Discover the hidden gem of Jinyun County, located just two hours from Shanghai, offering hiking, temples, and beautifully transformed quarries. Experience the enchanting Yellow Emperor Temple and Mount Buxu, followed by captivating live performances of traditional Wuju opera in the quarries showcasing vanished craftsmanship.
Exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations frequently leads to the most awe-inspiring travel experiences. In this article, we'll take you on a tour to seven lovely locales that are just waiting to be found. From South Iceland's otherworldly landscapes to Corsica's charming countryside, each site provides a distinct blend of natural beauty, cultural charm, and amazing activities.
For social development and performance, cities must focus on everyone’s needs and offer solutions. Learn five reliable ways to make a city more inclusive.
Through the lens of science fiction, we can explore worlds that are vastly different from our own. We can forewarn a terrible dystopia or idealize a stunning vision of tomorrow. For many years, humans have taken to imagining what the future might hold in regards to many different aspects of life, including in the realm of architectural design. Even in stories where the architecture isn’t the focus, it still usually has to be included in order to show something on the screen.
Since its founding in 1788, Australia has gone on to amass a rich cache of colonial architecture. Many of its metropolises still bear the imprint of its forebears. Going out from the city centre, you will realise that the suburbs progressively showcase different periods in Australia's history. This is why it's not unusual to find a Federation manor near the beach or a Gothic Revival abode further inland.
You don't have to be an architect or a history buff to appreciate the beauty of America's cities. You just have to be capable of looking up and admiring the beauty. Most places have a certain look that makes them distinctive, maybe it arises from practicality or perhaps it's simply a reflection of style. So if you're looking for some design inspiration, below are 5 of our favorite destinations to take in jaw-dropping architecture.
When Alphabet, the parent company of online juggernaut Google, recently agreed to pay $2.4 billion to acquire Chelsea Market in lower Manhattan, it was an eye-popping number for even a goliath like Google to spend on increasing its corporate footprint. Reasons for such an outlay abound. Corporate prestige, for one: As Amazon teases cities all over North America with the prospect of its second headquarters, tantalizing with as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs, Google has sent a clear signal that the sophisticated, worldly urbanity of Manhattan is as on-brand for the company as it gets. Despite its many billions, though, there’s practical purpose underlying Alphabet’s growing Manhattan footprint. And Google…
Climate change is a huge problem for the entire world but researchers are starting to move towards a solution. The idea of an entire country powered by a central grid looks like it may become obsolete eventually. Instead, there is a move toward self-sufficient cities that power themselves entirely on clean energy and run on exciting new technology. Sci-fi movies are packed full of predictions about what these future cities might look like but flying cars and floating buildings aren’t likely anytime soon. So, what is the city of the future actually going to look like?
The effects of great building design are countless. It can be inspirational, practical, and controversial. It can make us think, it can make us talk, and there’s a lot to suggest that it can actually make us work harder too.
Mortgage rates are currently so low that even if you aren’t in the market for your dream home, you can profit from investing in property instead of throwing money away on rent. It isn’t just the Tiny House or Shipping Container fads or mobile homes that are attracting Millennials looking to get out of their rental or parents’ basement; new townhomes are also making a resurgence in the market and allowing many looking for “luxe” living, the ability to live well.
The internet has become a vital part of everyday life, especially for people living in urban areas. In fact, it's not much of an exaggeration to say that access to the internet is a basic human right, much like having access to food, shelter, and clothing.
Granny flats are the perfect option for the elderly to retire in. This quaint house, with very little rooms, is ideal because it has all the essentials without the unnecessary frills. These days, granny flats are becoming increasingly popular beyond the elderly age for families who need to add extra room to their house or for those who want to live a minimalist lifestyle by constructing a home that bears only the essentials. Whatever your case is, granny flats are here to stay, in fact, a study showed that in Australia alone, there are about 100 granny flats being built every month. This means that there are a lot of…