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Henning Larsen breaks ground on BEAM Platinum-targeted Shaw Auditorium in Hong Kong

Shortly after completing the “greenest school” in Hong Kong, Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen has broken ground on yet another sustainability-minded project—the Shaw Auditorium for The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Designed with modular seating, the multipurpose auditorium will be a flexible space that can accommodate a wide range of cultural events from concerts and musicals to conventions and exhibitions. The elliptical building will also feature climate-optimized design…

10 curious truths about Stonehenge

Humans have spent centuries studying Stonehenge, yet it still has a few tricks up its sleeve. In recent years, for instance, research has shown the size of the world’s most mysterious megalithic monument is much larger than previously assumed, giving…

Your cat thinks you're a much larger cat with good taste in food

If you have a cat, you might think of yourself as your feline’s parent. After all, you feed your cat, you snuggle him, and you probably even talk to him. Your cat, however, sees things a bit differently. According to…

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The problem with coffee pods and the eco-friendly alternatives to use instead

Many Americans have become accustomed to using single-serving brewers to make their morning cup of coffee. Not only are these coffee pods, commonly known as K-cups, convenient to use, but they come in an assortment of flavors and coffee types to meet anyone’s taste. While K-cups are a convenience of modern times, they come with a dark side. The vast majority of these plastic pods end up in our landfills every year, contributing to the growing problem of plastic pollution. Fortunately, there…

Copenhagen Wants to Show How Cities Can Fight Climate Change – The New York Times

COPENHAGEN — Can a city cancel out its greenhouse gas emissions? Copenhagen intends to, and fast. By 2025, this once-grimy industrial city aims to be net carbon neutral, meaning it plans to generate more renewable energy than the dirty energy…

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The FLEXSE tiny house module is built from 100% recyclable materials

A tiny and deliciously cozy prefab has popped up in St. Petersburg, courtesy of local architectural practice Smart Architecture Laboratory (SA lab). The charming compact building—dubbed FLEXSE—is the firm’s first prototype for tiny modular housing and is modeled after a traditional Scandinavian BBQ house. Designed with flexibility in mind, the FLEXSE prototype was prefabricated in a factory, assembled on-site, and built entirely of recyclable materials. Defined by its organic elliptical…

Visit the Arctic's most cosmopolitan city

For an increasing number of travelers, the Arctic has changed from a place to avoid into a desirable destination. Several cruise ships will be taking travelers around the Arctic Ocean in the coming years, and eco-resorts have been gaining popularity…