March, 2014 | studio M MERGE

20 Mar '14

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studio M PERMACULTURE: Produce No Waste

One of the great things about a permaculture garden is that there isn’t any waste. Instead, we find ways to reuse the leftovers from our gardening efforts. Composting is one example, especially red worm composting, where creatures in the garden … Read More

14 Mar '14

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studio M INSPIRATION: Alvar Aalto

Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (1898 – 1976) was a Finnish architect and designer. His work includes architecture, furniture, textiles, and glassware. The span of his career, from the 1920s to the 1970s, is reflected in the styles of his work, ranging from Nordic Classicism of the early work, to a rational International Style Modernism during the … Read More

13 Mar '14

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studio M PERMACULTURE: Catch + Store Energy

One of the basic principles of permaculture is catching and conserving resources when they are abundant so you have access to them when they are unavailable. For instance, a greenhouse can catch and store the sun’s energy to keep plants … Read More

05 Mar '14

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Permaculture is a branch of ecological engineering and environmental design that seeks to develop sustainable architecture and self-maintaining agricultural systems by modeling them after natural ecosystems. The term, first coined in 1978, originally referred to “permanent agriculture” but was expanded to stand also for “permanent culture,” as it … Read More