Mizuki Yamamoto

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Japan Plans for Supertall Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041

Timber tower construction is the current obsession of architects, with new projects claiming to be the world’s next tallest popping up all over the …

Building Smart Cities

Can IoT transform urban environments into efficient, interactive smart cities? Yes—as long as governments put the right infrastructure in place.<p>With populations growing faster than their public infrastructure can handle, many cities are getting smart about how they support their citizens. They’re …

Trust is the new empathy

Empathy is overrated. Empathy is full of assumptions, presumptions, and biases. I can be empathetic and still maintain a power imbalance. I can <i>feel</i> for you and still perpetuate a hierarchical, one-directional relationship. I can fake empathy. I can even outsource and mediate it to a virtual-reality …

This Company Can Design, Build, and Deliver a Sustainable Prefab in Just 12 Weeks

Explore Ecospace Studio's modular buildings that serve a variety of valuable purposes.<p>Co-managed by architects Lee Town, Amira Idris-Town, and Matthew Kettle of the London-based firm IPT Architects, Ecospace Studios was created with the goal of ameliorating the economic, spatial, and environmental …

Architecture

A neuroscientist explains the radical theory that our free will is just an illusion

Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time", gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.</i><p><i>In</i> …

Why water scarcity is a major risk for oil producers

With oil prices stabilizing in response to recent OPEC production cuts, drilling activity in the U.S. is again on the rise. As competition heats up …

New York City Is Building for a Future of Flooding - MIT Technology Review

As rising sea levels continue to pose a threat to coastal regions of the U.S., low-lying but densely populated regions like New York City are …

Loneliness actually hurts us on a cellular level

A scientist explains how the pain of loneliness makes us sick.<p>“Humans are social animals” is a phrase often repeated by psychologists to sum up why we’ve been such a successful species. Our ability to live, work, and cooperate in groups is <i>the</i> key to our survival.<p>But it comes with a tradeoff. …

Loneliness

How To Design For Millennials, According To Ikea

Festival tents, anyone?<p>Two new collections are hitting Ikea’s shelves and online stores in February: the PS 2017 collection, a limited-edition series of stylish, adventurous pieces, and the Spridd line of housewares and accessories festooned with dizzying graphics. Both were “designed for free …

This Map Reveals the Ultimate Cross-U.S. Train Trip for Under $250

Travel across the U.S. in style.<p>Want to see the sights of the continental United States, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg to do it? You’re in …

Stacked Stone Fireplace Designs And The Decors Around Them

It’s close to impossible to go wrong with a stone fireplace if the goal is to make a space feel cozy or to give it a rustic look. Stacked stone …

10 breathtaking Airbnb homes to book if you love the outdoors

If you’re a hardcore nature lover, your ideal day would look like this: waking up to the sound of bird calls on a serene mountain top, a session of …

Modern lodge in the Rocky Mountains produces as much energy as it consumes

Colorado architecture firm Arch11 replaced a small stone cabin with a contemporary net-zero energy retreat in the Rocky Mountains. The single-family …

Architecture

5 small but stylish kitchens

We all know how important our kitchens are. Even when they are small and compact, they are the heart and soul of the home. They are where we cook up …

Want Better Relationships With Employees? This Viral Question Could Change Everything | Inc.com

Third grade teacher Kyle Schwartz decided one day to write a simple, open-ended question on the chalkboard.<p>In her wildest dreams, she couldn't have anticipated what would follow.<p>No, the third-graders didn't whip tomatoes at the board (my go-to-move in third grade).<p>Just a five-word sentence for …

Teaching

Compton hopes its many celebrities can help reshape its image — and its economic fortunes

When the ragged, faded tennis courts needed to be fixed, Compton turned to one thing that the city has a bounty of: celebrities.<p>One of Serena Williams' corporate sponsors opened up its wallet to repair a place where she and her sister, Venus, had honed their prodigious talent.<p>But that wouldn't be …

Rap & Hip-Hop

20 cozy NYC living spaces to inspire (and distract) you

Because what’s more soothing than looking at pictures of beautiful NYC apartments?<p>What makes a living space in New York City? In other parts of the country, where larger apartments and single-family homes are more prevalent, a house may have a formal living room, a family room, a den, and other …

Interior Design

Self-improvement in the tech age: It starts with opening an app

All of us could use at least a little fine tuning.<p>Therapy, life coaches, meditation, self-help books: They're expensive, often overwhelming and still have stigmas attached.<p>Mindsail wants to remove those barriers. The company launched an iOS app on Wednesday to help democratize access to insights …

Mental Health

8 budget homes with space-saving ideas

Although we see modern houses more and more characterised by a small size and multi-functional spaces, our needs are maintained at the same level …

Genetically engineered humans will arrive sooner than you think. And we're not ready.

"What's happening is bigger than any one of us": a conversation with historian Michael Bess.<p>Artificial intelligence has become the pet anxiety of luminaries like Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Stephen Hawking. They have all expressed concerns about our Promethean quest to develop machine intelligence, …

Backed Into a Small Corner | Tiny Home Hacks From a Design Expert

During the fall of 2015, a sequence of events had me feeling like Dorothy in a tornado of change. This funnel cloud arose suddenly, and, due to its unforeseen nature, required rapid response, demanded quick decision making, and gobbled up all sorts of resources.<p>First, my residence was swallowed up. …

Home Depot

Surprise! Livestock Helps Farmers Become Resilient to Climate Change

<i>Sunday, October 16 is World Food Day, and this year's theme is "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too." The relationship between agriculture and the environment is the crux of much of Heifer International's work in the field.</i><p>Climate change is accelerating, causing longer and deeper …

Food Liberation: Why the Food Movement Is Unstoppable

(Photo: Ryan Hyde)<p>Over the long run of history, the most effective opponents of excessive wealth and privilege have not normally been city dwellers, …

Agriculture

Native American Protests Against A Pipeline Highlight Environmental Inequality

We recently had another example of the main problem with pipelines; they break. That’s part of the beast’s nature, whether the tubes carry water, oil, or gas. Even cracks result in waste.<p>When the carried substance is water, leaks can be messy and costly in the loss of an important resource. The …

Environment

Designing A San Francisco With The 100,000 New Housing Units The City Needs

What if you could build housing in the gaps between a city’s buildings?<p>To bring down San Francisco’s out-of-control rents, the city’s chief economist estimated that it needs to build an extra 100,000 housing units in the next few decades. The problem is where to build: Residents tend to argue that …

Urban Design

10 Ideas to Store Shoes In Your Entryway

No matter how many pairs of feet live in your home, you always have multiple pairs of shoes for each season. Your closet may be the biggest offender …

Interior Design

Big data and hidden cameras are emerging as dangerous weapons in the gentrification wars

The gentrification wars have a dangerous new weapon: invasive surveillance technology.<p>Earlier this summer, the Washington Post wrote about a disturbing tenant-screening software service called Tenant Assured. The service, provided by London startup Score Assured, scans the LinkedIn, Instagram, …

Housing

The Founder of Black Guns Matter on How to Reduce Urban Violence

"Guns are everywhere in my neighborhood. I want my community to know what bullets can do—and how they can exercise their rights."<p><i>This post originally appeared on the Trace.</i><p><i>Polls show that an overwhelming majority of African Americans see gun violence as a raging crisis—more urgent than mass</i> …

Guns

Five facts about the Big Bang

It’s the cornerstone of cosmology, but what is it all about? Astronomers Edwin Hubble and Milton Humason in the early 20th century discovered that …

Physics