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Retrospectiva del trabajo de Le Corbuiser, abrirá en Junio en el MoMA de Nueva York

Retrospectiva del trabajo de Le Corbuiser, abrirá en Junio en el MoMA de Nueva York | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bajo el nombre de “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes”, la exposición fusionará arquitectura, diseño, arte, fotografía y escritos del arquitecto Francés enfocado en los diferentes lugares, edificios y paisajes que visitó e imaginó durante su vida y carrera.

La exposición será divida en 4 secciones, cubriendo desde el paisaje de los objetos encontrados, el paisaje doméstico, el paisaje de la arquitectura y la ciudad moderna, y los territorios del urbanismo y el masterplan. Habrá 5 interiores reconstruidos, también películas mudas grabadas por el mismo Le Corbuiser en los años 30, modelos originales, grabaciones con sonido y acuarelas.

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Madrid en 2014 ce n'est pas si loin

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Sites de CURATION de CONCERT URBAIN + FACEBOOK + BLOG + JOURNAL

Sites de CURATION de CONCERT URBAIN + FACEBOOK + BLOG + JOURNAL | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

 

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URBANmedias
“le mediation des aménagements urbains”
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“a closer look at urbanism and architecture”
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“participation citoyenne aux prises de décision d'intérêt général”
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Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique.
Le bonheur c'est comment on fait pour vivre ensemble
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Machines Pensantes
“La vie sous toutes ses formes”
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Design participatif : méthodes, théories, approches multimédia.
“Comment impliquer le citoyen dans le design des outils de débat en-ligne.”
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Les moyens de sondage alternatif : comment "extraire" l'opinion de supports multimédias ?
“Comment cibler et ensuite représenter l'opinion de citoyens qui débattent sur des plateformes multimédia ? ”
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Le contexte socio-politique de la démocratie participative : la question de "accountability", entre l’évaluation et la transparence.
“On écoute, on parle, on participe, on diffuse, on commente...et après, quoi ? Que faire de la concertation ? Que font les élus de notre parole, nos opinions, nos propositions ?”

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Modèles et typologies du débat. La médiation de conflits
“Trouver des "modèles" de débat. Coment schématiser les lignes de tension lors d'un conflit ? Quelles méthodes de médiation pour arriver à la résolution de conflits ? ”
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Entre bonheur et bien-être : quels critères pour mesurer le progrès et la productivité ?
“We're looking for all leads that might help better understand how to define (and mesure) happiness.”
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KieranTimberlake is Using VIRTUAL Reality to Design a Home for Future Life on Mars

KieranTimberlake is Using VIRTUAL Reality to Design a Home for Future Life on Mars | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
This article was originally published by Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Life on Mars? Architects Lead the Way to Designing for Mars With Virtual Reality."

If an architecture firm is lucky, it can hit two birds with one stone on a single project—for example, prioritizing both historic preservation and energy efficiency. But a team at KieranTimberlake, based in Philadelphia, is aiming for four ambitious goals with its pro bono project, the Mars City Facility Ops Challenge.

Architects Fátima Olivieri, Efrie Friedlander, and Rolando Lopez teamed up with National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), NASA, and the Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI) to create a virtual working city on Mars—one that might reap multiple rewards.
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120 Hours Announces WINNERS of Its 2017 Competition, "The Way of the Buyi"

120 Hours Announces WINNERS of Its 2017 Competition, "The Way of the Buyi" | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
International student architecture competition 120 Hours has announced the winners of its 2017 competition, “The Way of the Buiy.” For this year’s edition of the challenge, which gives participants just 5 days from the announcement of the brief to its deadline to conceive a project, students were asked to design a 100-square-meter building housing a canteen and library for the LiangMeng school complex, located in the rural area of Puan City, China.

This year’s competition saw 3024 participants from 79 countries across the globe, with winners selected by a jury consisting of Jan Olav Jensen, Chiara Sala, Tran Kinh Manh, Angela Gigliotti, Fabio Gigone and Christian Hermansen Cordua. For the first time ever, the winning project will be constructed, after further development alongside the 120 Hours team. The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
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Design Museum's Imagine Moscow exhibition explores six UNBUILT Soviet landmarks

Design Museum's Imagine Moscow exhibition explores six UNBUILT Soviet landmarks | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Six radical designs for the Moscow skyline – proposed in the wake of the October Revolution, but never built – are showcased in an exhibition opening today at London's Design Museum.

