Green-roofed 2022 Winter Olympic center echoes the surrounding ski slopes

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The new Four Season Town Reception Center in Beijing mimics the surrounding slopes and ski tracks which will become the center point for the activities during the 2022 Winter Olympics. Group GSA designed the building as two interlocking green-roofed volumes that represent an extension of the surrounding landscape.

Located at the main entrance of the Four Seasons Resort – the closest resort to the 2022 Winter Olympics host town, Chongli, the center will be used as an information hub for the activities… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Simba Snoozeliner night bus will let passengers sleep on their way home

We doze off on public transportation 27 times a year, according to James Cox, CEO of United Kingdom-based sleep brand Simba. So the company came up with an idea: the Simba Snoozeliner, a bus with 14 sleep pods outfitted with Simba mattresses, noise-canceling headphones, and liver-cleansing Milk Thistle. A steward will even be on hand to wake people up at their stop.

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