It was the perfect treat to escape the UK winter this year by flying out to Miami Beach to enjoy some sun, design and the Miami Art Deco Festival as well as all its amazing Art Deco architecture.
Even though I am mainly drawn to the architecture and its beautiful details, Art Deco reached much further encompassing the decorative arts, furniture, pottery, textiles, glass, fashion and many more – luckily all of these, sort of, go into a building though.
Over centuries London’s Skyline was dominated by church spires and St. Paul's Cathedral in particular, however since height restrictions were lifted in the 1960s a number of high-rise developments have changed the city for centuries to come. The skyline changes in a fast pace since 2010 and my first graphic goes back to 2012. It was the one for one of my first short guest blog posts I did back then.
A New Building Type Spreading Across The Globe
The skyscraper is one of the icons to be found in each American city, they symbolise power and wealth and rule the skyline of the most famous cities in the USA. They have never lost their uniqueness and started to fascinate the whole world so that even historical cities like London could not escape their congeniality - but where did this building type come from and how did skyscrapers evolve. Even more importantly ...
Sustainability on a city scale is quite an undertaking if you look at projects like the regeneration of Nine Elms on the South Bank of the river Thames but also at new buildings in repurposed areas around Europe. However, it all is quite a process and in comparison I found that it doesn't matter if things are large or small scale, same rules apply.
Sustainability is not just in the building itself but starts with the use and often reuse of things ...