Month

March 2016
United Arab Emirates, and especially Dubai, produces grandiose projects known for their innovative approach and truly advanced concepts. This year, one of the most ambitious developing enterprises is going to be Floating Seahorse — luxury floating villas, partially hidden under water. This fabulous apartment complex will consist of 42 boats/villas Each villa offers spacious 1,700...
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Sustainable architecture needs quality and comfort which is very important for the life worldwide. Constructing materials are different but there are several basic ones that stayed for centuries. Such are clay bricks. Columbia and other warm countries have a lot of difficulties with the hot weather. That’s why the Architects Miguel Niño and Johanna Navarro...
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If you thought the glass igloo hotel in Finland was cool, then you’ll love this unique tent. The wizards at Holleyweb have invented an inflatable, PVC, transparent, bubble tent that lets you live outside, but with all the comforts of home. All you need is 2000 USD, the tent, and somewhere to plug in the...
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When designers are called upon to make a public space more comfortable, useful or rational — that is, when designers serve people — it can sometimes lead to fantastic results. We hope they’ll never run out of ideas, and will continue to make the world a more wonderful place in which to live. 1. The public...
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Shoppers worldwide are using approximately 500 billion single-use plastic bags per year.This translates to about a million bags every minute across the globe, or 150 bags a year for every person on earth. And the number is rising. “A plastic bag can kill numerous animals because they take so long to disintegrate. Scientists have identified...
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Amid the Eskom“crisis” very few have much good to say about this government agency, even when the lights are not out South Africans anxiously await the announcement of the next bout of outages. But could this “crisis” be turned into an opportunity? For South African cities it could become an opportunity to seize the moment...
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While the concept of enhancing employee engagement is not new, the strategies adopted by companies over the years have been constantly evolving. A new report released by JLL highlights momentum picking up in the latest such approach – one that uses the physical design of a workplace to express company culture and connect employees to...
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Touchstone House is located on the corner of Mechau and Bree Streets in one of Cape Town’s Historic precincts. The original building on the site was built in 1895 as a warehouse and although this was substantially damaged in a fire the original façade was preserved and has been incorporated into the new building. Aesthetically...
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