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Block/Tower: New Housing Prototypes in Midtown Manhattan

The Metropolis Revisited Block/Tower proposes a new urban typology that responds to the changing social, technological and ecological urban conditions…

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Kitchenless City: Comfort as a Cultural Construction

urbanNext interviews Anna Puigjaner (co-founder of MAIO) on how the kitchen became a political tool, the evolution of domestic architecture…

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Casa 1413: Preserving the Boundaries

The stone wall that marked out the boundaries of the estate went around the whole site, revealing just the tops…

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Haus Birne: Relationship Between the Living Space and the Treetops

The starting point for the design of Haus Birne [Pear House] were three old pear trees and the client's wish…

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Casa CVC: Sequence of Open Spaces

CVC house is generated from the articulation of the garden’s exterior spaces, terraces and the central patio with the spaces…

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Summer House: Significant Connection with the Place

Colonia de Sant Pere is a magical place that does not respond to the usual patterns of beauty, picturesqueness or…

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Distribution: Cities in the Digital Era

José Aragüez and Vicente Guallart talks about distribution in cities and how it has evolved in the digital era. (more…)

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Education & Work

A conversation with Atxu Amann, co-founder of Amann-Cánovas-Maruri, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond. (more…)

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The Colour Palace: Boundaries & Innovation

The ‘Colour Palace’ has been unveiled as the second edition of the Dulwich Pavilion at Dulwich Picture Gallery. The outcome…

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The Almost Building: State of Indeterminacy

Is architecture necessarily complete? Or is it a state of incompletion-a state of indeterminacy that incites us to engage with…

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BUGA Wood Pavilion: Digital Timber Construction

The BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach to digital timber construction. Its segmented wood shell is based on biological…

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Longs Peak Privies: Lightweight Prefabricated Construction

Longs Peak, the tallest and most iconic mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park, has become one of the most frequented…

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BBConstrumat Arena: Promoting Sustainability and the Circular Economy

From 14 to 17 May 2019, Fira Barcelona hosted the 21st Barcelona Building Construmat (BBConstrumat), a biennial trade fair bringing…

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Next Gen Park: Educational, Interactive and Conscious Catalysts

Depicting the equivalent in size of 1 ton of CO2, the inflatable balloon is a friendly visual reminder to citizens…

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Collective Experiences

Collective Experiences Fostered by Site-Specific Temporary Interventions (more…)

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The Role of Design on the FULL’s Research Agenda

Matteo Robiglio talks about how to recover design as a research tool and facing real life urban challenges through the…

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On Sensitivity Towards the Environment

A conversation with Antoine Chaaya and Joost Moolhuijzen, partners at Renzo Piano Building Workshop, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond.…

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Exploring “The Shed” in Hudson Yards

Designed by Diller, Scofidio & Renfro, who also designed the High Line, “The Shed” and its surroundings are definitely an area…

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Sant Antoni Market: Heritage and Restoration

The Mercat de Sant Antoni building, designed by the architect Antoni Rovira i Trias and the engineer Josep M. Cornet…

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National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts: Performance Complex

Kaohsiung is an informal, lively city of almost 3 million inhabitants. Not only is it the second-largest city in Taiwan…

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Skolkovo Institute of Science Technology: Vibrant Mix of Civic Activities

Skolkovo is the Russian government’s initiative for a new urban community in Moscow’s third ring, 17 km west of the Kremlin.…

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Bottom-up: Towards a New Urban Spontaneity Starting from the Oostewold Model

The reintroduction of spontaneity in contemporary architectural processes can represent a new form of interaction to create a new urban…

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Citizen Garden: Improving People’s Quality of Life

The history of the Jardín Ciudadano or Citizen Garden goes back some time before the current project took shape. In…

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West Village: A Maxi-courtyard

West Village is a maxi-courtyard that adopts an atypical design when compared to other commercial complexes: its centrifugal layout encircles…

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The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture

The subject of this book is the productive tension between the city and architectural form. It seeks to reevaluate the relationship…

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Memory Reconstruction: Representation of Migration in Cities

urbanNext interviews Karo Moret on the representation of migration in cities and the reconstruction of history and memory. (more…)

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Nonnormative Heritage

The nonnormative heritage is usually not taken into account and is not surviving in modern cities. (more…)

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Legacy & Uncertainty in the Chinese Context

Jianxiang He talks about the term legacy in the Chinese context and how materiality and social economy define it. (more…)

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Transmitting Architecture

A conversation with Enrique Sobejano, co-founder of Nieto Sobejano, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond. (more…)

