Archives for Construction and architecture
This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or so giant urban centers -- will run the world within a decade. But can they be sustained?
San Francisco’s Department of Public Health released an interactive map to showcase the potential effects that climate change could have on the city's residents.
When the Masdar Initiative was first announced 10 years ago, it was greeted by a mix of excitement and skepticism. Masdar City's long-term plan has slowed down, frustrating many. But now the city, and Masdar's clean-energy deployment team, are on the move.
Despite reports to the contrary, more than a third of Masdar City's developed area will be completed within the next five years, a significant proportion of it by third-party developers whose projects will be realized according to Abu Dhabi's Estidama sustainable building standards.
In downtown Fresno, the economic and cultural center of the San Joaquin Valley is making a slow but steady comeback, with Mayor Ashley Swearengin taking the lead.
SerraLux claims its technology reduces glare while extending daylight deeper into a space, such as a classroom--and Las Vegas schools are signing up in an effort to increase energy efficiency and improve learning.
Joseph Eichler built more than 11,000 mid-century homes, most of which are in Northern California. Now Eichler homes are making a comeback, and the first new ones built in 40 years have opened in Palm Springs -- with an eco twist.
Green design and architecture are becoming the norm across building sectors around the world, and for good reason.
Salvation Mountain is a perfect excursion during your travel to the California desert if you are craving a massive pop of whimsy and color.
An hour’s drive east of Palm Springs and the “Other Desert Cities,” lies Slab City, center of a million different “-isms” for those who seek refuge from an America of which they want zero part.
St. George Cathedral in Addis Ababa is a staunch and vibrant reminder of the presence the Orthodox church has in the Ethiopia’s daily life.
St. Raguel Church in Entoto, a short drive outside of Addis Ababa, is well worth making the time during your travel within Ethiopia. Don't miss the interior paintings!