The 2020 Young Architect Speaking Tour As I headed off on my 2020 speaking tour I realized the need to bring all the information on where I’m going to be and when into one place. Please check back here regularly to see updates or additions. January 14th, 2020 Lafayette, LA Please RSVP at YoungArchitect.com/SouthLouisiana January […]
Shannon Sardell Shannon Sardell remembers a component of building in her home from her childhood days. Her father was a woodworker, so she has positive memories of being around the smell of sawdust and seeing building happen. Shannon herself wanted to build things. She also remembers spending time leafing through the magazines in the grocery […]
Nola | VanPeursem Architects, PC | Karin Bell Karin Bell says that she thinks the stars were aligned for her to make her way into the field of architecture. But interestingly, she wasn’t aware that architecture was a possible career path until her senior year in high school. Karin grew up in Huntsville, AL, a […]
Bijal Brahmbhatt is Director, Mahila Housing Trust
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Nepal’s future may not be in hydropower, as most assume, but actually in the dung heap. A new industrial-scale biogas plant near Pokhara has proved that livestock and farm waste producing flammable methane gas can replace imported LPG and chemical fertiliser. Over the past 30 years, Nepal has become a world leader in spreading locally-designed […]
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The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive Director of Women’s March Global, Uma Mishra-Newbery, told IPS the United Nations has worked towards progress in fighting for […]
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On Wednesday, 15 January, China and the United States agreed to suspend their full-scale trade war. From February 2018, the United States placed tariffs on Chinese goods that entered the US market, and then China retaliated. This tit-for-tat game continued for almost two years, causing massive disruption in the global value chain. In October 2019, […]
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The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, teachers and learners, especially in the north-eastern regions of Kenya. While we stand in solidarity with the affected communities, we reiterate that acts of terror and hate are even more egregious when they target innocent, unarmed […]
China is currently under heavy scrutiny for its massive human rights violations across different sections, Human Rights Watch (HRW) head Kenneth Roth said on Wednesday. At the launch of World Report 2020, which focuses largely on China’s record of violating human rights for both its citizens domestically as well as abroad, Roth blasted the country’s […]
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Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst a growing national crisis, researchers say in a new study that urges swift policy changes and a sound financial framework to attract investment. The country has been reeling from one of the worst droughts in decades, with the United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) […]
Pierpaolo Grippa is a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Jochen Schittmann is the IMF’s resident representative in Singapore and Felix Suntheim is a financial sector expert in the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department*.
It is early Saturday morning and Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, awakens to the comforting sound of rainfall. As the locals say, the “heavens have opened” and it is raining heavily after a prolonged dry spell. “This is welcome after two weeks of a dry spell,” says Hatuleke […]
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Pat Buchanan, a senior advisor to three US Presidents and twice candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, once infamously described the United States Congress as “Israeli-occupied territory” -– apparently because of its unrelentingly blind support for the Jewish state. Never mind post-1967 Gaza, West Bank and the Golan Heights. And now, with Iraq threatening to […]
United Nations World Food Program recently released 2020 Global Hotspots Report. According to the report, millions of citizens from Sub-Saharan African countries will face hunger in the first half of 2020 for several reasons including conflict, political instability and climate-related events such as below-average rainfall and flooding. Focusing in on the latter, climate-related extreme events […]
The chatter of cockatoos and lorikeets has given way to an eerie silence in smoke enveloped charred landscapes across south-eastern Australia. The unrelenting bushfires have driven many native animal and plant species to the brink of extinction and made several fauna more vulnerable with vast swathes of their habitat incinerated. As many as 13 native […]
