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2 nouvelles formations : «ARCHITECTURE et participation» et «Transmettre l’architecture» — Architectes.org

2 nouvelles formations : «ARCHITECTURE et participation» et «Transmettre l’architecture» — Architectes.org | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Deux Ecoles nationales supérieures d’architecture, Grenoble et Paris La Villette, se sont associées pour proposer cette formation en partenariat avec la Maison de l’Architecture de l’Isère.

Cette formation considère la démarche participative comme une méthode de projet. Elle initie au dialogue avec les acteurs de la ville et notamment ses habitants et usagers, donne des méthodes et des outils, cultive un savoir-faire, favorise les échanges professionnels, identifie les ressources, développe une approche réflexive de la pratique professionnelle pour faire éclore de nouveaux projets sur le territoire.

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Des stations solaires pour RECHARGER son Smartphone en plein Manhattan

Des stations solaires pour RECHARGER son Smartphone en plein Manhattan | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
UrbaNews.fr - Le géant de la téléphonie Américaine AT&T vient d'installer des stations permettant de recharger son SmartPhone dans des lieux publics de cinq arrondissements de New-York.
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25 Years After Luis Barragán’s Death, A LOOK At Mexican Modernists

25 Years After Luis Barragán’s Death, A LOOK At Mexican Modernists | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

A mysterious architect and man who lived a strictly religious yet semi-bohemian life, Luis Barragan was a master of color, light, and space. His house, now a private museum and a listed world heritage site, remains a personal fortress full of secrets and symbols, intricate design details, artworks, and surprising outdoor spaces. His presence is felt in every corner, from the leather boots stocked neatly in his closet to the odd crystal balls in his living room loft.

 

No doubt, Barragan introduced a style that was not there previously: a combination of essential Mexican visual heritage with modernist forms of abstraction.

 

But history, often times, is written by its winners. Barragan was nicknamed Mexico’s Le Corbusier, a moniker that might have originated from his planning style, or perhaps his manner. Nevertheless, like Corbu Barragan had a way of creatively overshadowing the people working around and underneath him. Because of this it’s hardly surprising that Barragan was the only Mexican to ever receive a Pritzker Prize.

 

Félix Candela, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Ricardo Legorreta, José Villagrán García, Juan O’Gorman, Mario Pani, Enrique Del Moral, Agustin Hernandez, and Teodoro González de León are a few of many others who took part in Mexico’s modern developments. Today, 25 years after Barragan’s death, it seems necessary to review his work in correlation to a few of his contemporaries.

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[Guiyang, China] ‘Shan-Shui city’ by Ma Yansong — Architecture

[Guiyang, China] ‘Shan-Shui city’ by Ma Yansong — Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
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[Stockholm, Sweden] Youth Housing in Stockholm / Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor

[Stockholm, Sweden] Youth Housing in Stockholm / Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Scheiwiller Svensson Arkitektkontor 
Location:Högdalen, Stockholm, Sweden
Project team: Ari Leinonen, Hanna Dahlbäck, Herbert Scheiwiller, Jörgen Wohlert, Mårten Nettelblad
Client: Sbc Mark AB
Area: 5,100 sqm
Photographs: Åke Eson Lindman

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[ Oberhausen, Germany] St Antony Industrial Archaeological Park / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch

[ Oberhausen, Germany] St Antony Industrial Archaeological Park / Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Ahlbrecht Felix Scheidt Kasprusch
Location: Oberhausen, Germany
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1007 sqm
Photographs: Deimel & Wittmar

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Découvrir Paris par des images AVANT APRÈS montrant les différences entre la ville il y a cent ans et maintenant

Découvrir Paris par des images AVANT APRÈS montrant les différences entre la ville il y a cent ans et maintenant | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Découvrir Paris par des images avant après montrant les différences entre la ville il y a cent ans et maintenant


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Abandoned Cinemas: Ruin PORN Makes It To The Big Screen In “The Canyons”

Abandoned Cinemas: Ruin PORN Makes It To The Big Screen In “The Canyons” | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The term “ruin porn” is a little misleading—while there is nothing obscene about ruin porn, the phrase refers to our voyeuristic desire to see once grand and beloved buildings standing in a state of dilapidation. Ruin porn quickly developed into an entire genre of online entertainment, giving viewers a glimpse at the melancholy of blighted neighborhoods while allowing them to remain at a safe remove behind their computer screens.

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LOST UTOPIAS: Photographer Jade Doskow’s Kickstarter Campaign

LOST UTOPIAS: Photographer Jade Doskow’s Kickstarter Campaign | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Since 2007, Jade Doskow has been photographing the remains of World's Fair Sites: once iconic spots that displayed the ambitions/ideals of their eras, now, often forgotten and left to decay.
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German EXPRESSIONIST architecture : The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn - AD Classics

German EXPRESSIONIST architecture : The Einstein Tower / Erich Mendelsohn - AD Classics | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The Einstein Tower, designed by the German architect Erich Mendelsohn, is one of the best-known examples of German expressionist architecture. Designed as an amorphic structure of reinforced concrete, Mendelsohn wanted the tower to represent as well as facilitate the study of  Einstein’s radical theory of relativity – a groundbreaking theorem of motion, light and space.

