Worlds largest single-domed tropical greenhouse unveiled for France

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A lush paradise of waterfalls and tropical plants has been unveiled in Coldefy & Associates’ designs for Tropicalia, the world’s largest tropical greenhouse under one roof. Proposed for Pas-de-Calais, France, the 215,000-square-foot greenhouse will be sheathed beneath a double-insulated dome and designed for energy efficiency and include heat recycling. The $62 million project will feature a variety of tropical landscapes filled with flora and fauna and linked by a one-kilometer walking path.

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Midwest greenhouse heated with geothermal energy produces citrus year-round for $1 per day

Those who live in the Midwest understand how difficult it can be to eat local during the wintertime. For Russ Finch and his local community, the task isn’t too difficult as the former mailman designed a geothermal greenhouse in the state of Nebraska that produces lemons, grapefruit-sized oranges, green figs, and grapes — and all for just $1 a day.

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NASA unveils inflatable greenhouse for sustainable farming on Mars

A group of researchers from the University of Arizona, in collaboration with NASA scientists, have created an innovative inflatable greenhouse to help feed astronauts on other planets. The Prototype Lunar/Mars Greenhouse project would allow astronauts on deep space missions access to healthy, fresh food year-round.

The greenhouse is made of an inflatable material and functions as a closed loop, integrated with the astronaut’s life support systems. The carbon dioxide released by the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful Greenhouse from Bangkok is a miniature garden you can bring inside

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INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes On Transforming Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse with 200+ Plants!

Some people collect stamps, other people collect cats. Summer Rayne Oakes collects plants – in a big way! The Brooklyn-based model/activist/botanist has transformed her apartment into a veritable greenhouse filled with over 200 living specimens (it sort of View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building