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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.
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 ?
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Critical Round-Up: The National Museum of African American History and Culture

Critical Round-Up: The National Museum of African American History and Culture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
A century since the founding of the National Memorial Association and the start of a campaign by African-American war veterans for a monument of African American culture, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will finally be opened on September 24th. The Museum took $540 million and four years to build, resulting in a striking, and refreshingly unorthodox, architectural construction on Washington DC’s National Mall. The Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup JJR team, led by Ghanaian-British architect David Adjaye, defiantly broke the white-marble-Corinthian-column convention, opting instead for a bronze-coated aluminum façade bound to provoke a reaction from the critics.
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Erik Giudice Architecture Releases Proposal for Sustainable Transit Station Inspired by Matchsticks

Erik Giudice Architecture Releases Proposal for Sustainable Transit Station Inspired by Matchsticks | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Erik Giudice Architecture has released its proposal for a transit station at Södra Munksjön, in Jönköping, Sweden, a design that was created as an entry for the station area ideas competition, which recruited four firms to create a new station as a part of the area’s larger expansion plan. 

Based on the idea of connecting the city and its surrounding nature, the station proposal utilizes light and a playful wooden canopy structure to create a portal from Jönköping to Munksjön, a lake on its opposite side. The “matchstick” structure of the station additionally pays homage to the city’s past as Tändsticksstaden, a famous matchstick capital of Sweden.
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Une canopée conçue comme une salon dans la forêt, non, ce n'est pas Les Halles, mais Jönköping, Suède. Si l'idée peut y ressembler, le traitement est très différent, de par les matériaux utilisés et le rendu. Zone de transit par excellence, la gare est vue comme une transition entre ville et nature, la canopée étant en lien avec les artères végétalisées qui y conduisent. C'est un projet urbain plus qu'un geste architectural isolé. Non, ce n'est pas Les Halles…
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Shreyas Retreat / The Purple Ink Studio

Shreyas Retreat / The Purple Ink Studio | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Completed in 2016 in Bengaluru, India. Images by Shamanth Patil J. Designed as a ‘Retreat within Retreat’, the 20,000 Sqft spa block is a new ‘insert’ at a well-known Yoga Retreat in Indiathat offer

 

 

  • Architects
  • Location
    Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001, India
  • Design Team
    Akshay Heranjal, Aditi Pai, Jaikumar
  • Area
    20000.0 ft2
  • Project Year
    2016
  • Photographs
  • Manufacturers
    Asian Paints, Natural Kota Stones, Saint- Gobain

 

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Young Architect Guide: The Top TABLETS for Architects and Engineers

Young Architect Guide: The Top TABLETS for Architects and Engineers | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
When you’re out on the construction site, your mobile phone or a laptop just won’t cut it for doing work. Your mobile screen isn’t big enough for viewing building plans, documenting issues, accessing your BIM data or examining site photos that you’ve snapped. Meanwhile, your laptop is too big and at risk of getting damaged on a construction site. When it comes to fieldwork, you really need a ruggedized tablet to get the job done.
Already have an old tablet lying around? Unlike mobile phones, most people don’t upgrade their tablet until it’s rendered useless. But you should. You want your apps to run lightning quick, you want to be able to take great photos on site and you want be able to do all of your office work while on the go, too
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The MODERNIST Gas Stations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe

The MODERNIST Gas Stations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Just a few miles from where I live on Los Angeles’ Olympic Boulevard stands the Helios House, which, the name notwithstanding, is a gas station — and quite a striking one. Made of stainless steel triangles, it looks like a piece of very early computer-generated imagery brought into the modern physical world. The Helios House introduced me to the concept of the architecturally forward gas station, but, built in 2007, it actually came late to the game: witness, for instance, Frank Lloyd Wright’s 1956 R.W. Lindholm Service Station in Cloquet, Minnesota (above and below).
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Heatherwick Studio's "Vessel" Will Take the Form of an ENDLESS Stairway at New York's Hudson Yards

