The circular front door repeats the house’s dominant visual element and leads directly into the soaring, open-plan main dome. The all-white, jungle-filled interior has a warm microclimate, while the living areas on the ground floor are all oriented in relation to the indoor swimming pool, an unusual central feature that creates an ever-shifting interplay of light, water and foliage. … [Read more...] about Ahead of the curve: an eco dome by the sea
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington - a key coronavirus model often used by the White House - released new projections Monday that forecasts there will be 134,475 COVID-19 fatalities by August 4, nearly double its previous prediction of 72,433 deaths … [Read more...] about Is history repeating itself? 2020 has been as hard-hit by coronavirus as 1918 was by the Spanish flu despite scientific progress
The group's visit to the former Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar is a highly emotional one. It is now a memorial site and walking through the gate and onto the huge square is daunting – even for people who have read books or seen films about former camps like these. It is part of the overall site where more than 56,000 people died, victims of torture, medical experiments and emaciation. The site's memorial rooms and displays of prisoners' belongings leave the Colombian visitors with a lasting impression. They are especially moved as they lay their hands on a commemorative plaque. It is heated to 37 degrees celcius. … [Read more...] about Coming to terms with the past: Colombian delegation visits German memorial sites.
Markus Varesvuo, from Helsinki, Finland, captured this unbelievable image of a white-tailed eagle leaving the surface of a body of water with a fish clutched in its claws. It was the overall winning picture in the photo competition … [Read more...] about Fast food! Shot of a jackal chasing a magpie is among entries in prestigious German photography contest
A call went out on social media networks for a musical flash mob to take place. Word quickly spread, with many downloading the musical scores the organization provided. People sang and played music at their windows, from balconies and even in abandoned museums, creating a sense of community in times of increasing isolation. … [Read more...] about Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ rings out during the coronavirus crisis