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Missed Opportunities: Berlin's Architectural Wasteland - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Missed Opportunities: Berlin's Architectural Wasteland - SPIEGEL ONLINE | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Klaus Wowereit, Berlin's mayor since 2001, has watched his city become one of world's coolest artistic meccas. But under his guidance, the city has devolved into a backward-looking architectural wasteland in which urban planning only favors the rich.

 

In an era when other cities have been zapping themselves awake with shock architecture, Berlin has been dreaming of rebuilding the old Baroque city palace and embracing a retro architecture vaguely evocative of the imperial era under the Kaiser. This anti-modern, indifferent view of aesthetics has ruled the day. Nevertheless, the city has become a mecca for several generations of artists, nightlife revelers and optimists from around the world.

 

Indeed, it's a paradox: Berlin, which is internationally recognized as one of the hottest cities of the 21st century, remains intellectually and architecturally waist-deep in the 19th century.

This contradiction has given rise to a new era that is the direct result of Wowereit's policies during his nearly 12 years at the helm of the city -- an era that has been dominated by key questions about the future of the city, yet without any concrete answers from the mayor's office.

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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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“participation citoyenne aux prises de décision d'intérêt général”
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Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique.
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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 ?
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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
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Between collective buildings and individual houses. Ivry sur Seine - urbanNext

Between collective buildings and individual houses. Ivry sur Seine - urbanNext | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Architects: Archikubik (Marc Chalamanch, Miquel Lacasta & Carmen Santana).
Location: Rue Carnot, Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, France.
The urban objective is to revitalise and reassess the Quartier Parisien, which is disconnected from the rest of the city of Ivry-sur-Seine. The project consists in a real urban fabric between the group of collective housing buildings located in the north, and the network of individual houses in the south. This painstaking project preserves the spirit of the area around the detached houses, and at the same time proposes a reflection on urban density and compaction.
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PERÚ: due musei tra MEMORIA, paesaggio e archeologia | Giornale dell'Architettura | Periodico in edizione multimediale

PERÚ: due musei tra MEMORIA, paesaggio e archeologia | Giornale dell'Architettura | Periodico in edizione multimediale | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Il paesaggio naturale e la storia precolombiana reinterpretati attraverso due recenti realizzazioni presso Lima: il Museo della memoria (Barclay & Crousse) e quello archeologico di Pachacamac (Llosa Cortegana Arquitectos)
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Video: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 by Jean Nouvel

Video: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2010 by Jean Nouvel | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Movie: next up in our exclusive video series with Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones, she discusses Jean Nouvel's bright red pavilion that featured a dramatic 12-metre-high angled wall.
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The Story Behind The Most Creative Job Application We've Ever Seen

The Story Behind The Most Creative Job Application We've Ever Seen | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
We've all been there: it's time to write a cover letter to apply for the job you've always dreamed of, but all that you can seem to muster are tired phrases and generic expressions. Well, in walks Étienne Duval to put us all to shame. Duval, a 30-year old architect, wanted to work at BIG, with "Yes is More"-man Bjarke Ingels. And what kind of cover letter did Étienne write? A rap... with an accompanying video. It's witty, well-done and (in our humble opinion) a perfect fit for BIG. 

After the video made the rounds here at ArchDaily, we had some burning questions for Étienne. Check out the video, which has racked up over 20,000 views, and the short interview below. 

ArchDaily: What inspired you to create a video for your application?

Étienne Duval: To catch a big fish you need a big hook! I began this application like an architectural project, by finding the key criteria and playing with it. A cover letter is an ego trip, so I thought about this hip hop video clips and told myself “why wouldn't I do the same?”
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RENZO PIANO, MUSEO ASTRUP FEARNLEY | TECNNE │ Arquitectura, Urbanismo, Arte y Diseño

RENZO PIANO, MUSEO ASTRUP FEARNLEY  | TECNNE │ Arquitectura, Urbanismo, Arte y Diseño | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oslo es un diseño de Renzo Piano, ubicado al suroeste de la ciudad, destinado a transformar el antiguo puerto cerrado en un espacio público a orillas del canal.
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NIGER. L’aéroport international du Niger à Niamey

