A dome made of rearview mirrors, seat belts and soda bottles floats on Grand River

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Husband-and-wife team Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of New York City-based SLO Architecture recently set afloat their latest iteration in their series of Harvest Domes—massive dome-shaped installations made from locally sourced, repurposed materials. Dubbed Harvest Dome 3.0, their most recent buoyant installation can be found in the Grand River of Grand Rapids, Michigan where it celebrates the waterway’s heritage and role in powering the city’s manufacturing legacy. Measuring twenty feet… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



President Trump shrinks Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante monuments by 2 million acres

President Trump flew to Utah today to announce plans to drastically reduce Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monuments. The unprecedentd move would rip apart land that is invaluable to the Native American tribes who hold the land sacred, will open pristine wilderness to coal mining and energy exploration and will prevent people from visitng the priceless environment that a majority of Americans want protected.

Leaked maps reveal that the monuments will be selectively chopped… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla’s Gigafactory to host grand opening on July 29

Ain’t no party like a Tesla party! The California-based luxury car company (turned battery company) is gearing up for the grand opening of its enormous Gigafactory, located outside Reno, Nevada. Tesla announced late last week that the battery factory will open in just two months, with a celebration scheduled for July 29. Oddly, this grand opening will be a lot different than most others, in that the factory is nowhere near fully operational and construction will continue long after party goers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building