World’s Tallest Buildings Reconsidered →
michaelgarcianovak: The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has changed the way it measures building height. Announced on November 17, the Chicago-based organization now includes below-grade, open-air pedestrian entrances in its calculations; previously, measurements were made from the sidewalk outside the main entrance. CTBUH also eliminated a “height to roof” category due to...
Japanese design principles The Zen principles of Aesthetics are derived from the...– swissmiss | Japanese design principles
LEED is a checklist for people who don’t want to think…you get points for using...– Architect William McDonough (via age-of-ecology)
A good landmark always stands out →
ifmo: bobulate: Google launches Google Maps India, and now gives directions like a local: We knew from previous studies in several countries that most people rely on landmarks — visual cues along the way — for successful navigation. But we needed to understand how people use those visual cues, and what makes a good landmark, in order to make our instructions more human and improve route...