Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls

From 800AD to 1460AD, Benin City built defensive walls, with a combination of ramparts and moats. The ramparts were up to 66 feet high, and covered 9,950 miles, and an area is 2,317 square miles. It was considered the world’s largest earthwork, constructed of a ditch and dike structure. It was recorded in the GuinnessContinue reading “Blog #18: Benin City’s Historic, Amazing Earthern Walls”

Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa

Cork oak trees can be found in Europe and northwestern Africa, including Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.┬áThe use of cork is slowly gaining popularity in the architecture industry and could revolutionize the construction industry. A house built with cork by architects in Eton, UK has been shortlisted for the 2019 British RIBA Sterling Prize. The wallsContinue reading “Blog #9: Cork Trees: North Africa”

Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon

I spent several weeks in Singapore in the spring of 2016 and I was amazed by the architecture and immaculate urban planning there. The city was the right amount of traditional, preserving local traditions and balancing those influences with futuristic technologies. Its impressive architectural and engineering feats, from the Helix Bridge, the ArtScience Museum, andContinue reading “Blog #8 Singapore: An Inspiration and Beacon”

Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future

AI SpaceFactory’s TERA designs were originally meant for Mars, but they’ve realized that its benefits can also be applied to Earth as well. It’s built with 3D printing technology. It’s renewable and sustainable and uses compostable materials biopolymer basalt composite, which is derived from from crops like corn and sugar cane. It has a gorgeousContinue reading “Blog #7: 10 Reasons why the TERA is the Future”

Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)

Historically, bamboo has been a basic construction material in tropical regions of the world, often used for shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. However, it doesn’t have to remain that way. Today, bamboo can serve as an invaluable building material for permanent buildings and structures, especially in developing countries, in place of steel or reinforcedContinue reading “Blog #4: 10 Reasons to Love Bamboo (or for the Love of Bamboo)”