Six Contemporary Houses Cluster by Creative Architecture Studio

Six Contemporary Houses Cluster by Creative Architecture Studio

Architects: Creative Architecture Studio
Location: Neos Voutzas, Athens, Greece
Area: 4,305 sqft each
Photo courtesy: Creative Architecture Studio

The six contemporary houses cluster, designed by Creative Architecture Studio is a project of Neodevelopers co, currently for sale. It is located in Neos Voutzas suburb at North Eastern Athens in Greece.





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The entire complex takes advantage of:

A) The strongly sloping plot which gives a panoramic outlook over Marathon bay ,open sea and islands.

B) The rich pine forest surroundings producing a green embracement to the houses

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All villas are detached with plantation , orientation as well as heights differentiation to protect privacy.
Every house has an indoors space 400 sq.m (4,305 sq.ft), balconies 100 sq.m (1,076 sq.ft), and consists of four levels:

1) Upper level. Master bedroom (60 sq.m [645.8 sq.ft]) the exclusive and quiet couple’s nest.

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2) Entrance level. An iron bridge above the front garden links the street and the home. Stepping the bridge, entering the threshold, walking the living and dining or moving out to the large balcony the amazing view captures the visitor.

3) Ground level. Three or four bedrooms for family members. The entrance floor is placed between the two bedrooms floors to separate them, in order to supply rest and isolation for parents, and a more independent and perhaps louder living for younger family people.

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4) SPA level. Heated pool, steam room, and home theater with hidden screen which unrolls above pool water. Extensive glazing offers a sense of unity between the pool and the garden.

All houses and every room in particular are bathed in the bright light of Greek blue sky.

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6 Warning Signs You Might Be A Victim Of HIV!!!

6 Warning Signs You Might Be A Victim Of HIV!!!

HIV is a sexually transmitted illness that causes due to unprotected sex and also by getting in contact with somebody who is currently a victim of it. Every illness has a moderate start; it is unforeseeable to discover the factor behind simply a headache. You need to read your body every time without disregarding any changes you encounter.Here we gathered some useful details about symptoms and signs of HIV. Do learn them and educate others also:

6 Warning Signs You Might Be A Victim Of HIV!!!

1. Fever

Sudden fever with the wintry can be a regular influenza however on the occasion that it remains for long, you need to get it tried instantly. It is a notable side impact of HIV.

2. Fatigue

HIV infection specifically affects your endurance and decreases your vitality level. Your body responses you for the brand-new task you’ve selected to begin even prior to the day closes.

3. Muscle pains

Your joints, legs, and back begins hurting hard. It makes the easy routine tasks tough for you.

4. Headache and sore throat

Your invulnerability gets frail, and that is the reason illness attack you efficiently. You routinely feel troubling in your throat moreover the migraine stays for a long period of time and even evenings.

5. Rashes on skin

Skin exposes everything about your health. The impact of HIV also displays on the skin in the form of itchy rashes.

6. Fragile unhealthy nails

Even nails get brittle and you can encounter color changes in your nails. They turn yellow.




A team of scientists has actually revealed that smelling rosemary can increase the memory by 75%. This multi-purpose medical herb offers many health advantages due to which it has been commonly utilized throughout the history.

One interesting reality is that the ancient Greeks wore rosemary springs in the hair while studying for their exams.

This remarkable herb has actually been used to boost long-term memory and alertness for centuries. Even the famous Shakespeare mentions the extraordinary benefits of the rosemary in “Hamlet”.

A study conducted at the Northumbria University, Newcastle in 2003 found that smelling rosemary is associated with “an improvement of efficiency for general quality of memory and secondary memory aspects”.

  • After ten years, these scientists clinically explained the cognitive-boosting capabilities of the herb. Namely, the professionals followed twenty individuals as they carried out subtraction exercises and visual info processing jobs and other tests. They assessed the mood of the individuals prior to and after the exposure to the rosemary scent and took blood samples.

The study involves 66 people completely, and they were randomly designated to either the rosemary-scented room or another space without any aroma.

The findings were incredible– as the rosemary smell considerably increased memory in the participants.

Particularly, individuals in the rosemary-scented room performed 60-75% better on remembering events to completing jobs, as well as recalled things far better that the other individuals.


  • In addition, the blood samples showed that the blood of the participants exposed to the rosemary-scented room had detectable levels of 1,8-cineole, which is an active substance in rosemary. This suggests that this substance was absorbed into the blood stream, and the higher the levels, the much better the results were.

Dr. Mark Moss, which was the lead researcher, specified:.

