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The Netherlands is the world’s second-biggest exporter of agricultural products. This is remarkable when one considers that the only country which tops the Netherlands, the United States, is 237 times bigger in land area. Nevertheless, the Netherlands exported almost $100 billion in agricultural goods in 2017 alone, as well as $10 billion in agriculture-related products. The secret to the Netherlands’ success lies in the use of architectural innovation to reimagine what an agricultural landscape can look like. →
A team of researchers from Michigan State University managed to develop a fully transparent solar panels – a breakthrough that could lead to countless applications in architecture, as well as other fields such as mobile electronics or the automotive industry.
Previous attempts to create such a device have been made, but results were never satisfying enough, with low efficiency and poor material quality.
One of the most unusual and mysterious archaeological site in modern-day Mexico lies on the summit of Monte Alban. by IvanThe city is believed to have been built sometime around 500 BC, and it features some of the most oddly shaped structures of the ancient world.Archaeologists estimate that no more than 15 percent of the ancient….Read more
Are you tired of living in Suburbia? Perhaps in the future, you can apply to live on the high seas in a community of self-sufficient, solar-powered pyramid-shaped buildings. The Waya abodes, designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, are inspired by Mayan and Japanese architecture. The pyramid-shaped buildings come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are designed…Read more & photos
A Canadian company, Leckie Studio Architecture + Design, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has created a design for an incredible off-grid home that can be assembled, pretty much anywhere by a team of four in less than a week. If you have dreamt of owning a tiny home of your own, this may…Read more & pictures
In his poems of the Iliad, the Greek Philosopher Homer introduces us to the mythical city of Troy, which remained a curiosity to many until the late 1870s when Heinrich Schliemann, on a hunch, began excavating the remains of an ancient city in Turkey.
Although he was an amateur archaeologist and his methods were considered somewhat outlandish, Schliemann would evidentially find Troy and confirm its place in history.
Most historians consider Plato’s description of Atlantis, written in Timaeus, was simple story-telling as told to him by Solon, an Athenian traveler, and not a true place in Earth’s historic past.
And yet, on closer inspection, we learn that Solon had heard about Atlantis from Egyptian priests who described the true antiquity of Earth and civilizations that had come and gone in the distant past….
Credit: H N S Landscape Architects The Schiphol Airport — located 9 kilometers outside of Amsterdam Center — is one of the noisiest airports in Europe, boarding more than 50 million passengers a year. The airport is situated in a vast and extensive lowland that used to be the bed of a lake. This area also…
by Amanda Froelich, True Activist The two towers will clean the air of Nanjing, China, with 1,100 trees and 2,500 shrubs and plants. When Stefano Boeri Architetti presented the idea of installing a vertical forest in Milan, people were beyond thrilled with the idea. Following the success of that introduction, the architecture firm now seeks…