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April 24, 2014
Earth Day spurred amazing sustainable architecture and design posts across the web, from an interview with Shigeru Ban to the best recycling bins.
animal homes
 
A preview of a brand new book, Animal Architecture by photographer Ingo Arndt, that showcases incredibly intricate animal homes. Via Fast Company
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shigeru ban

The New York Times architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, interviewed 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban for the 2014 New York Times Cities for Tomorrow conference. Via The New York Times

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recycling bin

Leave it to the bloggers at Remodelista to find attractive recycling bins, we love their ten picks. 

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honest company cleaner

We’re skeptical when it comes to the latest “green” cleaning products, but we’ve been enjoying the Honest Company products here in the Dwell office. We especially recommend the white grapefruit multi-purpose cleaner. 

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Sustainable structure

In London, students from the Architectural Association used beech trees leftover from thinning a forest at their school’s Dorset campus to craft a delicately framed shelter. Via Dezeen 

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thailand structure
The Embassy of Luxembourg in Bangkok, Thailand, funded the construction of dormitories to accommodate student refugees from Myanmar. The first structure was completed in four weeks and can accommodate 25 students. Via ArchDaily
 
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cafe the trail

The Trails Cafe in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, uses fresh ingredients to fuel passerby and take an environmental approach to running the restaurant. In his signature style, The Selby went behind the scenes of the cafe and kitchen. 

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animal homes
 
A preview of a brand new book, Animal Architecture by photographer Ingo Arndt, that showcases incredibly intricate animal homes. Via Fast Company

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