A living wall instead of plywood to hide a construction site

We’re used to seeing the scaffold on long-term building projects covered up with advertising, but what about—crazy idea—not creating an eyesore on the city and doing something interesting instead? That’s what Arup architects is doing during its renovation of Grosvenor’s St Mark’s building, in London’s fancy Mayfair neighborhood. The firm has hung a vertical garden over…

En images : Le centre-ville illuminé par des roues géantes

L’installation lumineuse et musicale d’art public Loop a fait son apparition mercredi soir dans le Quartier des spectacles à Montréal. PHOTOS : Chantal Lévesque/Métro Dans le cadre de la 7e édition de l’événement Luminothérapie, 13 grosses roues futuristes au centre desquelles on peut s’asseoir seront déployées sur la Place des festivals. Une manivelle permet à…

How thousands of children in Pune (India) prevented over 50 tonnes of plastic from reaching the sea

Scientists have warned about the dangers of plastic pollution and microplastics in the environment for a while now. However, most people still aren’t convinced of the link between carelessly discarding a water bottle and damage in the seas. After all, plastic in the ocean doesn’t have the powerful symbolism of nuclear plants or oil spills:…