DC Water's Blue Plains waste water treatment facility. CC image from erin m.
While perusing Twitter (hat tip to Jeff Wood), I came across this Guardian article about urban uses of natural processes to do the dirty work of urban pollution mitigation. The piece discusses all types of green infrastructure and the natural processes they emulate,
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Near the soon to be opened and fantastic Park at the Yards, there’s a lot of new low-impact development infrastructure. These bioretention areas should be a great example of the new kind of both urban and environmentally sustainable infrastructure can be.
These are not ordinary tree boxes. Instead of draining into a standard storm sewer, these
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Museo Guggenheim Bilbao – from La Tête Krançien
Mammoth directs our attention to this post from LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne, talking about the systemic flaws of lists of the best buildings (and architecture criticism in general):
When Vanity Fair magazine recently released the results of a survey ranking the most significant pieces of architecture of
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