The exhibition Imagine Moscow marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution by dusting off six shelved proposals for architecture in the newly formed Soviet Union, including what would have been the world's tallest skyscraper.
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20 Beautiful AXONOMETRIC Drawings of Iconic Buildings

20 Beautiful AXONOMETRIC Drawings of Iconic Buildings | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architect and illustrator Diego Inzunza has created a new series titled "Architectural Classics," which presents and analyzes 20 iconic architectural works from the 20th-century. Using a graphic technique based upon axonometric views, the style allows each building to be seen from multiple sides, creating a comprehensive overall interpretation of the architecture.
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Vo Trong Nghia Architects Designs BAMBOO Beachfront Resort in Vietnamese Cove

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Designs BAMBOO Beachfront Resort in Vietnamese Cove | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Vo Trong Nghia Architects (VTN Architects), has revealed plans for a remote resort located on a private beach on a tiny island in the Ca Ba Archipelago of Vietnam. The exclusive resort will consist of a series of structures constructed of the firm’s trademark material, bamboo, and will accommodate up to 160 guests. The resort will be located 2 hours from the nearest airport and accessible only by boat, ensuring visitors will be treated to an exclusive experience within the island’s tropical environment.
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Bellastock | Architecture EXPÉRIMENTALE -

Bellastock | Architecture EXPÉRIMENTALE - | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Bellastock est une association d’architecture expérimentale, œuvrant pour la valorisation des lieux et de leurs ressources. Travaillant sur des problématiques liées aux cycles de la matière et au réemploi, l'association engage la volonté de partager ses savoir-faire avec le grand public. Elle initie ainsi des projets innovants, écologiques et solidaires, et propose des alternatives à l’acte traditionnel de construire ; elle organise la matière, préfigure les transformations territoriales.

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[Agence d'architecture Rudy Ricciotti ] Paris : découvrez le stade Jean-Bouin

[Agence d'architecture Rudy Ricciotti ] Paris : découvrez le stade Jean-Bouin | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Le chantier a débuté à l’été 2010, porte d’Auteuil, à l’ombre du Parc des Princes (XVIe arrondissement de Paris). Après trois années de chantier, le Stade Français (club de rugby de la capitale) a réintégré son QG du XVIe arrondissement après quarante mois d’exil à Charlety (XIIIe arrondissement).

Le nouveau stade Jean-Bouin sera inauguré ce vendredi 30 août, à l’occasion du match de la troisième journée du Top 14. Le Stade Français recevra Biarritz.. L’ancien stade comptait 7 705 places assises et à peine 60% d’entre elles se trouvaient à l’abri des intempéries. Le nouveau stade peut désormais asseoir 20 000 supporters (dont 100 places pour personnes à mobilité réduite), tous protégés de la pluie.

 

C’est Rudy Ricciotti, lauréat du Grand prix national d’architecture en 2006, qui a été chargé de reprenser le stade. Il ne reste rien de la structure de 1925. L’enceinte austère, étroite et vétuste a laissé place à une enveloppe fastueuse et à un équipement de pointe. Un «déambulatoire» (couloir continu) permet de faire tout le tour des gradins. Un concept assez innovant.

 

Une grande attention a été portée à l’acoustique. Les cris des supporters seront absorbés dans les couloirs pour le respect des riverains. A contrario, des faces réfléchissantes (tympans réverberants) ont été installés côté gradins. Mais la structure du stade aura un effet chaudron : le son sera maintenu entre les murs.

 

Le stade ayant «les pieds dans la cité», Rudy Ricciotti a travaillé à une «intégration amicale» dans le quartier. D’où le choix d’une couverture au ton pâle dont les hauteurs (de 12 à 31 mètres) ont été adaptées aux habitations voisines. Le béton utilisé est un matériau «ultra-performant» spécialement mis au point. Très résistant et respectueux de l’environnement, il ne nécessite aucun entretien. La couverture, en résille de béton, dessine des «courbes féminines et sensuelles», selon le souhait de l’architecte varois. «Le stade semble faire la ola. Il danse, enveloppé dans un drapé, comme une maille que l’on aurait jetée sur le corps d’un athlète.» Vu de l’intérieur, «on dirait un tapis volant. Chaque point de vue offre une perspective différente.»

