(All Image Courtesy of SPARK Architects) SPARK architects has presented ‘the solar orchid’, an outline for a floating hawker center equipped for involving waterscapes over the globe, giving visitors a spot to eat and socialize. The self-sustainable, solar-powered pods endeavor to rejoin the island country of Singapore with its harbor, while reinterpreting a traditional and [...]
World Expo has always been one of the most noteworthy international exhibitions of all time. Ever since its inception, nations exhibiting embody elements of all the three eras – industrialization, cultural exchange and nation branding to demonstrate new inventions. For the coming World Expo 2015 in Milan, Italian architectural firm, Nemesi & Partners, has revealed [...]
Godfather of British Fashion, Sir Paul Smith is usually associated in the public eye as multi-millionaire clothing impresario. In what comes as surprise in the world of architecture is that the British Art patron is set to team up with Wolfgang Buttress to design the UK pavilion for the 2015 World Expo in Milan. The [...]
In an effort to keep the world’s second largest economy on track for steady growth, China’s leaders have adopted new measures to accelerate spending on railway lines, upgrade housing for low-income households and lower tax rates for smaller companies. The move comes as signs mount that China’s economy continues to be sluggish, increasing fears it may [...]
One of the most compelling and evolved peculiarities of nature is sustainability. Nature is innocuous. It banks on diversity, fits form to function and rewards corporation. It is zero-waste, zero-energy. It curbs excesses from within. Mocking as it, nature’s own children are struggling to incorporate lessons from nature’s 3.8 billion years of innovation. Human curiosity [...]
When traveling, it is always important to book a comfortable, efficient, and welcoming hotel that helps you relax and makes you feel like home. Radisson Blu, the upper scale brand for Radisson Hotels, not only gathers the entire previous criterion but also adds a couple of stars.
This Wednesday was a tough day for both Boeing Co. and unionized machinists in Washington State; we might even call it a never ending day, since final outcome of the past events still isn’t familiar. What will happen with union’s 31,000 workers or Boeing’s presence in Washington State or even U.S. overall is still not familiar. The concern took place when Boeing Co machinists yesterday rejected an eight-year labor contract extension and outcome of the rejection could cause the end of Boeing’s 97-year presence in the state.
Many of you must have experienced already how it feels like when you have to postpone all of your plans on Sundays, since many things don’t work in the same way as they do during the week. For some of you Amazon decided not to keep you wait for that package you would really needed before Monday. So starting from this week Amazon package could knock on your doors even on Sundays.
Apparently, the UK construction sector is slowly rising like a phoenix from the ashes as the newest findings showed that the segment finally recorded modest growth in May. Without a doubt, good news was brought as house building activity significantly strengthened.
Touted as one of the largest investment to be made by ABP China Holding Group, the new business gateway, which is to be developed on 35-acres of Royal Albert Docks by the company, will be the ‘third largest financial district in the capital.’ A news byte by Greater London Authority discusses the project and underlines that the venture would generate £23 million in business annually.
Newest data showed that China witnessed an increase in new home prices in 66 of 70 Chinese major cities in February, raising concerns over the prospects of economic growth. Unquestionably, the new leadership will have to face all challenges caused by increases in new home prices and real estate speculation.
On the 14th of March, California authorities issued an initial project which included a prime proposal to reform the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in an effort to secure water supply across the state. In addition, the documents of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan centrally focused on the California Governor Jerry Brown’s multi-billion suggestion to bring back the equipoise of the ecosystem and provide stable water supply for the state.
The Confederation of British Industry, UK’s leading lobbying organization, suggested that the forthcoming 2013 Budget should be centrally focused on creating around 50,000 new homes in order to reduce fiscal deficit. Moreover, the British Chambers of Commerce supported the plea put forward by the CBI to promote infrastructure.
Imagine yourself on a beautiful island. You can feel indescribable sea breeze on your face and hear sounds of nature. As private islands for sale can be found in many sizes, and they have different locations and other distinctive features, the initial price may not surprise you, though.
Some unimaginably futuristic plans will never be pursued, but some will… Despite the fact that idea of the cities of the future is still more or less on paper, underwater hotels are going to get us closer to a vision of our fate. Even though the Rangali Islands Resort in the Maldives glories in the title of the world’s first “underwater hotel”, on the horizon there is a new project which will certainly be revolutionary – the World Discus Hotel as it is to be the largest underwater building.
Getting a chance to organize and host the 2014 Winter Olympics is one of few opportunities when Russia can show the whole world how big and powerful it is. And it is – nothing to sneeze at. Yet, the preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi amounted to record $50 billion. Billions of dollars are being spent to rebuild national prestige and pride
Some things do not change. One of them is continuous rivalry among cities when it comes to the title of the most expensive office space. The highest prices give not only the prestigious title, but show which destinations are popular. And, to cut a long story short, London was awarded with the prominent title of the most expensive office space in the world, regaining it after several years.
On the 19th of February, Singapore and Malaysia informed that a new high-speed rail link would be build between the wealthy city-state and Kuala Lumpur. The news on the new high-speed rail link between two cities opens a new chapter in the bilateral relations. The Southeast Asian neighbors certainly will benefit from this new communication link not only on a human level, but mainly on the economic one. Economic ties between Singapore and Malaysia will be even stronger than these days. The high-speed rail link is expected to be a “game changer” for both countries.
The troubled UK construction sector contracted again in January, according to the newest figures. However, construction companies showed a little bit more confidence as they employed new workers for the first time in four months. Analysts underline that the slowdown in the UK construction activity might raise fears that economic growth will be weighed down in 2013. Among main causes of the recorded slowdown in the UK construction activity were harsh weather conditions and weak demand.