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The Car and Shell Skyscraper: A Futurist Parody

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1 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
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Franticly driven by decades of fear, themselves perpetuated by an avalanche of numbers and an onslaught of “better world” fantasies born of an endless stream of technological innovation, our mission is clear: rescue Detroit from being rescued.

Critics Roundtable: Shigeru Wins the 2014 Pritzker Prize

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The jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize has named Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, its 36th laureate, recognizing his material resourcefulness as well as his humanitarian mission as an architect. What the Pritzker Prize means to the industry changes each year with every successive selection (not to mention the ...

Tracking Global Deforestation (and Reforestation)

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Global Forest Watch, a new $25 million dollar, web-based tool aims to provide a “near-real time” view of deforestation (and reforestation) around the world.

Cool Spaces! Premieres on PBS in April

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Alexandra Lange, Christopher Hawthorne, Mark Lamster, and Carolina A. Miranda discuss Shigeru Ban's win of the 2014 Pritzker Prize.

RIBA proposes to ban Israeli architecture association from international forum

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2 mentions4 weeks ago 4 weeks ago
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Britain's leading architectural association has called for its Israeli counterpart to be excluded from the International Union of Architects in protest at Israel's occupation of Palestine, in a further indication of the growing momentum of the boycott movement.

Architects Rally to Save Moscow’s Historic Shukhov Tower

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Tadao Ando, Elizabeth Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Thom Mayne are among the many signing a petition to urge Russian president Vladimir V. Putin to reconsider the fate of the neglected Shabolovka Radio Tower, "a structure of dazzling brilliance and great historical importance."

The poetic architecture of Luis Barragán and Lina Bo Bardi

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Global Forest Watch, a new $25 million dollar, web-based tool aims to provide a “near-real time” view of deforestation (and reforestation) around the world.

Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings

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It’s easy to forget that Irvine, the minutely planned southern California city awash in tract housing and shopping complexes, was regarded as a pretty radical place at the time of its 1971 incorporation.

Stoss + SHoP Win Downtown Dallas Re-Design

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Global Forest Watch, a new $25 million dollar, web-based tool aims to provide a “near-real time” view of deforestation (and reforestation) around the world.

UK housing regulations slashed

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It’s easy to forget that Irvine, the minutely planned southern California city awash in tract housing and shopping complexes, was regarded as a pretty radical place at the time of its 1971 incorporation.

Sam Jacob opinion column on air fresheners, nature and urbanism

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They come in four flavours: Yorkshire Dales (white roses and pink sweat pea); Peak District (the smell of radical socialism... I mean spring breeze and golden lilly); Exmoor (sea spray and ocean minerals); Brecon Beacons (wild blossom and fresh mountain dew).

Behind the Scenes: Restoring Union Station

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Inside Union Station, the gateway to the nation's capital, scaffolding rises nine stories into the air. There, on the fourth and final staging level inside the train station, workers restore the ceiling of the Beaux-Arts masterpiece, designed by architect Daniel Burnham for Washington, D.C., in 1907.

Hippies, craftsmen, and sociologists: "Learning by Doing at the Farm" examines radical education in 1960s southern California

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It’s easy to forget that Irvine, the minutely planned southern California city awash in tract housing and shopping complexes, was regarded as a pretty radical place at the time of its 1971 incorporation.

These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants

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Designer Fabienne Felder and scientists from the University of Cambridge are researching the potential of photo microbial fuel cells, or photo-MFCs, which are essentially potted plants that act like miniature power plants and transform sunlight into electricity that can power iPads. Photos by Fabienne Felder Early prototypes only ...

Exhibition: Archaeology of the Digital

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Archaeology of the Digital is an exhibition that delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization and production at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s.Originally conceived by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and curated by architect Greg Lynn,

How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

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Earlier this month the transit agency serving metropolitan Rochester, New York, announced a million-dollar "rebranding" effort. That means everything from a new logo to new uniforms — all aimed at changing the public perception "that buses are only for people who have no other option," the Democrat and ...

New Waterfront of Thessaloniki

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Architects: Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects. Location: Aggelaki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Year: 2014.

Fascinating Old Maps of Both Real and Ridiculous NYC Transit Projects

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A gallery of maps recently scanned and posted online by the New York Public Library’s Map Division, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Why Andrés Duany Is So Focused on Making 'Lean Urbanism' a Thing

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It’s getting hard to keep track of all the urbanisms. In the 1990s there was of course the “new urbanism,” anti-sprawl, neo-traditional town planning formally embraced in the Congress for the New Urbanism. That was followed more recently by landscape urbanism, an integration of parks and green infrastructure ...

SPUR's Agenda for Change

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A vision for the central cities of the Bay Area.

While the seas rise in North Carolina's Outer Banks, science treads water

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There’s not much dispute these days about whether the ocean is rising. The question is: How high will it go here, and how fast? North Carolinians must wait until 2016 for an official answer. That’s the law.

Here's the $65 million plan for Pike Place Market

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Pike Place Market recently unveiled designs for a new entrance that will connect the market to the waterfront.

Holidays After The Fall: History And Transformation Of The Seaside Paradise In Bulgaria And Croatia

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From as early on as the 1950‘s, the Croatian Archipelago in the Adriatic Sea as well as Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline, were amongst the most popular tourist destinations in southeastern Europe, but the violent Yugoslavian wars in the 1990’s left a deep scar on the face of the ...

Court ruling in land dispute could threaten bike trails

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The Supreme Court's ruling in an obscure Wyoming land dispute Monday could result in the loss of thousands of miles of bicycle trails or cost the government millions of dollars in compensation. The justices ruled 8-1 that government easements used for railroad beds over public and private land ...

Review: Architecture after Revolution

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Through a series of entangled instances of history and architecture in Palestine, the book edited by Petti, Hilal and Weizman asks the question: “what is decolonization today?”

The Big City Bike Parking Negative Feedback Loop

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Everybody knows that parking is a big problem in New York. Sometimes it seems as if there’s no place to secure your vehicle. It can be infuriating searching for a spot. Especially if your vehicle is a bicycle. Despite the installation of hundreds of new bike racks around ...

U.S. Public Transportation Use Hits Peak Not Seen Since the 1950s

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Americans took 10.7 billion trips on trains, subways, light rail, and buses in 2013, the highest public transit ridership since 1956.

Los Angeles To Launch Nation's Largest Interactive Urban Trail Network

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Los Angeles is a big place—over 400 square miles. Even though it's home to the country's largest urban park many of its residents do not have easy access to a public green space. A new "interactive interpretive" urban trail system hopes to close that distance.

Detroit streetcar groundbreaking nears amid hopes for regional system

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The big question: whether the streetcar will run as a limited, stand-alone operation — much as the People Mover has looped around downtown since the 1980s — or lead to the build-out of a regional system.

Editorial: China city planning needs "Daniel Burnham Moment"

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A century ago, this city was very much like today's Chinese boomtowns. The population had soared from less than 300,000 in 1870 to 2 million by 1910. Bigger was better. Building for the sake of building was deemed better than not building at all. To the rescue came ...
 

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