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Vin Varavarn uses local bamboo and soil to build learning centre in Thailand

October 25, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
The learning centre has a pointed angular roof

Vin Varavarn Architects has used local materials and construction techniques incorporating bamboo and soil to design an agriculture learning centre in Thailand’s Pak Chong District. The PANNAR Sufficiency Economic and Agriculture Learning Centre is located on a formerly arid 14-acre (5.7-hectare) site that has been transformed with reservoirs and farming areas, based on the Sufficiency

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UK Green Building Council picks 17 “exemplary sustainable projects” for COP26 virtual pavilion

October 25, 2021 Cajsa Carlson 0
Bamboo school in Bali

Seventeen sustainable projects, including a timber cultural centre in Sweden, a school built from bamboo and 3D-printed clay homes, will be exhibited in the Build Better Now virtual pavilion during COP26 in Glasgow. The Build Better Now exhibition aims to demonstrate opportunities to tackle the climate emergency and limit the impact of the built environment,

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Saudi Arabia is Converting an Oil Rig into the World’s First Offshore Extreme Amusement and Leisure Park

October 25, 2021 Dima Stouhi 0

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has announced that it will convert an oil rig into a 150,000 square meter amusement park and resort located in the Arabian Gulf. Titled “THE RIG.”, the project is expected to be the world’s first touristic destination built on offshore oil platforms, featuring three hotels, eleven world-class restaurants, roller coaster rides, and extreme sports and activities like bungee jumping and skydiving, all accessible via a ferry, yacht, cruise, or helicopter.