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standardarchitecture exhibits VILLAGE MOUNTAINS in Shenzhen - designboom | architecture & design magazine

standardarchitecture exhibits VILLAGE MOUNTAINS in Shenzhen - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
'village mountains' by beijing-based studio standardarchitecture proposes a universal strategy for the co-existence of city and farmland.
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Architecture of Immaterial Labour, [abstract] by Andreas Rumpfhuber

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Immaterial Labour Poses New Challenges for Architecture

 

Since the 1960s, the transition from factory production to the production of immaterial goods has posed substantial challenges for architects in the Western world. In his Ph.D. dissertation Architektur immaterieller Arbeit (Architecture of Immaterial Labour) , architect Andreas Rumpfhuber, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture under the auspices of the Danish Centre for Design Research, analyses the relations between architecture and the new physical and material work conditions. 

 

http://www.dcdr.dk/uk/Menu/Update/Webzine/Articles/Immaterial+Labour+Poses+New+Challenges+for+Architecture

 

 

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The DEAD in living color: Chromatic modernism in the USSR, 1920-1935

The DEAD in living color: Chromatic modernism in the USSR, 1920-1935 | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Modernism is often criticized for its allegedly dull monochromes, the ostentatiously unpainted surfaces of its buildings and thedesaturated stillness of their black-and-white photographic representation.

 

Part of this was intentional, for either promotional or artistic reasons. Thus one gets the rich black-and-white photos of brutalist buildings from the 1950s and 1960s, still colorless despite the availability of new technologies. As such, it’s just as much a part of brutalism’s brooding aesthetic as anything else. (Don’t believe me? Take a look through Fuck Yeah Brutalism’sarchives). Or else there’s the deliberate intradisciplinary gesture, as in constructivist tekstura, which insists that the material components should be fully exposed, not concealed beneath “artificial” coloring. Either way, the naked white of plaster or the gray-on-gray of concrete, polished metal through untinted glass.

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Writer focusing on Marxism, Soviet history, critical theory, and avant-garde architecture: TUMBLR: http://rosswolfe.tumblr.com/ , FB:http://facebook.com/thecharnelhouse 

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[Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea] Mug Hakdong / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

[Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea] Mug Hakdong / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architects: Hyunjoon Yoo Architects
Location: Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
Design Team: HyunjoonYoo, Jinsung Huh, Insil Son, Yoonseop Chang
Area: 397 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Youngchae Park

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Los MEJORES (y PEORES) países para ser arquitecta

Los MEJORES (y PEORES) países para ser arquitecta | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Como parte de su encuesta anual sobre las más grandes firmas de arquitectura del mundo, este año BD incluyó una encuesta para cuantificar cuáles son los países más adecuados para las mujeres dedicadas a la arquitectura, particularmente para aquellas que desean trabajar para grandes empresas. Para crear estos rankings, buscaron la proporción entre arquitectos y arquitectas en varios países, buscaron datos públicos sobre los requisitos de licencia de paternidad y maternidad, y el costo medio de las guarderías como un porcentaje del salario medio.  Puedes leer más acerca de los sorprendentes resultados a continuación. 

 

Quizás el resultado más inesperado de la encuesta son los mejores países en cuanto a la proporción de arquitectos y arquitectas (estos resultados se tomaron únicamente a partir de los resultados de la encuesta de WA100:


1. Vietnam (0.7 arquitectos por cada arquitecta)
2. Turquía (0.8)

3. Suecia (1)
3. Noruega (1)
4. Alemania (1.3)

4. Francia (1.3)
5. España (1.4)

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Give Calatrava a Chance... our “leading poet of transportation architecture.”

Give Calatrava a Chance... our “leading poet of transportation architecture.” | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Despite cost overruns and leaky roofs, Santiago Calatrava’s buildings have the power to inspire.
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Bass and Flinders Gateway: A Proposed Development ENCOURAGING Community in New South Wales

Bass and Flinders Gateway: A Proposed Development ENCOURAGING Community in New South Wales | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The Bass and Flinders Gateway development in New South Wales, Australia sits at the threshold of Wollongong and the greater Illawarra region, with the Illawarra Escarpment as the backdrop and inspiration behind the design concept- an aesthetic and metaphoric link to the building’s central location at the heart of the coastal plain between the mountain and sea, resonating the energy and history of the city.

