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Johnston Marklee

Johnston Marklee
UCLA Warner Graduate Art Studio renovation and addition . Culver City Johnston Marklee Johnston Marklee receive an Acknowledgement prize in the LafargeHolcim Awards 2017 for North America. _ Addition to and adaptive reuse of a former wallpaper factory using elemental construction for the Graduate Art Studios at UCLA in Culver City, California. The project’s basic … Continue reading Johnston Marklee

Ryoji Ikeda: a survey - An art report from Montréal by John Zeppetelli

On the occasion of the Japanese artist's first survey exhibition in North America at the DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, curator John Zeppetelli guides us through Ikeda's fascinating, precise work.

Sustainable infrastructure: the Zofnass (En)vision

he largest indoor sport fish hatchery in North America is the first ever recipient of the EnvisionTM Gold award for sustainable infrastructure. The award ceremony that honored the William Jack Hernandez Fish Hatchery of Anchorage Alaska was the culmination of 6 years of collaboration by the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the GSD with the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure to create a rating system for infrastructure sustainability. It also marked the start of a new phase in implementing the Envision standards on a wide scale.

The Biggest Hospital in North America to Feature a Green Roof with Medicinal Herbs

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By 2018, the Montreal skyline will feature a bit more greenery. This isn’t because buildings are being torn down and trees planted, however, but because one of the biggest construction projects ever undertaken in the city will have seven different green roofs. It’s called CHUM (an acronym for Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal, and pronounced “shoom”), and by the time the rooftop gardens are completed, it will be the largest hospital facility anywhere in North America.


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Spectacular Skyscraper in Canada by Foster+Partners

Jameson House is an unique and spectacular skyscraper which offers an architectural legacy to Vancouver, Canada. This mixed-use residential project is a result of a team effort of Foster+Partners architects and a clear commitment to sustainability, architects working closely with environmental engineers. Jameson House develops a number of key themes that have been integral to Foster+ Partners’ work for many years, demonstrating innovation.

Toyota Unveils its 2015 Zero Emissions Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle at the 2014 CES in Las Vegas

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Toyota is going to release a new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in 2015, but first the manufacturer gave the world another preview of it at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Toyota brought two fuel cell vehicles to the show, the FCV concept and a fuel-cell powered prototype that has been used for extensive and extreme on-road testing in North America for more than a year.

VIDEO: How to Find and Cook Delicious Chanterelle Mushrooms in a Forest Near You

In 1836, Swedish mycologist Elias Fries called the chanterelle “one of the most important and best edible mushrooms.” They are also incredibly nutritious – in addition to containing vitamin C and potassium, chanterelles are among the richest known sources of vitamin D. As ubiquitous as it is delicious, the golden chanterelle occurs all over the globe – from North America to Europe, Asia and Africa. Nevertheless, the meaty, funnel-shaped mushroom has a wild spirit that resists domestication, so if you’d like to savor its distinctive flavor, you’ll probably have to find it yourself, which is part of its wonderful charm! We recently stumbled across some chanterelles while hiking in Yellowwood State Forest just outside of Bloomington, Indiana. We picked a few, sautéed them, and ate them with our camp-cooked pasta, and liked them so much, we went back a couple of days later for more. Watch our video or hit the jump to find out how you can find your own chanterelles, which false species to avoid, and how to cook them up for a special treat you won’t soon forget.

Heavy metal: John Chamberlain's first UK exhibition takes Edinburgh

<p>Unexpectedly offset by their formal landscaped surroundings, four of John Chamberlain&#39;s towering, twisted aluminium sculptures in glittering shades of pink, bronze and green are currently dotted around the grounds of <a href="http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/edinburgh/inverleith-house/current-exhibitions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inverleith House at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh</a> as part of the the late American artist&#39;s first show in the UK.<br /> <br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6;">A key figure in the New York art scene during the 1950s and 60s, Chamberlain (1927 - 2011) was often overshadowed by his American abstract expressionist contemporaries yet his work continues to exert a powerful influence on artists working today. Although renowned for his welded sculptures of discarded car parts, Chamberlain was a self-described collagist who worked with a broad range of media including urethane foam, paper bags, plexiglas, galvanised or stainless steel.&nbsp;</span><br /> <br /> <span style="line-height: 1.6;">It is this breadth and diversity of his oeuvre that the exhibition at Inverleith House seeks to highlight.