Reconfigurable Vertical Architecture in Mexico City

This design of a vertical structure for Mexico City by Jorge Hernandez de la Garza makes use of modular construction to bring the city some green space without taking up too much precious (basically unavailable) land. The structure can be configured to provide space for public spaces, offices, living spaces, and urban farming. Flexibility is inherent in the design: the layout and size could be changed after construction if needs arise. The modules could even be moved to another location and the land reused. The frame is designed to support solar panels which provide power for the modules and the system also recycles all of its own water.

This is “green” urban architecture with future planning already built in. More architects need to take into account that the current demands that shape their designs will not always be there and new needs will arise.



January 17, 2017

Former Industrialized Area in Belgium Transformed Into Futuristic Eco-Village

Belgian ecological designer Vincent Callebaut is a master of green sustainable architecture. With his new conceptual project, he creates yet another environmentally sensitive fantasy land, this time transforming Brussels’ historic Tour & Taxis. The resulting concept is a sleek, futuristic eco-village that any young professional would love to call home. As a former industrial site, Tour & Taxis was once a symbol of the golden age of Industrialization, and its approximately 100 acres (40 hectares)

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January 17, 2017

Liberating Portraits of Ballerinas Elegantly Dancing in the Streets of Cairo

Like many dance photographers, Mohamed Taher has a knack for beautifully capturing the body in motion. His interest in movement is evident in his Ballerinas of Cairo series, and the captivating collection of photos also serves a more poignant purpose: it helps women fight sexual harassment and reclaim the city’s streets. After learning about the Ballerina Project, an ongoing series that documents dancers in urban settings across the globe, Taher was inspired to carry out a similar undertaking in the Egyptian capital.

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