Desperation and fear mount in Irma-ravaged Caribbean

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Over the past few days, Hurricane Irma has devastated islands in the Caribbean, Cuba, and parts of Florida. The Category 5 hurricane has since downgraded to a tropical storm, but the damage it caused will take years to recover from. On the island of Barbuda, for example, “95 percent” of buildings were destroyed. And on the islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy, residents don’t even have time to breathe, as another Category 4 storm — named Jose — is barreling toward the territories.

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Wind-powered machine mimics the sound of 500 galloping horses

How do you bring an ancient landscape to life? Architecture studio NEON breathes life into England’s historical Chesters Roman Fort by recreating the sound of 500 galloping horses. Architect Mark Nixon led the design of Cavalary 360, a wind-powered installation that mimics the sounds of horse hooves clopping on the ground while framing the North Tyne landscape. The site-specific musical instrument pays homage to the 500 horses that belonged to the Roman cavalrymen that roamed the land 1,600 years… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building