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30 Best Architecture Firms in Portugal

These annual rankings were last updated on April 23rd, 2024. Want to see your firm on next year’s list? Continue reading for more on how you can improve your studio’s ranking. Located in the southwest of Europe, Portugal’s architecture is pluralistic, site-specific and thoughtful. Enjoying […]

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Outward Mobility: Clever Campers, Trailers & DIY Mobile Home Conversions

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[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] The 20th-century American dream of suburban houses and picket fences unfolded in parallel with another vision: freedom to roam, embodied in camper vans and other mobile housing designs. The increasing costs of city living and […]

Technology
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Localvore Revolution: Vertical Urban Farms Promise to Deliver Greener Produce

[ By WebUrbanist in Conceptual & Futuristic & Technology. ] In Newark, New Jersey, a large and deceptively nondescript building is redefining the Garden State, producing millions of pounds of food per year just outside of Manhattan. This 70,000 square foot facility has the equivalent […]

Technology
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Acoustic Defense: Photo Series Reflects on Derelict British “Sound Mirrors”

[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vintage & Retro. ] In the wake of World War I, the United Kingdom developed a powerful yet relatively low-tech architectural system for detecting incoming enemy airplanes, the remnants of which can still be found across the countryside. Starting […]

Technology
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Backyard Aeronautics: Chinese Farmers Who Also Make Flying Machines

[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] According to photographer Xiaoxiao Xu, the Chinese farmers and other rural hobbyists building flying machines from scratch are not in it for fame or fortune. Mostly working out of their own backyards, these creators are […]

Technology
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Durable Self-Balancing Scooter Boasts Better Battery Life & Higher Speeds

[ By WebUrbanist in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] A combination of rugged and road-worthy, this self-balancing electric scooter boasts quick-start functionality and speeds of up to 25 mile per hour, perfect for scooting through (and around) traffic in congested cities for hours on […]

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