Located in Glendale, California, the 23,000 square-foot childcare facility, designed by Marmol Radziner, accommodates 236 children between infant and Pre-K ages. The complex is the first LEED Gold Certified building in Glendale, and is the largest rammed earth building in Southern California. The sustainable strategies incorporated into the building, including photovoltaic panel canopies and structural rammed earth walls, are key visual and tactile elements in the design, emphasizing the facility as both a learning environment and an educational tool.
Hassan Fathy’s New Gourna from Oliver Wilkins on Vimeo.
The village of New Gourna was designed and built in the 1940s by the Egyptian Architect Hassan Fathy. He pioneered the use of sustainable materials and environmentally friendly design to build housing for low income families who were being relocated from their original village at Old Gourna.
60 years later, many of the now historic New Gourna buildings have fallen into disrepair and others have disappeared or been changed beyond recognition. A project is underway to safeguard the site, and World Monuments Fund (WMF) commissioned us to produce a film presenting the perspective of the residents…
For more information about WMF’s work at New Gourna, see wmf.org/project/new-gourna-village
A potato starch and dirt soup at Ne Quittez Pas.
Ne Quittez Pas, a fashionable French restaurant in Tokyo, has rolled out a controversial new menu that centers around an unlikely ingredient—dirt. Read more at Rocketnews24.