1. U Value

    November 01, 2011
    Buildings account for 40 per cent of total energy consumption in the European Union. The most reliable and important way to reduce energy use in buildings is insulation, which can reduce the consumption of energy by as much as 78 per cent.
  2. Koran vs Bible

    September 06, 2011
    Since the 100 mostly used words in the Quran and the Bible are almost identical, this comparison of the two books is not made to highlight the extreme difference between the two religions but rather shows the slightly different focus points within their extreme similarities.
  3. Iron Silk Road

    June 12, 2011
    With China on the rise and Europe standing strong, Eurasia is rapidly becoming the world’s new economic centre. Clogged seaports and a vulnerable air-transport system have shifted the focus to a network of railways – also known as the Iron Silk Road – intended to shrink today’s supercontinent in...
  4. Communist World

    March 29, 2011
    Communism is still alive. Although capitalism won a victory when the Berlin Wall went down, communism is triumphing as nation states continue to bail out banks in the wake of the recent economic crisis. Global capitalism is hugely unorganized and has no interest in a comprehensive plan for the future...
  5. Endless City

    February 09, 2011
    The UN-HABITAT report ‘State of World Cities 2008/09’ claims that the phenomenon of the so-called ‘Endless City’ could be one of the most significant challenges for the way people live and economies operate in the next 50 years.
  6. Fortress Netherlands

    February 09, 2011
    The Fortress Amsterdam / Fortress Netherlands is one of the results form the Liberty City exhibition which was shown this year.
  7. 2010: CLOUDY

    January 01, 2011
    TD wishes everybody a bright and healthy 2011
  8. Utopian Cities

    December 16, 2010
    The modern utopian city finds its origin in the renaissance where the discovery of new continents and the appearance of the first non-autocratic governed nation states in Europe generated hope for the emergence of ideal societies located in paradisiacal territories.
  9. Atomized Architecture

    November 18, 2010
    In 1519, only three months before Ferdinand Magellan’s fleet left the harbour of Seville in order to circumvent the earth, Leonardo da Vinci, world’s most prominent polymath died. The start shot of globalization - the birth cry of the expert, coincided with the end of the Homo Universalis.
  10. Underworld

    July 14, 2010
    Today, organized crime is foremost an urban phenomenon. Only the pirates of the Indian Ocean are a reminder of the times of highwaymen and bandit bands. Yet they are relatively small in numbers and revenues compared to international operating clans like the Cosa Nostra or the Medellin Cartel.
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