The New York Times – June 28, 2007 – The success of the London Eye has reinvigorated demand for Ferris wheels, with new “observation wheels” recently opening or being built in Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia, with others planned for Berlin, Dubai, and Beijing. And like with skyscrapers, a heated competition is under way for the world’s tallest.
The Economist – Dec 8, 2005 – New moving walkways have been given a speed boost. But will pedestrians in airports and shopping centres be able to cope?
The Economist – June 9, 2005 – New design and construction techniques mean that bridges can be put together in a matter of days—and they can even be made out of plastic.
I.D. – Jun 2, 2003 – The Fluid Vehicle bus station in the corporate-campus town of Hoofddorp is a 130-meter-long blob of foam blocks — and the world’s largest synthetic building.
I.D. – May 2, 2003 – Often neglected as unglamorously functional, underground garages are sorely in need of some sweeping redesign. The interactive parking garage being built by Amsterdam architects Zwarts & Jansma is rising to the challenge.
I.D. – April 5, 2003 – Collecting the garbage becomes a one-man operation: the truck pulls up, attaches a cable to the container, lifts it up, turns it over, and puts it back into the ground, an eight-minute process that also does away with mistossed bags splattering in the street.
Associated Press – January 27, 2003 – The environmentally-conscious Dutch are experimenting with urban turbines in city centers. Light, quiet and efficient, they can be placed unobtrusively on rooftops and generate up to 7,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, more than enough to power an average Dutch home.
Artbyte – Apr 10, 2001 – It’s an architecture that comes with a variety of names: vernacular, transient, tensile, liquid, primitive, nomadic. It doesn’t have to mean that a building is transportable, only that it can be moved in meaningful, and preferably reversible, ways.
Wired News – Nov 16, 2000 – New technologies tend to be presented in terms of existing products so consumers will more readily understand and adapt to them.
Wired News – Oct 31, 2000 – Plagued by financial troubles, bad weather and scandals, the notion of world’s fairs has come under fire. Are they relics of the 20th century, or do they have a place in the new millennium?