Heatherwick Studio's "Vessel" Will Take the Form of an ENDLESS Stairway at New York's Hudson Yards | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Thomas Heatherwick is bringing a new public monument to New York City. Today, Heatherwick Studio revealed the first renderings of “Vessel,” a 15-story tall occupiable sculpture comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs that will serve as the centerpiece of the new Hudson Yards development in west Manhattan.
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IMPOSSIBLE Cities:  Città Nuova (“New City”)

IMPOSSIBLE Cities:  Città Nuova (“New City”) | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

This sense of not conforming to what is actually possible has it’s charms and has informed the ambitions of many would-be city-builders. The Russian Constructivist Vladimir Tatlin designed his Monument to the Third International for the new Soviet Republic, a bewildering and beautiful helix structure with chambers that would rotate at varying speeds, radio transmitters and projectors to beam messages onto passing clouds. There was a slight problem though that had been overlooked; Tatlin’s Tower was effectively unbuildable. It was thus casually dismissed by leading Bolsheviks, particularly Trotsky who wrote in Literature and Revolution, “the props and the piles which are to support the glass cylinder and the pyramid… are so cumbersome and heavy that they look like unremoved scaffolding. One cannot think what they are for. They say: they are there to support the rotating cylinder in which the meetings will take place. But one answers: Meetings are not necessarily held in a cylinder and the cylinder does not necessarily have to rotate.” The fact it was not, or could not be, built has not lessened the fascination Tatlin’s Tower scale models and blueprints still evoke. This remains a curious ghost of a building and a haunting glimpse of what might have been before Stalin and the monumental betrayal that was to follow.

At the apparent opposite end of the political spectrum, the remarkable Futurist architect and writer Antonio Sant’Elia drew blueprints for his Città Nuova (“New City”) and wrote a manifesto in which he announced, “We must invent and rebuild the Futurist city like an immense and tumultuous shipyard, agile, mobile and dynamic in every detail… like a gigantic machine… it must soar up on the brink of a tumultuous abyss: the street will no longer lie like a doormat at ground level, but will plunge many stories down into the earth.” Sadly, Sant’Elia was killed at the age of 28 on the Isonzo Front during the First World War, before any of his buildings could be built, if indeed they could.

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Open Content dans les musées : un RETOUR d’expérience du Getty Museum

Open Content dans les musées : un RETOUR d’expérience du Getty Museum | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Le Getty Museum constitue un grand établissement culturel américain dédié aux Beaux Arts qui a choisi, il y a trois, de rejoindre le mouvement Open GLAM pour embrasser une politique d'Open Content.
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Move Over Apple: These 5 Architecture Firms Are Set to Unlock the Superpowers of Surface Book

Move Over Apple: These 5 Architecture Firms Are Set to Unlock the Superpowers of Surface Book | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The debate over technology in architecture is seemingly endless, with certain questions igniting the fires of forums across the internet each and every time they are put forward: Apple or PC? Revit or ArchiCAD? Rhino or 3ds Max? IPhone or Android? The list goes on and on, but these questions are never truly answerable unless you have a chance to test both hardware and software out on real-world projects — the kind with real-world clients, real-world budgets and real-world deadlines.
Now the chance has arrived for architects to do just that with Microsoft’s latest hybrid laptop: the Surface Book.
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Rendering to Reality: OMA’s Otherworldly Taipei Performing Arts Center Approaches Completion

Rendering to Reality: OMA’s Otherworldly Taipei Performing Arts Center Approaches Completion | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Back in 2009, OMA beat out 135 entries from 24 countries in a fierce competition to design a new theater in Taiwan. Now, its design for the Taipei Performing Arts Center is approaching completion, and new photographs reveal how its outlandish form creates a provocative dialogue with its surrounding urban context.

