Articles related to “alternatives to modern economy”

We believe that economic growth brings us happiness, and economic efficiency solves problems. But is that really true? Isn’t economic efficiency overrated? Hasn’t it become the only metric to judge every single one of us, and every single community, to decide who wins and who loses?  There are an increasing number of people who are trying to re-discover and re-brand precious and unique values, ignored by economic efficiency.

Coronavirus: we live in the era of EID (emerging infectious diseases)

This article is part of the “Less is more economy  Chapter 2: The current status of 'more'.” As a society, ...
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“Less is more”: your new motto for stress-free, happier life

“Less is more”: your new motto for stress-free, happier life The great architect Mies van der Rohe was one of ...
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General tools: are they literally the tools to make our life easier and happier?

The great architect Mies van der Rohe was one of the first people in design industry to use the phrase ...
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NBA’s rating problem: 3-pointers and shooting efficiency conundrum

Is barrage of 3-pointers making the NBA games boring? NBA’s TV ratings are down. Experts are trying to find explanations ...
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MUJI House: 15 years, 4 models that help owners design their own unique life style

MUJI entered the home building business in 2004 (only in Japan) with the model 木の家 (Ki no Ie, Wood House) ...
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Recession 2020: Survive and thrive resiliently thru The “Less is more” Economy

Recession 2020 is looking. In today’s divided and volatile world, we need an outside-the-box, upending of values in order to ...
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Tents: tiny house for modern nomads

Tents: tiny homes for modern nomads What is the architectural significance of the so-called “tiny house”? It is an interesting ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 3

Part III: Architecture now and next If you have already read Part I and II of the interview, you may ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 1

The Pritzker Award Laureate, architect Toyo Ito has always been exploring the potential of modern architecture through uniquely progressive approach ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 2

Part II: The 3/11 and the Limits of Modernism Part II of the Toyo Ito interview is focused on the ...
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