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Global warming. Runaway heat gain, could transform Planet life in exponentially rapid time. As we prepare for astroid impact in 10 years, so we must be prepared for a sudden 5 degree temperature increase. The idea of the city being a living super-organism resilient to climate change still causes outrage. Consider for a moment the first design of electrical telephone networks of a city, wires extended from a central node, exactly like the branches of a tree. Like an organi

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In June, The times of India published a brief interview with Ricardo E. Bofill, principal chef designer of RBTA. In the article Ricardo reflects on the massive constructions its advantages and dangers, and on how to avoid the mistakes made in Europe during the 20th century when it developed mass housing projects for immigrants without integrating them to cities. An Indian city like Kolkata has tremendous diversity. In the way Kolkata has evolved over the years, different

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PM Narendra Modi arrived in Madrid. 31 MAY 2017. Spain was for the second leg of his four-nation tour. Prime Minister Modi was received by President Mariano Rajoy and King Felipe VI. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister to Spain in nearly three decades. During his visit, the Prime Minister held a Round-Table interaction with Spanish business leaders. From the 200 Spanish companies in India actively involved in road construction, railways, wind power, w

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After a 6 year process of we start to see the results of the design and construction process. The main technology used is concrete poured in-situ with aluminum shuttering, painted with beige and blues, a system that integrates all MEP inside the walls and slabs. The whole construction team has done an extraordinary job. Very happy to see the fine results and also that sales are rolling we. Looking very much forwards to the next site visit and to continue the efforts unti

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Gestalten has recently published a monograph which collects the exceptional career of Ricardo Bofill (Barcelona, 1939) and exposes his inspirational and approach to architecture and life. Considered as one of the most extraordinary architects of the 20th century, ‘Visions of Architecture’ explores Ricardo Bofill’s excellent and renowned projects like La Fábrica, Walden 7, La Muralla Roja or Abraxas, and describes its Taller Team as “the strangest, the most ex

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