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How the Ancient Romans Went to the Bathroom. Health, Safety, and Welfare: What Happens when Design Trumps Ethics? Developers: ES5 builds are disabled during development to take advantage of 2x faster build times.

Health, Safety, and Welfare: What Happens when Design Trumps Ethics?

The 20 Most Livable Towns and Cities in America - Outside Online. The 41 Mile Abandoned Tunnel Hiding in New York. Is this the Siri of toilets? A pristine voice-operated public restroom. Will Abandoned Shopping Malls Soon Become Residential Buildings? Will Abandoned Shopping Malls Soon Become Residential Buildings?

Will Abandoned Shopping Malls Soon Become Residential Buildings?

July 09 Share. Digital twins offer "a very powerful way of developing our cities" say experts. Digital twins are starting to transform the way that cities are designed and managed, according to experts.

Digital twins offer "a very powerful way of developing our cities" say experts

The technology, which involves creating a digital clone of a real-world object or system, is revolutionising the fields of healthcare, manufacturing and logistics. It is now having a profound impact on architecture and urbanism too. "I see it as being a very powerful way of developing, evolving and designing our cities," said Mansoor Kazerouni, global director of buildings for Canadian architecture, engineering and planning firm IBI Group.

"The ability to create a digital representation of a building, a neighbourhood or an infrastructure network is powerful because it can inform decision-making throughout the lifecycle of that thing, starting with the design phase," he told Dezeen. House Votes To Replace All Confederate Statues With Statues Of Chairman Mao. WASHINGTON, D.C—Confederate statues are once again on the chopping block as the House pushes to have them removed.

House Votes To Replace All Confederate Statues With Statues Of Chairman Mao

'Ghost Houses' Haunt a Rapidly Aging Japan - Atlas Obscura. In municipalities across Japan sit an increasing number of forgotten, dilapidated homes known as “ghost houses.”

'Ghost Houses' Haunt a Rapidly Aging Japan - Atlas Obscura

People On This Group Are Sharing Examples Of 'Urban Hell' That Look Like A Dystopian Movie But Are Sadly Real (40 Pics) Amazon is snapping up disused shopping malls and turning them into fulfillment centers. Malls that buckled due to e-commerce or suffered during the pandemic are being given new life by the very entity that precipitated their decline — Amazon.

Amazon is snapping up disused shopping malls and turning them into fulfillment centers

Over the last several months, the retail giant has gone on a shopping spree of its own, buying up disused malls across the country and turning them into distribution centers. In March, Amazon won approval to turn a mall in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, into a 3.4 million-square-foot distribution building, and a mall in Knoxville, Tennessee, into a 220,000-square-foot distribution center. In December, the local planning board in Worcester, Massachusetts, signed off on Amazon's request to convert the city's Greendale Mall into a 121,000-square-foot distribution center. Between 2016 and 2019, Amazon converted around 25 shopping malls, according to an analysis by Coresight Research. About 50 percent of mall-based department stores could permanently close by the end of 2021, according to Green Street. Local hubs. 7-11 convenience store in historic west palm beach bank. The First Federal Savings and Loan building with its metal finishes and ample windows was admired as a “modernistic commercial” design with art deco flair when it opened near downtown West Palm Beach in 1959.

7-11 convenience store in historic west palm beach bank

A Sunday grand opening in June of that year welcomed the community for coffee, games and 4% interest rates. But in the past couple of decades, the building just over the bridge from well-heeled Palm Beach has worn down. Long emptied of its banking vestiges, the property at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Olive Avenue has been too big, too small, or just too unusual for any business to stay there long. In July, it will open as a 7-Eleven and six-pump gas station – a convenience store with a grand glass-lined two-story rotunda, sparkling 1950s-era chandelier, and the building’s signature standalone clock.

Photos: Historic West Palm Beach. High anxiety: super-rich find supertall skyscraper an uncomfortable perch. About six years ago, the supertall residential tower 432 Park Avenue offered rich buyers something other buildings could not: a chance to live atop Manhattan’s famed skyline and far above their millions of fellow New Yorkers below.

High anxiety: super-rich find supertall skyscraper an uncomfortable perch

But some of the hugely wealthy residents who have since moved into the 1,396ft structure have reportedly found that living in the western hemisphere’s “tallest residential tower” had unsettling drawbacks – potentially attributable to its great height. According to the New York Times, some of 432 Park’s residents are sparring with its developers over issues such as “millions of dollars of water damage from plumbing and mechanical issues; frequent elevator malfunctions; and walls that creak like the galley of a ship”. This building, which opponents had compared to a “middle finger” to the rest of the city due to its controversial height, seemed to now be giving some of its own residents the same cheeky gesture. Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe's 'biggest regeneration project' fell flat. Every morning, when Nadeem Iqbal wakes up and walks into his living room, he has a view of a miraculous world first.

