Every summer, the rich and famous flock to stunning Pampelonne beach to relax, recuperate and be seen in the hip beach bars that Saint Tropez is renowned for. But what if the beach bars disappeared at the season’s end? Could this give the beach itself a much-needed holiday from the holiday makers?
Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus is known as the City of Smiles. And when it comes to embracing the circular lifestyle, there’s lots to smile about. Wherever you go in this cool compact city, you’ll find examples of how Aarhus is blazing a trail in reuse, reducing waste and innovative solutions focused on minimizing environmental impact.
By returning bottles and cans to the deposit machine in the supermarket, they can be exchanged for cash. This is a classic example of the circular economy – a way to keep materials in use for as long as possible.
It’s not often you hear architects talking about demolishing a building that they are designing. But that’s what happened during the planning phase of Circle house in Lisbjerg. Because if you want to design according to the principles of circularity, you have to consider what happens to the building beyond its intended lifetime.
From helping our economies to recover post-pandemic to battling climate change, the reasons to ride the wave are many. But one compelling benefit is too important to be overlooked – the unique opportunity to upgrade the fire safety of buildings all over the world.
It’s true! Yet in our comfortable modern lives, our thoughts rarely turn to fire safety. However, the disturbing fact remains that fires in modern buildings develop five to ten times faster than they did just 70 years ago.