 

To manage the transition between the city center and its outskirts, the profile of the buildings vary, layered as the topography of the escarpment, fine-tuned to moderate between the scales of the city, the domestic to the civic, the shed to the office tower. 
At the heart of the development is a central green space, permeable to cyclists and pedestrians, importantly connected into the Wollongong city grain and its local precinct. Designed to encourage social interaction and foster a sense of community that works positively with the developing urban plan and commercial strategy of the city rather than in competition it. 


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Love The Design And Intention --- out there in South Wales, Australia

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City planning matters and yet it is so often weighed down by naive resident concerns, NIMBY types and policitians.  

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[Barcelona] Solo Houses: When Architects Are Given Carte Blanche

[Barcelona] Solo Houses: When Architects Are Given Carte Blanche | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

French developer Christian Bourdais has enlisted eight architects to develop vacation homes on a 50-hectare nature reserve about two hours south of Barcelona. So far, so normal. However, each participant in the “Solo Houses” experiment was given what every architect dreams of (and hardly ever receives): carte blanche. The results, from the likes of Sou Fujimoto, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, and more, are stunning.

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Une lanterne pour ÉCLAIRER Bruxelles

Une lanterne pour ÉCLAIRER Bruxelles | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Au rond-point Schuman s'élève une prouesse architecturale. Une gigantesque "ampoule" entourée d'une "peau" de 3000 châssis de bois et de verre. Ce sera, en 2015, le siège du Conseil européen.

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DANT ( Design, Architecture et Nouvelles Technologies ) un collectif de réflexion transdisciplinaire.

Design Architecture Nouvelle Technologie
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DANT@collectif_DANT 

DANT ( Design, Architecture et Nouvelles Technologies ) constitue un collectif de réflexion transdisciplinaire.

Paris FR · dant.fr

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[Le Corbusier, Bruno Zevi, Walter Benjamin, Sigfried Giedion...] ¿Qué VEN los arquitectos?

[Le Corbusier, Bruno Zevi, Walter Benjamin, Sigfried Giedion...]  ¿Qué VEN los arquitectos? | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Ojos que no ven es el título de tres textos de Le Corbusier, uno dedicado a los trasatlánticos, otro a los aviones y el último a los automóviles. Saber ver la arquitectura es el título de un libro de Bruno Zevi. Los arquitectos, al menos eso dicen, ven otras cosas. No sé si más, pero otras cosas. Pero Walter Benjamin —que no era arquitecto pero se fijaba mucho en los edificios y leyó a Sigfried Giedion, que tampoco era arquitecto pero construyó buena parte de la mitología del modernismo a principios del siglo pasado— decía que el cine se percibía como la arquitectura: de manera distraída y en masa. Nadie entra a un edificio, pensaba Benjamin, solo y sólo a ver, atentamente, el edificio. O sí: los turistas. Pero ellos son un caso aparte, aunque numeroso.

 

¿Y qué ven los arquitectos? Hace unas semanas vi una foto tomada por Lorenzo  Diaz Campos en el museo de la Fundación Jumex y publicada en Podio.En la foto están, en primer plano, David Chipperfield, arquitecto del museo, Mauricio Rocha y Michel Rojkind. Los tres miran hacia arriba, cosa que la gente sólo hace, creo, al aire libre, para ver el cielo, las nubes o algún avión o, si bajo techo, para comprobar si tiembla mirando las lámparas. A menos, claro, que se entre en la Capilla Sixtina o algún edificio similar, no hay razón para ver al techo. Pero los tres arquitectos ven hacia arriba. Cada uno a un lado distinto, eso sí. Probablemente Chipperfield describe un detalle general o explica las razones de cierta decisión —que la luz sea uniforme, por ejemplo— y no algo específico —“miren esa mosca allá arriba”. Esa atención concentrada en un punto o en un objeto, en un edificio y sus detalles, no es, si le creemos a Benjamin, la manera habitual de ver los edificios. Ni tampoco de describirlos.

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▶ Les gares FUTURISTES du Grand Paris Express - YouTube

Le Grand Paris Express, métro du XXIe siècle, trace les voies de son identité, encore en devenir. La Société du Grand Paris, maître d'ouvrage, a confié ce défi aux architectes Jacques Ferrier et Pauline Marchetti, qui nous livrent leur vision.