Penthouses and poor doors: how Europe's 'biggest regeneration project' fell flat

A crisp oblong of crystal clear water now hangs in the air between two apartment buildings opposite his balcony, a liquid blue block suspended against the sky with the gravity-defying quality of a Magritte painting. This is the Sky Pool, the latest addition to the luxury residential enclave of Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms, south-west London – one absurdist step beyond the private cinema, indoor pool, gym and rooftop lounge bar. It was dismissed as a “crackers” PR stunt when the plan was unveiled by Irish developer Ballymore in 2015, a fantastical aquarium of captive high net worth individuals for the rest of us to gawp at from far below. Surely it would never materialise. The capital is well used to high-rise, high-end totems by now, but VNEB takes the iniquities of the real estate-industrial complex to extremes. Urban Planning and Water Bodies: Florida’s Aquatic Land Cover. Urban Planning and Water Bodies: Florida’s Aquatic Land Cover 2 days ago Share FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMail.

Urban Planning and Water Bodies: Florida’s Aquatic Land Cover

Hayri atak proposes striking, sinuous 'sarcostyle tower' for the new york skyline. I Knew The Vessel Was Going To Have a Suicide Problem. Visitors at the Vessel in Hudson Yards. Photo: Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images On January 11, a young man ended his life by jumping off the Vessel, the freestanding observation structure in the middle of Manhattan’s Hudson Yards. Historic photos of Cape Coral, Florida. Vintage Photos: Jacksonville Terminal train station - The Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville, FL. How Would They Chop 20 Floors Off 200 Amsterdam Ave. in NYC? The building at 200 Amsterdam pokes up above the neighbors. (For now.) Photo: Gary Hershorn/Corbis via Getty Images Now that the 52-story tower at 200 Amsterdam Avenue is almost done, it may soon have to be partly undone, like a construction film running in reverse.

If the appeals court that will hear the case starting Wednesday upholds a judge’s ruling that the building is illegally tall, the crews now putting on the final touches will have to start unraveling the top 20 or so floors, breaking freshly installed glass, slicing through new steel beams, and grinding down recently poured concrete. Austin, Texas just voted for a transportation revolution. Design studio annvil realizes the first experimental urban vertical garden in latvia.

Dalston Curve Garden is an urban oasis on Hackney's disused railway. This video tour published as part of our collaboration with Open House London explores Dalston Curve Garden, a community green space hidden within one of London's most built-up boroughs. The short movie, made by Jim Stephenson of Stephenson/BishopFilms, is one of a series of video tours of overlooked and unusual places in the city commissioned by the festival as part of its 2020 programme.

Dalston Curve Garden was built in 2010 as a free-to-enter neighbourhood oasis on the old Eastern Curve railway line in Hackney, which had been disused since the 1950s. It was designed by architect Muf and landscape architect J&L Gibbons in collaboration with Hackney Council, local residents and community groups in response to a lack of green space in the Dalston area. A Netherlands City Street Is Now a Canal for Boats. Tiny Homes Village to open in December. The uniformity of the tiny homes is broken up by external paint of different colors. Completion of the Tiny Homes Village is now scheduled for early December. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If all goes as planned, the first group of men and women will find themselves living in Albuquerque’s first Tiny Homes Village by early December. Ground breaking on the cluster of transitional housing units for people who are homeless was held in March and the project was supposed to be completed by October.

Because of COVID-related supply line issues, that completion date has now been pushed back to early December, said Bernalillo County Commissioner Debbie O’Malley, who spearheaded the effort. India's Overlooked Concrete City of Oz. Piero Lissoni designs conceptual New York skyscraper as "self-sufficient garden-city" Put tiny businesses back into residential neighborhoods. The Great Tulsa Remote Worker Experiment. Empty and eerie: the cities that went silent before lockdown – in pictures. Plural designs reveals ‘everlasting forest by GC’ pavilion for bangkok design week 2020. Henry Ford built a Midwestern-style town in the Amazon.

In 1927, Henry Ford decided to build a plantation in the Amazon to supply rubber for his auto company. Explore Ancient Athens 3D, a Digital Reconstruction of the Greek City-State at the Height of Its Influence. Today any of us can go Athens, a city with flavorful food, pleasant weather, a picturesque setting, reasonable prices, and a decent subway system. That is to say, we can enjoy Athens as it is, but what about Athens as it was?