 

Rem Koolhaas has long been a staunch advocate of “program-led” architectural design — an extreme, almost perverse cheerleader for Louis Sullivan’s oft-regurgitated architectural proverb, “Form ever follows function.” Here, he has taken that rationale to its monstrous conclusion, offering a structure with the most unashamedly industrial aesthetics: This truly is a machine for theater, driven not only by the current program for performance art, but also the potential for future, unimagined uses of theatrical space

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Pavillon français à la 15e Biennale internationale d’ARCHITECTURE de Venise 2016

Pavillon français à la 15e Biennale internationale d’ARCHITECTURE de Venise 2016 | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Sous le titre « Nouvelles richesses », l’agence Obras, autour de Frédéric Bonnet, et le collectif AJAP14 proposent un projet original et engagé pour le Pavillon français à la 15e Biennale internationale d’architecture de Venise 2016.
 
Du 26 mai au 27 novembre 2016, le Pavillon français de la Biennale internationale d'architecture de Venise se fait le porte-voix d’une prise de conscience de la richesse et du bouillonnement de la situation architecturale de la France à l’échelle territoriale, relayée par le riche terreau de tous les acteurs engagés dans la construction du cadre de vie.
 
L'exposition évoque des lieux banals, familiers, qui ne font pas toujours l'objet d'une grande attention, mais où, pourtant, des transformations adviennent. Elle s'organise, au sein du Pavillon, en quatre ensembles de salles baptisées « Territoires, « Récit », « Savoir-faire » et « Terreau ».
 
Le projet « Nouvelles richesses » proposé par l’équipe Obras-Frédéric Bonnet et le collectif AJAP14 a été retenu suite à un appel à projets lancé par l'Institut français, opérateur du Pavillon français, en collaboration avec le ministère des Affaires étrangères et le ministère de la Culture et de la Communication.
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"L'ÉTRANGE histoire d'une expérience urbaine", ou comment réhabiliter en occupant un lieu

"L'ÉTRANGE histoire d'une expérience urbaine", ou comment réhabiliter en occupant un lieu | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Penser l’architecture autrement ? Avec L’étrange histoire d’une expérience urbaine, enthousiasmante chronique de l’occupation d’un lieu désaffecté – le bâtiment Pasteur, en plein coeur de Rennes – par une nouvelle génération d’architectes-bidouilleurs, Julien Donada filme le quotidien de l’Université Foraine, une expérience qui défie les mentalités politiques autour de la question de la réhabilitation. Au centre de ce film remarquable, la figure de l’architecte Patrick Bouchain apparaît comme un catalyseur d’énergies. Produit par Kepler 22 et A perte de vue, le documentaire est visible dès ce vendredi sur ARTE à 23h25, puis pendant sept jours en replay.


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[INTERIORS: Star Wars] : analyzes and diagrams films in terms of SPACE.

[INTERIORS: Star Wars] : analyzes and diagrams films in terms of SPACE. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Interiors is an online film and architecture publication, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian. Interiors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space. Their Official Store will carry exclusive prints from these posts.

Star Wars (1977) is more than a film. It’s a worldwide phenomenon. The Star Wars saga is its own universe, and with such distinct characters and mythology, even talking about Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope as a standalone film (which is part of such a larger whole) is a fascinating exercise. It’s quite remarkable that for a film that takes place in space, in worlds outside of ours, it still holds up, architecturally.

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Antwerp Port House / Zaha Hadid Architects

Antwerp Port House / Zaha Hadid Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The new Port House in Antwerp repurposes, renovates and extends a derelict fire station into a new headquarters for the port – bringing together the port’s 500 staff that previously worked in separate buildings around the city. 
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AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry

AD Classics: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao / Frank Gehry | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The socio-economic impact of the museum has been astounding‭. ‬During the first three years of operation‭, ‬almost 4‭ ‬million tourists visited the museum‮—‬generating about 500‭ ‬million in profit‭. ‬Furthermore‭, ‬the money visitors spent on hotels‭, ‬restaurants‭, ‬shops and transport collected over 100‭ ‬million in taxes‭, ‬which more than offset the cost of the building‭. ‬‬However‭, ‬the‭ ‬promise of the ‮“‬Bilbao Effect‮”‬‭ also ‬sparked a building boom in "statement" architecture across the globe, one which proved imprudent in the wake of the recent economic crisis. Nevertheless, the Museum remains an iconic structure renowned for its complexity and form.


