Alec is a French-Dutch sinology student. He has strong affinity for high technology, language, art and culture in general. As an apprentice researcher, he is particularly interested in the consumer revolution and the large-scale urbanization of which China has become the figurative poster child in recent years.
Posts by Alec Schellinx
Sponge Cities: Soak It, Store It, Reuse It
The philosophy behind sponge cities is simple: cities should contribute to solving water related problems instead of causing them.
When Buildings Become Trees
What if buildings could become trees? That vision is what Italian architect Stefano Boeri is aiming at with his Vertical Foresting.