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.

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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