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The Green School in Bali


Photo © Iwan Baan

One of the shortlisted projects for the 11th Cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010

Environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to motivate communities to live sustainably. Part of that effort was to show people how to build with sustainable materials, namely bamboo. They established the Green School, and its affiliates: the Meranggi Foundation, which develops plantations of bamboo plants through presenting bamboo seedlings to local rice farmers; and PT Bambu, a for-profit design and construction company that promotes the use of bamboo as a primary building material, in an effort to avoid the further depletion of rainforests.
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© Beat Poet

A collaborative project between Beat Poet + 22designstudio of Taiwan

These rings are based on the brutalist ideas of architects such as Louis Kahn and the concrete architecture of Japanese architect Tadao Ando. His work is characterised by simple geometry and an almost exclusive use of concrete, with the formwork holes left intact. The concrete, imperfect and raw like a man-made contribution to the natural environment, ages gracefully in a wabi-sabi manner, making visible the invisible logic of nature.
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Ways in Overdraft by B.

Ways in Overdraft | © thisismybworld
Born in 1982, “b.” lives and works in Athens as an architect and street artist. He is an enigma and not much is known about the character other than his age (28) and his street art Continue Reading