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MoMA | The Internationalist: Le Corbusier’s Travels, Theories, and Practic

MoMA | The Internationalist: Le Corbusier’s Travels, Theories, and Practic | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

This three-session class will use the groundbreaking exhibitionLe Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes as a lens through which to study the architect’s internationalism. Beginning with a thorough exploration of his formative travels throughout eastern Europe, Greece, and Turkey, we will see how these journeys inspired many of Le Corbusier’s early, functionalist projects before and immediately following World War I. The housing shortage created by the war triggered Le Corbusier’s lifelong search for mass-producible “machines for living in.” During his mid and late career, Le Corbusier expanded his investigation to the level of the city, creating largely unrealized—and often scandalous—plans for locales as far-flung as Bogotá, Paris, Algiers, and Chandigarh, India. Ultimately, we will see how Le Corbusier was not only as a modern-day “Renaissance man” who dabbled in everything, but also as a figure who tried, and often failed, to remake the world in his image.

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[Evry, France] Water-Treatment Plant by AWP

[Evry, France] Water-Treatment Plant by AWP | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Water-treatment plant outside Paris remodelled by AWP to reveal its industrial processes to the public.

 

Located beside the Seine to the south of the city, the Évry Water-Treatment Plant was first established in the 1970s. Following a design competition in 2003, AWP developed a new masterplan for the site, adding four new buildings and a surrounding landscape of trees and gardens that will all be accesible to visitors.

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Foster + Partners reveals plans for two London skyscrapers

Foster + Partners reveals plans for two London skyscrapers | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Foster + Partners unveils proposals for 250 City Road development in London including two residential skyscrapers.
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Architecture’s Next Top Model

Architecture’s Next Top Model | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Having made my opinions on certain superscrapers clear, it is refreshing to report that there seems to be a new era dawning on the industry constructing architectural giants.
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[New York] A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute's New Street-Level Space

[New York] A Design Competition for Van Alen Institute's New Street-Level Space | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Van Alen Institute is pleased to announce the launch of Ground/Work, an international architecture competition seeking innovative designs for a new street-level venue to house the Institute’s work space and public programs.
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[ Almere, The Netherlands] Clearing Almere / Frank Goerge

[ Almere, The Netherlands] Clearing Almere / Frank Goerge | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Frank Goerge
Location: Almere, The Netherlands
Architect In Charge: Frank Goerge, Hamburg
Structural Design : Carola Goerge, Hamburg
Area: 130 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Frank Goerge

 

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['starchitectes'] Gouvernance des écoles d'architecture : science-fiction ?

['starchitectes'] Gouvernance des écoles d'architecture : science-fiction ? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Laissez-moi vous raconter. Un jour, j’étais sur la planète Zorg. Féru d’architecture, c’est mon métier, en guise de reportage, je m’enquis donc de l’enseignement dispensé aux futurs 'starchitectes' en leur planète.

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[Beijing, China] newspaper headquarters compared to huge penis

[Beijing, China]  newspaper headquarters compared to huge penis | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
People's Daily headquarters in Beijing, China, compared to huge penis.
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Reconnecting the Subway with the Sky

Reconnecting the Subway with the Sky | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

In the early years of the New York City subway system, natural light played a dominant role in the illumination of subterranean spaces. The architecture emphasized a connection to the sky, often through skylights planted in the median of city avenues above — lenses in the concrete sidewalks.

 

However, it proved extremely difficult to keep the skylights clean, and light eventually stopped passing through. Subway authorities moved toward an almost exclusive reliance on electric lighting. While this allowed for greater flexibility in station design, permitting construction at any location and depth, it also created a sense of disorientation and alienation for some passengers.

 

For the design of Lower Manhattan’s Fulton Center, Arup, in conjunction with design architect Grimshaw sought to reconnect the century-old subway system with the world above.

