Locally salvaged zinc panels clad a seaside getaway in Chile

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Designed by Chilean architecture firm Ortuzar Gebauer Arquitectos, the Coo Lodge is a seaside getaway that’s tied into the surrounding landscape history with its weathered zinc cladding. Sourced from old construction sites, the reclaimed metal plates have been oxidized to a reddish color similar to that of the ground color. Located on the beach with spectacular views of the sea and distant volcanoes, the building was constructed to feel like an extension of the landscape.

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Champagne could lose its classic taste due to climate change

Our celebratory bubblies are now being significantly changed as a result of climate change. The seasonal shifts in temperature that have become more and more peculiar over the years are affecting grape production in regions around the world. Champagne grapes depend on a very cool climate and chalky textured soil in order to produce the crisp fruity taste it is known for. The zesty acidity that leaves drinkers with a unique punch is equally responsible for the sparking wine’s ability to age. Pairing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building