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[Japan] Karuizawa Museum Complex / Yasui Hideo Atelier

[Japan] Karuizawa Museum Complex / Yasui Hideo Atelier | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Yasui Hideo Atelier
Location: Karuizawa, Japan
Area: 423 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Nacasa & Partners inc

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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

 

BLOG

http://concerturbain.wordpress.com/

 

 FACEBOOK

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Concert-Urbain/216943278327209

 

JOURNAL

http://paper.li/paperliacu

 

Sites de CURATION

 

URBANmedias
“le mediation des aménagements urbains”
http://www.scoop.it/t/urbamedia

 

The Architecture of the City
“a closer look at urbanism and architecture”
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Actions de concertation citoyenne
“participation citoyenne aux prises de décision d'intérêt général”
http://www.scoop.it/t/actions-de-concertation-citoyenne

 

Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique.
Le bonheur c'est comment on fait pour vivre ensemble
http://www.scoop.it/t/le-bonheur-comme-indicateur-d-epanouissement-social-et-economique

 

Machines Pensantes
“La vie sous toutes ses formes”
http://www.scoop.it/t/machines-pensantes

 

Design participatif : méthodes, théories, approches multimédia.
“Comment impliquer le citoyen dans le design des outils de débat en-ligne.”
http://www.scoop.it/t/design-participatif-une-approche-systemique

 

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 ? ”
http://www.scoop.it/t/quand-la-cartographie-devient-un-moyen-de-sondage-alternatif

 

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 ?”

http://www.scoop.it/t/rendre-des-comptes-entre-l-evaluation-et-la-transparence

 

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 ? ”
http://www.scoop.it/t/modeles-et-typologies-du-debat-la-mediation-de-conflits

 

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.”
http://www.scoop.it/t/entre-bonheur-et-bien-etre-quels-criteres-pour-mesurer-le-progres-et-la-productivite

 

 

 


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Documentalistes Jacques Bujault's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:48 AM

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François Arnal's curator insight, December 23, 2013 8:46 AM

De la curation en géographie urbaine...

 

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Five mid-century gems in unlikely architecture haven Fort Wayne

Five mid-century gems in unlikely architecture haven Fort Wayne | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Hanselmann House by Michael Graves, 1967

Graves' other notable home in the city more closely follows his earlier modern style. Its main volume is formed of a deconstructed white cube, and accessed by two single-flight staircases at either end of a bridge-like walkway.

Large windows allow ample light into living spaces, while private spaces are tucked away at the back.
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Heneghan Peng's limestone-clad Palestinian Museum is set among angular landscaped terraces

Heneghan Peng's limestone-clad Palestinian Museum is set among angular landscaped terraces | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The Palestinian Museum is located on a hilltop site that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the west. The site was offered to the museum on a long-term lease by the adjacent Birzeit University.

The design project was awarded to Dublin-based Heneghan Peng following an international competition in 2011. The studio's proposal seeks to integrate the museum into its context and to reference the traditional terraced landscapes of the West Bank.
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Brooks + Scarpa completes The Six housing for LA's HOMELESS and disabled veterans

Brooks + Scarpa completes The Six housing for LA's HOMELESS and disabled veterans | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
California architecture firm Brooks + Scarpa has designed a low-cost housing development in Los Angeles to accommodate displaced service members.

Commissioned by Skid Row Housing Trust, a local homeless-advocacy group, The Six offers low-cost, permanent housing for homeless and/or disabled veterans in the region.


Veterans make up three per cent of LA's population, but account for 11 per cent of the city's homeless demographic.

The infill five-storey development is situated in MacArthur Park, one of the country's densest neighbourhoods.
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Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design

Höweler + Yoon Architecture Unveils Circus Conservatory Design | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Höweler + Yoon Architecture, in collaboration with OFIS Arhitekti, has unveiled its design for a new building for The Circus Conservatory, which will house America’s first accredited degree program in the Circus Arts. Located in Portland, Maine, as the anchor tenant of a peninsula, the project aims to transform an undeveloped part of the city into a “vibrant artistic center complete with public performance venues and recreational facilities.”

