Water World

Groundbreaking solutions are being invented by forward-thinking architects to show how coastal cities can become more resilient, viewing climate change as an opportunity to lead the way in waterborne and flood-resistant architecture. Image courtesy of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) Sea levels are rising to new highs, temperatures are increasing, and floods and storms are getting […]

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Chic, Rotatable Showerhead


Azimut redefines the archetype of the showerhead, improving the quality of the showering space. With four jet aerators and 336 nozzles, it provides a
comfortable shower experience. The sophisticated elegance of satin steel
and measured proportional balance make it a contemporary bathroom fixture. […]

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Cured and Dimensionally Stable Screed


The screed is a layer of cementitious mortar that is installed directly onto a
substrate. Its purpose is to bring the installation surface of the flooring to the designed height and provide a suitable surface for installing the specified flooring, thus affecting its durability and functionality. Screeds are usually made up of cement, sand or aggregates, and water. […]

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In Anthropocene Asia-Pacific, climate change is driving environmental instabilities such as floods, droughts, typhoons and heat waves that pose fundamental questions on human settlements and planetary health. The basic facets of human life such as livelihoods, food security, urban infrastructure and health have become deeply impacted, creating interconnected and multidimensional challenges. The island state of […]

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Jan-Feb 2018 | Dhaka


Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is perhaps most associated with these words: overpopulation, traffic congestion and waterlogging. While supporting more than 15 million people on less than 325 square kilometres of land, the city’s drainage and transportation infrastructure is on the verge of collapsing. Beneath the apparent reasons—overpopulation with a large number of informal settlements; […]

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Long-standing concerns about the effects of climate change on the city of Bangkok were dramatically increased when the city flooded in 2011. Over 740 people were killed and it was many months before the city was functioning again. The damage to the Thai capital was estimated at over USD9 billion.  There was no debate about whether […]

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