CITE: The $1 billion city that nobody calls home

In the arid plains of the southern New Mexico desert, between the site of the first atomic bomb test and the U.S.-Mexico border, a new city is rising from the sand. Planned for a population of 35,000, the city will showcase a modern business district downtown, and neat rows of terraced housing in the suburbs. It will be supplied with pristine streets, parks, malls and a church. But no one will ever call it home. The CITE (Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation) project is a full-scale Read more […]

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Raumlabor plants living fountain house pavilion in Montreal

Raumlabor plants living fountain house pavilion in Montreal envisioned as a reexamination of public space, berlin-based studio raumlabor has constructed the ‘fountain house’, a fully accessible structure that celebrates free access to potable water. located in an undefined civic space in a central district of montreal, the building features an open ground plan, while above, stairs lead to a rooftop terrace that provides panoramic views of the surrounding environment.   inside Read more […]

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FR-EE & foster + partners to design a new airport for mexico city

FR-EE & foster + partners to design a new airport for mexico city ‘I approached fernando romero because I wanted to work with somebody from a younger generation, who is energetic and to impart our shared knowledge – a true collaboration.’ – norman foster.   It has been announced that a collaboration between foster + partners, FR-EE (Fernando Romero Enterprise) andnetherlands airport consultants has won the international competition to design mexico city’s new Read more […]

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An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret

An Abandoned Bangkok Shopping Mall Hides a Fishy Secret In most post-apocalyptic films when the camera pans down the abandoned streets of New York or Tokyo, long after people have disappeared and the buildings have fallen into disrepair, we see nature again thriving. Trees and plants take hold in the sidewalks and wild animals like deer, bears, and lions stalk the ruins left behind by humans. But after descending the staircase at a vacant shopping mall in Bangkok, professional cook and photographer Jesse Read more […]

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Brando’s private paradise, a luxury eco resort

The Brando eco resort “Tetiaroa is beautiful beyond my capacity to describe. One could say that Tetiaroa is the tincture of the South Seas” Marlon Brando It’s the South Pacific idyll Marlon Brando considered his personal sanctuary after discovering it while filming “Mutiny on the Bounty :in the Sixties.” ‘It was in this natural wonderland that he settled down, and finally found a home ,a step closer to Paradise as he used to say… An Island Named Desire Tetiaroa, best known as Marlon Read more […]

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