” This compound is present in rosemary however has not formerly been shown to be absorbed into blood plasma in humans.

It is our view that the scent, for that reason, imitates a therapeutic drug, instead of any results being an outcome of the more sensory properties of the aroma. The chemicals are likewise thought to have actually directly stimulated the olfactory nerve in the nose, which could have impacts on brain functioning.”.

Due to the carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid material, which battle totally free extreme damage, prevent beta-amyloid-induced neurodegeneration in the hippocampus, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and prevent Alzheimer’s, rosemary significantly supports brain health.

Another researcher, Jemma McCready, commented:.

” We deliberately set them a great deal of jobs, so it’s possible that people who multi-task could function better after sniffing rosemary oil. And, there was no link in between the individuals’ mood and memory. This recommends efficiency is not influenced as an effect of changes in awareness or arousal.”.

Dr. Mark Moss, being really positive and excited at the real-life ramifications of the study, stated:.

” We are concentrated on potential memory, which includes the ability to keep in mind events that will happen in the future and to bear in mind to finish tasks at specific times.

This is important for daily performance, for example when somebody has to keep in mind to publish a birthday card or to take medication at a particular time.

Plants are really complex organisms and consist of various active compounds and these vary in concentration from plant to plant as well as within the exact same plant during a day.

The accumulation of understanding regarding possible effects of plant aromas and extracts might potentially result in an identification of the finest combination to promote particular effects.”.

Additionally, Dr. Alan Hirsch, director of the Odor and Taste Treatment and Research study Structure in Chicago, who became part of this professional team, agrees and claims that the findings of this study open another perspective to explore the effects of this spectacular natural herb.

The best ways to Utilize Rosemary.

Experts claim that in order to delight in the benefits of the rosemary, you should diffuse a few drops of premium natural necessary oil using a diffuser.

You can also merely place the plant by the desk in the workplace or someplace in your home. To keep your brain sharp all the time, you can mix a drop of rosemary oil in a teaspoon of coconut oil and carry it in a little cosmetic tin in your bag. Then, rub a bit on the wrists.


Piara Waters elegant and cozy residence by 101 Residential

Piara Waters elegant and cozy residence by 101 Residential

Architects: 101 Residential
Location: Piara Waters, Perth, Australia
Year: 2016
Photo courtesy: 101 Residential

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My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern…..

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” 

― Bob Hope

Dancer: @daphneseberich 


Art Nouveau-like elements contrast with the geometrical shapes and raw concrete

Art Nouveau-like elements contrast with the geometrical shapes and raw concrete

Architects: Oooox
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Year: 2016
Photo courtesy: Dagmar Vyhnalkova

“Unique exhibition project SQUAT, presentation of finished reconstruction of five interiors with five different architects.Apartment ID23B:Gold combined with black and white. That`s what describes the flat of a model and a businessman. OOOOX architects decided to refer to the luxurious Pařížská street using glittering accessories. Nevertheless, the interior can`t be called kitschy. Art Nouveau-like elements contrast with the geometrical shapes and raw concrete.”

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「子女教育,父母決定」嗎?Think again | 想想論壇


「子女教育,父母決定」嗎?Think again | 想想論壇

「子女教育,父母決定」嗎?Think again

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【時事想想】扮演納粹事件中的轉型正義啟示 | 想想論壇


【時事想想】扮演納粹事件中的轉型正義啟示 | 想想論壇


人氣指數: 399



其實在德國像這樣扮演納粹的行為是法律所禁止的,德國刑法第86、86a條(§ 86 u. 86a StGB)明文規定若於非藝術、科學或研究教學時公開散佈違憲組織的象徵,包括旗幟、徽章、制服、標語等最高可以判處三年有期徒刑,其中違憲組織包括:納粹黨、骷髏總隊、伊斯蘭國等。前一陣子從新聞當中我們也看到一位高齡87歲德國婦人因多次否認大屠殺存在、認為主張有大屠殺是在污衊納粹黨,最後被以散播仇恨言論罪判刑八個月。另一個例子是今年初希特勒自傳《我的奮鬥》解禁重新上市時,是經由多位學者一同校注並增加了數千個註解後才印行。而以色列的猶太大屠殺紀念館在2005年新開幕,它擁有全世界最大量的猶太大屠殺檔案資料,除了展示之外,它同時更含有教育意義,透過歷史教育來還原真相。德國人是如此的努力在進行轉型正義,透過歷史教育、透過法律等面向,為以往所犯下的錯誤做出彌補與矯正,並且極力避免歷史重演。








What is competitiveness?

