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Balkan culture

The Balkan culture of “gathering things” vs. Japanese minimalism

September 13, 2017 • Of course, it may sound utterly stupid to draw parallels between two cultures so distant of...

rural life in Japan

Rural life in Japan throughout the second half of the 1800s

August 30, 2017 • It might be that our instant association of Japan is of super sonic...

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial – the design that elevated Kenzō Tange as one...

July 20, 2017 • Kenzō Tange belonged to the architects and urban planners of the...

volcano cities Goma Pasto Catania Kagoshima Hilo Naples

Volcano cities: Goma, Pasto, Catania, Kagoshima, Hilo and Naples

May 20, 2017 • Living with the fact that a volcano with the capacity to diminish the entire city you live in,...

radioactive cities Chernobyl and Fukushima

Radioactive cities: from Chernobyl to Fukushima

April 5, 2017 • Cities without a bright future Some cities are naturally exposed to higher radiation levels as...