Q&A: How Architecture Paved the Way for Syria’s War

Q&A: How Architecture Paved the Way for Syria’s War

Young Syrian architect Marwa al-Sabouni stood behind the ruined buildings of Homs, her home city, in a picture chosen by the publishing house as the cover for her book, “The Battle for ...
The Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens Church’s Demolition:

The Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens Church’s Demolition:

Too costly to keep up, too worthy to destroy? (GESTÉ, REUTERS, THENYTIMES) The residents of Geste, a village in western France, had recently witnessed the final phase of the “deconstruction” of its ...
In razing its modernist buildings, Iran is erasing its past Western influence

In razing its modernist buildings, Iran is erasing its past Western influence

Asma Mehan, Politecnico di Torino Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as Iran’s president has rekindled hope for liberals in the country. During his first term, Iran began edging closer to the West, and his ...
Engineers Could Learn a lot from Dance When Designing Urban Transport

Engineers Could Learn a lot from Dance When Designing Urban Transport

Dance and engineering – at first glance they don’t look like they have anything in common. But if one digs under the layers, there are plenty of similarities, more than what we ...