The architecture practice can sometimes be a bit of a game—what with all the endless bidding on competitions and strategic geographic conquering. All the more reason why these 8-bit digi-portraits of starchitects are so appropriate.
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The Architecture of the City
Actions de concertation citoyenne
Le BONHEUR comme indice d'épanouissement social et économique.
Design participatif : méthodes, théories, approches multimédia.
Les moyens de sondage alternatif : comment "extraire" l'opinion de supports multimédias ?
Le contexte socio-politique de la démocratie participative : la question de "accountability", entre l’évaluation et la transparence.
Modèles et typologies du débat. La médiation de conflits
Entre bonheur et bien-être : quels critères pour mesurer le progrès et la productivité ?
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Diseñado por la oficina peruana Barclay & Crousse Arquitectura, el Lugar de la Memoria, la Tolerancia y la Inclusión Social (LUM) recibió el Premio Hexágono de Oro “Arquitecto Fernando Belaunde Terry” en el contexto de la XVI Bienal de Arquitectura del Perú, celebrada en la ciudad de Huancayo en noviembre de 2014.
"Es una obra que responde las exigencias de un contexto difícil, y lo transforma en la fuerza misma del proyecto", señaló el Jurado respecto a la obra ganadora.
The Espacios de Paz (Spaces for Peace) project inVenezuela is turning “zones of danger” into “zones of peace” through participatory design in violent areas of the country. Led by Venezuelan firm PICO Estudio, Espacios de Paz was a six-week long workshop that involved five groups of architects from both Venezuela as well as internationally. Each group focused on developing a project in a community with a high presence of violence. By transforming unused spaces such as empty plots and unregulated landfill areas, the projects sought to create “social dynamics that invite new ways of living in communities, transforming categories that rule the daily life: the use of time and space.” Community involvement in project development was also key to the Espacios de Paz initiative, which sought to create “a space built not only “for” the community but “by” the community.”
Architects often don’t make time to read. Students and professionals alike will admit that the unread books on their shelves outnumber the ones they’ve read - which is unfortunate because literary contributions to the field of architecture, from Vitruvius to Le Corbusier, have shaped the way we build and use buildings for centuries. With this in mind, ArchitectureBoston polled their readers, asking them to share their favorite architecture and design titles, to compile a list of important architecture books you should set aside some time for. The list covers a wide range of subjects, from historical theory to the practicalities of starting a firm.
The search for a design for Helsinki’s new Guggenheim Museum is well under way. Over a thousand entrants submitted anonymous proposals for the harbor-side museum, and though six finalists have now been chosen, the incredible wealth of talent and effort present in the submissions is hard to ignore. We celebrate that talent here, showcasing 32 great designs-that-could-have-been for the Helsinki Guggenheim.
|Suggested by La BibliotheK Sauvage|
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) plan for the Smithsonian follows a current trend in museum design to put things underground. The strategy makes sense on several levels. First, it preserves public open space. Second, it avoids making monuments that can make art precincts seem forbidding and inaccessible, as well as sidestepping approval processes in which authorities or neighbors might object to new buildings. Third, it lets institutions connect spaces below ground, and then pop up objects to catch light and signal the museum's presence. Finally, it makes a certain amount of sense from a sustainability standpoint to reuse the land by placing functions underneath public space and using the earth for insulation.
Steven Holl Architects ha sido seleccionado para diseñar la nueva extensión de uno de los museos más antiguos de India, el Museo de la Ciudad de Mumbai, también conocido como el Museo Dr. Bhau Daji Lad. Compitiendo contra OMA, Studio Mumbai Architecture, Zaha Hadid y cuatro oficinas más, Holl es el primer arquitecto en ser elegido por medio de una competencia internacional para diseñar un edificio público en Mumbai.
Ya estamos cerramos el 2014, un año caracterizado por el desarrollo de grandes eventos arquitectónicos tanto a nivel mundial -Bienal de Venecia- como a nivel local -XXIV Bienal de Colombia, XVI Bienal de Perú- y latinoamericano, como la XIX Bienal Panamericana de Arquitectura de Quito y la IX Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo 2014 (IX BIAU).
