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Selestranda House / bark arkitekter

03:00 - 13 December, 2017
Selestranda House / bark arkitekter, © Lise Bjelland
© Lise Bjelland
  • Architects

  • Location

    Time, Norway
  • Architect in Charge

    Katrine Grimnes
  • Area

    88.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Google Timelapse Shows the Rapid Expansion of the World’s Cities over 32 Years

12:00 - 2 December, 2016

Google Earth has released an update to its Timelapse feature, giving viewers a better look at the rapid expansion of the world’s urban areas between 1984 and 2016.

Originally released in 2013 in partnership with TIME and NASA, the update adds in four more years of data, as well as petabytes of imagery data from two new satellites, Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2, to provide clearer views of new developments and the recent effects of climate change on our natural environments.

Call for Ideas: Closed Worlds Design Competition

06:50 - 6 November, 2015
Call for Ideas: Closed Worlds Design Competition, Earth as seen on July 6, from a distance of almost one million miles by a NASA scientific camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Credit: NASA.
Earth as seen on July 6, from a distance of almost one million miles by a NASA scientific camera on board the Deep Space Climate Observatory spacecraft. Credit: NASA.

What do outer space capsules, submarines, and office buildings have in common? Each was conceived as a closed system: a self-sustaining physical environment demarcated from its surroundings by a boundary that does not allow for the transfer of matter or energy.

Google Timelapse Reveals Effects of Rapid Urbanization

00:00 - 18 August, 2013
Google Timelapse Reveals Effects of Rapid Urbanization, This satellite image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Courtesy of Google.
This satellite image of Bolivia shows dramatic deforestation in the Amazon Basin. Courtesy of Google.

NASA, in cooperation with TIME and Google, has unveiled startling timelapse images of Earth from orbit collected by NASA's Landsat program since 1984. This program, created not for spycraft but for monitoring the way in which humans are rapidly altering the surface of the planet, consists of eight satellites that have collected millions of pictures in the course of two generations. When sifted through, cleaned up and stitched together, these pictures come together to create a high-definition slideshow that reveals some of the drastic changes our planet is undergoing - most notably through widespread urbanization.

How Shoddily Constructed Buildings Become Weapons of Mass Destruction

00:00 - 16 August, 2013
How Shoddily Constructed Buildings Become Weapons of Mass Destruction, Maria Auxiliadora School / Architecture for Humanity
Maria Auxiliadora School / Architecture for Humanity

Why is it that the Bay Area can suffer a 6.9 earthquake and lose just 63 people, while Haiti suffers a slightly stronger quake and loses about 100,000? The answer: shoddy construction. As Bryan Walsh of TIME points out, “We tend to focus on the size of an earthquake, but death toll has more to do with the quality of buildings. [...] Poverty — and even more, poor governance and corruption — is the multiplier of natural disasters. [...] That’s why one of the most vulnerable places in the world is south-central Asia.” Learn more about the dangers of poorly constructed buildings here and see what the "true value" of architecture is here.

Wang Shu Honored as One of TIME 100’s Most Influential People

00:00 - 25 April, 2013
Wang Shu Honored as One of TIME 100’s Most Influential People, Ningbo History Museum © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio
Ningbo History Museum © Lv Hengzhong, Courtesy of Amateur Architecture Studio

TIME Magazine has released their tenth-edition of the 100 issue, representing who they believe to be the world’s 100 most influential people in 2013. Gracing the list among music titan Jay-Z and Kickstarter CEO Perry Chen is architecture’s very own Wang Shu, who was honored for “successfully blending China’s quest for novel and eye-catching architecture with respect for traditional aesthetics.”