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22 December 2014

Oslo, the city that buys waste

Oslo is one of the top sustainable cities in the world. The capital of Norway has been investing in the development of technologies for the production of renewable energy and energy recovery for decades.

9 September 2014

The book? A recent discovery in the world of contemporary architecture

In Norway when it comes to innovation the first words you hear are culture and environment. The autumn of 2014 will bring as a dowry to the city of Oslo a municipal public library that will be fully functional a couple of years later and whose specificity is the integration with the whole urban context […]

5 September 2014

Europe’s high-end artisans

Refined luxury craftsmanship is a European specialty.

1 July 2014

The crisis brings change

In times of crisis a new way of living is being developed, cohousing. It means leaving together while still having one’s own individual spaces, rediscovering the true value of neighbourhood that urban forms of existence have quashed.

18 June 2014

When art and faith collide

Who would have ever thought that cave art dating back more than 8,000 years could be treated like an ‘infidel’ and found guilty of religious offence to such an extent that they have to be obliterated? That’s what happened in the fall of 2012 in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, when a group of Salafi […]

26 May 2014

Operation War Diary

A British crowdsourcing project brings the everyday heroes of the First World War back to life by Tom Highway Everyone was at that ‘party’. Paul Klee, a leading figure of Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism, as well as of the Bauhaus movement, painted camouflage on German fighter planes. Maurice Ravel, the composer of Bolero, was a […]

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15 April 2014

Post-disaster Housing

The UN high commission for refugees and the Swedish firm Ikea have joined forces to come up with something better than a tent for those who, following some disaster or other, have to leave their homes. According to the UNHCR – the United Nations Refugee Agency – about ten percent of the world’s three and […]

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