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Early results of Californian basic income trial report success

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Interim data from the SEED trial reveals full-time employment levels in the payment group grew faster than the control

The results from the first 12 months of a small universal basic income trial in California suggest those receiving the monthly unconditional payments report increased rates of employment and improved mental health. Full results of the 24 month trial, spanning February 2019 to February 2021, will be released next year, ultimately offering insight into how participants fared once the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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Rich Haridy

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WestSide . RENNES a/LTA . photos: © Charly Broyez Le projet s’implante dans le secteur de Cleunay au Sud-Ouest de Rennes. Il est situé sur un terrain d’une surface de 1 400 m². Il participe au renouvellement de la frange d’activités et s’inscrit le long de la rue Jules Vallès, accessible par les véhicules depuis … Continue reading a/LTA
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Event: Join the Daylight Talk with Boonserm Premthada

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Event Date: Mar 18, 2021; Event City:

‘Designing for the Senses’ is the title of new Daylight Talk presenting Thai architect Boonserm Premthada, founder of the architectural practice Bangkok Project Studio.

Boonserm Premthada argues that architecture is the physical creation of an atmosphere, serving to heighten our awareness of our natural surroundings. In this lecture, he will discuss a variety of his work, considering the manipulation of light, shadow, wind, sound, and smell, alongside the socio-economic and cultural agenda, with many of his projects including programs to improve equality.

The talk will take place on 18 March 2021 at 16:00 (CET) and it will be transmitted live from Bangkok Project Studio. 

The planned duration is 45 minutes, followed by an open 30 minutes of Q&A session. Participation at the event is free. 

Daylight Talk with Boonserm Premthada is hosted by École Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA) and Professor Jana Revedin.

About Boonserm Premthada

Architect and artist, Boonserm Premthada is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture at Chulalongkorn University and Founder of Bangkok Project Studio. Boonserm’s work has won many international awards including, the ar+d Award for Emerging Architecture in 2011. He has also been shortlisted for the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture 2013, the Grand Prize International Brick Architecture 2014, The Plan Awards 2017, the Design for Asia Awards 2017, and the Royal Academy Dorfman Awards 2019. He is the laureate of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2018.

Boonserm has lectured and exhibited at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Venice Biennale 2018, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Indian Institute of Architects, University of Tokyo, University of Hong Kong, National University of Singapore and several other international universities.

Find out more at instagram.com/boonserm_premthada/

About Jana Revedin

Born in Constance (Germany), Jana Revedin is an architect, theorist and writer. She graduated from the Politecnico of Milan and is a doctor of architecture and urban planning at IUAV University in Venice, qualified to direct research. A professor of architecture and urban planning at the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, she is a member of the LAURE research laboratory “Environment, city, society” (CNRS) and the UNESCO delegate to the Education and Research Commission of the UIA.

Find out more at revedin.com

About École Spéciale d’Architecture (ESA)

ESA is a free, international school open to developments in the contemporary world. Recognized in the public interest since 1870 and member of the Conférence des Grandes Écoles since 2010, it is the only private school of architecture in France.

Find out more at esa-paris.fr

About ´Daylight Talks´

The `Daylight Talks´ is a new series of digital events, organized by the VELUX Group. The talks explore the significance of natural light in architecture and will present prominent architects and educators working consciously and qualitatively with daylight in their projects and educational programs.

The talks are organized in collaboration with individual schools of architecture and they are endorsed by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE).

Find out more at daylightandarchitecture.com

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Competitions: Radical Innovation Parc Omega Hotel Design Competition

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Registration Deadline: May 31, 2021; Submission Deadline May 31, 2021

For this special edition Radical Innovation Design competition we've partnered with Parc Omega a 2200 acre wildlife sanctuary in Quebec, Canada.

Submit your design for cash prizes & the opportunity to develop your proposal to be a reality!

