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SHFT Sampler 9-24-10

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Weekly links: The world's biggest wind farm, cloudscapes, and a bike that makes art.

Heads in the clouds: German climate engineering firm Transsolar and Tetsuo Kondo Architects collaborated on the 'Cloudscape' exhibition at Venice Biennale. Spotted at Designboom. Artist Gulnur Ozdaglar makes jellyfish-lookin' table bowls from recycled PET bottles. Eat your Wheaties...without destroying the rainforest. Treehugger reports that General Mills will use 100% sustainable......read more

Anton Ginzburg Searches for Mythical 'Hyperborea'

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Venice Biennale exhibit considers idyllic northern paradise

In Greek myth, there's a place that's so far north that it's beyond the cold. Hyperborea ("beyond the North winds") is a land of eternal springtime, where the flowers are always in bloom and the sun never stops shining. Recent Russian news reports claim Hyperborea actually existed on the shores of the White Sea, not far from the snowswept sites of Soviet Gulag prisons.  At......read more

Jessica Backhaus: I Wanted To See The World

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These watery photographs portray Venice as you've never seen it before

Along with New York City and Paris, the Italian city of Venice is probably one of the most photographed cities in the world. There is no corner of the City of Water than hasn't been caught on camera and put on the internet. But with this series, Berlin-based photographer Jessica Backhaus has managed to depict the city in a totally non-cliché -- not to mention beautiful -- way. To do so,......read more

Guy Mariano Skates from Venice to Venice

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Watch a legendary pro rip on two continents in this Lakai promo vid

Skateboarder Guy Mariano takes a boat trip in Venice, CA and ends up in Venice, Italy in this short promo clip from the Crailtap camp. Director Federico Vitetta follows the legendary pro as he finds himself in the fatherland and sets about to skate the crap out of it. Watch as he hits spots all through Venizia's cobblestone streets, getting in the way of tourists, and ending with a proper dive......read more

Yin Yang House by Brooks & Scarpa

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Net-zero residence in Venice Beach takes full advantage of plentiful SoCal sunlight

The net-zero building movement is alive and well in Venice, CA, where architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa have recently wrapped construction on this stunner of single family residence. Dubbed Yin Yang House, the home takes full advantage of the sunny SoCal climate with a a 12 KW solar photovoltaic panel system (the biggest available on the market) that serves the dual purposes of generating power......read more

Prefab Perfection

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A net-zero home in Venice Beach blurs the line between indoors and out

With its mnm.MOD prefab home project, Santa Monica architecture firm Minarc creates super energy-efficent modular homes from a library of pre-selected materials and patented connections. This mnm.MOD building, the Superb-A home in Venice Beach, Calif., is an outstanding example of what prefab architecture can be.  Completed in May 2011, the 2,400 sq ft home blurs the boundary......read more

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