We comment about our daily lives, and events around us, and in the wide world beyond. This is a photo taken of Hanne outside Athens Creek in November 2012, at Penticton, BC.
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Friday, July 29, 2011
Yesterday I went for a nice bike ride with my friend Paris whilst Hanne was at Spanish Conversation and Ellen was home clipping her poodle Elise. Today though we want to share with you a remarkable life of achievement in the form of the 35 year-old Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. My friend Tim in Leicester brought him to our attention. Like nearly all modern architects he designs sustainable low carbon "green" buildings. His latest contract is for Copenhagen's new incinerator for converting garbage into energy. It also doubles as a ski-hill would you believe. We are not quite sure where the snow will come from yet, but you may be able to discover that! You can find out more here.http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jul/03/bjarke-ingels-incinerator-ski-slope
Ski slope or Incinerator?
There is a good 18-minute video of his achievements too. But you need 18 minutes....
But we both found his lecture absolutely fascinating!
A smoke ring is emitted for every tonne of carbon dioxide produced !! (see picture above).
It is due for completion in 2016.