Why is Singapore so rich? | CNBC Explains

Singapore is a tiny country, but it’s managed to become an Asian economic hub. CNBC’s Xin En Lee explains how the country went from third world to first world. To much of the outside world, Singapore is a capitalist utopia of low taxes and prosperity for all. In reality, the…

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‘Oyster Farm’ series by Tom Hegen

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‘Oyster Farm’ project is an abstract landscape depicting oyster farming on the northwestern French Atlantic coast, captured by multitalented and extremely productive photographer Tom Hegen. Oysters naturally grow in estuarine bodies of brackish water. When farmed, the temperature and salinity of the water are controlled (or at least monitored), so as to induce spawning…

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Paris green

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Paris green is an inorganic compound. As a green pigment it is also known as Schweinfurt green, emerald green or Vienna green. It is a highly toxic emerald-green crystalline powder that has been used as a rodenticide and insecticide, and also as a pigment, despite its toxicity. It is also…

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Forest condominium is ecosystem of 150 trees, 60+ apartments

With 150 trees sprouting across 5 floors of terraces, balconies and roof gardens, apartment complex “25 Verde” rises like a giant treehouse, a forest-building ecosystem combining geothermal energy, water reuse, and natural cooling. The 63-unit building’s design continues the arboreal theme, with wooden shingles and steel supports that look like…

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What Paris is famous for

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Paris landmarks are among the most recognizable in the world: the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, Versailles, the Louvre. From its iconic cafés to famous monuments, the city has so much to offer! Paris is famous for its bustling museums and galleries, its top cuisine, its beautiful architecture, and its chic fashion. This selection…

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How Paris became Paris

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Today, Paris is a city of light and romance, full of broad avenues, picturesque bridges and countless tourists visiting to soak in its charms. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European…

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Why architecture is an art?

Architecture is an art form that reflects how we present ourselves across the earth’s landscape, and, like other expressive mediums, it changes with styles, technologies and cultural adaptations. Architecture not only provides worldly needs of shelter, workspace and storage but also represents human ideals in buildings like courthouses and government…

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Detroit Reassembly Plant

Detroit doesn’t have a material problem; its material has an image problem. Recognizing architecture’s capacity to work on and produce both materials and images, our project aims to reverse current perceptions of Detroit. Where others see an excess of ruins, we see an abundant resource for building materials. The Detroit…

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