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SPARK Architects floating hawker center

STARK Architects Plans to Create Sustainable Floating Hawkers Centre in Singapore

(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 [...]

Italian architectural firm, Nemesi & Partners, has revealed its plan to clad the Palazzo Italia in Milan with a smog-filtering cement façade.

Un Capo d’opera! Palazzo Italia to get a smog-purifying façade for Milan Expo 2015

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 [...]

Image: Wolfgang Buttress Paul Smith UK Pavilion Milan Expo 2015

Wolfgang Artists Team Set to Beat Architects for the UK Pavilion 2015 Milan World Expo

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 [...]

The move comes as signs mount that China's economy continues to be sluggish, increasing fears it may expand less than the 7.5 percent that the country's leaders have targeted

China unveils mini-stimulus program to bolster its slowing Economy

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 [...]

Biomimicry

Nature as a Mentor: Enterprising Sustainable Innovation

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 [...]

Radisson Blu Hotel Frankfurt

Radisson Blu hotels: Designed to Content

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.

Boeing in Washington

Boeing leaves the States?

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.

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Knock, knock! Who’s there? Amazon.

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.

UK construction sector grows in May

UK construction rises like a phoenix from the ashes in May

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.

Royal Albert Dock

£6bn Chinese Asian Business Gateway at Royal Albert Dock

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.

China saw increases in new home prices

China sees home prices climb in February

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.

Jerry Brown - Governor of California

California Officials Unveil Details of Bay Delta Conversation Plan

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.

2013 Budget should be centrally focused on creating 50,000 new homes

CBI Urges UK Government to Build New Homes

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.

Lusting for Temptation Island

Island of the Richest. Lusting for Temptation Island?

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.

The World Discuss Hotel to be built in Dubai

UnderWater World is closer with World Discus Hotel

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.

2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi to cost $50bn

Russian splendor amounts to $50b for 2014 Winter Olympics

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

London - the most expensive office location in the world

London tops list of most expensive office locations in the world

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.

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Singapore and Malaysia open new chapter with high-speed rail link

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 UK construction sector contracted in January

Troubled UK construction sector contracts in January

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.