What do you think about the homeless situation? Having a place of your own or one can sleep and feel protected should be an obligation. Not having a place is a source of insecurity.
But you know, we often talk about tiny houses here. These are very small houses with all the comfort and, for some of them, a very cheap price.
That is why we must welcome this initiative from the city of Portland, Oregon. These homes should have a living space of 200 square feet and have water and electricity and a kitchenette.
More than 1000 people have expressed interest. There is no mention of the purchase price or the rent, but it can be thought that it will not be expensive.
Architects often have a problem with nature. First because their achievements are often from concrete. And concrete is anything but natural.
Then, because the architect’s work is originally a means for man to protect himself from hostile nature.
So, if we have to use materials like glass and steel, we are far from seeking harmony with nature.
Except that there, an exception is always possible. First, with a construction built into nature. Then, because water and space are present everywhere.
Pollution is an international scourge. Every day, we are told of studies that highlight the harmful effects of pollution on our health.
In all major cities, we are facing this problem to varying degrees. First, because there are more and more people living in cities. And also because the world population is growing, at least 7 billion people.
That is why we must welcome the initiatives of several large cities to combat pollution, such as eliminating diesel, making the pedestrian centers or changing the means of transport? And one day, perhaps, the cities will again become like in the country.
What is the great class? You think it is about wearing a Louis Vuitton handbag? A Rolex watch and a Hermes scarf?
I have better than that: imagine the world’s most herald, so expensive that it has no price. Yes, you understand, Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. Mona Lisa in person on a Louis Vuitton handbag.
Do you think this is not possible? Well so. You can also find the painter Rubens, or Fragonard, or Titian.
And if you cross a person on the street who wears a handbag with these painters, tell yourself that you have an extraordinary chance. Because I suppose that these handbags will not often go outdoors …
Do you know Le corbusier? He is a Swiss French architect by birth and naturalized French in 1930. He was born on 6 October 1887 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Canton Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and died on 27 August 1965.
Le Corbusier’s architectural work, comprising 17 sites (10 in France and the rest on three continents), is a UNESCO World Heritage site on 17 July 2016.
We present here some works of Le Corbusier in the city of Chandigarh, India.
It is in these photographs that we can see all the genius of this man who was also an urbanist, a decorator, a painter, a sculptor and a man of letters.
Imagine a hotel perched in the trees. Until then, nothing extraordinary. Well, not extraordinary. It is already something unusual, even if we see more and more similar projects.
But imagine a photographer who decides to take photographs at sunrise, at the moment when the sky takes rosy colors.
And there you get games of light and shade that makes the place magical. The hotel is mixed with the rosy colors, the sky, but the interior is very bright.
Try this place, wake up just before sunrise, and live a real moment of happiness.
One of the major constraints of American cities is the difficulty of communicating with one another. Of course, there are telephone, videoconferences and all these kinds of technology. But when it comes to moving from one city to another, it’s another matter.
The solution that has been found so far is the airplane. Indeed, traveling by plane makes it possible to move quickly from one point to another, but it is a little expensive, and not suitable for small trips.
The real solution is the train. But not just any one. This is Hyperloop. The idea is to connect 35 American cities, or 83 million Americans.
Some say it will not be possible, or too expensive. But those same people said that we would not be able to connect everyone with smartphones …
People are tired of concrete buildings. It must not be forgotten that humans lived in caves or in nature 10,000 years ago. And that this need to be in contact with nature is very strong.
It is for this reason that many architects try to reinvent urbanism by incorporating plants and animals.
Look at this magnificent building realized in Italy in 2012. It was designed to incorporate plants but aissu, more difficult, trees. Huge flower pots were needed for the important roots of the trees. The result is very beautiful. But it would also have had to change the appearance of the street (garbage cans, cars …).
When one speaks of the disappeared cities, one evokes mysterious places in the bottom of the Amazon or in the heart of an Asian forest. But we never imagine that it would be possible to find this in Europe.
Yet this is what has just been discovered: a village dating back 5000 years and located in Scotland. There is no connection with the leaders of Scotland who have just asked for a new referendum on independence. But who knows?
This village was discovered on an island, Orkney. The remains of the buildings are very well preserved.
This is a great holiday idea for this summer. It will be necessary to pay attention to the bites of the midges …
You know these projects of the big European capitals to make the road to the cyclists? Everyone talks about pollution, carbon dioxide, cars, trucks, fireplaces … But we forget one fundamental thing: everyone needs to move.
And we have to note something: the bike can not pass everywhere, and the distances to go are sometimes very important.
The solution is to take the bike on some routes, and public transport on other routes.
It is therefore necessary to greet those who designed this foldable bike that allows to bend it very quickly so that it can enter a subway train quickly and easily.
The spa is fashionable. More and more people would like to spend a few days in a spa, first because they are stressed, and then to be in a benevolent place, away from the outside world.
That’s why more and more designers are trying to reinvent this concept to please everyone.
Look at this spa, which is halfway between the classic shower and the real spa. It is aesthetic, it fits perfectly in a room and it can please his wife or her husband …
We do not have the selling price, but is the price an argument for indulging yourself?
You know what ? Most people think that Brexit is very bad news for the UK. If you question the French, the Germans, they think mostly the same thing.
That’s why it’s interesting when someone thinks differently. This is the case of James Dyson.
You probably know him: he invented vacuum cleaners without a bag, with a centrifuge. He also installs these new hand dryers everywhere.
James Dyson believes that the post-Brexit will be very good for the business. And so do I. And that there are objective reasons to worry about the future of the European Union.
But do not worry too much: Europe is an old lady who has seen many things and is able to adapt.