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Maha Nasrallah

Architect in Beirut

Casa Batroun - The Story of an Eco-Friendly House

PRESENTED ON SEP 10, 2014
IN BEIRUT @ VOL 20

Maha Nasrallah and Maya Karkour share the adventurous experience of turning an old house into an exemplary, award winning eco-friendly home. Green magic, if you will! 

Taking something old and crumbling away, and refurbishing it and enhancing what is already there, is a step closer to eco-friendly living and homes. Reusing and recycling wood, and using natural materials, Maha and Maya were able to create and inspire more to do the same. 

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Energy-efficient Architecture

BY MICHAEL LAURING
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 20, 2013

Michael Lauring is as Associate Professor at Aalborg University's Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology. Michael tells us about the ideas that his architecture students have for energy-efficient designs. He also shows us a shopping center that his students made for the sustainability festival. (In Danish)

http://youtu.be/nnzdgLs9naU

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Wittgenstein's House

BY ATHINA STEFANI
@ VOL 3 ON APR 25, 2014

Architecture student Athina Stefani from Greece involves us in her story about Ludwig Wittgenstein's house, by the means of her own, architecturally-philosophical drawings made in the nights leading up to this presentation. 

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Casa UNAM

BY SANTIAGO MOTA
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 25, 2014

Santiago Mota is founder and leader of Casa UNAM, an awarded project in Solar Decathlon Europe 2014, the world´s most important sustainable design and construction competition. Twenty teams from students all over the world gather to research, design, manufacture, build, manage and exhibit a dwelling prototype fueled 100% by solar energy, evaluating its environmental, social and economical impact as well as its waste production through its life cycle.

 

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Crowdfunding and building: we build the house all together

BY ALEXANDER MEDVEDEV
IN CHELYABINSK

Let's club together to build a house?  Actually this phrase is the idea of Chelyabinsk project “The Ants”. The authors have come up with a scheme to invest in construction through Crowdfunding. How does this work? How to make the building process as clear as possible? And where is planned the first building, which can be observed online? Alexander Medvedev, one of project’s authors, gave the answers on these issues in the course of Pecha Kucha.

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Building an Ecosystem

BY FORREST WOOLWORTH
@ VOL 12 ON FEB 19, 2015

The Madison startup community has exploded over the last few years. Madison stuartups now employ over 500 full-time people and a whole support netwrok of accelerators, workspaces, and organizations. Where did this startup ecosystem come from? Can a group of young, ambitious entrepreneurs with a bold vision truley shape the future of Madison?

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A House in the Jungle

BY CHEE WEE NG
@ VOL 3 ON JUL 01, 2016

Chee Wee Ng shares a rare project about building a house in the jungle.

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Techno-mud: Optimising natural building

BY JESSICA EYERS
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

Jessica Eyers - How the most recent technology, combined with century-old construction techniques produces the best buildings – for our health, the planet and our souls

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An Eco-Friendly Home for Four

BY DAVIS LIU
@ VOL 39 ON OCT 20, 2018

劉德輔  2018臺中世界花博四口之家永續家園策展人

 

台北人,曾是廣告公司創意總監、媒體主編、職業攝影師,2008年知曉大氣層破洞及地球暖化已不可逆轉,決心離開職場及主流社會,搬到花蓮,學習有機農業、樸門永續設計、自然建築、生態村創造,並以推廣生態家園運動為職志,至今於台灣、馬來西亞等地演講達80場,並舉辦以自給自足生活、永續設計、生態村、戶外廚房為主題的研討會及營隊,亦長期經營臉書社群,粉絲超過萬人。

 

Davis Liu, Curator of 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition(Sustainable Homestead).

In 2008, knowing the global warming have become irreversible, determined to leave the mainstream society, learn organic agriculture, sustainable design, and natural architecture. , the creation of eco villages, now dedicate on eco-home movement.

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Sueno Verde - an Eco Friendly Community

BY FAY DURRANT
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 15, 2019

Fay Durrant had a dream to buy a piece of land in Spain and build an eco-friendly community.  It didn't work out quite the way she thought it would but after a pause to re-group and gather more resources, she has started again and with bands of volunteers and supporters is re-building her dream.