Andres Leon

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Naked Cities

The death and life of urban America.<p>Cities can’t win. When they do well, people resent them as citadels of inequality; when they do badly, they are cesspools of hopelessness. In the seventies and eighties, the seemingly permanent urban crisis became the verdict that American civilization had passed …

Urbanism

rojkind arquitectos' foro boca concert hall to rise as concrete volumes in mexico

jul 10, 2015<p><b>home to the boca del rio philharmonic orchestra, in the recent years, the city of veracruz in mexico has become a place for musical and</b> …

8 Cities That Show You What the Future Will Look Like

Cities used to grow by accident. Sure, the location usually made sense—someplace defensible, on a hill or an island, or somewhere near an extractable …

Video Series: Six Lessons from Six Leading Dutch Designers

There's something special about architecture in The Netherlands. From MVRDV's iconic Markthal in Rotterdam to WAM's whimsically stacked Inntel Hotel …

Architecture

Mexico is Latin America's success story as Brazil stumbles

Latin America's power rankings are shifting this year and Mexico is emerging as a winner.<p>The Mexican economy isn't surging, but it's surviving -- and that's a success in a year of tough economic times for the region.<p>Low commodity prices, plunging currencies and a stock market sell off across …

The 3 Generations Of Smart Cities

By Boyd Cohen7 minute Read<p>Smart cities are getting more and more attention in the media, from technology companies and entrepreneurs, and …

smartcities

Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble . . . and What Could Burst It?

With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can’t escape the question. Nick Bilton reports.<p>One Thursday morning in early June, the ballroom of the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, in Menlo Park, was closed for a private presentation. …

Emerging Markets Are Still the Future

Remember when emerging economies were supposed to save us all? After the 2008 financial crisis, the traditional engines of global growth—the U.S., …

Articles about texas couple builds their cast place concrete dream home on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>Overlooking the scenic Minnehaha Creek sits one of the most unique and energy-efficient homes in the greater Minneapolis area.<p>Inside the artful, beachy retreat Filmmaker Jess Bianchi and …

The 10 highest-paying cities for CFOs

To compile this list, annual salaries were collected from thousands of CFOs who reported their own compensation. Payscale.com then took the median pay in the top 10 cities and compared it to the national average annual pay for CFOs, which is $128,664.<p>Keep in mind that there are many factors that …

Don't Be a Miserable Success: 5 Ways to Build a Great Business and a Great Life

If we have both financial success and personal joy in our lives, we can be unstoppable as entrepreneurs. But the fact is, there are far too many business owners out there who are hugely successful but extremely miserable. I've been there myself.<p>Ask yourself: Is my business helping me lead a deeply …

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How a New Infrastructure Plan Could Help Build Mexico’s Future

Economists agree that Mexico's prospects for becoming a truly industrial economy will remain limited unless it invests heavily in infrastructure. A …

Mexico City's Architectural Moment: A Guide

Long an export, Mexico's finest architects have started staying home — and the work they're doing there isn't just some of the finest in Mexico, it's some of the finest in the world. Here's a short list of the buildings you absolutely must see.

In Mexico, Collaborating on a Civic Engagement App | Civicist

Mexico City Skyline (Storkholm Photography via Flickr: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)<p>Mexico City is huge. Over 21 million people live in the metro area, the most …

Mexico City

Glass and concrete boxes separate spaces in Mexico City housing

Glass boxes frame a tennis court, gym and pool set into the basement of this Mexico apartment building, which is formed from a series of stacked …

Mexico City

Building Civic Tech with Mexico City’s Experts (Its Citizens)

<i>by Erhardt Graeff and Emilie Reiser</i><p>Mexico City is huge. Over 21 million people live in the metro area — the most populous in the Western hemisphere. …

Mexico City

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

The two Mexicos

“IN ESTABLISHING the rule of law, the first five centuries are always the hardest.” For much of the past two decades, that quip by Gordon Brown, a …

Economics

The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …

Green Living

Articles about 6 homes inspired japanese design on Dwell.com - Dwell

When Shevi Loewinger first left Tel Aviv for San Francisco seven years ago, she landed in the Bay Area with the eager...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a freestanding, …

Great Depression

Articles about 7 modern stucco homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

We take a look back at Salone del Mobile's 2014 special exhibition—Where Architects Live—with a sneak peek into the personal...<p>Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven …

Articles about historic mexican home restored and given modern addition on Dwell.com - Dwell

Words: Caroline Joan Peixoto and Charlie Keaton | Images: James...<p>An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old.<p>A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian …