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The long read: Calculating the patterns and cycles of the past could lead us to a better understanding of history. Could it also help us prevent a looming crisis?
What do “junk food”, “soccer mom”, “zip code”, “gentrification” and “fake news” all have in common? In two new publications, the Greek designer talks us through some of the 60 new terms added to the dictionary from 1960-2018.
It should be one of the main goals in today’s society to reduce plastic consumption and to educate people on the environmental and global changes and problems that we are currently facing. Even though many of us believe that recycling will solve the problem, and continue using plastic, it is actuall
Dine underwater in Norway, beneath a ceiling of butterflies in Bangkok, amidst kinetic planetary spheres in Bulgaria or immersed in virtual reality nature in Tokyo with the most stunning modern restaurant designs of 2017. Some people say ambiance is just as integral to the overall enjoyment of a meal as the food itself, and these 14 new restaurant interiors from around the world offer multi-sensory delights ranging from the understated and sophisticated to the wild and unexpected.
Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects has completed a series of beautiful bamboo domes for the rural area of Son La City, Vietnam. Surrounded by dense vegetation, the five bulbous structures were built out of locally-sourced bamboo by local craftsmen. The architects designed domes of differing heights and sizes that mimic the majestic mountain range in the background, creating harmony with the surrounding natural environment.
Behind the scalloped facade of the Koi Cafe in Hanoi, Farming Architects has created a fish pond, an indoor waterfall and a rooftop vegetable patch that exists in a self sustaining eco-system.
A steel frame has been added to the existing three-storey building in the Vietnamese capital, transforming it into a green oasis for cafe customers with an integrated aquaponics farm.
in ho chi minh city, vietnamese architecture practice 23o5 studio has completed a multi-functional building on a relatively small plot. the dense urban site, which is surrounded by structures of various heights, measures 3.95m x 15.15m, or 60 square meters (645 square feet). although the five-storey building primarily contains residences — from studio apartments to larger units — it also accommodates a wide range of different programs, including work spaces and retail outlets.
Rapid prototyping is a core human-centered design skill. Design that Matters uses prototypes to better communicate with stakeholders across languages and cultures, quickly testing assumptions to efficiently converge on a final solution. This essay includes six examples of insights we gained using prototypes and how we taught these methods to our social enterprise partner, MTTS.
In one of the biggest media reviews of the year, the world’s largest beer brewer has appointed Dentsu as media agency of record for Europe, Africa and North America, according to AdWeek quoting a company statement.
Chapman Taylor looks set to cash in on Vietnam’s tourism industry after plans for its Mui Dinh Eco-Resort have been approved by the Vietnamese government.
The ambitious project will consist of six resort hotels and a boutique hotel offering a jaw-dropping 7,000 rooms for guests to choose from. Alongside this, there will be 500 ocean-facing villas. Built on the beautiful eastern Vietnamese coast, the resort has been designed to reflect its surrounding environment of sand, sea, salt and sun.