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Cast concrete seaway sections mimic mangrove structure, dissipating wave energy and providing more surface area for habitat. KU architecture professor Keith Van de Riet's baby, and in this context, his work with students on reproducing Prairie School architectural ornament makes a lot of sense.

"Mangrove Reef Walls are tidal habitats that increase habitat, dissipate wave energy and
​increase the value of your waterfront property."
sustainability  water  construction  design  biomimetics  KeithVanDeRiet 
5 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
Geodesic dome resources. Seems not to have been updated for about five years, as I write this.
sustainability  geodesicDome  construction  design 
march 2018 by JJLDickinson
ECOR Sustainable Design Materials I Lightweight, Strong
Founder and CEO David Noble has reinvented his c. 1990s Gridcore start-up, which made lightweight, rigid, honeycomb panels of wood and paper fiber. Good for him! I guess...because how do I buy a panel?
sustainability  materials  architecture  construction  furniture  industrial  design  recycling 
march 2015 by JJLDickinson
National Building Museum
A long shot potential repository of wikiGong archives. I'd enjoy visiting, though. Who could resist the promise of the architectural toy collection?
museum  architecture  engineering  design  construction  history  toy  wikiGong  WashingtonDC 
august 2014 by JJLDickinson
Buildex Tapcon®
Best choice for attaching things to stucco, per Tom Sosnowski.
hardware  fastener  screw  Tapcon  concrete  anchor  construction  plumbing  DIY  TomSosnowski 
december 2011 by JJLDickinson
Simpson Strong-Tie | Homepage
Various connectors, industrial fasteners. Catalog PDFs available. Per Michael McDonough, in Summer 2001 "Whole Earth."
fastener  construction  carpentry  screw  lumber 
october 1999 by JJLDickinson

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