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How the Heat in Europe Is Affecting Travel

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A relentless heat wave across much of Europe is making travel difficult and uncomfortable for hotel owners and their guests. “There’s been a high pressure dome reaching from Spain throughout Eastern Europe,” said Jonathan Erdman, a senior digital meteorologist for the Weather Channel. “It’s been persistent with very little cloud cover and has been camped out over most of the …

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Book Review: How Uber and Airbnb are changing the world

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The rise of smartphones and social media has enabled the expansion of the sharing economy, a phase during which the likes of Uber and Airbnb were born. The power of these entrepreneurial ventures is continuously rising. Airbnb has already exceeded 10 million guest stays and Uber continues to grow despite its current failings. No matter how bad the PR is …

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‘Tourists go home’: Leftists resist Spain’s influx

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BBC News: Youths in Catalonia and the Basque Country have daubed the slogan “tourists go home” on some buildings – just as foreigners flock to Spain on holiday, spending millions of euros. A spokesperson for leftist Catalans behind the protests said today’s model of mass tourism was impoverishing working-class people. Leftist Basques plan to stage an anti-tourism march on 17 …

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On Living Pipes

In 8. The Vernacular Landscape, Uncategorized by Alejandro Ribadeneira

A recent interest of mine is that of urban gawking. More romantically, I like to call myself an architectural flaneur with a love for iPhoneography. This interest was manifested when New York City started to speak to me, in unexpected spaces and moments. My eye for objects turned into an eye for seeing objects anthropomorphize and, effectually, be part of …

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Dead Malls and Ghost Cities

In 6. Shock of the New, Uncategorized by Lulu

I love modern architecture, at least some of the pioneers and canonized figures and buildings. I love the ideas, experimentation and boldness. From Philip Johnson’s Glass House to Mies Van Der Rohe’s ‘modern temple’ at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The seriousness is quite poetic and can be somewhat humorous. For instance Le Corbusier and his ‘machine for living’ Villa Savoye …