What happens when you spend billions to build a renewable-energy powered, entrepreneur-fueled city in the middle of the Arabian desert? As this video shows, you can build it, but no one comes.
Escape to the glorious middle of nowhere in these sanctuaries, in mountaintops, prairies, forests, and seasides around the world.
More than three years of construction compressed into less than two minutes.
The Cykelslangen, or Cycle Snake, designed by architects at Dissing and Weitlingand completed earlier this summer, winds through buildings a single story above a busy waterfront shopping area.
It may be the middle of summer, but you’d never know from looking around offices, where, on the hottest days of the year, it’s not uncommon to see workers wrapped up in sweaters at their desks. As temperatures outside rise, most corporate office buildings become hermetically sealed, air-conditioned ice cubes, forcing workers everywhere to grab a Snuggie. In a study of government office buildings, for instance, 60% of workers complained of thermal stress—that they’re too hot or too cold in their workplace. Why can’t we manage to keep offices at a comfortable temperature?
Most garages are terrible but necessary (for now) sores on the urban landscape. But why do they have to only do one thing?
From hedonic reversal to fear of boredom, these psychological concepts offer insight into why that dilapidated warehouse is so appealing.