Articles and researches

March 18, 2020

We’re taking coronavirus seriously. What if we did that with climate change? | MNN

In the first episode of the Invisibilia podcast’s sixth season, host Elise Speigel opens by comparing the heartbeat of a human, a black-capped chickadee and an […]
March 18, 2020

An old mall becomes an urban lagoon and public square in central Tainan

In downtown Tainan, Taiwan, MVRDV has transformed a former shopping mall into the Tainan Spring, an urban lagoon and park. Commissioned by the city government as […]
March 18, 2020

Solar-powered community hub in Australia emphasizes green design

Residents of the Australian suburb of Bayswater now have a new community center to enjoy. Designed by Melbourne-based firm K20 Architecture, the Bayswater Early Years Hub […]
March 17, 2020

You can’t hug your neighbor during quarantine, but you can serenade them | MNN

People all over the world are isolating themselves for the coronavirus outbreak. With so much time and so little interaction, people are getting creative. Then, videos […]
March 17, 2020

Welcome to Niue, the first country recognized as a Dark Sky Place | MNN

You may not have heard of Niue. From sea to shining sea, this island nation is about 100 square miles of raised coral in the South […]
March 17, 2020

Air pollution could make COVID-19 more dangerous

Some climate experts are hypothesizing that living in areas with high air pollution could make cases of COVID-19 worse. Smoking tobacco products could also worsen the […]
March 17, 2020

A sculptural office crowns the solar-powered Stellar building in India

Following four years of design and construction, Mumbai-based design studio Sanjay Puri Architects recently completed Stellar, a solar-powered commercial building in Ahmedabad, India. The building features […]
March 17, 2020

Northern China’s largest bamboo pavilion covers nearly half an acre

After years of building bamboo houses across rural China, Italian architect Mauricio Cardenas Laverde completed his largest bamboo project yet — the Bamboo Eye pavilion, a […]