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OMA wins coconut grove waterfront development in Miami - designboom | architecture & design magazine

OMA wins coconut grove waterfront development in Miami - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
OMA wins coconut grove waterfront development in miami. OMA / shohei shigematsu's winning proposal is a mid-rise residential living programme for the area that is situated at the juncture of 27th street and south bayshore drive.
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MAD Envisions More ‘NATURAL’ Chinese Cities in the Future

MAD Envisions More ‘NATURAL’ Chinese Cities in the Future | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Ma Yansong of MAD recently presented a 600,000 square meter urban design proposal for the city of Nanjing titled, “Shanshui Experiment Complex,” at the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture in Shenzhen, China. The concept takes into account the culture, nature and history of Nanjing while reconsidering the methodology in which Chinese cities are built.

Yasong’s vision of a natural urban environment calls upon traditional Chinese values, veering away from a purely functionalist approach to city-making. Thus, the rigidness of the “box” is replaced with flowing lines that rhythmically rise to create a series of smooth spaces and volumes resulting in a more natural (looking) skyline.


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Electric Paris by Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with architect Ana Moussinet

Electric Paris by Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with architect Ana Moussinet | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

The electric part of Electric Paris, a day and night venue designed by Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with architect Ana Moussinet, is a tree whose branches provide sound and light to the guests beneath it.

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AM project rounds out double disk Guangzhou circle mansion - designboom | architecture & design magazine

AM project rounds out double disk Guangzhou circle mansion - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
italian architect joseph di pasquale of milan-based AM project has designed the 'guangzhou circle mansion' in china, in reference to the iconic double jade disk.

 

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name: guangzhou circle
client: guang dong hong da xing ye group, mr zhou yi feng (CEO) mr lu xiao qing (inernational relations)
city: guangzhou 2008 (competition project) 2010-2013 (building)
numbers: height 138 m, hole width 48 m
sqm: 85.000
designer: joseph di pasquale architect, (AM project, milan)
design team: alessandro tonassi nazareno cerquaglia ma jun (john) zhang hong ge (mary) ma chong (mikeal) wang ying (vicky) yi ji xuan (evys) peng hui fang (migrate) cui hong (tracy)
preliminary structural concept: SIGGMA engineering milan, giuseppe muciaccia, giovanni muciaccia. politecnico di milano, (wind gallery preliminary tests)
local architects and engineering: SCUT, south china university of technology, guangzhou prof sun yi min architect tao liang , architect song gang, structures: prof. wei hong , prof. fang xiao dan
building site engineer: wang zhan shan (chief enginner of the owner) chen jing qian (vice- chief enginner of the owner)
building company: guang dong hong he constrction ltd 
steel structure company: zhe jiang jing gong steel structure ltd 
façade company: shen zhen rui hua constrction ltd 
interior company: shen zhen jian hong da constrction ltd

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Ils sont fous ces gaulois... pardon, ces chinois !

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Calatrava’s “Sharq Crossing” Planned for Doha Skyline

Calatrava’s “Sharq Crossing” Planned for Doha Skyline | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Located in Doha, Sharq Crossing is a set of three interconnected bridges spanning almost ten kilometres in the Doha Bay. Designed by the famed architect Santiago Calatrava, the bridge will connect the city’s cultural district in the north to Hamad International Airport and the central business district in West Bay. The bridges, which are designed to accomodate as many as 2,000 vehicles an hour per lane, are also flanked by a series of subsea tunnels to manage and direct the flow of traffic across the bay.

 

“Sharq Crossing is an engineering masterpiece of design,” said Ashghal president H.E Eng. Nasser Bin Ali Al-Mawlawi. “And while providing an important new artery to Doha’s existing road network, it will be instantly recognisable across the world and will be an emblem forQatar.”

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IMPRESIONANTE Mirador Transparente se levanta sobre los Alpes Franceses

IMPRESIONANTE Mirador Transparente se levanta sobre los Alpes Franceses | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
Construido en la terraza superior de la montaña más alta de Europa, Aiguille du Midi, un cubo de cristal entrega la vista más increíble y emocionante de los Alpes franceses.

 

Tres capas de vidrio unidas entre sí pueden soportar vientos de más de 220 kmp/h y una temperatura máxima de 60 grados. La atracción es operada por Chamonix Mont Blanc (CMB) y se instaló un teleférico que lleva a los visitantes en un paseo de 20 minutos hasta el mirador.