What is competitiveness?

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Oliver CannHead of Media Content, World Economic Forum Geneva
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What is competitiveness? There are actually a number of definitions out there. The World Economic Forum, which has been measuring competitiveness among countries since 1979, defines it as “the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country”. Others are subtly different but all generally use the word “productivity”.

Another way to think about what makes a country competitive is to consider how it actually promotes our well-being. A competitive economy, we believe, is a productive one. And productivity leads to growth, which leads to income levels and hopefully, at the risk of sounding simplistic, improved well-being.

Why should we care about it?

Productivity is important because it has been found to be the main factor driving growth and income levels. And income levels are very closely linked to human welfare. So understanding the factors that allow for this chain of events to occur is very important.

Basically, rising competitiveness means rising prosperity. At the World Economic Forum, we believe that competitive economies are those that are most likely to be able to grow more sustainably and inclusively, meaning more likelihood that everyone in society will benefit from the fruits of economic growth.

How do we measure it?

We break down countries’ competitiveness into 12 distinct areas, or pillars, which we group into three sub-indexes. These are “basic requirements” which comprise institutions, infrastructure, macroeconomic environment and health and primary education. We call these “basic” as these pillars tend to be those that countries at earlier stages of development tackle first.

Next comes our “efficiency enhancers” sub-index. Essentially we’re looking at markets – whether it is the functioning of goods, labour or financial markets – but we also consider higher education and training, and technological readiness, which measures how well economies are prepared for the transition into more advanced, knowledge-based economies.

Our last pillar, innovation and sophistication, consists of two pillars: business sophistication and innovation. These are more complex areas of competitiveness that require an economy to be able to draw on world-class businesses and research establishments, as well as an innovative, supportive government. Countries that score highly in these pillars tend to be advanced economies with high gross domestic product per capita.

What doesn’t competitiveness tell us?

Generally, the world is getting better and better at measuring things, but nonetheless there are always black-spots in any benchmarking exercise. Despite our best efforts, we still haven’t found a fail-safe way of including a country’s environmental record into its competitiveness score. Nor do we attempt to measure whether, or to what degree, competitiveness makes people happy, although there are others that do attempt to measure this. Does a country that is competitive mean it is best able to face the future? Again, the answer is yes and no: some countries are investing for the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolutionin ways that we have not yet found a reliable way of measuring. This last area is a focus of considerable work here these days.

What have we learned this year?

Aside from some countries going up and others going down, this year’s set of data gives us insight into three areas that continue to be important to policy-makers in 2016. With the debate on globalization becoming increasingly politicized, with opponents blaming it for increasing levels of inequality and offshoring of manufacturing jobs, and proponents emphasizing the role it has played in raising millions of people out of poverty, we actually find that countries’ openness when it comes to trading goods and services with one another has been declining steadily, if slowly, for the past 10 years. With openness directly linked to economic growth, this seems significant, especially as the trend seems to stem mainly from the encroachment of non-tariff barriers, which are subtle and often hard to detect.

With every advanced economy having undergone some form of monetary stimulus such as quantitative easing since the great recession, the report also helps us understand why some countries have been more effective than others in reigniting sustained growth. By comparing the competitiveness of those economies that have engaged in monetary stimulus programmes over this period, we find that those with high competitiveness scores were more successful in driving economic growth than others with lower scores, even if the latter have expanded their central bank balance sheets by a greater amount.

The report offers insight into how priorities may be shifting for nations in earlier stages of development. While basic drivers of competitiveness such as infrastructure, health, education and well-functioning markets will always be important, data in the report suggests that a nation’s performance in terms of technological readiness, business sophistication and innovation is now as important in driving competitiveness and growth. This is important for policy-makers and leaders in emerging markets who need to be aware that the reality when it comes to helping move their economy up the income ladder is much more nuanced than they may have previously believed.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-2017 is available here. You can explore the results of the report using the heatmap below.

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Written by

Oliver Cann, Head of Media Content, World Economic Forum Geneva

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.


Four leadership principles for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Four leadership principles for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Every day we see the emergence of new technologies. And every day we see a widening gap between progress and society’s ability to cope with its consequences. Whether it is an impending shift in the nature of work as technology changes production systems, or the ethical implications of reengineering what it means to be human, the changes we see around us threaten to overwhelm us if we cannot collaborate to understand and direct them.

Unprecedented and simultaneous advances in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the internet of things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, materials science, energy storage, quantum computing and others are redefining industries, blurring traditional boundaries, and creating new opportunities. We have dubbed this the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and it is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another.

