Monday, 14 March 2011

Dharavi, Mumbai: The Future of Asia's Second Largest Slum






"With India's economic growth hitting almost 9% year on year, property prices in Mumbai, India's richest city, are among the highest in the world and the 2 sq km of Dharavi represent a goldmine. One Mumbai newspaper last week called the redevelopment plan a "jackpot" and quoted gleeful officials claiming that £3bn could be generated for the municipality. The profits for the major construction firms that look certain to win contracts for the work, however, could top £8bn."  
writes Jason Burke, Asia correspondent for The Guardian.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Dubai from the Air



Rapid urban development in Dubai. Short clip by Simon Reeve for the BBC Tropic of Cancer series


Friday, 4 March 2011

Lighting Makeover for Rio's Christ the Redeemer

300 LED projectors for Rio de Janeiro's world-famous monument on Mount Corcovado. The high-output LED spots - energy-efficient, cost-effective and remote-controllable - are fitted with a special lens which permits particularly precise spotlighting in alternating colors and different light qualities.

 

Watch the video

 

Sources
The Guardian
Osram

Picture
Antonio Scorza for AFP / Getty Images

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Two Unusual Exhibition Spaces in Madrid




Former Army Museum & Roof Terrace of the Circulo de Bellas Artes