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A Man-Made, Net-Zero Energy Island Off the Coast of Istanbul

A proposal imagines 300,000 housing units built into six hyper-energy efficient domes.

This year Istanbul Design Week goes back to the future with a very ambitious project: HavvAda, a cutting-edge net-positive-energy residential island conceptualized by New York-based Studio Dror.

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Measuring Reality

I want to take this opportunity to express my best wishes and prayers for the families that have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey. What inappropriate timing of the hurricane’s landfall, as the school year has just begun. 1,044 more words


Ground, Broken

by Beth

The first dirt has been moved to make way for our dome home! What does it mean to break ground, and what’s next? Read on for the update from Freestone, if you can “bear” it. 1,368 more words

Country Life

Getting Ready for Weather

Irma is coming, and we expect some rain and maybe strong winds, no matter which direction the hurricane turns. The crew is midway through getting the connector between the old and new domes completed. 369 more words

Just a quick note and pictures

Today the crew got the last tier in place and the first coat of concrete on the seams! Now to add more concrete and to install the connector between domes. 29 more words

Home Building

Cooler Weather, More Work

End of the week and the crew has the next-to-last tier of triangles set in place. Still have the clamping together of the mesh, then application of concrete in the seams, but it is really shaping up. 176 more words

Home Building