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Cleaning the world’s oceans and keeping them clean is a gargantuan task that will involve far-reaching projects backed by innovative forms of financing The world’s oceans are running out of breath. In the past 50 years, we have lost nearly half our coral reefs and mangrove forests and the size of marine populations has halved. […]
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Many argue that China’s impressive growth for last four decades has been due to deliberate exchange rate undervaluation, promoting exports and discouraging imports. In August last year, the Trump administration accused China of engaging in currency manipulation. Apparently as part of the first phase of their latest trade deal, on 13 January, the US no […]
To live in a home with family, to have a safe environment, food and basic human necessities, are some of the essentials that most people expect to have without giving it all much thought. When a child is born, parents or caregivers are likely to provide these things. These expectations get renewed whenever someone gets […]
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John Leary is Executive Director Trees for the Future* & Lindsay Cobb is Marketing and Communications Manager
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While the United States is busy with foreign operations such as killing Qasem Soleimani, a key figure in Middle East Politics, behind the scenes it is reportedly considering a change that experts worry might be of grave concern: a potential withdrawal of troops from West Africa. A December report in the New York Times claimed […]
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One of the highlight activities as the United Nations commemorates its 75th anniversary this year will be the launch of an “annual temperature check” on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), progress. With only ten years left to the final whistle for the Goals, this activity that will take place each September will provide a snapshot of […]
Parliamentarians from India and Japan have hit the ground running by acting soon after the recent Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population Development (ICPD25). The three-day summit in the Kenyan capital – which was from Nov. 12 to 14 – concluded with partners from 180 countries making over 1,200 commitments towards fast-tracking the promise […]
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Swedish company Minut has created a smart-home security device for the camera-averse — an alarm that monitors movement, noise, temperature and humidity. The company wanted to create a comprehensive security device without using wi-fi-connected cameras, which are controversial but increasingly common thanks to product families like the Google-owned Nest and Amazon's Ring. The wireless Minut
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Architecture studio X+ Living has built a polka-dot slide into a ball pit and giant pastel parasols within the Shenzhen Neobio Family Park in a shopping centre in China. Shenzhen Neobio Family Park is the latest in the Neobio series of immersive parent and child restaurants with playgrounds that X+ Living has been building in China. Parents can
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It's easy to shock with technology and innovation, says Michael Anastassiades, but the real challenge for designers is creating objects that stay relevant over time. Anastassiades – who is Designer of the Year at the Maison&Objet furniture fair in Paris this week – has built his business around producing lighting designs he believes will become
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Senegalese-American singer Akon says he has signed an agreement with the government of Senegal to build a city with a cryptocurrency-based economy named Akon City. "Just finalized the agreement for Akon City in Senegal," Akon tweeted earlier this week. "Looking forward to hosting you there in the future." The singer initially announced plans to create a city in
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Designer Daan Roosegaarde has memorialised the 104,000 victims of the Holocaust in the Netherlands with individual stones in an interactive sculpture titled Levenslicht. Launching yesterday in Rotterdam, Levenslicht is made up of specially designed luminescent rocks that glow every few seconds, apparently as if taking "a breath of light". The rocks are arranged in a
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Loyn & Co has unveiled its design for Parc Hadau, a net-zero-carbon housing scheme in Wales that will be built from cross-laminated timber and powered by renewable energy. Developed by Loyn & Co and landscape architects Farrer Huxley for Sero Homes, the Parc Hadau neighbourhood will comprise 35 eco-friendly dwellings on a scrubland site in Pontardawe.
