Nicolò Riggio

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29Rooms Is a Creative Playhouse for the Instagram Set

The South Korean artist JeeYoung Lee stood surrounded by piles of New York City trash: 4,500 plastic water bottles, 1,500 wine corks, dozens of sheets of cardboard and recycled newspapers. Ms. Lee, who lives in Seoul, was in a warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, last week, turning the local …

If You Build It, the Dutch Will Pedal

UTRECHT, the Netherlands — When city officials unveiled the first section of the world’s largest bike parking garage in Utrecht, a small city in the center of the Netherlands, late last month, the feeling of accomplishment was short-lived.<p>While many of the 6,000 new, state-of-the-art bike parking …

Youth in San Diego: Skateboards, Beach Hangs and Chicano Culture

San Diego is credited as one of the birthplaces of skateboarding. The sport took hold there in the 1950s, serving as an alternative to surfing when there were no waves. Today, locals see the skateboard as “a logistical form of transportation but also a style accessory,” the photographer John …

IBM pushes its big data software at Chinese universities

IBM is pushing big data software to Chinese universities, by way of an agreement with China’s Ministry of Education.<p>Under a program called IBM U-100, IBM is donate a whole mess of big data and analytics software worth $100 million and provide support for 100 Chinese universities, according to a …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

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