50 Urban Blocks

July 30, 2017 / 0 comments

“50 Urban Blocks is the first in a collection of flash cards aimed to simplify architectural design. This first set of cards contains 50 new examples of how to design a block, how to organize space and ultimately how to build the city. Each 13 x 8 cm double-sided card proposes a possible urban form including measurements and…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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MOVING GOLF COURSES

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

Out in Arizona, Caterpillar built a driving range where not only the green but also the trees and the sand traps are on the move, carried around by big ol’ trucks. In the video below, pro golfers Erimo and Marimo Ikeuchi take on the driving range challenge and try to land a ball on the…

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ARCHITECTURAL HACK: REINVENTIONS OF CITY BUILDINGS

February 21, 2016 / 0 comments

We’re used to seeing transformed buildings in our cities – think hotels in town halls and bars in banks. But here are some of the more unusual proposals and projects – from a skate park in a church to a swimming pool in a metro station The payphone that became a disco: how street furniture…

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WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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LIVING BITS AND BRICKS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

“Total Fluidity on All Scales” was the title of a Zaha Hadid lecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in April 2007. For several hours the audience stood in front of wondrous forms of all scales that suggested the idea of movement—from objects to buildings, and even cities. The quest for movement in design can be traced back to…

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ANGELS OF SUBURBIA

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Suburbia is dependent on a global economy, but in spite of this, suburban domesticity in the UK is still very often framed within images of the ‘local’, whereas other parts of suburbia, such as business parks and airports seem to embrace globalisation through sleek, hi-tech, ‘non-place’[1] design aesthetics that seem to eschew the local. To…

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ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT ARCHITECTS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

In a movie Dezeen filmed at his Golden Lion-winning installation in collaboration with Justin McGuirk and Urban-Think Tank at the Venice Architecture Biennale, architectural photographer Iwan Baan talks about how residents have built their own homes between the columns and floor plates of the unfinished Torre David skyscraper in Caracas. for more information, follow link:…

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ALL WATCHED OVER MY MACHINES OF LOVING GRACE

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace is a BBC television documentary series by filmmaker Adam Curtis.[1] In the series, Curtis argues that computers have failed to liberate humanity, and instead have “distorted and simplified our view of the world around us.”[2] The title is taken from a 1967 poem of the same name…

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