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Baakenpark: Green Center

The Baakenpark is the green center of the eastern HafenCity. The 1.6 hectare peninsula, artificially created with sand from the Elbe…

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Bass River Park: Responding to Changing Environmental Conditions

Bass River Park is a sustainable ecological park that responds to changing environmental conditions. The site is filled salt marsh—compacted…

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Hammershus Visitors Center: A Discreet Building

On the small Danish rocky island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea lies Hammershus, the largest castle ruin in Northern…

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Cantina Antinori: Enhancement of the Landscape

The site is surrounded by the unique hills of Chianti, covered with vineyards, half-way between Florence and Siena. A cultured and…

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Education Center in the Faroe Islands: Landscape Celebration

Students have settled in at Glasir - Tórshavn College, a 19,200 m2 (206,000 sq. ft.) vortex-shaped education center that combines three…

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Vaughans Stream Corridor Wetlands + Bridge: Infrastructural Park

LandLAB were commissioned by Todd Properties Limited in 2014 to design a series of wetlands, associated open spaces and a…

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Camp Adventure Forest Tower: Unique Nature Experience

The iconic 45-meter tower, located one hour south of Copenhagen, is the first of its kind in Scandinavia. It will…

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Urbach Tower: Self-shaping Process of Curved Wood Components

The Urbach Tower is a unique wood structure. The design of the tower emerges from a new self-shaping process of…

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Dynamic Notion of Design: Revamping Architecture Practice

urbanNext interviews Lluís Ortega on the dynamic notion of design and the need to revamp the architecture professional practice. (more…)

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Change to Happen

We can't think of architecture as a fixed project but something that builds up conditions for change to happen. (more…)

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Representational Tools of Economic Capacity of Spaces

Hyungmin Pai talks about the lack of knowledge on the economic capacity of spaces and the importance of research to…

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On Uniqueness

A conversation with Fabrizio Barozzi, co-founder of Barozzi/Veiga, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond. (more…)

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Bruma House: Respecting the Site

This project questions the archetype of the house and organizes different spaces around a central patio. This design solution was born…

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Garden House: Inclusion in the Ecosystem

With this small building the architects aimed to explore a semi-permanent structure that was conceived through the inclusion of the…

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Recreo House: Rethinking the Possibilities of a Patio

This house results from rethinking the possibilities of a patio. A central patio becomes the soul of the house and…

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Haus Schnifis: A Wooden House

House Schnifis is centrally located in Walgau, Vorarlberg in front of the Großes Walsertal with a view of the Rätikon…

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House & Studio in Canet de Mar: Controlling Climate Conditions

Situated in the old heart of a small coastal village, on a plot previously occupied by a car park, the…

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Casa Picasso: A Functional Space

Casa Picasso is a project that turns every square inch of available surface area into a functional space. Indoor-outdoor interactions…

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Somewhere in Afife: Sporting an Anti-façade

End of summer in Portugal: the white residential project by Guilherme Machado Vaz sporting an anti-façade. (more…)

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Casa em Afife: House in a Rural Settlement

This house was built in the north of Portugal, in a rural settlement that began at the foot of the…

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Archaic Modernity: A New Narrative

urbanNext interviews Gilles Delalex on the concept of "Archaic Modernity" and how a state of crisis is challenging architects with…

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A New Narrative

Facing economical and ecological crisis coming together is a new narrative. (more…)

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Investment on Obsolete Industrial Infrastructure: Silicon Valley vs. Silicon Alley

Vicente Guallart talks about how the digital technologies disruption in cities has lead to an investment on obsolete industrial infrastructure…

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A Process of Continuity

A conversation with Bak Gordon, founder of bak gordon arquitectos, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond. (more…)

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Lanzarote, SP

Born of fire and liberated from urban speculation, Lanzarote is nowadays one of the sites with the greatest landscape‐tourist projection…

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Layered Landscapes Lofoten: A History of Extremes

Lofoten is a history of extremes: extreme nature, extreme weather conditions, extreme natural resources and extreme survival. The islands of…

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Buitenschot: Noise-Reducing Landscape

After the Polderbaan (the fifth runway at Schiphol Airport) was opened for operation in 2003, residents in the area were…

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Recovery of the Access to Jorba’s Castle: As if Nothing Had Been Done

The remains of the Castle of Jorba, declared a historical monument (BCIN), are located at the top of Puig de…

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Moses Bridge: Access Across the Moat

The West Brabant Water Line is a defense line consisting of a series of fortresses and cities with inundation areas…