Le stade intègre 1 129 m2 de bureaux, 9 555 m2 de locaux commerciaux, une salle de réception de 1 327 m2, un gymnase enterré de 810 m2, une brasserie de 500 m2 qui servira de club house au club de Paris, des vestiaires équipés de balnéothérapie, et une salle de musculation de 323 m2.

Un parking de 500 places a été construit sur trois niveaux en sous-sol.

 

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Buildings that BLEND nature and city

Buildings that BLEND nature and city | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

A skyscraper that channels the breeze ... a building that creates community around a hearth ... Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. In this engaging tour of her work, Gang invites us into buildings large and small, from a surprising local community center to a landmark Chicago skyscraper. "Through architecture, we can do much more than create buildings," she says. "We can help steady this planet we all share."

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With an eye for nature’s forms and lessons learned from its materials, Jeanne Gang creates iconic environments that stand in curvy relief to blocky urban cityscapes. Full bio

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MAD TRANSFORMS Japanese house into kindergarten with a two-storey slide

MAD TRANSFORMS Japanese house into kindergarten with a two-storey slide | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Chinese studio MAD has draped a "skin" of white asphalt shingles over the wooden structure of an old house in Japan's Aichi Prefecture to create a kindergarten with a curving roofline (+ slideshow).


MAD completely overhauled the home of siblings Kentaro and Tamaki Nara to create Clover House Kindergarten – the Beijing studio's first project in Japan.

The Naras were previously running the kindergarten from the house, but wanted to improve and extend their facilities.
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Key projects by 2017 PRITZKER Prize laureates RCR Arquitectes

Key projects by 2017 PRITZKER Prize laureates RCR Arquitectes | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
With the news that little-known Catalan studio RCR Arquitectes has won this year's Pritzker Prize, here's a look at some of the firm's most important projects.

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta all studied at the School of Architecture in Vallès, and set up their practice in their home town of Olot, Catalonia, in 1988.

Their work ranges from public and private spaces to cultural venues and educational institutions, each designed to closely relate to the environment of its site.

The three architects started working locally, designing an athletics track for the town in 2000 before creating their own office in an old foundry there eight years later. RCR Arquitectes' other projects in Olot include a private house and a restaurant.

Many more of the studio's projects over the past 10 years have also been located in Spain's Girona province, ranging from a winery to a kindergarten and a public theatre.
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Kandinsky's COLOR Theory in Architecture

Kandinsky's COLOR Theory in Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Wassily Kandinsky's art explored the relationship between color and its viewers. He eschewed the greys, browns, and blacks of Cubism, embracing color as the primary vehicle for expression. In doing so he completely separated painting from a need to depict a subject. The goal of Kandinsky’s art was to capture music in a plastic medium, to evoke the same feelings a piece of music could evoke through shades and hues.
The theories he developed about color and meaning would prove influential in all creative fields, with the De Stijl movement expanding his philosophies and incorporating color into industrial design and architecture. Employing the color wheel, Kandinsky went through each hue, explaining the feelings it evoked, emotions it captured, and the sound it "made."
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Le Musée de la Seconde Guerre mondiale à Gdansk, une zone de front

Le Musée de la Seconde Guerre mondiale à Gdansk, une zone de front | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Le 23 janvier dernier a eu lieu à Gdansk un événement inhabituel: l'inauguration d'un musée encore en chantier. Le millier de visiteurs, anciens combattants, historiens, journalistes a pu ainsi découvrir une partie du travail réalisé depuis 2008 par Pawel Machcewicz, le directeur du tout nouveau Musée de la Seconde guerre mondiale, et son équipe autour d'un projet unique en son genre en Europe: présenter le conflit en prenant pour épicentre l'Europe centrale et orientale, donc les territoires les plus martyrisés et les plus dévastés par cette guerre, une histoire encore largement méconnue ailleurs, notamment en Europe occidentale.

 

Le lendemain, le 24 janvier, une décision de justice permettait au gouvernement, dominé par le parti nationaliste et ultraconservateur Droit et Justice, et à son ministre de la Culture, Piotr Glinski, de mettre fin, à court terme, à ce projet initié par le gouvernement du libéral Donald Tusk, et de renvoyer sine die toute l'équipe malgré le formidable travail accompli en moins de dix ans.

