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SafetyNet Saves Fish

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Trawling concept design could save millions of tons of fish a year

It's shocking to learn to that more than 27 million tons of dead unmarketable fish are caught and thrown back into the sea each and every year. The SafetyNet is a technological advancement designed to drastically reduce unwanted "by-catch" and save the lives of juvenile and endangered fish that get tangled in traditional trawling nets. The SafetyNet concept, envisioned by Dan Watson,......read more

SHFT Sampler 9-16-10

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Weekly links: Kwangho Lee, ridiculous green advertising, and raver bikes.

Kwangho Lee's "Lifelike Design" exhibit at Design September in Brussels, which we discussed here, is up now at Hunting and Collecting. Check SlamXHype for story and pics. Nissan's ludicrous ad spot for the all-electric Leaf sedan is catching flak in the blogosphere. Advertising blog Copyranter calls it an "absolutely outrageously manipulative insensitive hubristic piece......read more

'Lumigrids' Lights Up the Road While Cycling at Night

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LED projector helps cyclists avoid crashes by emitting a square grid on the ground ahead

Night cycling is about to get a whole lot safer (and more Tron-esque) thanks to Lumigrids, an LED projector developed by a team of engineers from Sichuan University. The device, which can be powered either by battery or by the rotation of the wheels, affixes to the bike's handlebars and projects a square grid on the ground ahead. As the road surface changes, the grid bends, curves and......read more

Recycloop

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Outdoor public art pavilion in Dordecht, Netherlands made from kitchen sinks.

More great repurposing ingenuity from the land of windmills and tulips. In Dordecht, Netherlands, the Dutch architecture firm 2012Architecten recently erected Recycloop, a small public pavilion for showing art. Visitors can view the art inside through the sinks' drains and a hidden door grants visitors access within the structure. Visitors are asked to clean their vegetables elsewhere.......read more

'Halo' Sustainable Infrastructure

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Visionary architectural concept from Holland, so advanced we don't understand it.

In Holland, forward-thinking design is basically a cultural imperative. So no one's going to be surprised that this hyperadvanced infrastructure concept—a floating, multi-purpose structure designed to the highest standards of sustainability—is a Dutch initiative. Envisioned by DHV Architects for a major Dutch causeway that separates the saltwater North Sea from a freshwater......read more

Wikado Playground Gives Wind Turbines New Life

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In Rotterdam, Holland, discarded turbine parts are repurposed as elements of play

The Netherlands has a long and rich history of harnessing energy from the wind. Hell, the windmill is their national symbol. Today, the country is a global leader in sustainable design. So it comes as no surprise that Dutch designers have found a creative way to reuse old wind turbines: a fun-filled playground created from recycled wind turbine parts. Designed by 2012Architecten, the Wikado......read more

Salvaged Wood Reliefs by Ron van der Ende

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Dutch artist creates masterful illusions of three-dimensionality

Ron van der Ende's work begins in the streets of Rotterdam, where collects salvaged pieces of wood like doors and construction materials. This reclaimed wood he strips to create veneer with the paint layers still intact, then, using a mosaic technique, the Dutch artist assembles the small pieces of wood to create super-realistic bas-reliefs that are both painterly and sculptural. His range of......read more

Manmade Land: Photos by Siebe Swart

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Aerial photographs of Dutch waterworks

As global temperatures continue their upward trajectory, rising seas are an imminent threat for low-lying countries like Holland. The famously waterlogged nation is at the vanguard of innovation in water management, employing groundbreaking tactics to protect human settlements and maintain coastal land. In Manmade Land, Dutch photographer Siebe Swart shows his country's struggles with rising......read more

Glass Prefab Cabin by 2by4 Architects

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A perfectly compact getaway in the Dutch countryside

Architects of generic, gargantuan McMansions could stand to learn a thing or two from 2by4 Architects, the Rotterdam-based firm behind the design of this compact recreational home in the Dutch countryside. At only 225 square feet, the Island House leaves a tiny footprint without sacrificing any of the client's needs in terms of comfort or views. The glass prefab is designed for......read more

Let's Take A Page From The Netherlands

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The Citizens Sued The Govt To Cut Emissions And They Won

Dutch climate activists just won a landmark case that will require their country to cut emissions faster—and similar lawsuits are now before other nations. By Ben Schiller If governments won't respond to the threat of climate change on their own, perhaps the legal system will force them into it. That's the possibility raised by a first-of-its-kind verdict in a court case in the......read more

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