550K

Ozmic World Views - July 8, 2014 - 21:00

The ads attack Mitch McConnell, who is trying to fend off Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky.

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Showroom: Doors of Discovery

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 21:00
Bertolotto Porte's new collection of doors by artist Elio Garis includes the Casa Zen range, with designs that reference the patterns of sand in the desert. Image courtesy Bertolotto Porte.When is a door more than a door? When they double as pieces of sculpture as they do in new collections from the Italian firm Bertolotto Porte. For the new introductions, Casa Zen and Constellazioni, the company tapped Elio Garis, a multi-talented artist, to add to the company’s collections of high-design doors.

Reports of a split in our ranks are malicious and untrue - EFF

SA Politics - July 8, 2014 - 20:56
Fighters reiterate that they are not forming a trade union of their own

Criminal charges to be laid over animal neglect on Thandi Modise's farm - NSPCA

SA Politics - July 8, 2014 - 20:51
Organisation says warrant had been obtained after it received information on dire condition of animals on property

Estuary Airport is 'huge financial and environmental risk'

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 20:34
Boris Johnson’s plans to build an airport in the Thames Estuary have suffered a serious blow after a new study concluded it would cause ‘huge environmental financial and safety risks’ Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/estuary-airport-is-huge-financial-and-en...

Lieberman: U.S. broke its word

Ozmic World Views - July 8, 2014 - 20:33

The former senator says America is now responsible for Iraq's humanitarian crisis.

Read More:  http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/joe-lieberman-iraq-us-responsible-humanita...
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Turning Japan Back toward Militarism

Ozmic World Views - July 8, 2014 - 20:22

The Obama administration’s much-touted “pivot” to Asia has a militaristic side that involves encouraging Japan to abandon its post-World War II pacifism and make its revamped military a U.S. ally in containing China, as Tim Shorrock explains to Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein U.S. politicians are displaying a rare bipartisanship as they back policies…

Read More:  http://consortiumnews.com/2014/07/08/turning-japan-back-toward-militarism/
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Biodiseño: YAP MoMA inaugura Hy-Fi, la torre de ladrillos orgánicos y compostables

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 20:20

Proyecto Hy-Fi en Nueva York. Image © Cecil Barnes V.

En Nueva York, hace unos días se inauguró el proyecto Hy-Fi en los espacios de MoMA’s PS1, tras alzarse ganador de la décimo quinta edición del Young Architects Program (YAP). Diseñado por la oficina recientemente adquirida por Autodesk, The Living, el proyecto temporal se destaca por su construcción enteramente a partir de un innovador material orgánico y biodegradable: ladrillos armados a partir de desechos agrícolas mezclado con hongos recombinados para ser embalados en moldes, creciendo y adaptándose a la forma del bloque.

“Nuestra estructura desvía temporalmente el ciclo natural del carbono para producir un edificio que crece nada más que de la tierra y luego regresa a la tierra: sin desperdicios, sin energía y sin emisiones de carbono”, justifica The Living.

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/?p=376994

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Amin Taha wins planning for Barbican home

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 20:19
Amin Taha Architects has won planning permission to build a four-storey home inside the base of the Cromwell Tower in the Barbican, London Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/first-look/amin-taha-wins-planning-for-b...

Why You Should Personally Give a Damn About Climate Change

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 20:00

A world devastated by climate change is like a night where The Day After Tomorrow, Planet of the Apes, and A Clockwork Orange turn on some Marvin Gaye, burn some incense, and hit the bed to breed a mega dystopia. A lot of people know about the dangers of fossil fuels, the importance of recycling, and why it’s healthier to be a vegetarian, but everyone asks “how does climate change affect me?” Let’s put it this way: with the amount of change we’re gonna see, your children won’t be playing outside much, you probably won’t be eating sushi three times a week anymore, and Game of Thrones’ North of the Wall will quickly become a reality.

Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=666701

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Design ACB wins planning for Grade II church conversion

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 19:59
Design ACB has been granted planning permission to convert a church in the Winchester Conservation Area into apartments Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/first-look/design-acb-wins-planning-for-...

bptw completes Hackney housing

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 19:55
[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] East London-based practice bptw has completed the refurbishment of a 1930s block of flats in Hackney Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/bptw-completes-hackney-housing/8665349.a...

Obituary: Mario Coyula Cowley, 1935-2014

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 19:28
The celebrated Cuban architect and urban planner Mario Coyula Cowley died in Havana on July 7, after a long battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. Source Reference: :  http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2014/07/140708-Obituary-Mario-Coyula-Cow...

Three-Wheeled Toyota i-ROAD Electric Vehicle Becomes Part of France’s Smart City Car Sharing Program

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 19:21

Adorable EV alert! With its unique three wheel design and compact footprint, Toyota’s i-ROAD electric vehicle represents the future of personal transport. And now drivers in Grenoble, France will have a chance to drive one this fall when Toyota plans to test its real world capability as part of a new car sharing program called “Smart City.”

Source Reference: :  http://inhabitat.com/?p=668454

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London Met student wins RIBA part 2 scholarship

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 19:15
Architecture student Chloe Anderson has been awarded the 2014 RIBA AHR Stephen Williams Scholarship Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/london-met-student-wins-riba-part-2-scho...

Casa Orea / Dionne Arquitectos

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 19:00

© Francisco Baxin

Arquitectos: Dionne Arquitectos
Ubicación: Puebla, Mexico
Arquitecto A Cargo: Fred Dionne
Colaboradores: Arturo López, Carlos Alberto Rodríguez, Elizabeth Cortes, Francisco Baxin y Maria Fernanda Dionne.
Área: 230.0 m2
Año Proyecto: 2012
Fotografías: Francisco Baxin, Pupe Fabre

Source Reference: :  http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/?p=376366

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"How a Bishop and a lawyer overcame ANC politicking to end platinum strike" - BizNews

SA Politics - July 8, 2014 - 18:57
And four other of the top stories on Alec Hogg's business news website, July 8 2014

Vandals attack Carmody Groarke’s 7 July London memorial

archiWEB 3.0 - July 8, 2014 - 18:57
Carmody Groarke’s memorial to the victims of the 7 July London terrorist attacks was defaced on the eve of the ninth anniversary of the bombings Source Reference: :  http://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/vandals-attack-carmody-groarkes-7-july-l...
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