This revolution is arriving on the back of a slew of transformative technologies. But it is much more than the sum of these technologies. The first industrial revolution came in on the back of a wave of innovation – the invention of the steam engine and the cotton mill, for instance – and represented a history-altering wave of systemic change such as urbanization, mass education and industrialization of agriculture. The second industrial revolution, with electrification and mass production, saw the advent of entirely new social models and ways of working, and the third industrial revolution – the digital revolution – provided the electronic and computing foundations for the radical shrinking of the world we have seen over the past five decades.

The same will be true this time – individual technologies will be influential, but the real change will be in the social and economic systems that shape our lives and how we live them.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution metaphor is most useful as a mental model to help business, government and society navigate the radical shifts that will occur as these technologies become embedded in our lives. We are encountering new business models as well as ethical, safety and social issues as emerging technologies come to life. But we have yet to collectively solve some of the most basic questions on critical issues such as the ownership of personal data, security of social infrastructure and systems, and the rights and responsibilities of the new leaders of our business landscape.

For a prosperous future, we must ask how all of us, and the technological systems we design and build, can serve the proper ends and not be confined to the means. Our efforts must focus on the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on human beings, society and the environment, and not just focus on technological progress or economic productivity.

I see four principles which should guide our policy and practice as we progress further into this revolution.

Firstly, we must focus on systems rather than technologies, because the important considerations will be on the wide-reaching changes to business, society and politics rather than technologies for their own sake.

Secondly, we must empower our societies to master technologies and act to counter a fatalistic and deterministic view of progress. Otherwise, there is no room for optimism and positive transformation, and society’s agency is nullified.

Thirdly, we need to prioritize futures by design rather than default. Collaboration between all stakeholders must play a central role in how we integrate these transformative technologies. Otherwise, our future will be delivered by default.

And lastly, we must focus on key values as a feature of new technologies, rather than as a bug. Technologies used in a way that increase disparity, poverty, discrimination and environmental damage work against the future we seek. For the investment in these technologies to be justifiable, they must bring us a better world, not one of increased insecurity and dislocation.

The social and economic challenges posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution are too much for any stakeholder to tackle alone. Business has an enormous amount at stake, as creating the conditions for safe and socially prosperous technology development and deployment is critical. Active government engagement is crucial, but without engagement and collaboration with those leading the revolution, governance will always be a step behind. And without an informed civil society understanding and engagement around the issues, we are likely to miss complex interactions on humanity, society and the environment.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the systemic changes it will usher in emphasize more than ever the critical need for collaborative engagement around increasingly complex and fast-moving issues. We need new ways of working together to tackle issues that arise faster than ever, provide clarity of operating environment for business, and provide society with confidence that it is moving forward into a technological future where the opportunities and benefits outweigh risks and unknowns. Leadership in these complex times requires nothing less than a wholesale shift of our mental models, a step change in collaborative engagement, and the ability to collectively envisage the futures that we want to create, and manage ourselves away from the dystopias which technological progress can conjure.

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Written by

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.




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※ 編按:守護環境由瞭解開始,影像就是觸發行動的關鍵。台灣環境資訊協會自2007年開始舉行自然生命印象短片徵件,廣邀創作者加入資訊公開的行列,以創作守護環境。今年徵件活動邁入十歲,更跨界串聯動畫創作圈,以「自然,在一起」為題展開徵求。















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根據聯合國的統計資料,過去在1950全世界只有30%的人是居住在都會的環境 ,但是預計到了2050年,會有七成以上的人口,是住在人口密度非常集中的都會地帶中,在這樣的環境之下,「自然」的空間也跟著被迫擠壓,各種光害與噪音的問題,充斥在城市的每一個角落中,要在其中營造一片兼顧人類需要,又能友善生態的環境,其實也考驗著幕後經營團隊的規劃與專業。









台北市有兩百多萬的人口,共享了這片綠色小方舟。但是我們的首善之都,跟其他國際城市不同之處,就在於台北市是「是在一個馬路端點就可以看見山」的盆地環境裡。我們的城市離自然很近,但是位處於市中心的大安森林公園,卻是一個讓台北市民更容易接近,並且可以在其中調整自己的心態,活出不一樣「生活風格」(Life Style)的地方。





※ 【綠色小方舟】系列文章與大安森林公園之友基金會合作刊載。




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《心靈研磨坊 ─ 身心體能極限的突破,放慢步調,邁開腳步,輕鬆地悠遊著....》

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