Green facades of high-rise buildings will have a capacity to absorb few tons of CO2 annually. They are also an answer to the question, how to spread urban biodiversity without the implication of expanding the city upon the territory. Italian architect Stefano Boeri belongs to pioneers of vertical forests.
The Jeddah Tower. When the 1,000-meter-tall building, now constructed in the Saudi Arabian town of Jeddah, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world.
A people-packed office, stuffy air, and heat that won’t let you think. You want to open the window, it’s guarded by a teammate wrapped in a woolly sweater and furs. They immediately register your evil intentions and inform you in advance with their hostile glance that things will heat up if you try to cool it down. Is all this familiar to you? No matter whether you’re the fireplace tender or the window venter, these situations aren’t fun. Is there some ideal temperature that your whole office can agree on?
How can you keep your current job even after childbirth? The story of Eva Nykodymová, a safety manager for Skanska buildings, can offer inspiration here. And meanwhile she had a harder starting line than most mothers: she gave birth to twins. Yet despite this, she managed to return to work quite quickly.
Just imagine. You’re not shivering with cold because your workmate turned on the AC. The air in the meeting room isn’t stuffy, and the light in the kitchen doesn’t burn your eyes. Wherever you go at your workplace, you have ideal conditions—they’re precisely the ones you prefer. That’s because you’re working at Office 3.0.