As one of the oldest cities in the world, not to mention a developmental center of Western civilization itself, its history holds as much interest as its present reality. Despite all the historical research into ancient Greece, we lack a fully accurate image of what Athens looked and felt like at the height of its power as a city-state. Nuns offer up convent as wetlands to fight flooding in New Orleans. (1) Woven City image video (long ver) Where Are All the Trash Cans in Japanese Cities? Tempe, Arizona, housing development bans residents from having cars. All around the world, cities are contending with traffic, pollution, and pedestrian danger related to cars. While cities have taken various efforts to curb cars on the road, a new housing development in Tempe, Arizona, is trying a novel approach: banning residents from bringing their own cars altogether.

How a small Texas city rewrote the rules of development. A small town outside Austin, Texas, took a big step toward becoming a more sustainable and walkable community. In many ways, it was as simple as getting back on the grid. Last month, Bastrop, Texas, adopted a new building code, known as Bastrop Building Block, or B3, which radically alters how the city will approach development. Instead of using the one-size-fits-all approach common to land-use policy, the new flexible system was designed to address three interrelated issues hitting municipalities across the county: population growth, aging infrastructure, and outdated development patterns.

SelgasCano's Second Home Hollywood revealed in Dezeen video. Hutong Bubble 218 by MAD gives "new life" to ageing Beijing hutong. Heatherwick studio's '1000 trees' development takes shape in shanghai. Elevated 360° pathway lets you cycle through the trees in belgium. Sugawaradaisuke combines living space + community café in 'light surface house' in tokyo. NKBAK builds brick building for stylepark next to cemetery in frankfurt. Utopia, Abandoned. Arch Studio reconnects a series of Beijing houses with rooftop walkways. Zaha Hadid Architects carves out Niederhafen River Promenade in Hamburg. Photos: HISTORIC PHOTOS: Look back through time at Plant City - The Ledger - Lakeland, FL. Suburb in the sky: how Jakartans built an entire village on top of a mall. Are white hipsters hijacking an anti-gentrification fight in Los Angeles? In a forgotten town by the Salton Sea, newcomers build a bohemian dream. Waugh Thistleton proposes sustainable waterborne village to revive Bergen.

URBANUS completes SHUM YIP UpperHills LOFT in shenzhen. Avignon et Provence. D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments. It hasn’t gone as planned. Photos: Photos: CityPlace through the years - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL. UN floating city can withstand Category 5 hurricanes - Business Insider. 10 Stories About the Things You've Found While Moving. China's amazing horizontal skyscraper nears completion.

The Duel: Has modern architecture ruined Britain? Using Computer Simulation to Figure Out the Best Type of Traffic Intersection. FORMZERO introduces urban farming in malaysia with 'planter box house' Minneapolis Just Ended Single Family Zoning. They're the First Major American City to Pull it Off. Backyard is Airbnb’s foray into homebuilding — and selling. - The Washington Post. Edgar Allan Poe's Cottage Is Just Sitting There in the Bronx. Paul rudolph's LOMEX proposal for a new york city that could have been. Imagining the impossible: The futuristic designs of Vincent Callebaut. Dezeen. SF-s-appalling-street-life-repels-residents-13038748. Jalopnik. Before-and-after photos show Cleveland's abandoned homes that now sell for less than $90,000.

Atlasobscura. This Seattle man won the constitutional right to live in his truck. The Tragedy of the Commons. Barack obama shares plans for presidential center in chicago. Highland Park's new bike-share law lets town round up and auction off 'urban litter' Sustainable city block offers life on the lake in Amsterdam. 35 Times Stubborn Homeowners Refused To Move, And Faced Unexpected Consequences. Pompeii Had Some Intense Rush Hour Traffic Too. Salon. WeWork Coworking and Office Space. Hurricane Harvey: Houston's flooding made worse by unchecked urban development and wetland destruction — Quartz.

Houston Is Drowning—In Its Freedom From Regulations. Houston's Flood Is a Design Problem - The Atlantic. Modular floating islands could solve extreme poverty, refugee crises and pollution. Watch Elon Musk's Boring elevator hide a car underground. Artificial floating islands could expand liveable space at sea. China breaks ground on first “Forest City” that fights air pollution. FixList. The Data Scientist Taking on America's Urban Decay. Atlasobscura.

Inside a top secret underground Cold War nuclear facility in Chongqing, China. Theconversation. Walking Past the White House: You Look So Good and You Talk So Fine. Theconversation. How Seattle Killed Micro-Housing. How Lady Buggs Farm Is Bringing Healthy Food and a New Urban Landscape to the Rust Belt. The Insanely Ambitious and Corrupt Plot to Grow L.A.