Grand Prize    CAD$ 10,000

First Runner-up    CAD$  5,000

For more information visit www.radicalinnovatino.io

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Competitions: Radical Innovation in Hospitality

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Registration Deadline: Apr 29, 2021; Submission Deadline Apr 29, 2021

Radical Innovation mobilizes innovators from around the world with the ideas to propel the Hospitality and Travel Industry forward.  The competition is open to both Professionals ($250 entry) and Students (complimentary entry).

In addition to Cash Prizes, winning Students have the opportunity to apply for assistantships from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Illinois and from NYUSPS Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality.

We are accepting submissions in (2) categories: Hospitality DESIGN (built or concept) and Hospitality PRODUCTS (built or concept)  

Visit the website for more details www.radicalinnovation.io

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Event: Return on Experience, a Conversation With the Authors

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Event Date: Mar 24, 2021; Event City:

Join us for an hour-long conversation with Co-Authors, Tim Kobe, Founder and CEO of Eight Inc., and Roger Lehman, Psychoanalyst, MIT Senior Lecturer & Emeritus Senior Affiliate Professor, INSEAD, as they discuss their new book, Return on Experience.

Led by Mr. Wu Chen, Managing Director of The Economist Global Business Review, we'll dive into the fundamental belief that design is integral to everything we do and that all human existence has been a result of a progression of successful design outcomes.

Return on Experience is a reflection on the nature of how to see design and to understand the things we create.

To purchase Return on Experience: https://amzn.to/3uSNh5R

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IKEA opens 2nd store in Egypt

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Swedish home furnishing brand IKEA, in collaboration with Al-Futtaim Group company Marakez, opened its second store in Egypt at Mall of Arabia, according to the company’s recent statement.

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Color blindness-correcting contacts inspired by antique glass

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Examples of items made from gold-infused cranberry glass

While there already are glasses that help compensate for red-green color blindness, the lenses often can't be shaped to users' prescriptions. That's why scientists are now developing a new type of corrective contact lens – and it was inspired by old gold-containing glass.

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Ben Coxworth

GRAUX & BAEYENS

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House N-DP . Mechelen GRAUX & BAEYENS architecten The concept for this house evolved during the creative process into a story that in a single gesture meets all parameters of the residents and the environment, so that it fits seamlessly into its context. House N-DP – an intriguing house that projects an introverted openness This … Continue reading GRAUX & BAEYENS
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Ample launches automated battery swap station to help drive EV adoption

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An electric vehicle could have it's old battery modules removed and a fully charged set installed in under 10 minutes

Though the vast majority of cars on the road today run on fossil fuels, that's likely to change in the coming years – as more and more vehicle manufacturers commit to going electric. Startup Ample has come out of R&D stealth mode to help move things along with the launch of an automated battery swap solution for electric vehicles, which makes use of modular battery packs that can be retrofitted to existing EVs.

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Paul Ridden

Wittfoht Architekten

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Tax Offices . KARLSRUHE Wittfoht Architekten . photos: © Brigida González . + baunetz Der Neubau des Finanzamts Karlsruhe-Stadt befindet sich in der Oststadt, einem gründerzeitlichen Stadtgebiet mit typischer, den Straßenraum begleitender Blockrandbebauung. Das Grundstück liegt im Blockinneren und schließt westlich an ein ehemaliges Fabrikareal an, das heute unter Denkmalschutz steht und das Polizeipräsidium Karlsruhe … Continue reading Wittfoht Architekten
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MAIO

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Anselm Clavé . Sant Feliu de Llobregat MAIO Architects . + plataforma arquitectura Construcción de 40 viviendas públicas sostenibles en Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona. El proyecto forma parte del Plan de Vivienda Asequible que el AMB aprobó en abril de 2017. El mismo prevé la construcción de más de 1.300 viviendas de protección oficial … Continue reading MAIO
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Arquid

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Idilia Foods . Parets del Vallès Arquid . photos: © José Hevia Idilia Foods project, chocolate factory located in Parets del Vallčs, Barcelona, was born from the need of extending the production but respecting the existing buildings. The project gets to unify the entire complex by using on the new building the same precast concrete … Continue reading Arquid
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