October 29, 2017

Japanese Architect Adds Eco-Friendly “Cultural Village” to Portland’s Japanese Garden

First designed in 1963, the Portland Japanese Garden was declared “the most beautiful and authentic Japanese garden in the world outside of Japan” by Nobuo Matsunaga, the former Ambassador of Japan. Today—after three years of construction—the 9.1-acre garden has been expanded by a further 3.4 acres, thanks to the work of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Working together with the garden’s curator, Sadafumi Uchiyama, they designed a new “cultural village,” comprising three green roofed structures.

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October 24, 2017

Mobile Tiny Home Comes Equipped with Its Own Detachable Green House

When we think of tiny homes, it often means sacrificing some of the luxuries of more conventional-sized spaces. Your hobbies, for instance, might have to take a backseat to make room for more important things like your bed or kitchen. Olive Nest Tiny Homes proves that you don’t need to give up your passions to live in a small abode.

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October 17, 2017

This Virtual Library Card Grants Free Access to 2,000+ Architecture Books

Many of us remember a time when getting your first library card was a rite of passage. Stepping into the library, filling out some details, and getting your card stamped for the first time signaled entry into the world of learning. Now, as time marches on, brick and mortar libraries are giving way to virtual collections, where borrowers can download and read texts online or via e-readers. So what do these changes call for?

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