Archives for Construction and architecture
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?
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.