Chinas first Slow Food Village will promote local foods and traditions

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Rural-urban migration in China is at an all-time high, with experts estimating an influx of 243 million migrants to Chinese cities by 2025. In a bid to combat this wave of migration and raise living standards for farmers, Stefano Boeri Architetti has designed Slow Food Freespace, China’s first Slow Village that follows the philosophy of the Slow Food Movement. The Slow Village pilot project will be presented this week at the 16th Venice Biennial.

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New technology could slow down biological time to save injured soldiers’ lives

Sometimes the difference between life and death is a matter of time. For injured soldiers on the field, the minutes between when a medic can treat them can make all the difference. That’s why DARPA is looking into ways to slow biological time in order to give medics the time they need to help.

 

We can learn a lot from life around us. For instance, some organisms like tardigrades can essentially suspend animation when conditions are hostile to life. DARPA wants to tap into that… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

DIY: Make delicious homemade yogurt in your slow cooker

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Yogurt is one of those all-around fabulous edibles that can be used a thousand different ways. It gets added to smoothies, eaten with cereal, mixed with herbs to create spreads and dips, or just devoured by the spoonful right out View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Reconnect with nature in this gorgeous retreat built for slow living

A safe haven from the frantic pace of modern life has popped up in the Australian town of Balnarring. Melbourne-based Branch Studio Architects designed this lovely modern studio and retreat with a deliberately low-tech aesthetic that emphasizes connection with the outdoors. The simple yet chic home is extremely flexible and can adapt to a seemingly limitless number of uses.

The client prioritized flexibility early on in the design process, requiring “a space that could be nothing one… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building