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Beyond MONOchrome

Beyond MONOchrome | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Flicking through the bookshelves of a friend in Germany, I came across a portion of the Berlin Wall, just sitting there, gathering dust next to novels, comics, photographs. It was simultaneously a forgotten paperweight and a fragment of history. It was genuine, in a nondescript way, but I thought of how many other examples might be fraudulently doing the rounds, sold online and then cherished as semi-sacred relics, the way charlatans in medieval times flogged what they purported to be the body parts of saints. 

The colour caught my eye on one side of the grey-white pseudo-meteorite. As a boy watching footage of the fall of the wall in almost real-time, what intrigued me wasn’t the crowds cheering, climbing on top or bludgeoning it with sledgehammers. Rather it was the graffiti: layers and layers of signs, names, shapes and symbols, overlaid many times in a palimpsest, already there before the demolition. It was just colour, scrawls of pigment on vertical monochrome slabs of concrete, and yet it’s stayed in my mind vividly for almost thirty years.
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Diego Inzunza has created a series that beautifully depicts ICONIC pieces of residential architecture

Diego Inzunza has created a series that beautifully depicts ICONIC pieces of residential architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Detailed and compelling drawings hold major power in the profession of architecture. While renderings attempt to produce a realistic version of a project, architectural images and diagrams created using old-fashioned pens and paper retain a tactile, timeless quality. Now more than ever, as technology continues to transform the way buildings are designed, hand-drawn sketches are increasingly being held in even higher regard.
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Oiio imagines The Big Bend skyscraper for New York as "the LONGEST building in the world"

Oiio imagines The Big Bend skyscraper for New York as "the LONGEST building in the world" | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
In response to the swathe of supertall luxury residential towers rising in New York, local studio Oiio has proposed a conceptual skyscraper that loops over to boast length rather than height.

The Big Bend would be formed from a very thin structure that curves at the top and returns to the ground, creating what the architecture firm describes as the longest building in the world.

Oiio, based in New York and Athens, came up with the proposal to highlight the race for height between Manhattan's luxury condo developers.

Real-estate companies are capitalising on a planning law that permits them to purchase air rights from neighbouring buildings, allowing for taller and taller towers on relatively small plots.

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7 Architectural Experiments that FAILED Spectacularly

7 Architectural Experiments that FAILED Spectacularly | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Experimentation in architecture is what propels the discipline forward. In an ideal scenario, once a project gets as far as the planning stage, large amounts of careful research and collaboration between the architect, contractor, and client contribute to a smooth execution of an exploratory idea, and ultimately a successful end product. But it’s not uncommon for even the most skilled architects to design work that has a misstep somewhere along the line, whether it has to do with shrinking budget, unforeseen contextual changes, lack of oversight, or anything in between. In some way, the projects here all fall into the second category of failed experiments, but some have also become potential models for revitalization of existing buildings, rather than (less sustainable) demolition and reconstruction. Read on to discover what went wrong in these notable disasters.
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GET to KNOW the Work of 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners RCR Arquitectes Through These Videos

GET to KNOW the Work of 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners RCR Arquitectes Through These Videos | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The work of the Catalan firm RCR Arquitectes was, until its founders won the 2017 Pritzker Prize this month, little-known worldwide, with appreciation of their projects largely restricted to the few European locations in which they have built and a number of well-informed academic circles. Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta founded their office in the small town of Olot almost 30 years ago, and most of their work for the past three decades have been built in the surrounding regions of Catalonia. As the Pritzker jury has pointed out, one of their greatest qualities is their ability to show how architects can have "our roots firmly in place and our arms outstretched to the rest of the world." Through the videos presented in this article, it is possible to understand a little more about the work of the office, and more specifically, to appreciate the atmosphere of its built works.

