Architecture, Innovation

‘The Coolest White Paint’ Can Cool Down An Entire City

UNStudio has developed a paint dubbed The Coolest White Paint. By limiting the amount of light and therefore heat a building absorbs, the paint reduces the need for air-conditioning and the impact of urban heat islands.

Architecture, Photos, World

Futuristic Photos From High-Rise Towers In Paris Suburbs

As a child, Laurent Kronental walked past Les Tours Aillaud, a group of eighteen residential towers in the Paris suburbs, in wonderment. As an adult, the looming high-rises, home to some 1600 apartments, continued to haunt his subconscious.

Architecture, Cities

How I. M. Pei Shaped The Modern City

I. M. Pei died at the age of 102 after a long career as an architect of great renown. The China-born, U.S.-trained architect took on commissions that helped reshape cities around the world through the second half of the 20th century.

Innovation, Tech

Once Hailed As Unhackable, Blockchains Are Now Getting Hacked

More and more security holes are appearing in cryptocurrency and smart contract platforms, and some are fundamental to the way they were built.

Architecture, Design

Merging Ancient Tombs With Minimal Architecture

The concept for Amey Kandalgaonkar’s “House Inside a Rock” takes inspiration from the rock-cut tombs found in Saudi Arabia’s UNESCO world heritage site, Madain Saleh. 

Innovation, Media, Nature

Russian Startup Wants To Put Huge Ads In Space

The first of StartRocket’s space-based ads could go up by 2021. The ads — a bit like skytyping, only in low-Earth orbit rather than in the atmosphere — would be visible only at night but could be seen from just about anywhere on the planet.

Innovation, Products, Tech

VAVA 4K Short-Throw Laser Projector

The VAVA 4K Short-Throw Laser Projector gives you a stunning 4K image up to 150″ display. Since the projector can project from a distance of just 7.2 inches, there’s nothing that will come between the projector and the screen. From $2,499.

Innovation, Tech

Lenovo Shows Off The World’s First ‘Foldable PC’

Lenovo has just announced what it says is the world’s first “foldable PC:” a prototype ThinkPad that iterates the foldable tech we’ve already seen from phones on a much bigger scale.

Apps, Business, Innovation, Tech

In South-East Asia, Grab And Gojek Bring Banking To The Masses

Both started with ride-hailing and expanded into other logistics businesses, such as deliveries and food-ordering. The story of two South-East Asian “deca-unicorns”—fintechs valued above $10bn—is usually told in terms of their rivalry.

Architecture, Innovation, Nature

A Curved Prefabricated Cabin Reconnecting People With Nature

French company LUMICENE has used their signature windows as the basis for ‘LUMIPOD’ – a prefabricated housing module designed to offer city-dwellers an idyllic cabin retreat amidst nature.

Business, Innovation, Life

The Big Business Of Loneliness

Capitalism abhors a vacuum, and into this collective social void has stepped a fleet of companies and entrepreneurs selling an end to social isolation. Over the past decade, on-demand connection has become both a big business and a powerful marketing opportunity. 

Architecture, Cities, Design

Miysis Studio Envisions Notre-Dame With A Reconstructed Spire And Glass Roof

Miysis Studio has proposed combining a reconstruction of Notre-Dame’s spire with a modern glazed roof to “find the right balance between history and future” for the cathedral.

Business, Innovation, Tech

How The “Ikea Effect” Explains Today’s Startups

Having customers do most of the work, feel great about it, and at the same time perceive they have attained value for their money is the Holy Grail in business. Ikea gets it–and so do many of today’s hottest startups.

Architecture, Design, Photos

Glass-Sided Rooftop Pool Tops Concrete Maltese House

The rooftop swimming pool at Casa B, a concrete house in Malta, is visible from both the street and from inside the living space below. Architrend Architecture designed the building to be inserted into a traditional terrace.

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