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In drought-stricken Cape Town, we’ve been living with just 50 liters of water per person per day since the beginning of the year. That’s 13.2 gallons. It doesn’t go far when you think about how often you turn on the faucet each day for drinking, cleaning, flushing toilets, showering, washing dishes, and doing laundry.Like many households, we’ve shut off the water supply to the toilet and religiou
the situation is believed by many to be the most severe a modern city has ever faced.The post cape town facing devastating drought, but is there an answer hiding in plain sight? appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Stefan Antoni of South African architecture studio SAOTA has refurbished a modernist villa overlooking Cape Town and reorganised its open interior to make it better suited to contemporary living. Read more
If you planning on visiting and photographing the picturesque seaside town of Positano in Italy, here’s something you need to know: the famous village has just introduced a hefty €1,000 (~$1,162) “tax” for commercial photography.The Times reports that Positano mayor Michele De Lucia has announced the €1,000 permit fee for commercial photos as well as a €2,000 (~$2,324) fee for c
as the word 'pub' comes from 'public house', the architects wanted to make the building as accessible and as open as possible.The post NAP architects uses recycled materials to build brewery for ‘zero waste’ town in japan appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
The monochrome graphic system that the late Otl Aicher created for the German town of Isny im Allgäu features in an exhibition at this year's London Design Festival. Read more
the nine-floor, 9,500 square meter interior reinvigorates the grain silo complex as a symbol of cape town’s industrial history.The post heatherwick studio’s zeitz museum of contemporary art africa opens in cape town appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Foster + Partners has designed a "new destination" for Stockholm's old town, Gamla Stan. Read more
The living spaces of this seaside house in Cape Town are lined with sliding glass walls that can be pulled aside to connect the interiors with a series of external decks, patios and balconies overlooking the ocean. Read more
richard woods completes his latest project, 'holiday homes,' as part of the 2017 folkestone triennial. The post richard woods’ bold and bright ‘holiday homes’ dot an english town with pops of color appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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