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Tomás Saraceno Takes Over Dusseldorf With Giant INFLATABLE Plastic Metaphor...a fanciful landscape that’s as social as it is architectural.

Tomás Saraceno Takes Over Dusseldorf With Giant INFLATABLE Plastic Metaphor...a fanciful landscape that’s as social as it is architectural. | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Bubble architect Tomás Saraceno builds huge, cloudlike plastic spheres that are fun to clamber around on, but he buries a message in every moonbounce. Like “Cloud Cities” and “On Space and Time Foam” before it, the artist’s latest installation, which opened Thursday at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Dusseldorf, brings together PVC, steel-mesh netting, and a lot of air in a fanciful landscape that’s as social as it is architectural.

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Tadao Ando BUILDS A Ranch For Tom Ford’s Inner Cowboy

Tadao Ando BUILDS A Ranch For Tom Ford’s Inner Cowboy | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Tadao Ando’s serene Japanese aesthetic blends surprisingly well with the arid terrain of Santa Fe. Sitting on a 24,000-acre property, this ranch, designed by the award-winning architect, provides a fully equipped equine facility and stunning expansive views for fashion designer, film director, and (apparently) cowboy Tom Ford.

 

Introducing bold geometry and his signature stoic concrete walls into the New Mexico landscape, Ando envelopes and highlights portions of barren land and turns them into monumental ‘scapes of form and light. The rustic color palette of the surrounding landscape permeates into the complex, filling the space with burnt tones of the soil and the heavy blues of the sky and water...


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5 Stunning Examples of Sustainable WOODEN Architecture

5 Stunning Examples of Sustainable WOODEN Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Wood is one of architecture’s more magnanimous materials which allows architects to develop structures which are complex and yet retain the features of minimal designs.

 

It is a versatile enough material that it can be used to demonstrate traditional craftsmanship while presenting a modern, corporate image and a whole host of sustainable benefits, which are covered in the article link.


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Buscando “LIBERAR” a la Arquitectura de los males del Modernismo: Una entrevista con Nikos Salingaros... profesor de matemáticas y teoría urbana

Buscando “LIBERAR” a la Arquitectura de los males del Modernismo: Una entrevista con Nikos Salingaros... profesor de matemáticas y teoría urbana | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Cortesía de Nikos Salingaros Nikos Salingaros no tiene miedo de hacer una declaración controversial. Como profesor de matemáticas y teoría urbana,
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[Tokyo , Japan] House In Kodaira / Suppose Design Office

[Tokyo , Japan] House In Kodaira / Suppose Design Office | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: Kodaira city, Tokyo , Japan
Project area: 50,87 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2010
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano

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Shanshui City exhibition by Ma Yansong

Shanshui City exhibition by Ma Yansong | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Ma Yansong of MAD exhibits architectural models and sculptures at WUHAO in Beijing to illustrate a vision for a city influenced by nature.
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[Guiyang, China] Ma Yansong / MAD architects: shan shui city at designboom conversation - designboom

[Guiyang, China] Ma Yansong / MAD architects: shan shui city at designboom conversation - designboom | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
vast mountains and flowing water are merged into a holistic urban development to represent a metropolis with dense housing and natural landscapes.
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[ Melbourne, Australia] RMIT Design Hub / Sean Godsell

[ Melbourne, Australia] RMIT Design Hub / Sean Godsell | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Sean Godsell
Location: RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Architects In Charge: Sean Godsell, Hayley Franklin
Associated Architects: Peddle Thorp Architects, Chris Godsell, James Hampton, Raf Nespola
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Earl Carter

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[ Pamplona, Navarre, Spain] Economic & Masters Building UNAV / Juan M. Otxotorena

[ Pamplona, Navarre, Spain] Economic & Masters Building UNAV / Juan M. Otxotorena | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Juan M. Otxotorena
Location: Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
Collaborators Architects: Gloria Herrera, Catalina Delgado, Jorge Ortega
Area: 15,529.6 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jose Manuel Cutillas, Ruben Perez Bescos, Pedro Pegenaute

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[ Washington, USA] Delta Shelter / Olson Kundig Architects

[ Washington, USA] Delta Shelter / Olson Kundig Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Olson Kundig Architects
Location: Mazama, Washington, USA
Project Team: Tom Kundig, FAIA – design principal; Ellen Cecil – project manager; Debbie Kennedy – interior designer
Contractor: Tim Tanner
Consultants: Monte Clark Engineering – structural engineering; Turner Exhibits – shutter engineer and fabricator
Size: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Olson Kundig Architects / Tim Bies, Benjamin Benschneider

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[Hong Kong, China] Dyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks Proposal / JAPA Architects

[Hong Kong, China] Dyv-net, Dynamic Vertical Networks Proposal / JAPA Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: JAPA Architects
Location: Tai Po District, Hong Kong, China
Award: Citation in the FuturArc Prize 2013
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of JAPA Architects

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[IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid, Spain] Call for submission // Houses for CHANGE

[IE School of Architecture and Design, Madrid, Spain] Call for submission // Houses for CHANGE | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

IE University announces its first competition initiative “HOUSES FOR CHANGE”, hosted by IE School of Architecture and Design.