NIGER. L’aéroport international du Niger à Niamey | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
L’agence hongkongaise n-Architectes vient de dévoiler leur projet d’aéroport international du Niger. L’équipement s’étend sur une superficie totale de 12 000 m2 et possède une capacité de 5 millions de passagers par an. L’équipe d’...
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Fernando Menis CAVERNOUS concert hall in Poland uses crushed brickwork

Fernando Menis CAVERNOUS concert hall in Poland uses crushed brickwork | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Fernando Menis combines crushed brickwork and concrete for cavernous concert hall in Poland
Tenerife architect Fernando Menis claims to have developed a new construction technique, demonstrated by this concert hall in Poland featuring faceted surfaces of crushed brick and concrete (+ slideshow).


Fernando Menis mixed concrete and broken red brick – a technique he calls picado – to create the cave-like interior of the CKK Jordanki concert hall, which is intended to provide optimum acoustics during music performances.


"Besides achieving a rough expression, the picado allows excellent acoustics results," said Menis, who first experimented with the technique for the Tenerife-based Magma Art & Congress in 2005.

"The expression is more convincing, forceful and precise, the outcome has been finely tuned through advanced research."


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Plateforme de la Création Architecturale / FREAKS freearchitects

Plateforme de la Création Architecturale / FREAKS freearchitects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

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Location : 25 Rue des Cascades, 75020 Paris20è,


Photographs : David Foessel · Photographer Profile


From the architect. FREAKS in association with graphic design studio FORMABOOM has won last July the competition organized by the Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine to set up, within the east wing of the Palais de Chaillot, a new permanent venue dedicated to architecture exhibition and debates among invited French and foreign architecture practices that has opened last October 2015.


Named “Plateforme de la création architecturale”, this new place aims to confront architects' thinking and methodology in a shape of a battle through both an exhibition and a cycle of debates following a programming of 3 months cycles.


The Platform hosts three distinct programs : exhibition, debates and historical research. For those three programs FREAKS and FORMABOOM have designed three abstract black and white forms that work both as graphic signage as well as pedestal (in the shape of an half-pipe as a metaphor for the battle), bleachers (for lectures and debates) and picture rail (to display historical research).




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Architecture's Response to The Guardian Over their "Failed" Social Housing Project

Architecture's Response to The Guardian Over their "Failed" Social Housing Project | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Early this month, The Guardian published a widely shared and debated article titled "Crime in the community: when 'designer' social housing goes wrong." The article told the story of Centre Village, a social housing project in Winnipeg designed by 5468796 Architecture and Cohlmeyer Architecture Limited, examining how noble intentions resulted in what they describe as "apartments poorly suited to family life, and a building structure that seems to act as a magnet for drinking and drug-taking at all hours."

Unsurprisingly 5468796 Architecture, who disagreed with much of the article's conclusions, wrote a response to the editor of Guardian Cities in the hope that their "letter to the editor" would provide some balance to the story. After The Guardian declined to publish the letter, the firm reached out to ArchDaily to ensure that their side of the debate was heard. Here is that letter in full.
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The Warp / Olivier Ottevaere & John Lin + The University of Hong Kong

The Warp / Olivier Ottevaere & John Lin  + The University of Hong Kong | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects : Olivier Ottevaere & John Lin , The University of Hong

Kong


Location : Alcohol Room Villagers' Committee, Jiu Zhao Duan, Ludian Xian, Zhaotong Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China


Design : TeamJoyce Ip (Project Leader), Jason Chong, Tod Zhu, Yvonne Xu Meng, HKU Architecture Students


Area : 130.0 sqm


Project : Year2015


Photographs : Courtesy of Olivier Ottevaere & John Lin / The University of Hong Kong

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L'ÉCLATANTE revanche du béton

L'ÉCLATANTE revanche du béton | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
De nombreuses expositions et articles de presse réhabilitent un matériau longtemps mal aimé du grand public.