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21 Ways Architects Can Work SMARTER, Not Harder

21 Ways Architects Can Work SMARTER, Not Harder | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Remember to have fun. We all got into this profession because of our love for designing and building. Research has shown that maintaining a sense of play in our work is essential to reaching our full potential. Not all of our work is fun, but approaching it creatively and with an open mind to working smarter, not harder can yield better results and more satisfaction.
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SWOOPING shell-like roofs provide shelter at Pforzheim Central Bus Station

SWOOPING shell-like roofs provide shelter at Pforzheim Central Bus Station | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Stuttgart architecture studio Metaraum has completed a bus station in the German city of Pforzheim, featuring curving canopies that swoop up and over waiting areas (+ slideshow).

The Pforzheim Central Bus Station sits adjacent to the city's main railway station and forms part of a masterplan aimed at improving traffic flow and raising the architectural quality of the area.
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From Estonia to Paris: the same idea of SUSTAINABLE design is shared by the Parisian studio DGT (Dorell Ghotmeh Tane / Architects)

From Estonia to Paris: the same idea of SUSTAINABLE design is shared by the Parisian studio DGT (Dorell Ghotmeh Tane / Architects) | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

At the Venice Biennale, the Parisian studio DGT (Dorell Ghotmeh Tane / Architects) was awarded the Grand Prix AFEX 2016 of French architecture in the world, with the design for the Estonian National Museum in Tartu (Estonia), which will be inaugurated this coming October.

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BIG's Website is Now a PLAYABLE Classic Arcade Game

BIG's Website is Now a PLAYABLE Classic Arcade Game | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
The jury may be out on the usefulness and ease-of-use of BIG’s website, but you could never accuse the Danish firm of not having fun.

In line with their playful spirit, BIG has teamed up with programmers Ruby Studio to release an alternate version of their icon-filled homepage that allows visitors to play a version of the classic arcade game Arkanoid.

Just like the original game, BIG’s site challenges players to destroy bricks using a ball and a sliding platform – but in the place of standard colored bricks, the objective is to eliminate the square icons representing different BIG projects.

As you progress through the game, the tiles will rearrange to create different patterns, and the ball will speed up to increase the difficulty.

Check the game out for yourself, here.

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XML's parliament book looks at the RELATIONSHIP between architecture and politics

XML's parliament book looks at the RELATIONSHIP between architecture and politics | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

XML has launched its new book ‘parliament’ – a research project which explores the double-sided relationship between architecture and politics by documenting and comparing the plenary halls of parliament buildings. the book includes all 193 united nations member states and is complimented by a 360-view virtual tour of all of the buildings shown on their website.  
 
XML have documented the plenary halls of parliament in the same regimented style and scale as the construction. organized as a lexicon, the project for the first time allows a comparison of all national parliaments in the world. despite major differences between countries, cultures and traditions, an incredibly limited number of typologies appears for the shape of the general assembly hall. there are only five types of settings, which are explored in detail in the book. most of these typologies have been invented in the 19th century and have hardly changed since. while the world outside of parliament has changed beyond recognition, the setting of its halls remain in the past. 

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L’architecture BIOCLIMATIQUE peut-elle s’envisager à l’échelle de toute une ville ?

