Wind-powered machine mimics the sound of 500 galloping horses

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How do you bring an ancient landscape to life? Architecture studio NEON breathes life into England’s historical Chesters Roman Fort by recreating the sound of 500 galloping horses. Architect Mark Nixon led the design of Cavalary 360, a wind-powered installation that mimics the sounds of horse hooves clopping on the ground while framing the North Tyne landscape. The site-specific musical instrument pays homage to the 500 horses that belonged to the Roman cavalrymen that roamed the land 1,600 years… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Beautiful stable grows wild grasses on the roof for horses to eat

Don’t be alarmed if you see horses on the roof of this stable—they’re meant to be there. Argentinian architecture firm Estudio Ramos designed Figueras Stables, a stunning contemporary building for professional polo player Nacho Figueras. Located in the grasslands of La Pampa of central Argentina, the modern stable is planted with wild native grasses on its sloped roof for horses to graze.

The Figueras Stables’ low-lying horizontal profile draws inspiration from the simplicity… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The US government votes to slaughter 45,000 wild horses to make room for cattle

Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board made the decision to use euthanasia to kill 45,000 wild horses currently captive in government holding facilities throughout the US. The decision has come under great scrutiny by organizations who argue for using birth control to minimize population growth, instead.

Over the last 20 years, the BLM has been rounding up and removing wild horses from their natural habitat in the interest of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building