Office of Sustainability


Floating City - AT Design Office

Commissioned by Chinese construction company CCCC who are currently working on a bridge to connect Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai, this concept for a floating metropolis by AT Design Office is surprisingly plausible compared to similar projects. It has been designed utilising the same technologies being used in CCCC’s bridge design; itself having a large submerged section that must be constructed on land and moved into position. 

Comprised of prefabricated hexagonal modules tessellated together to form an island, the concept would be connected via transportation networks of submarines and yachts, and would feature expansive green spaces above and below the waterline that would provide areas for growth and recreation. Underground tunnels would also provide roads and walkways between modules.

Read more about the project at: Dezeen

I want to be elaborate.

(via MyDisguises)

no shading because f— that

I like to imagine that all the bird brains of the RT office that are capable of sustained flight will go out every once in awhile and fly around Austin for the fun of it. They make a small mixed flock and just go hit up bars or whatever.

don’t look too closely, it looks much better far away


construction starts at european patent office by jean nouvel
all images © ateliers jean nouvel, dam & partners, new main B.V. – J.P. van eesteren, croon, wolter & dros and TBI

look inside the rijswijk, netherlands skyscraper:


The protests in Berkeley tonight(12-6-2014)

These pics are from twitter. I did not take these, just felt they need to be shared. Spread the word. I’m sure Berkeley PD are going to exaggerate the injuries of the two police officers that sustained them; and smear the actions of the protesters even though it was a small group among hundreds that are responsible for instigating the violence. 

A Watertown design firm improves office culture with cucumbers and chicken coops

Sasaki Associates partnered with Somerville’s Green City Growers to give employees a chance to grow their own produce.

In the Watertown offices of planning and design firm Sasaki Associates, there’s a wall that asks employees to respond to the question, “What makes you happy?”

Standing out among a sea of sticky notes listing things like “yoga” and “my cat,” one post says “CHICKENS.”

At most companies it would sound like a joke, but not here.

With the help of Green City Growers, Sasaki is growing radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers. —Sasaki Associates

Sasaki, which has an on-site, employee-run garden featuring 30 different kinds of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, is soon adding a chicken coop to the mix, and workers seem delighted.

“It builds a culture of inclusion and community,” said Philip Dugdale, a landscape architect at Sasaki and the driving force behind the chicken coop initiative. “You don’t have to be an avid gardener; it’s just nice to do, a great learning experience.”

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The footprints, the oldest ever found in the Southwest, were discovered last December during the preconstruction mitigation phase of a bridge project in Tucson, says Ian Milliken, an archaeologist for the Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation. The prints show what appears to have been a family—two adults, two children and a dog—opening and closing headgates from a raised irrigation ditch into fields measuring 15 meters by 15 meters. Read more.

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