Archives for Construction and architecture
It is definitely worth your time to drop San Juan Bautista, check out the mission, and poke around the old shops and buildings for an hour or two.
The online property database Zillow issued a report this week that suggests sea-level rise could cause almost $1 trillion in property losses by 2100.
A visit to Mariposa, California offers a break from the heat and dust of San Joaquin Valley as the cooler air welcomes you to the southern end of what is often called the Gold Country.
Whether you are enjoying a spectacular lake cruise for the day or just want to have a cocktail, the vast grounds of Llao Llao Resort are a great place to enjoy yourself for an hour--or more.
No other town in the Golden State has such a high concentration of historic homes and businesses; aficionados of Victorian architecture will be in love with Pacific Grove.
It's easy to appreciate Carmel for its low-key beauty and spectacular cypress tree-dusted scenery.
The Big Goose Pagoda is also an example of how the old in China segues into the modern, and is worth a few hours if you travel to Xi'an.
Foreign influences aside, the Bund offers an incredibly eclectic collection of architecture, and is a visual reminder of how Shanghai’s global status rivals other great cities.
Built by famed Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, the construction of Casapueblo took almost four decades and is a highlight of visiting the Punta del Este area.
The grounds of the Great Mosque date back to the 8th century, when Islam first arrived in China, are worth a visit while you visit Xi'an's Muslim district.
Tian Yi Ge, founded by Fan Qin during the 16th century, offers a perfect respite from the urban bustle and congestion in Ningbo, China.
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?