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[Hämeenkyrö, Finland] Environmental School Competition Entry / Hyperbuildings

[Hämeenkyrö, Finland] Environmental School Competition Entry / Hyperbuildings | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Hyperbuildings
Location: Mahnala, Hämeenkyrö, Finland
Collaborators: Tuomas Järvinen, Eric Pigat, Monika Sriubaite
Program: Kindergarten and school including facilities (sport, culture, restaurant, administration, gardening and farming)
Area: 6000m2
Year: 2012-2013

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[Annandale, Sydney, Australia] Cosgriff House / Christopher Polly Architect

[Annandale, Sydney, Australia] Cosgriff House / Christopher Polly Architect | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Christopher Polly Architect
Location: Annandale, Sydney, Australia
Area: 167.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman Photography

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« L’architecture, ce ne sont pas des images virtuelles mais des gens réels. » - LeMoniteur.fr

« L’architecture, ce ne sont pas des images virtuelles mais des gens réels. » - LeMoniteur.fr | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Cinq agences d’architecture venues de près – Belgique, Portugal – et de loin – Etats-Unis, Equateur, Malaisie – ont reçu le 6 mai à Paris le Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2013. L’occasion de donner leurs visions d’un monde où homme et nature cohabitent.

 

Remis chaque année depuis 2007 par The Locus Fund, le Global Award for Sustainable Architecture récompense des architectes de l’hémisphère nord et de l’hémisphère sud qui « défendent le vivre ensemble » selon la ministre de la Culture Aurélie Filippetti, venue remettre le prix aux lauréats 2013, à l’issue d’un symposium organisé le 6 mai à la Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine à Paris(*). Un comité scientifique international a sélectionné cinq équipes originaires de Belgique, du Portugal, des Etats-Unis, d’Equateur et de Malaisie (portraits et portfolios à consulter ici).

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Surprising 10 Buildings That Changed America | Wired Design | Wired.com

Surprising 10 Buildings That Changed America | Wired Design | Wired.com | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
On Sunday, PBS's 10 Buildings That Changed America will take a look at 10 buildings responsible for much of the architecture that we're familiar with, but don't always think of as iconically American.
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[ Pergine Valsugana, Trento, Italy] PF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin Architects

[ Pergine Valsugana, Trento, Italy] PF Single Family House / Burnazzi Feltrin Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Burnazzi Feltrin Architects
Location: Pergine Valsugana, Trento, Italy
Design Team: Burnazzi Feltrin Architects (Burnazzi Elisa arch., Feltrin Davide arch.) and Pegoretti Paolo arch.
Area: 430 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Images are property of architects Davide Feltrin, Elisa Burnazzi, Paolo Pegoretti and photographer Carlo Baroni

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[Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain] House / James & Mau

[Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain] House / James & Mau | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: James & Mau
Location: Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain
Contractor And Manager: Infiniski
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Erika Mayer

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A/N Blog . Stalled Residential Tower in Lower Manhattan to Rise Next to Woolworth Building

A/N Blog . Stalled Residential Tower in Lower Manhattan to Rise Next to Woolworth Building | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

A giant residential skyscraper is slated to join Manhattan’s skyline— rising more than 130 feet above its neighbor, the Woolworth Building.  Developer Silverstein Properties announced today that $950 million in funding has been secured to move forward with the construction of the Robert A.M. Stern Architects-designed tower at 30 Park Place in Lower Manhattan.

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[Queretaro, Mexico] Call Center Querétaro / Studio Lamela Architects

[Queretaro, Mexico] Call Center Querétaro / Studio Lamela Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Studio Lamela Architects
Location: Queretaro, Mexico
Area: 93,578 sqm
Photographs: Rafael Gamo

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Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect

Charles Correa: India’s Greatest Architect | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) presents the first major UK exhibition showcasing the work of renowned Indian architect Charles Correa (born in 1930). Rooted both in modernism and the rich traditions of people, place and climate, Correa has played a pivotal role in the creation of an architecture and urbanism for post-war India. He has designed some of the most outstanding buildings in India and has received many of the world’s most important architecture awards including the RIBA Royal Gold Medal (1984), Aga Khan Award for Architecture (1988) and Japan’s Praemium Imperiale (1994), and is still working today.

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Pekka Littow, une architecture porte-parole pour prêt-à-porter - Le Courrier de l'Architecte

Pekka Littow, une architecture porte-parole pour prêt-à-porter - Le Courrier de l'Architecte | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

A Tokyo, l’opération aurait été qualifiée de «pet architecture». Et pour cause : au 227 boulevard Raspail, dans le XIVe arrondissement de la capitale, Pekka Littow a réalisé l’impensable sur une parcelle plus qu’exigüe. En tout et pour tout, sept niveaux sur une emprise au sol de 23m⊃2;. Un défi.

 

 

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[Sky City, China] World's tallest prefab building breaks ground in June

[Sky City, China] World's tallest prefab building breaks ground in June | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Sky City in Changsha, China, will be 2750 feet tall, 220 stories, housing 30,000 people in 4450 apartments, with excavation and construction slated to begin in June, 2013.