Inspired by the historic circus shape—a circle with a radial audience—the design proposal utilizes a radial viewing strategy “in order to similarly activate the educational community.” Furthermore, in the design, acrobatics, performance, and classroom spaces are treated equally, “[challenging] the viewing relationship crucial to a circus and academic settings.”
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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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"See You in COURT!": 9 of Architecture’s Nastiest Lawsuits

"See You in COURT!": 9 of Architecture’s Nastiest Lawsuits | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
What did Pritzker Prize winner Frank Gehry get when he designed the Stata Center, an exuberantly whimsical academic complex for MIT? A very large check, plus a major lawsuit, alleging negligence and breach of contract due to rampant leaks, mold, cracks, drainage problems and sliding ice. Sometimes the most inspired designs can go awry. And when they do, some clients lawyer up. Here are 9 fascinating examples.
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How 'VANDALIZING' a Classic Exposes the Hypocrisy of Today's Modernists

How 'VANDALIZING' a Classic Exposes the Hypocrisy of Today's Modernists | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
These images from artist Xavier Delory show Le Corbusier's celebrated Villa Sovoye in a shocking state of disrepair. With stones and spray paint, vandals have tragically defaced its pristine walls and windows. Don't panic: the images shown here are photoshopped. But what if they weren't? In this article originally published by Metropolis Magazine as "Modernism in Ruins: Artist "Vandalizes" a Le Corbusier Masterpiece," AJ Artemel explores how our shock and dismay at such images exposes an underlying hypocrisy in our reverence for famous modernist works, and proposes that perhaps Modernism and vandalism are more closely related than we thought.
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Ces projets FOUS des architectes pour 'FAIRE' Paris

Ces projets FOUS des architectes pour 'FAIRE' Paris | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Faire et refaire, c'est toujours travailler... Et la méthode de l'appel à projets, après "Réinventer Paris" , "Réinventer la Seine" se révèle, une nouvelle fois, une excellente manière de faire émerger des projets à peu de frais en alimentant une recherche-développement en open source.

Cette fois, "FAIRE" a été monté par le Pavillon de l'arsenal. Le centre d'architecture de Paris n'imposait aucun site mais proposera son aide à la réalisation de prototypes à l'échelle un, à des études portant sur de nouveaux usages urbains, à l'invention de nouveaux matériaux ou d'espaces publics inédits.
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Una casa que RESPIRE | Arquine

Una casa que RESPIRE | Arquine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Proyecto arquitectónico: SO – IL
Lugar: Salone de Mobile 2017 | Milán, Italia
Cliente: MINI living
Fotografías: Laurian Ghinitoiu
Año: 2017
Área: 80 m2 / 860 sf
Dimensiones: 5 m x 8.25 m x 10.3 m
Programa: Prototipo de vivienda

Múnich | Milán

Hoy en día los lugares atractivos para vivir en las ciudades son cada vez menos. Y es que, cuando se trata de aquellos espacios para vivir, el uso responsable de los recursos en una cuestión importante y urgente. MINI, en equipo con SO-IL, un despacho de arquitectos en Nueva York, presentaron una solución visionaria ante este doble reto: MINI LIVING – Breathe, una instalación con una interpretación hacia el futuro que utiliza los recursos de manera consciente para mostrar la vida en la ciudad dentro de un huella compacta.
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Korean Curiosity: Is Seoul Experiencing a "Neo-BRUTALIST Revival"?

Korean Curiosity: Is Seoul Experiencing a "Neo-BRUTALIST Revival"? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
During his frequent travels to Seoul, Hong Kong- and Singapore-based photographer Raphael Olivier noticed a new trend taking the South Korean capital: a crop of geometric, concrete buildings of all genres. He calls the new style Neo-Brutalism, after the modernist movement that proliferated in the late 1950s to 1970s, in which raw concrete was meant to express a truth and honesty. Olivier's observation led him to capture the phenomenon in a personal photo series—a photographic treasure trove of these projects which, when taken as a whole, uncovers a cross-section of this trend in the city's architecture.
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What can Latin America LEARN From WOHA's Green Skyscrapers?

