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August 2010

August 28, 2010

Gray Water Ablution

The topic of tonight's episode of the brilliant MBC show 'khawatir' was about water conservation. They showed how much water was being wasted during ablution. Changing attitudes towards consumption would be great, but to push this even further we need to reuse the water that…
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August 15, 2010

Free Parking

If shawarmas were free, we would always have a shawarma shortage. Parking is free, that's why there's never any free parking spaces. Most people driving around are usually just looking for a place to park and would be willing to pay a fee to park…
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August 13, 2010

Why Skyscrapers?

Kuwait would have benefited from a stricter building height limit. When a city tries to spur development by removing height restrictions the result is usually the opposite. Landowners end up waiting to sell as prices skyrocket because of speculation. The few skyscrapers that get built…
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August 3, 2010

Khaldiya/Adailiya Bridge

I was recently invited at Kuwait University to see the work of a studio researching 'sustainability' and solar design. They were attempting to manipulate microclimates through architecture to create livable and comfortable outdoor spaces from a site they picked around Khaldiya campus. I was glad…
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August 1, 2010

Connecting Neighborhoods

A reader sent me an interesting request asking if there was a way to sort of stitch the areas of Kuwait into one connected fabric: "...the new trend in kuwait is to become more healthier, more active, more movement involved, so why not be connected…
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