Handsome timber-clad extension embraces Australias great outdoors

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When the clients decided to add a modest expansion to their existing home in Eganstown, Australia, they were looking for more than just extra breathing room. Enlisting the help of Melbourne-based emerging design practice Solomon Troup Architects, the extension was envisioned as a way to more fully embrace the expansive hillside landscape. The resulting structure—named the Limerick House—does just that while referencing the outdoors with its natural materials palette.

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Lemurs are now the most endangered species of primate on the planet

Approximately 94% of the 111 species and subspecies of lemur are under threat of extinction in their indigenous country of Madagascar – and the only place they exist outside of captivity. Of the remaining lemur groups only 6 are not listed under high risk of extinction in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. This retrogression was revealed by a Primate Specialist Group that has been analyzing current threats to the survival of lemur populations… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building