 

The purpose of the competition is to consider housing as an urgent and basic component of improving urban environments for the poor and at risk. Architecture students and recent graduates of architecture, along with peers from other fields forming multidisciplinary teams, have a unique role to play in suggesting solutions and approaches in response to the housing crisis facing many cities today.

  
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[Copenhagen, Denmark] The Cliff / Mangor & Nagel

[Copenhagen, Denmark] The Cliff / Mangor & Nagel | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Mangor & Nagel
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect In Charge: Mangor & Nagel A/S
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tom Jersøe

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PARIS HABITAT - OPH, A project by MAAST : 46 Homes

PARIS HABITAT - OPH, A project by MAAST : 46 Homes | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

This long untouched sector of eastern Paris is currently undergoing a vast transformation.
Paris Habitat-OPH owns 1222 housing units on a 5-hectare plot bordered by avenue de Flandre, Rue du maroc, Rue de Tanger and Rue Riquet in the south-west of the city’s 19th arrondissement. In 1995, the local authorities and Paris Habitat-OPH decided to begin regenerating this portion of city, situated in the heart of a rapidly expanding urban network. The block targeted by the project is enclosed and dense, comprising primarily social housing ranging from six to sixteen stories high, towers and low-rise buildings from the 1970s and, in the case of the Tectône Tower, the 1980s.


The main aim of the project was to open up the block by redeveloping the Square du maroc. To this end, Paris-Habitat-OPH demolished the maroc Tower and replaced it with new housing. The local authorities created two new pedestrian streets between Rue de Tanger and avenue de Flandre, connected by a public garden. The building, which won the 2008 Paris Habitat architecture competition, marks the successful opening up of the block and stands at its entrance, now transformed into a public garden. The building’s monolith design echoes the Tectône Tower and blends in with the garden, with three visible façades, two of which face onto the garden to the north and east. The loggias on the south side and the double skin on the east are designed as extensions of the living space, accessed via sliding white or transparent glass panels. The compact building comprises apartments stretching its full width on the narrower adjoining side, and apartments of a variety of orientations throughout the rest of the space. all offer street or garden views framed by prefabricated wooden boxes covered in lacquered steel. The majority of the floors feature six apartments. The final two floors contain five and four apartments, with the building narrowing on the upper floors.
all the apartments have balconies, loggias or private gardens on the ground floor. They either stretch the full width of thebuilding or have corner lounges providing multiple exposures.The structure is based on a system of slabs and load-bearing walls with a central concrete core containing the staircase and lift.


The partitioning is independent of the structural frame created by the walls and slabs. The apartment lay-out has been designed to allow for changes to the partitioning, and each apartment is open-plan and can therefore be modified as needed. The non-load bearing north and south walls are fitted with external insulation, which seals off the end of each slab to prevent thermal bridging. The system’s wooden framework is light and easy to construct. The panels comprise sheets of wood, mineral wool insulation and a rainscreen. a traditional wooden frame crowns the building on floors eight and nine at its steepest point (approx. 24°). The external skin is light-sensitive alucoil cladding ranging from white to pale grey in colour. The loggias on the south side and the double skin on the east are designed as extensions of the living space. These are accessed by transparent or white sliding glass panels, which modulate sound and temperature.

 

Type: Residential 

Location:14/16 Rue du Maroc
Paris, 75019 - France

Client: Paris Habitat-OPH 

Building status: built in 2013 

Building area: 3610 m2 

Budget total: 7'500,000 USD

 

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Australia’s National Arboretum PLAYGROUND by Taylor Cullity Lethlean

Australia’s National Arboretum PLAYGROUND by Taylor Cullity Lethlean | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Australian landscape architecture and urban design firm, Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) has set a new benchmark with the design of Australia’s National Arboretum Playground.

 

The National Arboretum Playground challenges the conventional idea of play environments, featuring giant acorn cubby houses floating in the sky, and enormous Banksia cones nestled on the forest floor. Inspired by the Arboretum’s 100 forests of rare and endangered trees from around the world, the playground has been designed to creatively engage children and foster life-long connections to the remarkable surrounding environment.

 

“Using the idea of seeds as the beginning life amongst the forest, children and their families can enter a fantasy world of exaggerated scales,” says Simone Bliss, Senior Landscape Architect, TCL. “The world amongst the giant seeds aims to stimulate spontaneity and creativity, to foster the imagination and to challenge confidence with growth.


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