Architects: Arte Charpentier Architectes
Location: Calais, France
Architect In Charge: Rabot Dutilleul Partnerships
Executive Architect: Arte Charpentier Architects
Collaborating Architect: Abciss-Architectes (Calais)
Principal Contractor: Rabot Dutilleul Construction
Collaborators: CIPPER, Norlit, Sitex, PROJEX, Diagobat, Architecture Technique, AVEL Acoustique
Area: 18000.0 sqm
on the eve of a major exhibition about his life, architect Richard Rogers has spoken of how architecture's civic responsibility has been eroded in "an age of greed". Update: this interview is featured in Dezeen Book of Interviews, which is on sale now for £12.
"In my generation the idea was you'd build for the future," Rogers told Dezeen. "We'd just had a horrible war and there was this very strong feeling that the state could be enriched by the way we played out our abilities."
He added: "This has gone. It's much more an age of greed. It's much more about dog eat dog and the acceptance that it doesn't matter what you earn, you have no duty to society."
Photo © Hufton + Crow Studio Libeskind will complete this innovative convention center in time for the advent of cultural and diplomatic activities in 2015, when this small medieval town metamorphosizes into the European Capital of Culture. Photo © Hufton + Crow The City of Mons conceived o... http://aasarchitecture.com/2014/12/next-completion-centre-de-congres-mons-daniel-libeskind.html?utm_source=SC&utm_medium=AASA+Scoop.it&utm_campaign=NX%2Bfrom%2BA+As+Architecture
Après plusieurs années de travaux et plus d'un an d'interruption dans le chantier, le musée des Confluences tant attendu par les Lyonnais ouvre enfin ses portes ! Le projet avait été instauré par le Conseil général du Rhône en 2000.
" Architecture organique, l'homme et la nature comme source d'inspiration" par Pieter van der Ree - Arch.
Cette brochure présente les origines et le développement de l'architecture organique en montrant les principaux aspects pris en compte par les pionniers qui, depuis le tournant du 19ème siècle, ont privilégié le lien à la nature et la relation à l'être humain.../..."
" "International Forum Man and Architecture" (IFMA) - Literature on Organic Architecture : http://www.organic-architecture.org/
Construction has started in Chengdu, China, on a 468-metre-high crystalline skyscraper by the architects behind the current and future tallest buildings in the world.
The Greenland Tower Chengdu was designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill – the former SOM architects responsible for both the Burj Khalifa and the forthcoming Kingdom Tower – and is set to become the tallest building in south-western China. According to the architects, the faceted-glass form of the office and hotel tower was "inspired by the unique ice mountain topography around Chengdu".
"Like the mountain ridges reflecting the light of the sky and the valleys reflecting light from the earth, the iconic tower will perform as a light sculpture to diffuse light from 360 degrees, creating a connection between sky and earth," said the studio in a statement.
Moshe Safdie is famous for his iconic Montreal housing complex Habitat ’67, and he is still creating innovative large-scale urban projects around the world. The latest project his firm, Safdie Architects, has debuted is the design for development at Singapore's Changi Airport. The scheme aims to create a public gathering space with gardens, retail stores, hotel, restaurants, and entertainment that will lure travelers, airport employees, and local residents.
The glass dome will encompass a space of 134,000 square meters and houses a 130-foot-high waterfall. The dome's curved shape, recalling the tradition of glass conservatories, provides inherent structural strength to the glass and steel structure. Tree-like structural columns in a ring support the dome while a suspended roof covers the adjacent atrium space.
The space also showcases natural elements: walking trails travel through an indoor topography of trees, palms, and ferns called "Forest Valley". The different elements — dining, accommodations, and retail — are spread throughout the structure so as to give each of them impressive views of the natural features.
|Suggested by Marcelo Gardinetti|