Week 9. Here is the first skyscraper in the world which is covered with solar panels. The roof of the building holds more than 20 wind turbines. The building is the great example how architecture can be sustainable.
Week 6. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is the great example of how architecture changes urban atmosphere. Before the museum was built, the northern Spanish city of Bilbao was abandoned. After it was built, there are millions of tourists visited this place making it one of the most interesting destinations in the world.
Week 4. This is Farming Kindergarten in Vietnam. They have rooftop garden where they hold classes and green grass playgrounds all around. If we want to leave the beautiful planet for future generations, we must educate children how to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
Week 10. Arbat Street in Moscow is one of the most famous pedestrian destinations. There is no car access to this street. It is full of historic architecture, restaurants, shops, and entertainment facilities.
Week 9. It is very vital to use sustainable materials for building construction. Here are wool bricks, they are 35% stronger and non-toxic. By adding abundant local wool into brick substrate, it becomes very efficieny. The bricks also insulate building better than regular bricks.
Week 8. It is essential to empower children from slums through education. It is necessary to build as many schools and sport centers in slums as possible. Public transportation is poorly developed in slums so many children don’t even have chance to access school physically. This image shows mobile bus classrooms in Mumbai which give children the chance to study.
Week 8. One of the steps the architect can do to improve poor living is to design sustainable low-cost affordable housing for people who live in slums. Here is an example how architects propose $300 house with solar panel to to power light, phone charger, and outdoor spotlight for security.
Week 6. Here is an example of re-urbanization made by Robert Moses. The Cross Bronx highway divided the community on two parts. High and middle classes moved to the north side making south side to be slums. Such segregational move destroys people urban interaction and healthy atmosphere of city.
Week 10. Boston Quincy Market pedestrian walk is very lively and famous destination. Due to architectural richness and ability to move there safely, this place attracts amount of people every day. Quincy Market also represents food culture which is so important for people today.