An ancient water management system engineered 3000 years ago is still keeping farms and oases green in the UAE and Oman.
Dubai will host the World Expo 2020 in 2021. We show off first look of the Sustainability Pavilion.
Dubai overspent and the real estate market crashed. A series of man-made mega projects are in danger of collapse and are now pretty much abandoned. Environmental concerns, stagnant ponds, and migrant worker rights. White gold Mercedes cars as a the talk of the town. Dubai has some problems. The visions envisioned by the architects went […]
Years after the Notre Dame fire in Paris Parisians are still feeling the health effects whether they know it or not. According to a recent study reported in the Smithsonian local urban honeybees in Paris were collecting pollen with unhealthy amounts of lead in it. Imagine then how those suffering from the explosion in Beirut might deal with the immediate catastrophe.
Maraya contains a total of 9740 square metres of mirrors reflecting the vast and stunning desert surroundings of AlUla. The building set a Guinness World Record for being the largest mirrored building in the world in 2019 with its 26-metre-high theatre.
Moshe Safdie, Metalocus in China
Moshe Safdie does it again: a stunning urban jungle and green tube high in the sky of a Chinese city.
Abdul-Rahim al-Howeiti, tribal activists allegedly shot dead by Saudi police for refusing to leave his home
A rendering of Neom, an intentional futuristic city breaking ground on the Red Sea of Saudi Arabia. Where robots outnumber people. A $500 Billion desert dream, funded by oil money.
It's time to isolate, gear our lives down a bit. We found the most wonderful cabin to build, and Stedsans in the Woods shared the plans with us.
The Tenth Session of World Urban Forum, the world’s most important conference on cities convened biannually by UN Habitat has just concluded. For the first time, it took place in an Arab country, the United Arab Emirates, and the host, Abu Dhabi, had much to contribute to the conversation. Throughout the week-long event, representatives of […]
3D printing may be one way to green cities and villages using local materials like sand.
The ideas of Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect whose views on sustainable architecture and social justice were scorned in his time, is inspiring modern opinions today.
Refugees don't plan on staying for a long time, but a new study in Iraq shows how renewable energy can make temporary living more bearable.
With more and more people living here on earth, the sustainability of suitable housing conditions is already compromised. Thereby, tiny homes have been a trend over the past couple of years, particularly in the city and urban areas where congestion is a common challenge.
Home decorations tips for your 2019 home.
What on earth is a vertical forest? It’s a forest that doesn’t grow on the earth. It grows in troughs placed on the balconies of residential buildings, hotels, and parks, making huge urban green spaces that don’t take up ground space, but rise skyward. Today’s overcrowded, denatured, polluted cities are only waiting for them. They […]
Jerusalem's new subterranean cemetery is providing a solution to the problem of where to bury people nowadays.
Going green means thinking of new ways of updating your kitchen without a complete remodel.
Algae as superfood? Countries like Japan have already known for years about the possibilities of using algae as a nutritious food product, as any sushi fancier will attest to. Growing algae to feed the world’s hungry may soon become a viable reality as some forms of algae like spirulina, actually a form of cyanobacteria and up to now […]
Green office buildings improve the environment and employee health. For these reasons, more business owners like yourself are learning how to design a green office building. However, a lot of design details goes into the planning process of a successful building project. In order to decrease energy consumption and reap all of the benefits of […]
In today’s market, home buyers have different options for buying a new home, like a reclaim or a resale. There are a number of possibilities from which they can choose what type of house do they need for them and their family. Also, there are a number of benefits for the “new homeowners” that will […]
What are some of the top priorities for your dream home? Maybe you’ve long yearned for a cheerful sun room, with beautiful made to measure blinds and big, bright windows. Maybe it’s heated floors in the bathroom. Or a secret hideaway at the bottom of the garden, perfect for escaping the summer heat. Whatever your […]
Technology has always been a precursor of change. Many industries have benefited from having it penetrate their fabrics. By the same metrics, the interior design industry is just the latest industry to be rocked by the winds of technological change. Like other industries have, this industry stands to benefit immensely from the forays being made […]
When wandering in the streets and piazzas of Rome, it is always a surprise to encounter Egyptian obelisks and Pharaonic monuments, reminders of the ancient links between Egypt and Rome. However, it is even more exciting to visit the prestigious Egyptian Academy, a cultural facility established near Rome’s Villa Borghese, next to a group of […]