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Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.


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Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.

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Friday Funny: Escherian Stairway To Nowhere

Visitors to China’s The Other Place guesthouse can experience the mysterious world of M.C. Escher in two optical illusion-inspired rooms designed by Studio 10.

China Is Top Country For Global Green Building

Mainland China leads USGBC'S Top 10 list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.

2018 Maintains Skyscraper Construction Momentum

China has maintained its reign as the most prolific country when it comes to the construction of tall buildings, with 88 completions in 2018.

How Will American Cities Respond To China Recycling Crisis?

A new report from the National League of Cities analyzes how city leaders can develop resilient local waste management systems in response to China's stringent new regulations.

Question Of The Week: Is China Ban On Waste Management Impacting Your Facilities?

The move is part of an initiative by China to focus on its own domestically produced waste, and it's a wake-up call to the global recycling industry.

UL, Center For Active Safety Design Form Partnership

Initial focus is to expand the Center's Fitwel Certification System in China, while providing facility and building professionals more access to products that foster healthy buildings.

Call To Reduce Waste Is Renewed

As China suspends its acceptance of foreign waste, how might waste management at facilities be impacted?

Friday Funny: China’s Sadistic Scenic Skywalk

Glass-bottomed bridges have become popular tourist destinations in China. This one has taken an interesting approach to promoting itself. 

Spaces For Collaboration, Always In Fashion

Beijing-based MAD Architects introduced open floor plans and multipurpose layouts to encourage collaboration through a recent project, the Xinhee Design Center.

Friday Funny: Farewell To China’s Weird Buildings

New urban planning guidelines from China’s State Council forbid the construction of “odd shaped” and “bizarre” buildings on the mainland. Is this the end of China's weird buildings?

China’s First Green Skyscraper

Sustainable architecture, engineering solutions, and a unique building design come together to make the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China one of the most innovative skyscrapers in the world.

Tsinghua University Students Win CoreNet Global’s First Academic Challenge

“Orchestra,” a proposed system of coordinating the many facets of corporate real estate (CRE) developed by a team of students from China’s Tsinghua University, has...

Glass Walkway Shatters On China’s Yuntai Mountain

A group of Chinese tourists were sent into a panic Tuesday after a pane on a new glass walkway on the side of a 3,540 foot high cliff shattered.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Paris In China

The Atlantic reports: "As the saying goes, 'The way to live best is to eat Chinese food, drive an American car, and live in a British house. That’s the ideal life.'” There's the difference: live in a BRITISH house, not a Parisian apartment.

Manufacturing Case Study: Shape Up

In a new location, an Illinois based manufacturing company optimizes operations in more ways than one.

Rare Earth Shortages To Cause Fluorescent Lamp Hikes

While world demand is expected to hit 180,000 tons/year in 2012, world supply that year is likely to be less than 160,000 tons. In 2010, China set its export quota at 30,000 tons.

50 Receive IFMA’s FMP Certification in Macau

Fifty facility practitioners in Macau, China, received IFMA’s prestigious Facility Management Professional credential at the 2009/2010 Facility Management Professional Graduation Ceremony held earlier this month.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: Safely Down The Slippery Slope

In Guangzhou, China, an unusual method is being employed to deter bridge jumping suicides: butter. The steel bridge in question has long been "popular" with jumpers, and officials have gone so far as to post security guards at both ends in order to thwart attempts--but to no avail.

WEIRD WEDNESDAY: What's Wrong With This Picture?

In the early hours of Saturday, June 27, 2009, something seriously wrong happened to a nearly completed 13 story block of residential flats in the suburbs of Shanghai. No, it wasn't destroyed by Transformers.

Frost & Sullivan Predicts a Slowdown in Chinese Building Technologies Industry

Growth rates are slowing down and products' profit margins have started to fall.

Frost & Sullivan Predicts a Slowdown in Chinese Building Technologies Industry

Growth rates are slowing down and products' profit margins have started to fall.

Facilities Housing Pandas In China To Be Rebuilt

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), in cooperation with The Giant Panda Conservation Foundation (GPCF), has joined the Chinese Ambassador to the United...

TFM Show Bonus Article: Green Around The Globe

Vuk Vujovic and Douglas J. Ogurek provide a brief overview of the state of sustainability around the world.

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