Be careful with that roof garden. Plus, nice shades.
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My Tips for Rooftop Garden Design
My Tips for Rooftop Garden Design
As I am an architect, the first thing I thought when I saw the title of Elizabeth's post was, "OMG this is gonna be trouble; somebody is going to end up with a garden inside their home instead of on top of it." Fortunately, the very first thing Elizabeth writes is, "Determine the load-bearing capacity of the roof." Also, it's not just the garden and the people. It is also the water—gardens can soak up a lot of it! People ignore this but, seriously, hire a professional.
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Throwing Shade at How Buildings Must Adapt to the Climate Crisis
Throwing Shade at How Buildings Must Adapt to the Climate Crisis
Most buildings in Europe have shading or other ways to keep the heat out. We all should.
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Chile May Be Home to the Worlds Oldest Tree
Chile May Be Home to the World’s Oldest Tree
Older than the pyramids or Stonehenge.
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Electric vs. Induction Cooktop: Which Is Greener?
Electric vs. Induction Cooktop: Which Is Greener?
Induction is faster, safer, and a bit greener, if you don't have to buy new pots and pans.
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Photographers Capture the Magnificence of Big Animals
Photographers Capture the Magnificence of Big Animals
I don't know about this one. Polar bears can dive and I don't like the look in the eyes of that Bengal tiger. Grizzlies are fast and we know what Moby Dick did to Captain Ahab. Photographer Marko Dimitrijevic tells Mary Jo: "Although I love all wildlife, big animals stir up extraordinarily strong emotions in me." I suspect they would in me too: fear and panic. Thinking of Dorothy singing in "The Wizard of Oz": "Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!"
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