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London's Royal Academy of Arts has named Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias the winner of its 2020 architecture prize for her urban sculptures in public spaces. This is the third year the 2020 Royal Academy Architecture Prize has been awarded. Previous winners are Diller Scofidio + Renfro founders Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, and Japanese architect
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Heavy concrete walls anchor this family home in Queensland, Australia, to its beachside setting, while hiding it from a busy road nearby. Mermaid Beach Residence is situated in Queensland's Gold Coast region and has been designed to reflect "a desire to stay and age". Its owners – a couple with two young children – had,
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Greek studio Kapsimalis Architects has turned a cluster of former homes, barns and cellars on the island of Santorini into a hotel with rooms in caves. Located among a strip of buildings that form the edge of the village of Odi, the Saint Hotel steps down on a cliff by the sea. Each level has unobstructed
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Fashion designer Virgil Abloh has created a graffiti-covered furniture collection for Paris studio Galerie Kreo, which takes cues from brutalism and the urban landscape. Titled Efflorescence, the 20-piece furniture collection comprises coffee tables, consoles, seats, vases and mirrors. Described by Abloh as being positioned somewhere between sculpture and useful object, each piece is formed from
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Salt and pepper shakers and an ice-cube tray are among the objects that Canadian designers have made from machined aluminium for an exhibition at this year's Toronto design week. Designer Jamie Wolfond and local studio MSDS Studio curated the Aluminum Group, which brings together work by 15 homegrown designers. "Designers from across Canada have come
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The latest edition of Dezeen Weekly includes a Mercedes-Benz inspired by the film Avatar and a collection of light switches designed by Kelly Hoppen. Subscribe to Dezeen Weekly ›
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New York studio Parts and Labor Design has taken cues from Washington DC's maritime past to create the interiors of a hotel in the city's Navy Yard neighbourhood. Thompson Washington DC is an 11-storey hotel by local firm Studios Architecture with interiors by Parts and Labor Design. Located in the city's southern Navy Yard neighbourhood, the hotel
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British cutlery company Viners has released a collection of kitchen knives with rounded tips in a bid to reduce knife-related incidents. Designed with safety and functionality in mind, the six-piece Assure knife collection boasts a blade design with a blunt, rounded tip that won't pierce human skin. The design is Viners' response to recent legislation
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Portuguese practice António Costa Lima Arquitectos has inserted a perforated, lattice-like brick volume into the stone shell of a former warehouse to create this new home along Lisbon's waterfront. Called Casa Althino or "High House" on account of the street's elevated position, the three-storey home combines an austere, inward-facing lower level with bright and airy
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Muji has launched a single-storey prefabricated home called Yō no Ie that has a large outdoor deck to encourage indoor-outdoor living. Yō no Ie, or Plain House, is intended for use in rural settings and is the first stair-free dwelling in Muji's line of prefabricated timber homes that launched in 2004. The 74-square-metre structure responds
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Sexual health technology for women is finally gaining acceptance according to founder of sextech startup Lora DiCarlo, who returned to CES this year with two new robotic massagers after its Osé product was banned in 2019 for being "immoral". Consumer robotics company Lora DiCarlo unveiled two new additions to its Osé family of "bio-mimetic pleasure
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Johan Sundberg Arkitektur has designed a holiday home raised on twelve steel stilts on a steep slope near the sea in Mölle, Sweden. Most of the visible parts of the house's structure, which called Summerhouse Solviken, are coloured green to match the surrounding trees. A long staircase connects from the street level to a long,
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David Kohn Architects has worked with Nord Studio to convert a listed residential interior in Berlin into a grand office for property developer Euroboden. The offices occupy the principal floor of the Palais Eger – an imposing Belle Époque courtyard block built in 1881 on Tempelhofer Ufer in the city's Kreuzberg neighbourhood. Laid out across
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Tomb Raider and Worms are among nine classic video games celebrated in the latest stamp collection by the British postal service Royal Mail. The set of 12 stamps charts the evolution of British games design and technology – from the pixelated images of the open-world space shooter Elite in the early 1980s to Tomb Raider
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Entries in the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards for sustainable construction will close on 25 February. The competition seeks projects by professionals as well as bold ideas from the next generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.
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Woods Bagot has unveiled its winning design for a new central market in Adelaide, Australia. Dubbed the Adelaide Central Market Arcade, the design scheme will be developed by Australian developer ICD Property, Singapore-based joint venture partner Nanshan Group and Australian real estate company Sinclair Brook.
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When buying bricks, you want to get the best quality for your money, so the prices of building bricks need to be compared, as does their quality. When you consider the price of a pallet of bricks, a bulk deal will probably work out cheaper, but you'll still need to compare price and quality with other bulk deals. This article will discuss how to know if you are paying the right building bricks price for the quality and quantity of bricks you need.
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Over three million people in Tanzania and Kenya will benefit from a €345m financing package for road construction support, approved by the African Development Bank (AfDB) board. The bank's support for the Mombasa-Lunga Lunga/Horohoro and Tanga-Pangani-Bagamoyo roads Phase I is in the form of African Development Bank and African Development Fund loans, representing 78.5% of the total €399.7 million project cost.
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