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These Woodpeckers Are Packing Heat (5 pics)

Those look like bullet holes don't they? Well, they're not. Just the work of some angry woodpeckers.

The Evolution of Life Poster

The Evolution of Life Poster

Urban Skyfarm : Future Vertical Farm for Urban Areas

Based on recent studies, in the future, most world’s population will live in urban areas, and the total of world population will increase by about 3 billion people. Urban Skyfarm proposal was inspired by Dr. Dickson Despommier’s concept of vertical farm , it’s a possible solution to deal with our future problems of land shortage, deforestation, and of course, environmental pollution due to over population. The idea here is to locate a vertical farm in downtown of Seoul, right adjacent to the Cheonggyecheon stream which is an ideal place to host local food production and distribution. This skyfarm takes advantage of hydroponic system as substitution to soil based agricultural extensions, yet it is able to produce the same food but more efficient and healthy thanks to controlled environment (heat, light, moisture). Urban Skyfarm will be a zero energy facility, it uses renewable energy produced by both solar and wind energy for the production process, including transportation and food

Beeston Street House by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Shaun Lockyer Architects have re-designed the Beeston Street House in Queensland, Australia. From the architects The Beeston Street house is a recalibration of a previously unsuccessful renovation on the Teneriffe hillside of New Farm. The new design breathes life into a wonderful pre-war cottage through the incorporation of a number of chiseled voids and forms that also serve to tie the old and new components of the house together. The project involved very little extension and was in fact reduced in size to create the desired outcome for the clients. The result is a seamless, unexpected and engaging space that creates an inner city sanctuary with gorgeous city views as well as private entertaining areas. Architect: Shaun Lockyer Architects Photography by Scott Burrows