Share your urban ideas! TED recently launched a new website about city dwellers, urban entrepreneurs, organizers, dreamers, and doers who are passionate about improving their cities. TEDxCity 2.0 will serve as a platform for sharing projects and stories, and provide inspiration to take action. The robust video library includes dozens of past TED talks on urban issues, including this talk by political theorist Dr. Benjamin Barber.
Origami, the traditional Japanese art of folding paper, has inspired architects to mimic its complex and elegant shapes in their work, as shown in this list of ten beautiful origami-influenced buildings. Our favorite? Preston Scott Cohen’s multilayered Museum of Art in Tel Aviv.
China plans to build a new futuristic and environmentally-friendly sphere building out of thousands of 100-percent recycled CDs and DVDs. Making the obsolete cutting-edge—and doing it in an innovative and sustainable way—this architectural wonder will serve as an aviation museum that creates its own microclimate and includes a 5-D flight simulator.
Airbags typically protect passengers inside vehicles, but what about those outside the car? Check out how the Netherlands has created innovative ways to protect its pedestrians and bicyclists—see the world’s first exterior automobile airbag!
The City of Light no more? A new law was recently passed requiring non-residential buildings in Paris and throughout France to turn off their interior and window display lighting at night, as a measure to reduce light pollution.
For this awards season, ArchDaily has turned away from the Hollywood glitz to nominate thirty of the best architecture documentaries to watch in 2013.
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