Zaha Hadid Architects-designed concert hall hits the right note

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) recently won a competition to design a new concert hall in Russia. The forward-thinking firm is rarely satisfied to play it safe, and this once again prove to be the case as it produced an unusual design inspired by sound waves. The new Sverdlovsk Philharmonic Concert Hall will be located in […]

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Anti-aging effects of compound in some fruits and vegetables verified in novel new research

New research has revealed that fisetin – a natural flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables – functions as an effective senolytic agent by clearing out damaged aging cells, improving health and extending lifespan. When our cells lose the ability to effectively divide and replicate, they generally die and are cleared out by our immune […]

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Mud-spraying drones take aim at low-cost housing

Further to opening our eyes to new perspectives on our environment, we are beginning to see how drones can also play very active roles in its construction. Walkable rope bridges and shapeshifting sun shelters are just a couple of manmade objects to lean on these flying robots recently, and now there’s an enterprising team of […]

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Kengo Kuma designs shipping container-based Starbucks

High-profile Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has turned his considerable talent to shipping container-based architecture for the first time to produce this new Starbucks. The project is located in Taiwan and will function as a drive-thru in a soon to be opened shopping mall. The Hualien Bay Mall Starbucks consists of 29 shipping containers and has […]

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