The Dematerialization of Space in the Beirut Terraces Contemporary Architecture

The Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron from Basel designed the Beirut Terraces tower in 2013, which was developed by Benchmark in Lebanon. The building is also called the Vertical Village as it has a variety of 132 different apartments in simplexes, duplexes, and penthouses, all situated in the 116m high tower. Each residence has generous…

UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 by Santiago Calatrava

The UAE pavilion, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is inspired by a falcon in flight. It combines engineering, architecture and art. Expo 2020 in Dubai The Universal Expositions (Expos) are a global opportunity for innovation. They are held every 5 years with occasional special expos happening in between. The expos aim to transform people by inspiring them and introducing them…

Terra the Sustainability Pavilion at Expo 2020 by Grimshaw

The sustainability pavilion, designed by the British firm Grimshaw, is one of the greatest design at the Expo 2020 in Dubai. Expo 2020 in Dubai The Universal Expositions (Expos) are a global opportunity for innovation. They are held every 5 years with occasional special expos happening in between. The expos aim to transform people by inspiring them and introducing…

Alif the Mobility Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 by Foster + Partners

Alif, the mobility pavilion, was designed by Foster + Partners. It is the one that best exemplifies the motto “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. Dubai Expo 2020: Alif the Mobility Pavilion The Universal Expositions (Expos) are a global opportunity for innovation. They are held every 5 years with occasional special expos happening in between. The expos aim to transform…

Al Wasl Plaza at Expo 2020 by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill

Al Wasl is a plaza covered by a 130m wide by 67m tall dome-shaped trellis. It is the intersection of all the roads at the Expo 2020 in Dubai. Expo 2020 in Dubai The Universal Expositions (Expos) are a global opportunity for innovation. They are held every 5 years with occasional special expos happening in between. The expos aim…

The Contemporary Architecture Heterotopia of Expo 2020 in Dubai

Expo 2020 in Dubai The Contemporary Architecture Heterotopia of Expo 2020 in Dubai that aim to transform people by inspiring them. The Universal Expositions (Expos) are a global opportunity for innovation. They are held every 5 years with occasional special expos happening in between. The expos aim to transform people by inspiring them and introducing them to novel ideas. One…

Sustainable Development since the Age of Agriculture

Introduction Maybe the need for sustainable development is not a new thing. Why during the Age of Agriculture, the human who was only one animal amough others, distanced himself from nature? What are the inventions or discoveries that allowed humans to no longer see themselves as part of nature? While the ebbs and flows of…

Where does the concept of sustainable design and sustainable architecture come from?

Why do we now talk about sustainable design and sustainable architecture? More and more people say « We want to save the world, we have to save the world ! ». Well in fact the world is doing pretty good. Earth has undergone many changes over the past 4,5 billions years and will continue to…

Crowdsolving Architecture

Crowdsolving is not a new concept. In 1714 this approach was successfully used to find a way (out of more than 100 submissions) to determine longitude at sea. Today, the European Union defines it as something that ‘enables individuals and organisations to engage crowds to submit, discuss, refine and rank ideas and submission in relation…

Resilient Homes Challenge

Winners of ‘Resilient Homes Design Challenge’ announced World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, GFDRR, and UN-Habitat competition WASHINGTON, December 17, 2018 — The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and UN-Habitat today announced the winners of the Resilient Homes Design Challenge. The Challengegenerated designs for disaster-resilient and sustainable…

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