What can Latin America LEARN From WOHA's Green Skyscrapers? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
WOHA's first exhibition in Latin America, Garden City Mega City: WOHA's Urban Ecosystems presents over two decades of WOHA's international designs. With its inauguration at the Museum of the City of Mexico during the MEXTRÓPOLI International Festival of Architecture and City, the exhibition proposes the introduction of biodiversity and lively public spaces into vertical, climate-sensitive highrises within megalopolises.

The exhibition features sixteen intricate architectural models, an immersive video installation and large-scale drawings and images that show WOHA's proposals for vertical communities in the tropical megacities. PLANE-SITE documented the exhibition's opening along with the points of view of various MEXTRÓPOLI contributors and city officials.

In Latin America especially, the analysis of the similarities between megacities in Singapore and megacities in the western hemisphere can show Mexican architects new ways to explore the increasingly populated cities of the American continent. José María Espinosa, Director of the Museum of Mexico City, said,

Mexico is a city that has different characteristics to other cities in the world but at the same time it shares with them the problems of any big city. The exhibition is about a current search of contemporary architecture; I think that now we can consider the possibility of having a vertical city with the advantages of a horizontal city.

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MODULAR farm tower for sites across Africa wins international skyscraper competition

MODULAR farm tower for sites across Africa wins international skyscraper competition | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Polish designers Pawel Lipiński and Mateusz Frankowski have envisioned a conceptual high-rise building that would act as a vertical farm, able to be disassembled and moved to different locations across sub-Saharan Africa.

The Mashambas Skyscraper project won first place in the eVolo Skyscraper Competition, which annually invites architects and designers to conceive futuristic towers. The winner was chosen from a pool of 444 entries.
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IRAN : a ten-year old residential building in new context of city of Yazd - Yast Khaneh / Mohammad Khavarian + Amir Shahrad

IRAN : a ten-year old residential building in new context of city of Yazd - Yast Khaneh / Mohammad Khavarian + Amir Shahrad | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The project is a ten-year old residential building in new context of city of Yazd that was referred to the architect during the final stages of reconstruction by another team, due to client’s dissatisfaction with the outcome. We started the process with evaluation of the improper functions Juxtaposition and proceed to problems like lack of harmony, identity and unity in building facade (just like other buildings in Yazd new city textures).Regarding the building location on the corner of a junction and having two western and northern facades, an accrete idea for optimum revitalization of the interior and exterior, by means of a proper method, which can fulfill the client and the architect requirements has been quested.

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Kazuyo Sejima's Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu

Kazuyo Sejima's Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo Photographed by Laurian Ghinitoiu | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Located in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, in which Sumida Hokusai (Katsushika Hokusai) was born and spent the majority of his life, this museum—completed in November 2016 to designs by Kazuyo Sejima—is a temple to the Japanese artist's work, including the likes of The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Red Fuji. Sejima, who was awarded the Priztker Prize in 2010, is commonly known as one-half of SANAA (alongside Ryue Nishizawa). This project, while seeking to celebrate Hokusai's work, has also been designed as a cultural beacon. In this photoset, photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has turned his lens to the new cultural landmark.
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ARCHITECTURES ET FORMES URBAINES EN VILLES NOUVELLES : Jean Prévéral, architecte [1923-2017]

ARCHITECTURES ET FORMES URBAINES EN VILLES NOUVELLES : Jean Prévéral, architecte [1923-2017] | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Tremblay en France, Hôtel de ville

Jean Prévéral, architecte [1923-2017]

 

L'inévitable "transdisciplinarité" de la problématique urbaine (voire sa "transdisciplinarité sauvage", selon Thierry Paquot) nous inviterait néanmoins à quitter ces champs disciplinaires pour se tourner vers la réalité de la pratique de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme, sur le terrain, et ainsi regarder du côté des bureaux d'études ou des praticiens….