Il n’y a pas un matériau qui illustre mieux que le béton le fossé qui sépare les architectes et les habitants. Si les premiers y voient le «marbre du XXe siècle», pour paraphraser l’architecte japonais Tadao Andō, le grand public, lui, ne l’envisage bien souvent qu’en symbole de l’urbanisation à outrance des Trente Glorieuses.
Mais sur ce point, les mentalités sont peut-être en train d’évoluer. Porté par une médiatisation moins accusatrice et quelques actions pédagogiques notables, le matériau semble ces derniers temps se racheter une image auprès de la population. De quoi presque donner raison au titre «Le béton, c’est tendance!», paru en 2012 dans le visionnaire Journal de la maison.
Parmi les quelques manifestations d’intérêts, une exposition intitulée «Sacrée béton!» prend place au musée urbain Tony Garnier de Lyon jusqu’au mois de décembre 2016. À travers l’histoire de ce matériau millénaire, l’événement s’attacherait avant tout à «faire tomber les clichés», selon la directrice du lieu Catherine Chambon.
Et c’est vrai que des clichés sur le béton, il en a existé par kilomètres cubes, créant tout autant de quiproquo. Le premier d’entre eux date de la découverte du matériau par la population, au sortir de la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
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Louis Kahn, DON'T STOP talking! Architecture needs you more than ever

Louis Kahn, DON'T STOP talking! Architecture needs you more than ever | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Two new books of and about Kahn talking provoke, re-frame and defy convention

Perhaps no architect in history has had his talks with students and colleagues as lovingly and comprehensively preserved as Louis Kahn. Since his death in 1974 there has been a cascade of books culled from taped transcriptions of Kahn teaching formally in classrooms and informally at other sites. What you make of this depends of course on how significant you think Kahn as philosopher and professor of architecture was. A value of Kahn at Penn: Transformative Teacher of Architecture (Routledge, 2015) is that editor and architect James Williamson included the scathing remarks of former Kahn students who felt Kahn’s language was unnecessarily abstract and obscure, even to their ears shallow and misleading. These accusations have been issued elsewhere in print before – but in the context of this kind of symposium on Kahn as architectural pedagogue the reports by naysayers assure this book won’t be taken as hagiography. Yet nowhere in Williamson’s worthy book (which contains assessments of the value of Kahn’s teaching by six former Kahn University of Pennsylvania students in addition to Williamson’s), is there a clear explanation of why exactly Kahn’s language was challenging even to his admirers. In his ‘Kahn Bible’ – carefully culled Kahn quotes taken out of their original context (and set in jewel-like glory, one epiphany per page) entitled Between Silence and Light: Spirit in the Architecture of Louis I Kahn – John Lobell is spot-on in answering that vexing question:

Kahn’s words are difficult for many. They were difficult for him. Through architecture Kahn experienced a world in which Order lies beyond the circumstantial, material is light that has spent itself, the human being is the seat of the immeasurable, intuition stores the journey of our making, and a building has an existence-will before it has a physical presence. The languages of science, psychology, and ordinary experience cannot describe this world, so     Kahn felt compelled to invent his own language. It came with great difficulty, and was eventually fit together as though he were working with great blocks of stone, awkwardly selecting each block, polishing it to gem-like hardness, and manipulating it until it fit properly. If he could not find a needed block, he fashioned one, as with ‘intouchness’ or ‘darkless’, words that do not exist but that he needed.
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Mies van der Rohe: "Architecture as Language"

Mies van der Rohe: "Architecture as Language" | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Swiss filmmaker Alexandre Favre has explored his passion for architecture with the creation of this film about Mies van der Rohe. Starting with the German Pavilion replica, Favre began a journey that would lead him to a number of Mies' most notable works, filming them with equipment that was contemporary at the time of each project's fruition. Inspired by the architect's "less is more" motto, Favre aimed to capture the essence of Mies' architecture by revealing the projects in a simple format taken from the human perspective. 
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Centro Comunitario en el Cementerio Sayama Lakeside por Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP | Metalocus

