WHY CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN IS WRONG ABOUT UBER AND DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION

February 28, 2016 / 0 comments

Silicon Valley has disrupted disruptive innovation, and Clayton Christensen isn’t happy about it. Christensen vaulted to rock-star status in the tech world in 1995 when he introduced the theory of disruptive innovation in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Two years later, he published his bestselling book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. His work was widely praised, including…

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HD, FULL COLOUR VIDEOS FROM SPACE

February 22, 2016 / 0 comments

They are billed as the first color HD videos of the Earth from space, and they’re startling. These shots of Boston, Barcelona, and London are rock-steady, with cars clearly visible moving on highways. Only the subtle swaying of buildings gives away the fact that the videos were shot from the International Space Station, which flies…

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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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THE POPULAR MYTH OF AN IMMATERIAL INTERNET

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

The Popular Myth of an Immaterial Internet is allowing our cities to be covertly corrupted by private infrastructure devoid of any sense of public generosity Years ago, on a quiet lane in rural Devon, I saw a crew of engineers drag great chunks of copper cable from a trench. Each was a thick bundle of copper, remnants of a…

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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.

GALLERY FOR > ARCHIZOOM

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

FOLLOW LINK::: GALLERY FOR >ARCHIZOOM

THE CITY THAT PRIVATISED ITSELF TO DEATH

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

I wonder what in 100 years from now it will be, London. The city that privatised itself to death. Abandoned to nature, maybe, the whole place a massive, feral version of that mimsy garden bridge over the Thames currently being planned by the giggling classes. Poor London, the ancient and forgotten metropolis, crumbling slowly into…

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ARCHITECTURE IS NOW A TOOL FOR CAPITAL

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

Article from the Architectural Review As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital It is almost a year since Thomas Piketty published his…

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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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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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