 

En effet, sur combien de travaux de natures différentes s'appuient la réflexion et la démarche des architectes ou urbanistes ? Une multitude. Combien de sources de nature différentes faut-il croiser pour saisir, dans son épaisseur, l’histoire de l’architecture, des formes urbaines et du cadre de vie ? Une multitude également.

 

Pour aborder la problématique "Architecture, formes urbaines et cadre de vie" en villes nouvelles, peut-on alors démêler l’écheveau des sources afin de repérer, de réunir, d’organiser et de mettre à jour une collection de références incontournables ? C'était l'enjeu de cette recherche documentaire.

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L’art ACCROCHE le wagon du Grand Paris

L’art ACCROCHE le wagon du Grand Paris | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Qu’on se le dise : il n’y a officiellement rien de politique dans l’élaboration du Grand Paris, mégaprojet d’aménagement et de développement autour de la capitale. Est-ce cela qui a fait placer l’annonce du Grand Paris Express, le 4 avril, trois semaines avant l’élection présidentielle, comme pour marquer un point de non-retour ? Surtout pas, assure José Manuel ­Gonçalvès, sauveteur du Centquatre, directeur artistique de ce projet qui prévoit l’implantation d’un réseau de transports à 24,9 milliards d’euros. Philippe Yvin, président du directoire de la société du Grand Paris, décrit ainsi la mission du duo : « Leur approche permettra d’inscrire le projet culturel de la société du Grand Paris dans une démarche ouverte et partenariale, pour construire le projet avec tous les acteurs de la métropole, ses voyageurs, ses habitants, ses associations et ses entreprises. La méthode employée par les deux directeurs artistiques va favoriser la prise en compte des propositions et des initiatives venues des usagers, se conjuguant avec l’inter­vention des artistes et la mise en œuvre d’une politique de commandes. » Vaste programme, qui serait donc assez avancé pour qu’on l’annonce urbi et orbi.

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The KOOKIEST Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp :)

The KOOKIEST Chinese Copies, from PompiDON'T to WRONGchamp :) | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
By now, most of the architectural world is aware of Chinese architects' penchant for ripping off their favorite works from foreign countries, from the latest Zaha Hadid landmark to entire historical villages. The issue is, admittedly, more complex than many often give it credit for—but even after debating the phenomenon from the perspective of Chinese cultural norms, copyright law, and even whether copycats might actually be good for architecture, China will always have more copycats to puzzle over. Some are baffling, some are in a way impressive, some are even (dare we say it?) even kind of cute. In short, all of them are in some way entertaining. Here are 6 of the strangest.
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Les couleurs et la densité EXTRÊME de Hong-Kong

Les couleurs et la densité EXTRÊME de Hong-Kong | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Les couleurs et la densité extrême de Hong-Kong

Justyna Zduńczyk est une photographe polonaise, elle aussi, comme de nombreux autres photographes que nous vous avons présenté jusqu'alors, passionné par les paysages urbains.

Après avoir photographié Madrid en 2016, Utah en 2015, La Louisiane en 2015, Amsterdam en 2014 et bien d’autres encore… elle a emmené ses objectifs du côté de Hong-Kong.

Dans cette série de photographies, vous pourrez y découvrir toute l'immensité de cette hyper-ville, que ce soit au niveau de sa densité, que de sa population... Mais ce n'est pas tout, car à la vue de ces bâtiments extrêmement denses, on peut éprouver une certaine forme d'esthétisme, rien que dans notre perception des couleurs.

