Through the advancement in health in history, we have seen the longevity of life exceed the limits—previously undreamt of—across the globe. However, with this increased life expectancy comes unprecedented pressure on healthcare systems. We may be living longer, but the amount of time that we have good health has not improved much—resulting in a great strain and dependency on the economy and society. This is an issue that needs to be addressed.
Iconic buildings can resurrect a dying city and transform it into one of the most prominent cities in the world. This effect is also known as the Bilbao Effect. But what makes a building iconic?
Don’t be that kind of designer that uses light arbitrarily; it can be so much more than that. Art curators think about lighting as an essential element when showcasing a piece, so should we! I’m going to tell you three ways in which Architects use Light and Shadow in their designs. Hopefully, this will inspire you to hone your use of light to create a well-thought-out piece of architecture
Whether you own your home or are renting, you need to reevaluate how you utilize your space for work versus pleasure. Undoubtedly, most of us are guilty of working on our laptops on the sofa; in the same spot where we try to unwind in the evening, with a cup of tea and our favourite show on Netflix. There needs to be a line drawn between work productivity and self-care.