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Essentially, the problem was that, although the waters rose from the Tagus to the Alcázar under military administration, the military—despite making use of the Artificio—refused to pay for it, claiming they had not commissioned the project.
3D printing has revolutionised construction by allowing materials and infrastructure to be designed in a fraction of the time, while improving durability and reducing costs. Now, this new trend in prefabrication has continued to gain steam, and is even positioning itself as a winning solution for the post-COVID era, from folding houses to dwellings that can be erected in 24 hours.
According to Wikipedia, Tente was a line of Spanish construction toys consisting of interlocking plastic bricks that could be assembled to create, on a small scale, something very similar to what we see in modular architecture.
The definitive takeoff of e-commerce, on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic, faces one last hurdle: gaining the trust of consumers who are increasingly committed to the environmental impact of their purchases. Packaging, and the ecological footprint of the delivery, are the weakest points of online sales to become a greener alternative to traditional purchases.