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Binhai Eco City aims to be a case study for green urban planning

The cities of the future are envisioned as green oases powered by clean, renewable energy. A joint Chinese-Singaporean project hopes to provide a …

Greenland

How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

Saying "you're not welcome here"—with spikes.<p>Earlier this month, someone tweeted a picture of a series of metal spikes built into the ground outside a London apartment building.<p>The spikes were intended to discourage homeless people from sleeping in the area, and their presence sparked a public …

Watch A New Prefab Building Rise In NYC, Stack By Stack

Gluck+ will soon complete the most challenging construction phase of their new modular residential structure, the Stack. Turns out, it wasn’t all that difficult.<p>In the 1920s, modular, prefabricated housing was at the forefront of modernism’s cause, the clarion call that galvanized avant-garde …

The charity that houses homeless people in shipping containers

When it was suggested that we house homeless people in steel shipping containers in a scrap metal yard, I thought it was either April Fool's Day or we had lost all concept of decency.<p>But then I was shown photographs of the amazing work being undertaken by TempoHousing in the Netherlands, and …

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

<i>An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their incomes to a livable wage. (Photo: Dauphin Economic Development/Facebook)</i><p>On a December afternoon, Frances Amy Richardson took a break from her quilting …

The Future of Agriculture? Indoor Farms Powered by LEDs

A warehouse full of lettuce might not be the first place you would expect to find the next Industrial Revolution. But follow the LED lights and …

Aquaponics

The trick is to treat homeless people like any other tenant

By the end of 2014, homelessness in the U.S. hit several records — but that's no cue to celebrate. The number of homeless children is at an all-time …

We have to build much smarter cities if we want to fight climate change

If we can develop better cities, we can make a big dent in future greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the gist of a new study published in the</i> …

Growing Sociability: Integrating Communal Spaces with Development

The luxurious Kukui’ula community in Kauai, Hawaii, features a lush ten-acre (4 ha) organic farm where guava, papaya, pineapple, breadfruit, and …

How Microgrids Could Bring Electricity To 1.5 Billion People

<i>This article was originally published in December 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Since most of the world has taken electric lights, air conditioning, ubiquitous power outlets and so on for granted for several generations, it’s easy to forget that more than 1.5 billion people on the planet – …

A Tiny Modular Housing System For Cities Where Real Housing Is Too Expensive To Afford

One way they can create new housing, say advocates, is to loosen up building codes and zoning to allow more “infills” and conversions. Permitting …

Housing

The Dezeen guide to Brutalist architecture

<b>Brutalism:</b> one of the 20th century's most controversial architecture movements is back in vogue with design fans as nostalgia mixes with a new-found …

"There was good brutalism and bad, but even the bad was done in earnest"

<b>Brutalism:</b> challenging, idealistic and serious – Brutalism is architecture for grown ups, says Jonathan Meades.<p><b>Fashion is a tyrant we submit to</b> …

11 lesser-known Brutalist buildings that helped define the movement

<b>Brutalism:</b> as part of our series on Brutalism Dezeen invited Michael Abrahamson, editor of the F*ck Yeah Brutalism blog, to choose his favourite …

Brutalist buildings: Trinity Square car park by Owen Luder

<b>Brutalism:</b> the seven-storey Trinity Square car park in Gateshead, England, was designed by Owen Luder and is the first ill-fated building in our …

Brutalist buildings: Park Hill, Sheffield by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith

<b>Brutalism:</b> to kick off a series of building studies looking back at classic Brutalist buildings from around the world, we revisit Park Hill – the …

Brutalist buildings: Pilgrimage Church, Neviges by Gottfried Böhm

<b>Brutalism:</b> one of the most revered religious buildings of the Brutalist period is Gottfried Böhm's Church of the Pilgrimage in Neviges, the …

Architects pick their favourite Brutalist buildings

<b>Brutalism:</b> as part of our ongoing series on Brutalism, we asked architects including Kengo Kuma, David Adjaye and Amanda Levete to reveal their …

Brutalist buildings: Prentice Women's Hospital, Chicago by Bertrand Goldberg & Associates

<b>Brutalism:</b> the design for the clover-shaped tower of Bertrand Goldberg's Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago was enabled by the pioneering …

Freudenau Mill / Furrer Jud Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project Alternate New Development Freudenau Mill is located on the former industrial area of the …

nickisch sano walder preserve the refugi lieptgas in concrete

<b>nickisch sano walder preserve the refugi lieptgas in concrete</b><br>image © gaudenz danuser<br>all images courtesy of nickisch sano walder architekten<p><b>refugi</b> …

Architecture