Centro Comunitario en el Cementerio Sayama Lakeside por Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP | Metalocus | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
El diseño del centro comunitario por Hiroshi Nakamura & PAN parece flotar encima de un lago en calma. vigas de madera radiales sobresalen por encima del agua, mientras que un árbol ocupa el hueco central de la cubierta. El techo nos recuerda el sombrero de un agricultor de arroz ala ancha y bien yuxtapone con el agua por debajo.
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Architectural Cultures CONDENSED: Vernacular Dwelling Collages

Architectural Cultures CONDENSED: Vernacular Dwelling Collages | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building? Not effectively – unless you’re Sweden-based artist Anastasia Savinova, who scouts and photographs the most distinctive typologies of specific locations and then blends them into a single structure via paper collage. Entitled “Genuis Loci,” the series consists of monstrous, Frankenstein-like cobbled buildings packing in as much visual information as possible.
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David Chipperfield and Sou Fujimoto unveil visions for Paris of tomorrow

David Chipperfield and Sou Fujimoto unveil visions for Paris of tomorrow | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Sou Fujimoto, David Chipperfield and Manuelle Gautrand are among the winning architects in a competition seeking innovative design proposals for 23 sites across the French capital (+ slideshow).

Spearheaded by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, the Reinventer Paris competition called for architects and developers to team up and develop plans for numerous key sites around the city, from old railway stations to historic mansions.
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The 10 Things You MUST Know About Architectural Copyrights

The 10 Things You MUST Know About Architectural Copyrights | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

MUSTWith all the recent controversy over Zaha Hadid's "copycats" in China, we decided it would be wise to get a better understanding of the often murky world of architectural copyright. In that effort, we've decided to re-print an article by Attorney Jeffrey M. Reichard, who practices construction and intellectual property law with Nexsen Pruet in Greensboro, NC, and knows a thing or two (or ten!) about the subject. The article was originally published as a Construction Law Alert for clients of his firm.  

Some people say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. However, under architectural copyright law, imitation could be a very costly endeavor. Here are ten tips to help contractors, owners and architects protect themselves from architectural copyright disputes.  

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Los atributos de La Tourette | TECNNE - Arquitectura y contextos

Los atributos de La Tourette | TECNNE - Arquitectura y contextos | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Contenido en su Carácter rústico, los Atributos de Tourette exaltan los Valores Espirituales del origen Dieron, Mediando Una disciplina proyectual rigurosa. El edificio combi juegos tipológicos, hay Espaciales Funcionales si apartan de Prototipos Históricos, Pero Que ESTAN POR EL imbuidos su Espíritu gen.

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BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography

BIG, Tschumi, MVRDV Among 15 Shortlisted for Hungary's Museum of Ethnography | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The 15 finalists include: 

Architecture-Studio
Bánáti + Hartvig Építész Iroda Kft
Bernard Tschumi Architects
BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Budapest University of Technology and Economics + Balázs Mihály
COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix & Partner ZT GmbH
Dominique Perrault Architecte
EAA Emre Arolat Architecture
gmp International GmbH
Középülettervező Zrt.
MVRDV
Napur Architect Kft
Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.)
Sauerbruch Hutton
Zaha Hadid Limited
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A Paris, quatre projets d'immeuble-PONT, Porte Maillot - leJDD.fr

A Paris, quatre projets d'immeuble-PONT, Porte Maillot - leJDD.fr | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Séparé du site Ternes-Villiers par l'avenue de la porte de Ternes, le terrain Pershing (17e) a fait l'objet d'un jury mardi matin. Ici aussi, un immeuble-pont va s'ériger au-dessus du périphérique, empiétant sur l'actuel parking à autocars de la porte Maillot. Les candidats souhaitent tous construire un hôtel, des bureaux, des espaces de coworking, des logements (dont 30% sociaux), une crèche, des commerces et une gare routière repensée… Piloté par Unibail-Rodamco, le projet "Playground" consiste en un ensemble immobilier mixte conçu par l'agence danoise 3XN comme une "grande serre vitrée et luxuriante" ; il comprend aussi un marché, un bar rooftop… 


