“[T]he role of the city is to make the lives of the people as easy and pleasant as possible,” said former Helsinki mayor, Jan Vapaavuori. For many of the 1.3 million residents of the Helsinki metropolitan area, daily life unfolds like a symphony of Nordic beauty and urban grace. In this city, serenity marries sophistication, as vast green parks […]
An estimated market value of USD 1 trillion in 2022 and expected to jump to a whopping USD 8.4 trillion by 2032, millions of travelers are losing interest in resort tourism and favor smaller, eco-friendly establishments.
Even though cities cover only 3 percent of the earth's surface, they host more than half of its population and produce about three-quarters of global carbon emissions. Here are 5 cities implementing Unique Climate Solutions.
A sustainable hospital is also known as a “green hospital”. The concept grew considerably in the last decades in healthcare to counter the conundrum of public health vs. the environment.
In 2018, the global commercial drone market was worth USD 5.8 billion, with an estimated 275 thousand sales. The market is forecast to grow by over 60 percent in terms of volume from 2019 to 2025.
“Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak to us,” said Julia Morgan (1872-1957), a pioneering woman of North American architecture, emphasizing the expressive power of buildings. Indeed, buildings can communicate emotions, ideas, and stories through their forms, materials, and details. Architecture has a profound impact on our lives, shaping our experiences, influencing our moods, and even […]
As the world grapples with the intensifying effects of climate change, coastal cities are increasingly facing the threat of urban flooding. Rising sea levels, exacerbated by extreme weather events, are putting pressure on the existing infrastructure. According to the World Bank, an estimated 1.81 billion people, or nearly a quarter of the world population, are directly […]
The built environment contributes to nearly half of all global CO2 emissions each year. The lion’s share of this environmental impact belongs to the day-to-day running and energy needs of our buildings such as homes, offices, schools, or hospitals: The building operations, including their energy consumption, accounts for approximately 27 percent of the world’s annual CO2 emissions. […]
Following the devastating fire of 1666, which burned London to the ground, Christopher Wren, the world’s most renowned architect at the time, was tasked with the reconstruction of St Paul’s Cathedral. Five years into this massive project, Wren stopped at the site to posit a simple question to three different builders. “What are you doing?” he […]
The AI revolution has been disrupting all creative industries in ways that might have been unimaginable merely a few years ago, and architecture is no exception. From task automation to generating design options, AI can solve countless pain points for architects around the world, while also optimizing projects for factors such as energy efficiency, structural integrity, and […]
As urban populations boom worldwide and cities evolve into complex hubs of technology and interconnectivity, ensuring the safety and well-being of residents and visitors has never been a more important — and yet, a more complex job. In order to safeguard urban lives, property, and infrastructure, video surveillance has been emerging as one of the single most […]
“The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn,” said Maria Montessori (1870-1952), an educator and innovator who is widely recognized as a pioneer in early childhood education. Extensive research consistently demonstrates that the crucial groundwork for learning is predominantly established in the early years of a child’s life, prior […]
“If you build it, they will come,” goes the common adage about all brick-and-mortar industries, and real estate is no exception. However, when it comes to undertaking the massive task of developing and selling properties amidst the pressures of today’s markets, any business assumptions must be approached with caution — and a lot of data. Like construction, […]
“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you,” said Frank Lloyd Wright, the celebrated US architect who designed more than 1,000 structures during his 70-year career. Indeed, artists and architects have found inspiration in nature since the beginning of history. However, there’s an increasingly popularizing approach in architecture that not only […]
“The terrifying and edible beauty,” Salvador Dali described art nouveau architecture, also known as “New Art,” an art and architectural style that emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe. As one of the most expressive and evocative aesthetic movements of modern history, art nouveau emerged as a reaction against academic and […]
Amid the disruption and societal transformations that were brought up by the new technologies and COVID-19, millennials and Gen Z are already dominating the workforce. By 2030, about 58 percent of the global workforce will comprise them. Nevertheless, as members of two generations valuing flexibility, learning, growth, and purpose, millions of these young people are already frustrated with their jobs. […]