Worth a Second Look
Books, technology, museum exhibits, magazine articles, and events.
Cohousing communities are old-fashioned neighborhoods created with a little ingenuity. They bring together the value of private homes with the benefits of more sustainable living. That means common facilities and good connections with neighbors. All in all, they stand as innovative answers to today's environmental and social problems.
The Well building 2050, an international design contest for housing in the strategic area of “La défense” Paris. The competition challenges students worldwide to place quality of life and energy efficiency at the heart of urban housing in 2050. We need to consider housing from a new perspective, to bring about changes and improvements to the skills and jobs related to designing, constructing and using tomorrow’s place to live in.
The "Re•architecture - RE•cycle, RE•use, RE•invest, RE•build" Exhibition. The Pavillon de l’Arsenal has invited fifteen European agencies that question the way that modern-day cities are built to participate in this exhibition. Through their original strategies, these architects enact change upon cities which in turn impact on city-life.
openhousenewyork® (@OHNY) is a 501(c)3 that promotes a greater appreciation of the New York City’s built environment; broadens public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educates and inspires discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcases outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation works to save America’s historic places for the next generation. We take direct, on-the-ground action when historic buildings and sites are threatened. Our work helps build vibrant, sustainable communities. We advocate with governments to save America’s heritage. We strive to create a cultural legacy that is as diverse as the nation itself so that all of us can take pride in our part of the American story.
Architecture for Humanity is a nonprofit design services firm founded in 1999. We are building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design. By tapping a network of more than 50,000 professionals willing to lend time and expertise to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services, we bring design, construction and development services where they are most critically needed.
Subterranea Britannica is a UK-based society for all those interested in man-made and man-used underground structures and space. Founded in 1974, the society (often known simply as Sub Brit) has grown to over a thousand members. Our interests cover all manner of underground sites, from Neolithic flint mines to nuclear bunkers. Many of these sites are documented on this website. Some can be easily visited, others require more specialist training or equipment; some, sadly, no longer exist.
Since 2006, MA (Modern Atlanta) partners have single-handedly put Atlanta and the southeast on the minds of design professionals and businesses that build world-class environments for living, working, and coming together. We love the creative process and take a collaborative approach to creating excitement.
The Charter of the New Urbanism by the Congress for New Urbanism (edited by Kathleen McCormick) details the modern design methods for encouraging viable neighborhoods, conservation of natural elements and protection of our architectural heritage.
All In - A new book by Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton about characteristics of high-performance managers. "We found that agility is more important in sustaining above-average business results than clever strategy, compelling product mix, or the other typical focuses of leaders. Today, employees feel a heightened need for their leaders to help them adapt."
New York Times article about laptops and the obligatory, yet mysterious, rules surrounding them in the airport security line.