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Join the Green Dollhouse Challenge

We just heard about the Green Dollhouse Challenge, a competition of the most politically correct kind! In this Challenge, participants range from 1 – 100 years old, pre-schoolers to aged architects (and anyone in between.) Sponsored by the EnergyTeachers.org organization, the competition is meant to encourage creative thinking in the field of energy efficiency, sustainability,…

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Lunchbag Homes

So many of us carry a brown paper bag to school each day, with our peanut butter and jelly sandwich, some peeled carrots, pita chips, perhaps a couple of chocolate chip cookies. But did you ever consider that ordinary bag outside of the confines of lunch? Did you ever think about it as a structure?…

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Squishy City

This “foam city” made from packaging material appears in a retrospective exhibit of work by John Weber who was a designer in Chicago. The exhibit was part of Exploration 2010, the Chicago Calligraphy Collective‘s annual juried show at The Newberry Library – March 15 – May 28, 2010 in Chicago. If you want to build…