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Ole Scheeren proposes COLLABORATIVE CLOUD for Axel Springer HQ - designboom | architecture & design magazine

Ole Scheeren proposes COLLABORATIVE CLOUD for Axel Springer HQ - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
alongside OMA and bjarke ingels group, büro ole scheeren is on a shortlist of three to determine who will complete axel springer's media campus in berlin.
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Five FANTASTICAL Examples of Speculative Architecture

Five FANTASTICAL Examples of Speculative Architecture | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

This Article by Avinash Rajagopal originally appeared in Metropolis Magazine as “Five Compelling Works of Architecture Fiction“. Rajagopal argues in favor of the often dismissed genre of ‘architecture fiction’, giving five recent examples of the best the field has to offer.


As far as we know, the writer Bruce Sterling coined the term “architecture fiction,” in 2006. He was referring, of course, to speculative projects in which architects use ideas for the built environment to express themselves in a way that’s analogous to how storytellers use words. It’s a longstanding architectural tradition. Sterling cites the polemic work of the 1960s British group Archigram; the canon includes Lebbeus Woods’s drawings from the two decades that followed and Greg Lynn’s digital imaginings (one of which accompanied a short story by Sterling, in Metropolis’s 2003 Fiction Issue).

 

In the last few years, we have seen a groundswell in the genre. The usual reason given to explain the profusion of these fictitious works is that the recession made it hard for young architects to find “real” work, but there are probably other factors at play. Ethical concerns are back in the zeitgeist for a contradictory generation that’s equally into Occupy Wall Street, iPhones, and hipster shops selling single-source coffee. Their utopias and dystopias are more easily imagined with 3DS Max and Photoshop, and far more quickly disseminated online. All of this has made for some pretty rich storytelling.

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[Chengdu, China] Chicony Plaza / Goettsch Partners

[Chengdu, China] Chicony Plaza / Goettsch Partners | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Architect: Goettsch Partners
Location: Chengdu, China
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: 1st Image

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Fondation Louis Vuitton : un nouvel écrin pour l'ART CONTEMPORAIN

Fondation Louis Vuitton : un nouvel écrin pour l'ART CONTEMPORAIN | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

Un joyau architectural se dévoile aujourd'hui à l'orée du Bois de Boulogne : c'est la Fondation Louis Vuitton. Ce musée est destiné à promouvoir l'art contemporain et à pérenniser les actions de mécénat engagées depuis plus de 20 ans par le groupe LMVH. Il ouvrira en septembre 2014.


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Richard Meier's STUNNING Architectural Models

Richard Meier's STUNNING Architectural Models | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

We may live in a world of 3-D printers and fly-through imagery, but for the architects atRichard Meier & Partners, creating wood models remains an integral part of their design process. Built on-site in the firm’s midtown Manhattan location, the models serve a number of purposes: They allow the architects to check their work, resolve design issues, and dazzle their clients.

 

“When you look at the model, it tells you if the design works or doesn’t,” explains Bernhard Karpf, a partner in the firm. “Drawing is easy. It’s only two-dimensional. But a model requires you to think of all of the corners and conditions.”

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Hans Scharoun architecte ORGANIQUE…. avec des débuts modernes…

Hans Scharoun architecte ORGANIQUE…. avec des débuts modernes… | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it

"Evoquer Hans Scharoun, c’est évoquer un inconnu (…). En effet, comment la nature d’une œuvre aussi originale peut-elle demeurer pratiquement ignorée en France par la majorité des architectes ? Il faut attendre 1968 pour trouver dans « Architecture d’Aujourd’hui » une publication de ses principaux travaux (…).


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Museum de Fundatie / Bierman Henket architecten... « Qu'est-ce qui est apparu en premier : l'OEUF ou l'ARCHITECTE ? »

Museum de Fundatie / Bierman Henket architecten... « Qu'est-ce qui est apparu en premier : l'OEUF ou l'ARCHITECTE ? » | The Architecture of the City | Scoop.it
© Joep Jacobs Architects: Bierman Henket architecten Location: Blijmarkt, Zwolle, The Netherlands Architect In Charge: Bierman Henket architecten Year:
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« Qu'est-ce qui est apparu en premier : l'œuf ou l'architecte ? »


Si on vous répond « C'est l'œuf », vous demandez « Mais qui a pondu cet œuf ? ».


Si on vous répond « C'est l'architecte», vous demandez « Mais cet architecte sort bien d'un œuf, non ? ».

 

Le paradoxe vient du fait qu'aucune réponse ne paraît satisfaisante.

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