A découvrir 

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CAMPUS de París-Saclay.: Condensador público | Arquine

CAMPUS de París-Saclay.: Condensador público | Arquine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Proyecto arquitectónico: MUOTO
Ubicación: París, Francia
Fotografía: Maxime Delvaux, cortesía de MUOTO
Año: 2016

El proyecto es una instalación pública situada en el nuevo campus de París-Saclay. El edificio alberga diversas actividades, incluyendo instalaciones deportivas interiores y exteriores, un restaurante, cafetería, y varios espacios públicos: una plaza peatonal, terrazas que dan hacia la calle y áreas de estacionamiento para carga y descarga, bicicletas y automóviles. El edificio se organiza verticalmente con las diferentes actividades superpuestas entre sí, utilizando la cubierta como cancha para jugar a fútbol y baloncesto, un mirador con vista panorámica.

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Young Architect Guide: 5 Ways to Tell YOUR Story Through Drawings Alone

Young Architect Guide: 5 Ways to Tell YOUR Story Through Drawings Alone | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
As all architects know, your project proposal is only as convincing as the drawings and models that you use to represent it, whether for your client, the planning committee of a town council or the judging panel of a design competition. While your ideas may be brilliant, they are only of value if you can communicate them convincingly to all of those different audiences, crafting an architectural narrative in a clear and compelling manner.


We’ve talked about how architects can tell the story of their project through spoken or written presentations, but can mediums of visual communication speak louder than words? If you are as talented at drawing as A+Award-winner Jerome Ng, then sketches and illustrations can do just that. Here are five techniques used by Ng in his project “Memento Mori: A Peckham Hospice Care Home” that show how you can tell the story of your project more powerfully then ever before.

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Art or Architecture? 13 Projects That BLUR The Boundary

Art or Architecture? 13 Projects That BLUR The Boundary | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Whether architecture is a form of art or not has often been a controversial topic of conversation within the architecture world. If one goes by the general definition of the word "art," architecture could potentially fit within the umbrella term: "the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power." As anyone involved in the architectural discipline probably knows, there is an abundance of varying definitions of the word "architecture," so whether its primary purpose is to achieve beauty or to organize space is evidently up for discussion.

Ask Jay A. Pritzker, founder of the Pritzker Prize, and he may say that "architecture is intended to transcend the simple need for shelter and security by becoming an expression of artistry." Ask The Guardian's Jonathan Jones and he may tell you that "architecture is the art we all encounter most often, most intimately, yet precisely because it is functional and necessary to life, it's hard to be clear about where the 'art' in a building begins." But this ambiguity is part of what makes the field of architecture challenging and exciting. To celebrate this complicated aspect of architecture, below we have collected a list of just some of the works that could be seen as art, architecture or both, depending on who’s looking, to provide some context to those blurry boundaries.
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Sasaki designs hydroponic VERTICAL farm for Shanghai

Sasaki designs hydroponic VERTICAL farm for Shanghai | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architecture firm Sasaki has designed a hydroponic vertical farm for Shanghai, where leafy greens will be grown on rotating loops housed in a huge greenhouse.

The local studio designed the urban farm as part of the Sunqiao Urban Agricultural District, which will be built on a site between Shanghai's main international airport and the city centre, and divided by a canal.

The aim of the vertical system is to offer a space-saving and economical alternative to provide food for the growing population of China's largest city, home to nearly 24 million people.
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This Building SAVES Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass Facade

This Building SAVES Energy with a Pioneering Triple-Layer Glass Facade | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Italian firm Giovanni Vaccarini Architetti has designed the new Headquarters of the Swiss Société Privée de Gérance (SPG), built on Route de Chêne, at the gates of the historical center of Geneva. The work involved the conversion and extension of the existing building, starting with a glass façade that meets the need for solar shading in the interiors while achieving maximum visual permeability. 