"Mille Arbres", "PXP", "Playground" et "La Ville plurielle et généreuse"


Le projet "Mille Arbres" (Compagnie de Phalsbourg et Ogic) propose un bâtiment à énergie positive, présenté comme une "forêt habitée", œuvre du Japonais Sou Fujimoto. Outre les 391 arbres en toiture et les 503 arbres au premier niveau, l'architecte a dessiné une "rue gourmande de chefs étoilés" et un "food court" designé par Philippe Starck. Le troisième candidat, "PXP" (Gecina), a fait appel à l'illustre architecte néerlandais Rem Koolhaas (OMA) pour imaginer un immeuble de 50.000 m2, où s'implanterait une annexe de la Pinacothèque, et 7.000 m2 destinés à l'agriculture urbaine. Enfin, "La Ville plurielle et généreuse" (BNP Paribas) et l'architecte Jacques Ferrier présentent un "paysage-pont habité", abritant une auberge de jeunesse et une terrasse belvédère à côté des jardins et potagers sur le toit.

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Franco Purini: Study of Architectural ELEMENTS (1968) – – SOCKS

Franco Purini: Study of Architectural ELEMENTS (1968) – – SOCKS | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The number 11-12 (Nov-Dec 1972) of Italian architecture magazine Controspazio presented a retrospective of the earliest “design researches” by the couple Franco Purini / Laura Thermes.

The article was part of an ongoing series titled L’architettura Interrotta (“Interrupted architecture“) and the same issue featured another retrospective dedicated to arch. Ludwig Leo that we already featured on Socks.
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[Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam] Diamond Island Community Center / Vo Trong Nghia Architects

[Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam] Diamond Island Community Center / Vo Trong Nghia Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects : Vo Trong Nghia Architects · Office Profile


Location : Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


Principal Architect : Vo Trong Nghia


Project Team : Le Thi Anh Huyen


Contractor : Wind and Water House JSC


Area : 1450.0 sqmProject


Year : 2015


Photographs : Hiroyuki Oki


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Meet The Booming Design Practice That's Transforming MEXICO City

Meet The Booming Design Practice That's Transforming MEXICO City | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Mexico City–based architect Fernando Romero’s most recent project isn’t a building, but a scintillating orb made from thousands of custom-cut crystals. Illuminated from within, El Sol, as it’s named, features a tessellated surface composed of triangular prisms—a nod to the pyramids that were so meaningful to Aztec and Mayan culture. There’s an aural element to the piece, too: a soundtrack of acoustic waves produced by the sun, which astronomers at the University of Birmingham have recorded since the 1970s. The piece throws light around a room and gives off a disco ball vibe that's fitting, since Swarovski commissioned it for the tradeshow-cum-social-event Design Miami.
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Entirely Ordinary Variations on a Theme Drawn by Nigel Peake – – SOCKS

Entirely Ordinary Variations on a Theme Drawn by Nigel Peake – – SOCKS | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Nigel Peake has a background in architecture but prefers to draw everyday things who surround him.

He is a prolific watercolour illustrator who has published a vast hand-drawn body of work (mainly for Princeton Architectural Press and Analogue Books) and provided drawings for many other publications and commissioned projects.

Following are a selection of drawings from his book “Entirely Ordinary Variations on a Theme Drawn by Nigel Peake” and excerpts from a Q & A session published on “The Casual Optimist”.
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Abin Design Studio Constructs Pavilion of Canopies for Indian Cultural Festival

Abin Design Studio Constructs Pavilion of Canopies for Indian Cultural Festival | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
India based Abin Design Studio has designed and constructed a pavilion of canopies for a religious festival in West Kolkata. The design is based on the celebration of tribal life and the symbiotic relationship between the community and the forest. By highlighting the importance of the forest in their lives, the community hopes to raise awareness about conservation of the lands.
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