Now this is cool!! Gardens are interspersed with rooms on each of the four floors of the building, creating a screen of plants that mask the facade from the eyes of passing strangers. #architecture #plant #townhouse
2012 AIA Wisconsin Merit Award: The Horny Goat Entertainment Complex, Milwaukee, designed by Rinka Chung Architecture Inc. – a refreshing renovation and expansion of a brew pub into an authentic destination in the heart of the city’s industrial riverfront.
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's apprentices designed this architectural masterpiece. Comprised of three interconnected, glass-encased pods, the home boasts a one-of-a-kind patented double-story roof. More photos and info http://aol.it/xe8Qe2
Building a Better Future for All: Selected Speeches of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2007-2012 ISBN: 9789211012712 This collection of speeches by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shows the breadth of those efforts – advances and struggles alike – at a time of profound transition for the human family. Check website: un.org/publications
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2013 ISBN: 9789211091663 The World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) is one of the most highly anticipated economic reports from the United Nations on the state of the world economy. This edition will highlight the continuing Euro debt crisis, the protracted jobs crisis and the possibility for the world economy to plunge back into another recession. Check website: un.org/publications
One Planet to Share - Sustaining Human Progress in a Changing Climate People in the Asia/Pacific region are profoundly affected by climate change. Home to more than half of humanity, the region straddles some of the world’s most geographically diverse and climate-exposed areas. This publication outlines four strategic arenas for transformation: production processes, fair and sustainable consumption, resilient rural habitats, and urban centres leading change as centres of finance and power.
The UN officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, with the ratification of the Charter by its first signatories. Since then, the UN has continued to grow in remaining true to this pledge — one all the more relevant in the face of the tremendous global transformations that, in the 21st century, are confronting humankind.