architecture

Sombrerete: enjoying the ruins of an old Mexican mining town.

 04/26/2017 - 06:34
A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez
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The Mexican municipality of Sombrerete, declared a Cultural Heritage of Humanity site in 2010, went from being an old, abandoned mining town to a tourist destination that combines the beauty of colonial architecture with ecotourism.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:30am
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A general view of the landscape with rock formations in the Mexican municipality of Sombrerete in the state of Zacatecas, Mexico, April 25, 2017. EFE/Mariana Gonzalez

Deadline nears for contestants in Trump’s border wall ‘pageant’

 03/30/2017 - 03:42
The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

It is the first step in a process that promises to combine three of Trump’s most successful ventures: beauty pageants, reality TV competitions and xenophobia. Proposals include hi-tech ‘virtual wall’ and 1,600km barrier of shipping containers.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:15am
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The border fence in the city of Tijuana (Mexico). President Donald Trump intends to prolong the wall with the purpose of stopping illegal migration. EFE / ARCHIVE BRAULIO GUERRA 

Books: Philadelphia’s abandoned power plants

 02/28/2017 - 03:58
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New photobook Palazzos of Power explores the neoclassical grandeur of these artifacts of the early electric age

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 3:25am
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The book Palazzos of Power by Aaron V Wunsch and Joseph E B Elliott, compiles a series of black and white photos of the Philadelphia Electric Company: built as an enormous metropolitan power station at the turn of the 20th century, now is vacant and decaying. Palazzos of Power is published by Princeton Architectural Press. 
Richmond station’s turbine hall. Photo: Joseph Elliott.

DesignPhiladelphia looks to 'Shift' everything

 10/05/2015 - 12:23
Designer Jaime Salm, originally from Medellin, Colombia, at the MIO Culture Studio in Chinatown. Photo: Andres Albaladejo.

A Puerto Rican architect and urban planner, and a Colombian designer, redefine the sustainability of space and product in Philadelphia.

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 12:20pm
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Designer Jaime Salm, originally from Medellin, Colombia, at the MIO Culture Studio in Chinatown. Photo: Andres Albaladejo.