Saturday, August 13, 2011

Scottish Drying Balconies

Anniesland Court housing in Glasgow, Scotland includes drying balconies in all apartments. This building dates from the late 1960s, so this concept is nothing new - it shows that not only China has been drying clothes in this way.

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Low Cost Example Of Chinese Drying Balcony

The curtain replaces the interior glass door.  The curtain shown here  is only for aesthetic purposes.  A heavier insulated curtain could be used to provide more options for drying in cold or hot weather.  A clear or translucent curtain would also allow light in as well.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ivy Is Good For Walls Oxford Univ. Study

Ivy is good for walls and helps to protect them against the elements, according to a new study which overturns years of popular belief that the plant destroys buildings.

The study, commissioned by English Heritage, also discovered that ivy absorbed some harmful pollutants in the atmosphere.