10 Nov '11, 3pm

Futuristic Laser-Cut Greenhouse Uses 110 Coldframes Instead of Heat

Futuristic Laser-Cut Greenhouse Uses 110 Coldframes Instead of Heat

Those of us who grow stuff in cold climates are probably familiar with the coldframe , a portable, mini-greenhouse box that you can build yourself out of reclaimed materials . Usually made out of old double-paned windowframes, coldframes help to protect plants from frost while extending the growing season. But what about an electricity-free greenhouse made entirely out of coldframes? That's what American architectural designer and artist Jenny Sabin recently built for the garden at the American Philosophical Society Museum: an array of colorful coldframes stacked in a futuristic, skeletal form. © Brent Wahl Part heat-less greenhouse, part avant-garde gazebo, Sabin's 52-foot long structure, titled "Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils," uses recycled materials that are pre-fabricated locally in Philadelphia and put together in the museum garden. The CNC-cut high-density...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/jenny-sabin-...

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Heating Your Home: Radiant Heat, Wood Heat - Green Building Elements

Heating Your Home: Radiant Heat, Wood Heat - Gr...

greenbuildingelements.com 12 Nov '11, 11pm

Author’s note: the following article on home heating is the first in an eight-part series. The series specifically targets...

Computer and Planter Combine for Futuristic Office Setting

Computer and Planter Combine for Futuristic Off...

treehugger.com 14 Nov '11, 4pm

The design is called Secondary Growth. Yanko Design writes, "Complete with soil and germinated seeds, the system functions...