The architecture of RCR Arquitectes stands out for its honest materiality, and for its intense use of light and transparency. Although many of their projects display similar characteristics to one another, each project is sensitive to its surroundings, simultaneously merging with and imposing itself upon the landscape. As Glenn Murcutt, chairman of the Pritzker jury, summed up, "The collaboration of these three architects produces uncompromising architecture of a poetic level, representing timeless work that reflects great respect for the past, while projecting clarity that is of the present and the future."
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Préparez-vous pour le « BURNING MAN » grand-parisien

Préparez-vous pour le « BURNING MAN » grand-parisien | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Comme chaque été, le collectif d'architectes Bellastock va faire pousser une ville éphémère quelque part en banlieue à partir d'un matériau unique. Les préparatifs ont commencé pour cette 11e édition dont le matériau star sera la terre.

Réunir en banlieue pendant quatre jours 1.000 personnes du monde entier pour construire, vivre puis démonter une ville éphémère à l’aide d’un matériau unique. Tel est le pari relevé chaque année par le festival Bellastock, sorte de cousin du Burning Man  américain et qui se consacre à l’architecture expérimentale.

 

L’aventure Bellastock démarre en 2006 sur les bancs d’une école d’architecture,où une bande d’amis se plaint de ne pas assez “tâter le terrain”. Aujourd’hui le collectif est devenu grand et se fait le chantre d’une économie circulaire via le réemploi de matériaux de construction, issus notamment des déchets de chantier. “Le projet du Grand Paris Express est amené à extraire trente millions de tonnes de terre des sols, soit l’équivalent de la hauteur de la Tour Eiffel !”, confie Antoine Aubinais, architecte et membre de Bellastock. Inutile d’en dire davantage pour saisir la pertinence de leur démarche.


Comme avant chaque nouveau festival, l’équipe de Bellastock, accompagnée d’une quarantaine de bénévoles, pour la plupart étudiants en architecture, explore le matériau choisi. Et cette année, c’est la terre qui sera sous les feux de la rampe. “C’est une matière pauvre, souvent associée aux pays sous-développés. Mais on oublie ses grandes qualités, explique Antoine Aubinais. Aujourd’hui, on est dans la course permanente. Bien sûr que couler du béton c’est plus rapide mais en termes de durabilité et de bilan carbone, ce n’est pas comparable avec l’utilisation de la terre.” 

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PHOTOGRAPHER Sebastian Weiss presents Calatrava's Valencian architecture as white sculptures

PHOTOGRAPHER Sebastian Weiss presents Calatrava's Valencian architecture as white sculptures | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
In his latest photo series, Sebastian Weiss hones in on bright white details of Santiago Calatrava's Valencian art complex, blocking out the larger picture to capture a blanched kaleidoscope of repeating struts and identikit forms.
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Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta Named 2017 PRITZKER Prize Laureates

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta Named 2017 PRITZKER Prize Laureates | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta have been named as the laureates of the 2017 Pritzker Prize. Their projects emphasize materiality and craft – considered use of color, transparency (and thereby light) define an oeuvre which ranges from public buildings to houses, a kindergarten and a winery.

The three architects—all of whom are Spanish Catalan and originate from Olot, Girona (where they are all presently based)—have worked collaboratively together as RCR Arquitectes since 1988; they simultaneously graduated in Architecture from ETSAV, the School of Architecture in Valles (Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Vallès) a year prior. This 39th incarnation of the Prize represents the first instance in which three architects have been recognized at once, and only the second time—following Rafael Moneo in 1996—that Spanish practitioners have been honored.
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These Beautiful Architectural SKETCHES Show Hand-Drawing is Alive and Well

These Beautiful Architectural SKETCHES Show Hand-Drawing is Alive and Well | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Despite the rush of new technologies available to architects to express their designs, the humble art of hand-drawing is still alive and well. And when sketching are drafting are done well enough, they can become their own artifacts for inspiring architectural thought.

The work of architecture student Adelina Gareeva is one such example. Studying at Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KSUAE) in Russia, Gareeva produces incredibly detailed architectural drawings, from carefully constructed perspective drawings of St. Basil’s Cathedral, to travel sketches to more abstract architectural compositions that draw similarities to Zaha Hadid’s Suprematist paintings or the Cubist works of Georges Braques. Check out some of her best sketches below.
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The UGLY sides of architecture &  the misleading quality of the render

The UGLY sides of architecture &  the misleading quality of the render | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

In a recent article on Vice (in Dutch) and on his research platform website Failed Architecture, architecture writer Mark Minkjan comments on the phenomenon of architectural renders, arguing that “digital visualizations and hollow sales pitches hide the ugly sides of architecture.” In the article, Minkjan takes MVRDV's proposal for Ravel Plaza in Amsterdam as a “case study” to discuss the misleading quality of the render. This criticism – of renders in general and MVRDV's renders specifically – is a returning point of critique: on ArchDaily in 2013, Tim De Chant begged in an opinion piece “Can We Please Stop Drawing Trees on Top of Skyscrapers?” Though that article did not mention MVRDV in the text, our Peruri88 project in Jakarta was given the dubious distinction of being the article's most prominent image.

