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2012 AIA Housing Awards For Architecture

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 12, 2012

Architecture Awards

By Karissa Rosenfield
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The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the 10 recipients of the 2012 Housing Awards. The AIA’s Housing Awards Program, now in its 12th year, was established to recognize the best in housing design and promote the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit and a valuable national resource.

CLICK through the slideshow below to view the 2012 recipients:

  The American Institute of Architects’ 10 Best Houses Of 2012
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Launched by Australian Visionary, U.S. Peace Index Hits Year Two

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 16, 2012

By Jim Luce

I first met Steve Killelea one year ago at the Harvard Club when the U.S. Peace Index (USPI) was launched. Last week, in the Japanese-themed Upper East Side home of Krishen and Geeta Mehta, I met him again — along with his lovely wife and daughter — far from his native Australia. Steve is a business-minded visionary who believes peace can be supported better if it is quantifiable. His life mission is to measure it.

united states peace 04.jpg.pngAustralian visionary Steve Killelea’s U.S. Peace Index is now in its second year. Photo: IEP.

Built upon its highly respected Global Peace Index, produced by the Australian NGO The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), the U.S. Peace Index was launched last year as the first in a series of national peace indices that IEP has begun to release. The aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.

“We really only study conflict, not peace,” Steve told his captivated audience. This is why humanity needs to quantify peace so we can more readily achieve it.

2012-05-11-Global_Peace_Index_A.jpgThe Global Peace Index 2011 map shows that the U.S. has a “medium” state of peace. Image: GPI. Read the rest of this entry »

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‘The Sound Of Samba’: Rio’s Carnival In Tilt-Shift Miniature (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 28, 2012

Using tilt-shift techniques, filmmakers Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli made Rio’s Carnival look as if it were happening in miniature. Their short film “The Sound Of Samba” is made of real footage from the city’s 2011 festival, but a trick of lens-tilting creates the illusion that each object is dramatically smaller than it actually is. From what looks like a tiny helicopter to ant-like hordes of revelers, the miniaturized details get across both how extensive and contained the city’s networks are. More of these please!

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110 Stories Project Promises To Show Twin Towers From Anywhere (VIDEO)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 21, 2011


A full rebuilding of the site is still several years away, and if demand for office space improves. Here is a progress report on the main features of the new center: http://ram­kshrestha.­wordpress.­com/2011/0­5/08/a-wor­ld-trade-c­enter-prog­ress-repor­t/
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