L’architecture BIOCLIMATIQUE peut-elle s’envisager à l’échelle de toute une ville ? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Il fait toujours aussi chaud en ville et, comme Erwan Cordeau, chargé d’études sur le climat, l’air et l’énergie à l’Institut d’aménagement et d’urbanisme d’Ile-de-France, nous avait renseigné, dans notre dernier article, sur les mécanismes à l’origine de cette canicule urbaine et plus précisément sur la formation et l’action de ces fameux îlots de chaleur …

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Adapter la ville pour qu'elle reste vivable, peut-on relever ce défi ? C'est un changement d'échelle qui est à faire comme l'explique cet article. En effet, on sait construire des bâtiments qui sont capables en suivant les principes de l'architecture dite bioclimatique de répondre aux défis environnementaux posés par le changement climatique et la densification des villes. L'écoquartier est une réponse, pas toujours suffisamment intégrée, à l'échelle supérieure. Le changement d'échelle pour raisonner à celle de la ville dans son ensemble pose encore plus de questions. Comment adapter l'existant ? Comment penser la ville comme un objet global ?  Sans apporter toutes les réponses, cet article pose de bonnes questions, ce qui est plus important qu'apporter des mauvaises réponses.
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The Stencil App That Gives You Custom Stencil Tools for DIGITAL Drawing

The Stencil App That Gives You Custom Stencil Tools for DIGITAL Drawing | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Today, Morpholio has unveiled a new addition to their flagship Trace app. The new addition, called simply “Stencil,” offers a quick way to add figures and annotations to your Trace sketches using a tool that has been familiar to architects for years. The update to the app features a number of pre-loaded stencil designs, but thanks to its new digital twist, the act of stenciling is also augmented through the ability to take any image you can find or photograph and turn it into a stencil in seconds.
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Never-before-heard Audio Gives us Insight to the Creativity of Prominent Architects and Reveals FORGOTTEN Bauhaus Secrets

Never-before-heard Audio Gives us Insight to the Creativity of Prominent Architects and Reveals FORGOTTEN Bauhaus Secrets | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

In two intriguing new podcasts, the team over at 99% Invisible uncovered some never-before-heard audio and forgotten secrets about elements of architectural history. In the first, The Mind of an Architect, producer Avery Trufelman explores the audio archives of the Institute of Personality Assessment and Research (IPAR), where a study undertaken in the late 1950s mapped the personalities of prominent architects. Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson, and Richard Neutra were among the study group, and the data came to some interesting conclusions about the role of ego and the presence of creativity. 

In the second, Photo Credit; The Negatives of the Bauhaus Sam Greenspan explores the misattribution of credit for some of the most prolific images of the Bauhaus. Taken in the 1930s by German photographer Lucia Moholy, the historic images paint one of the clearest pictures of life at the Bauhaus. In the turmoil of the war, her negatives were lost, and absorbed by the school's collection, denying her the credit she deserved. 

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Thailand’s TALLEST Building, Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, Opens with Light Show

Thailand’s TALLEST Building, Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, Opens with Light Show | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Thailand’s new tallest building, MahaNakhon, has opened to the public with a spectacular light show highlighting the pixelated-design of the 314 meter tall building. Designed by Büro Ole Scheeren, the 77-story mixed-use skyscraper contains space for a hotel, retail, bars, restaurants and an observation deck, as well as 200 condominium units managed by Ritz-Carlton Residences with unparalleled views out onto the Bangkok skyline and beyond. The building’s distinct appearance is created through carving a pixelated spiral up the building, creating “an architecture that encloses and protects its inhabitants while revealing the inner life of their city.”
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10 of Tel Aviv's best examples of Bauhaus architecture

10 of Tel Aviv's best examples of Bauhaus architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Tel Aviv is home to one of the best-preserved collections of Bauhaus and International Style architecture in the world. Micha Gross from the Israeli city's Bauhaus Center has selected 10 of the most important examples (+ slideshow).

Over 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings were constructed in Tel Aviv between 1920 and 1940, by German-Jewish architects who immigrated to the region after the rise of the Nazis.

They based their new architecture for the city on teachings from the renowned Bauhaus art school, which ran between 1919 and 1933.

Most of the structures feature elements typical of Modernism – like undecorated surfaces, ribbon windows, flat roofs, outdoor living spaces and pilotis – but are defined separately from the movement as they follow stricter rules of volume expression, visual balance and non-ornamentation.
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