This façade also improves the acoustic and thermal insulation performance of the building: the double skin allows the envelope to be naturally ventilated and the perimeter ventilation system, combined with the internal forced ventilation system, reduces overall energy consumption. The steel structural elements on the façade, produced by Stahlbau Pichler (a specialist in the sector) produce a modular rhythm and the reflections on the glass shading panels give the project a particular "material weight." 
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Modular affordable housing envisioned for "ABANDONED" New York airspace

Modular affordable housing envisioned for "ABANDONED" New York airspace | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
This conceptual scheme by designers Beomki Lee and Chang Kyu Lee calls for using vacant airspace over existing New York buildings to create affordable apartments and public areas.

Called Instant City: Living Air-Right, the design consists of a white, modular, grid-like structure built atop existing low-rise buildings. Renderings show the proposal above 225 West 28th Street, referred to as a "typical building block in Manhattan".

The building would contain cubic affordable housing units, combined with public spaces for community-based activities.

The public areas would occupy sloped platforms called Living Surfaces, where residents would be encouraged to interact and share their culture. The types of modules for these spots include stairs, playgrounds and gardens.
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INTERMAT Interview Rudy Ricciotti - Architecte

Interview Rudy Ricciotti - Architecte

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudy_Ricciotti

 

Rudy Ricciotti, est né le 22 août 1952 à Kouba en Algérie d'un ouvrier italien. Rudy Ricciotti passe une partie de sa jeunesse à Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône en Camargue. Le père qui prendra des cours du soir et qui finira maître d’œuvre en bâtiment, l’entraîne sur les chantiers. Ces multiples expéditions en compagnie de son père marqueront à jamais le jeune Rudy. Quelques années plus tard, Rudy fait ses études d'architecte à Marseille3.

Architecte (école nationale supérieure d’architecture de Marseille - 1980) et ingénieur (école d’ingénieurs de Genève - 1975), Grand prix national de l'architecture, Rudy Ricciotti est représentatif de cette génération d'architectes qui allient puissance de création et véritable culture constructive. Basé à Bandol, il s'affiche comme le militant du combat contemporain sur des terres dominées par le régionalisme néo-provençal. Auteur de réalisations marquantes en France, avec notamment le Centre chorégraphique national d'Aix-en-Provence, il a également su gagner une stature internationale, comme en témoignent ses œuvres en dehors de nos frontières : passerelle pour la Paix à Séoul ou le Nikolaisaal (de) de Potsdam en Allemagne, le Palais des festivals à Venise, le Musée d'Art Contemporain de Liège ou encore le Philharmonie de Gstaad pour festival créé par Yehudi Menuhin.

En 2005, il remporte l'appel d'offres pour la construction de la médiathèque de Rouen. Mais la nouvelle municipalité, qui doit financer les trois-quarts de ce projet de 44 millions d'euros, vote le 2 juillet 2008 le gel du chantier alors que le bâtiment est en construction depuis octobre 2007. Avant de poursuivre le chantier, la municipalité rouennaise demande aux autres partenaires institutionnels de participer davantage au financement et établit un nouveau projet d'accès à la lecture publique4. Le bâtiment sera finalement redéfini en pôle culturel en accueillant les archives départementales de la Seine-Maritime, la bibliothèque Grammont et la direction des bibliothèques de la ville.

Le 7 novembre 2007, il remporte le concours organisé par la mairie de Paris pour la construction du nouveau stade Jean-Bouin5.

C'est également lui qui a été désigné en 2002 pour un chantier phare de la deuxième ville de France : le Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (MUCEM), à Marseille. Le bâtiment a été inauguré à l'occasion de l'année pendant laquelle la cité phocéenne fut Capitale européenne de la culture, en 2013. Il est à l'entrée du Vieux-Port de Marseille et est devenu une des identifications visuelles de la ville.

Il a été président des éditions Al Dante de 2007 à 2013. Al Dante publie des livres (poésie, proses poétiques et expérimentales, essais théoriques, catalogues et publications d’artistes, anthologies, revues), mais également des CD (poésie sonore, musique), des DVD, des journaux, participe à et organise des manifestations (lectures, performances, colloques, expositions...).

Le 10 décembre 2014, il est élu membre de l'Académie des technologies.

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