Home renovation frozen in time reveals Roman building technique

The ancient building site at Pompeii. (Credit: Italy Ministry of Culture via CNN Newsource)

Rome (CNN) — Archaeologists excavating the site of Pompeii have uncovered an ancient building site, revealing Roman construction techniques used by builders at the time, according to the Italian Ministry of Culture.

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii was home to up to 20,000 people before it was destroyed in the 79 AD eruption, which was visible from more than 40 kilometers (25 miles) away. More

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St. Paul’s Senior Services cuts ribbon on apartment building after $20 million renovation

St. Paul’s Senior Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to mark the official reopening of the Manor on Bankers Hill, a senior living building that recently underwent a $20 million renovation.

The Manor, which opened in 1960 and has 135 apartments, is largely home to senior residents who are middle income. Sometimes referred to as the “hidden middle,” those in the demographic often can neither afford expensive retirement homes nor qualify for government subsidies to help cover housing costs.

With the rising cost of living in San Diego County, many middle-income seniors struggle to find safe housing they can afford.

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Culture as an urban catalyst. Media Library by archi5 and CALMM architecture | The Strength of Architecture


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Sainte-Geneviève-des-bois is located in the department of Essonne, 34 km from Paris. The project to build the Olivier Léonhardt media library arose from the local government’s desire to ensure access to culture for the inhabitants of the department. To this end, it decided to launch a competition for ideas to replace a disused market in the heart of the “U de Saint Hubert”, a residential area known for its difficult social, cultural and economic difficulties of its residents.

The landscape and the buildings in the neighborhood give the site a very strong

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Feds plans to develop catalog of pre-approved home designs




Nojoud Al Mallees, The Canadian Press



Published Tuesday, December 12, 2023 2:42PM EST





Last Updated Tuesday, December 12, 2023 4:57PM EST

OTTAWA – The federal government intends to resurrect a post-war effort to ramp up housing construction across Canada – but with a 21st-century twist.

A consultation process will begin next month on developing a catalog of pre-approved home designs to accelerate the home-building process for developers, Housing Minister Sean Fraser said Tuesday.

It’s a reboot of a federal policy from the post-Second World War era, when the Canada Mortgage and

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