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What hipsters and seniors have in common

Have you ever walked in an old part of town and wish you lived there, or wondered why cities don’t have human-scaled projects in mind? It happens that we have a hard time describing why one feels more charmed, at ease, or even having even a sense of happiness when wandering within close-knitted spaces, always full of life. 463 more words

Kingston

Ec(cont)ological Tourism

Project type: Accessible/social housing, hotel cabins, mobile space

Project location: Osa, Costa Rica / Adaptable to humid tropical zones

Winner of an Honorable Mention in the “Re-thinking the Future Sustainability Awards 2014,” Residential Building Concept. 289 more words

Architecture & Design

So Much Potential, So Little Will

Fields stretch like fairways, cattle fatten in high-rise pens, threshed grain flows through pneumatic tubes into storage elevators, and a control tower oversees all.

National Geographic…

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Design

Document / Test-Driven Development (DTDD)

I’ve noticed one inalienable truth about software documentation:

Documenting last == documenting less.

Our fore-fathers understood the importance of documentation.  Electrical engineers, they came from a tradition of building programs out of silicon and copper, a medium in which logic errors are expensive to correct.  

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Architecture & Design

Link Roundup, 12-12-14: Cross-Language and Cross-Platform Development

In a Huffington Post article titled “What Global Warming, Energy Efficiency and Erlang Have in Common,” Noah Gift says, “Hidden in the discussion of rising energy costs and consumption in datacenters is the selection of software language.” Gift’s emphasis is on how the constraints many languages have limit them to one processor and how the languages used to write software can affect the way that processors use energy. 198 more words

Software Architecture

The Sun Life Building

The Sun Life Building is deeply part of Montreal’s history and might as well be in the top landmarks of the City. Copyright: © 2014 David Tran… 90 more words

Architecture

Twilight in passing...

Now twilight lets her curtain down and pins it with a star. (L.M. Child)

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