We'd like to discuss this common critique. The point of the role of visualizations in our communication is relevant but, even though we fully understand where the criticism comes from, arguments such as these are in our opinion not correct.

 


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The BRUTALIST Buildings to Visit in Paris

The BRUTALIST Buildings to Visit in Paris | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Paris is famed for many things; its patisserie, its distinctive golden light, the accordionists absentmindedly playing La Marseillaise on every other street corner, adding to the rose-tinted romance of the whole charade. It’s not a city best known for its Brutalist architecture – but then with Haussmann’s wide boulevards and elaborate balconies to admire at will, who spends their time searching for great graphic blocks of rugged concrete and angular forms?

Except that Paris’ Brutalist buildings are, as is the case of Brutalism the world over, an important and uniquely charming part of the French city’s storied history. In support of this argument, Robin Wilson and Nigel Green have this week launched a Brutalist Paris Map, a plotted guide to such structures all around the City of Lights. These buildings have an important role to play in the trajectory of architecture, they explain: “Post-war Brutalist architecture, as defined by critic Reyner Banham in 1955, aligns itself with the material honesty of the earlier work of Le Corbusier and August Perret, and incorporates within it both the French term le béton brut (raw concrete) and the expressionistic tendencies of art brut. Many of the Parisian Brutalists experimented with the structural and aesthetic properties of concrete, as the most affordable construction material available in the period of post war reconstruction. However, the expressions of Brutalism are diverse, often using unusual combinations of building materials and producing a remarkable range of architectural forms and spaces.”
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37 ARCHITECTES conçoivent les gares du Grand Paris Express - Société du Grand Paris

37 ARCHITECTES conçoivent les gares du Grand Paris Express - Société du Grand Paris | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Avec la désignation des agences d’architecture qui concevront les gares de la ligne 15 Est, 37 équipes d’architectes sont désormais à pied d’oeuvre pour concevoir les gares et les centres techniques du Grand Paris Express.

Le Grand Paris Express, ce sont 200 kilomètres de nouvelles lignes. Mais ce sont aussi 68 gares : ces 68 bâtiments singuliers seront dessinés par 37 architectes contemporains, ce qui représente un niveau de commande publique unique.  « Le nouveau métro contribuera à la construction du patrimoine métropolitain du 21e siècle » n’a pas manqué de souligner Philippe Yvin, président du directoire de la Société du Grand Paris, à l’occasion de la désignation des concepteurs des 10 gares de la ligne 15 Est. A l’exception du centre technique de Rosny-sous-Bois et des gares aéroport d’Orly et aéroport Charles de Gaulle T4, toutes les gares et centres du Grand Paris Express qui entreront en service avant 2030 ont désormais leurs architectes.

Issus de la nouvelle génération d’architectes et de designers, ou stars internationales de l’architecture, les concepteurs des gares du nouveau métro ont proposé des projets originaux et créatifs, à l’écoute du contexte géographique, urbain et social dans lequel les gares viendront s’implanter. Sur la base des orientations communes mises au point par l’architecte Jacques Ferrier, chacune des équipes met à profit sa vision pour répondre aux exigences de la Société du Grand Paris : valoriser la gare comme un équipement public ancré dans son quartier, inventer des espaces publics partagés, révéler les éléments de patrimoine des communes et placer les futurs utilisateurs du réseau au centre de toutes les attentions.
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Safdie-esque extension proposed for Sydney's BRUTALIST Sirius building

Safdie-esque extension proposed for Sydney's BRUTALIST Sirius building | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Australian studio CplusC Architectural Workshop has envisioned a Tetris-like extension to the demolition-threatened Sirius building in Sydney, which bears a resemblance to Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat 67 housing.

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