’70s bunker-like house is actually a dream

 Posted by on 2016-11-03 at 18:49  architecture, home, real estate, Reblog  Comments Off on ’70s bunker-like house is actually a dream
Nov 032016
 

If you’re not quite ready to burrow all the way down into the ground in preparation for whatever may ensue in our volatile world in the coming days, weeks, and months, then consider the appeal of this under-ground but not-underground home in McLean, Virginia.

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Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks

 Posted by on 2016-10-24 at 21:27  architecture, chicago, cities, design, Reblog, travel, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on Chicago’s new Riverwalk offers a vision of the future of urban parks
Oct 242016
 

Chicago’s Lakefront Trail is arguably one of its finest civic asset, a cherished 18.5-mile linear park that showcases the beauty of Lake Michigan. Grant Park, which sits adjacent to the Lake at the center of the trail network, is often called Chicago’s front yard.

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How Burglars Commit Crime and Take Advantage of Cities by Hacking Architecture

 Posted by on 2016-04-03 at 01:25  architecture, book, crime, hack, Reblog, security, urban, urbanism  Comments Off on How Burglars Commit Crime and Take Advantage of Cities by Hacking Architecture
Apr 032016
 

As a kid, I always fantasized about booby-trapping my house with elaborate tripwires and swinging paint cans to outsmart potential thieves a la Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone.

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Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City Life

 Posted by on 2016-03-24 at 21:56  architecture, cities, Reblog, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on Data Mining Reveals the Four Urban Conditions That Create Vibrant City Life
Mar 242016
 

The lack of an evidence-based approach to city planning has ruined cities all over the world. But data-mining techniques are finally revealing the rules that make cities successful, vibrant places to live. Back in 1961, the gradual decline of many city centers in the U.S.

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Cities of the Future Could Look Like Burning Man

 Posted by on 2016-03-22 at 20:44  architecture, black rock city, burning man, cities, design, diy, Reblog, urban planning, urbanism  Comments Off on Cities of the Future Could Look Like Burning Man
Mar 222016
 

A proposal to redesign Burning Man’s Black Rock City as a Navajo mandala, by Sergio Bianchi, Simone Fracasso, and Chiara Pellegrin of ItalyOnce a tiny counter-culture gathering on a San Francisco beach, Burning Man has ballooned into what could be considered an impressive experiment in rapid urban

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