What makes a university campus more sustainable? (Part 02)

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This blog post is to highlight the importance of the second step taken to advance sustainability in universities. So far, we have learnt (from the first previous blog post) that sustainability declarations and charters were helpful as a first step. … Continue reading

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What makes a university campus more sustainable? (Part 01)

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Whoever follows the developments of sustainability in university campuses will for sure observe massive steps taken in advancing sustainability especially in universities. Undoubtedly, there is an environmental concern that has grown over the years which regarded as one of the … Continue reading

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Home with a skin

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     Today, I have visited the Home With A Skin, a show house of a typical Dutch house which was brought here and assembled in the campus of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft, Netherlands. The house designed … Continue reading

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Cube Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands)

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Today,  I paid the Cube Houses a special visit and it was really worth it. It was designed by Piet Blom, a Dutch architect. The Cube Houses are basically one of the most famous  tourist destinations in Rotterdam. Anyone who is interested … Continue reading

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Sustainability on University Campuses in Saudi Arabia: The Challenges and Potential Solutions

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    Currently, the government of Saudi Arabia is investing heavily in the education sector. Figures point towards a special focus on the higher education sector. As at 1998, the kingdom was known to have just seven universities. Today, however, it … Continue reading

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Kings Place…

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All under one roof   On Thursday, 08th December 2011, a short visit to Kings Place took place. In this one visit, three Blogs could be posted. One could be written about the Guardian offices, another Blog could be about … Continue reading

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British Museum…

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It is not an exaggeration to say that at the British Museum (BM), you would find the history of our civilisation under just one roof. The BM has some of the most famous objectives and unique collections. With around 6 … Continue reading

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Chelsea Academy…

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    In this post, another type of buildings will be looked at. That is in terms of the spatial and social aspects of the project. Chelsea Academy (CA) is a secondary school situated in Lots Road, Kensington, London. It is a … Continue reading

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UCL vs. ICL

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UCL vs. ICL: An urban overview of London’s most famous universities. Consistently rated amongst the world’s best universities, University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London (ICL) are our main topic in this post. As a postgraduate student at UCL, I … Continue reading

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Foster & Partners

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  On Thursday, October 20, 2011, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s ex-leader, was captured and more importantly I visited the renowned architectural practice Foster & Partners in London. The latter is what we will be discussing in this post. Without further ado, Foster … Continue reading

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