How Drones Can Take Field Service to New Heights

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    Bring the Brick Back: 4 Examples of Stunning Modern Buildings Using Brick

    Few human-made construction materials stand the test of time as the good-old, humble brick does. Historians believe bricks are the oldest-known construction materials. Archaeologists uncovered bricks dating back to 7,000 BC in some ancient settlements in present-day Southern Turkey. The ancient craft of brick-making continued during the Middle Ages in Europe, and peaked during the Industrial Revolution in the […]

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    Is Instagram Changing Architecture?

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    Trailblazing Women Architects: Minneta De Silva (1918 – 1998)

    “Expressive, unapologetic, and ahead of her time in ecological and participative design” are the words that The Architectural Review uses to describe Minneta De Silva — widely considered the first female architect in Sri Lanka and one of the most important figures in South Asian modernist architecture. Minneta De Silva was born in 1918 in Kandy, Sri Lanka, thirty years […]

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  • Categories: Architecture

    How Indigenous Wisdom Can Inform Modern Architecture

    The greatest injustice of climate change is the fact that those who are most vulnerable to it are the people who contributed the least — such as the indigenous communities around the world. On the other hand, these communities also have the wisdom, experience, and the technologies to construct buildings in a way to minimize the notoriously high environmental impact of […]

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