 

Aiming to accommodate a growing population, the skyscraper is considered a "pragmatic" building, designed for efficiency, affordability, replicability.

The Sky City concept significantly reduces the per capita use of land, and the associated CO2 emissions generated, thus providing a means of large-scale development with a significantly lower impact on the environment.

 

As a result, a resident of Sky City will be using 1/100th the average land per person- learn more about this innovative building concept and its sustainable features at Treehugger.

 


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Sofi Lapizco's curator insight, May 19, 2013 12:05 AM

En esto se muestra el diseño de un edificio el cual fue pensado en algunos de los gustos de las demas personas, pensado para que sea atractivo para todos y llamativo.


Sky City en Changsha, China, será 2.750 metros de altura, 220 pisos, viviendas 30.000 personas en 4.450 viviendas, con la excavación y la construcción debieran comenzar en junio de 2013.


Con el objetivo de dar cabida a una población cada vez mayor, el rascacielos se considera un edificio "pragmático", diseñado para la eficiencia, la asequibilidad, la replicabilidad.

El concepto Sky City reduce significativamente el uso per cápita de la tierra, y las emisiones de CO2 asociadas generadas, lo que proporciona un medio para el desarrollo a gran escala con un impacto mucho menor sobre el medio ambiente.


Como resultado, un residente de la ciudad del cielo va a utilizar 1/100o la tierra media por persona de aprender más acerca de este concepto innovador edificio y sus características sostenibles en Treehugger.

Robert T. Preston's curator insight, June 2, 2013 1:24 PM

Article about the new megalithic "Sky City" building breaking ground, this month.  A half mile tall, it will be huge, and will cut the human footprint down considerably, from people with standard homes.

Robert T. Preston's comment, June 6, 2013 9:33 PM
My wife works with the Chinese on many projects. They are quite ambitious, but occasionally, their ambition gets ahead of safety, and quality control. Let's hope that with this beast, they get it all right.
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[Winnipeg, Canada] The Avenue on Portage by 5468796 Architecture

[Winnipeg, Canada] The Avenue on Portage by 5468796 Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

5468796 Architecture converts two commercial buildings in Winnipeg, Canada into an apartment block with mirrored balconies.

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Green Box is a private building designed to be consumed by vegetation

Green Box is a private building designed to be consumed by vegetation | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Designed by Italian firm Act Romegialli Architects, Green Box is a small camouflaged garage for a private residence situated on the Raethian Alps. The architects created a lightweight skeleton of galvanized metal and steel wire for the sole purpose of promoting a habitat for climbing vegetation.


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[Berlin, Germany] Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing / SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov

[Berlin, Germany] Tchoban Foundation – Museum for Architectural Drawing / SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: SPEECH Tchoban & Kuznetsov
Location: Christinenstraße 18a, Berlin, Germany
Architects In Charge: Sergei Tchoban and Sergey Kuznetsov
Planning, Project Management: nps tchoban voss GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin
Project Team: Philipp Bauer, Nadja Fedorova, Katja Fuks, Ulrike Graefenhain, Dirk Kollendt
Area: 498 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Patricia Parinejad

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LIBRO PROTESTA RESULTADO DE LA ACCIÓN ¿QUÉ ES ARQUITECTURA? | STEPIEN Y BARNO

LIBRO PROTESTA RESULTADO DE LA ACCIÓN ¿QUÉ ES ARQUITECTURA? | STEPIEN Y BARNO | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

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Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service | Wired Design | Wired.com

Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service | Wired Design | Wired.com | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Frank Gehry hates paper. Not paper itself — just its use in architecture. His company, Gehry Technologies, has spent the last several decades developing a digital system for sharing and working on architectural plans and diagrams and other types of building information modeling, and now he’s trying to share it across the industry, with the help of a new collaboration with cloud-based storage service Box.

 

As modeling tools have gotten increasingly complex — in architecture and otherwise — they’ve become data-intense, and file storage and management has grown correspondingly difficult. Gehry Technologies’ GTeam software is the Pritzker Prize-winning architect’s attempt to streamline and manage access to different types of design files and documents, from blueprints to certificates to CAD. Box, meanwhile, is a cloud-content management and storage service with an increasing presence in the architectural, engineering, and construction industries. Gehry believes Box’s infrastructure will allow the GTeam service to reach beyond his own buildings to other architects, helping them make the same transition he’s done with his company.

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