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Landscape Hotels: A Sustainable Experience

VIVOOD is a pioneering network of sustainable getaway destinations offering travelers an opportunity to experience the landscape in a different…

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Repairing the Site: Kullurk/Coolart

urbanNext interviews Lucinda McLean, Dermot Foley and Mauro Baracco on Repair and the Kullurk/Coolart Somers Farm and Wetlands at the…

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Kullurk/Coolart: Somers Farm and Wetlands

The various built and open spaces constitutive of this project – an existing house, a new outbuilding containing an external…

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The Conceptualisation of the Future Urban Legacy Lab

Matteo Robiglio talks about the conceptualisation of the Future Urban Legacy Lab (FULL) and the introduction of the term legacy…

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Design, Research and Activism

A conversation with Andrés Jaque, founder of Office for Political Innovation, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond. (more…)

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Plasencia Auditorium and Congress Center: Between the Town and the Country

The conference center sits on the boundary between the town and the country, on the outskirts of Plasencia, the edge…

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Rural Community Center: Futuristic and Traditional Approach

Archi-Union Architects from China have created a rural community center in Dao Ming Town supported by a 70% pre-fabricated timber…

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VU Botanical Garden Laboratory: Renovation of an Administration Building

While proposing a renovation of a standard three storey silicate-brick administration building from the 70’s, we set ourselves the goal…

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Photo.Synth.Etica: A Bio-digital Urban Curtain

Photo.Synth.Etica is a large-scale installation designed in collaboration with Climate-KIC, the EU’s most prominent climate innovation initiative, which aims to…

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Experimenta: Helical Sequence of Spaces

This unusual building stands at the center of Heilbronn, on an island in the Neckar River. It is conceived as…

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Itaim Tower: Shifting from the Traditional Network

The Itaim Tower is an apartment building located in Itaim Bibi (São Paulo), a neighborhood under transformation that is shifting…

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Ofenwerkstatt: Timber-framed Construction

Ofenwerkstatt Müller is a workshop with five workstations for the production of rammed earth furnaces. The structure of the workshop…

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Private House Riedikon: Parametric Design

This dwelling, which reinterprets the typology of the surrounding gable-roof houses, gains its marked design by adapting form to context…

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A Place of Dialogue

A conversation with Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem, co-founders of Robbrecht en Daem architecten, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond.…

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Stimulating the Community

There's totally new ways of living together and it's an important role for architects to think about how to find…

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Built with Light

Ephemeral Spaces and Relational Places Built with Light (more…)

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The Stairs to Kriterion: An Impressive Landmark

The Stairs to Kriterion are a nod to 75 years of rebuilding Rotterdam. The temporary exhibition offers an impressive landmark for…

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Temporary Facility in Barcelona: Detachable and Reusable

In response to both the temporary nature of the facility and the context where it is located, Peris+Toral proposed a…

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Experiencing Scale: The Diminutive Dimensions of the Space

Space4architecture was invited by the European Cultural Centre to exhibit at the Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice, Italy. PLANE—SITE…

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Sarbalé Ke: A Vibrant Installation

Sarbalé Ke, which means “House of Celebration” in Moore, a language spoken in parts of Burkina Faso, is a vibrant…

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Head in the Clouds: Recycled Plastic Bottles Design

Selected and built as the winning proposal resulting from a design competition organized by the American Institute of Architects New…

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Polycentric Pavilion: New Idea of Active and Participatory Public Space

nARCHITECTS is one of fourteen international firms invited to participate in the Architecture as Artexhibit at the XXIst Triennale di Milano…

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Enhancing Sites’ Qualities

A conversation with João Luís Carrilho da Graça, founder of carrilho da graça arquitectos, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond. (more…)

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Place & Qualities

I like very much to think that in each place or site we are going to work on, there is…

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Al Janoub Stadium: A Temporary Overlay outside the Permanent Footprint

Inaugurated on 16 May 2019 by hosting the Amir Cup Final of the Qatar Stars national football league, Al Janoub…

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UN Geospatial Information Management Forum: A Window for the World

The project is located in Geographic Information Town, south of Deqing County, China. It sits, specifically, between Tashan No.2 Street…

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NEST: Interaction with the User

The reduction of the environmental footprint of buildings is one of the major challenges the construction industry is facing. Intensive…

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On Site Robotics

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Europe’s most Talked about Cities: Digital Visibility

Digital visibility is key for cities building a global brand. ING’s new ranking identifies how Europe’s Top 40 cities feature…

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Digital Tools: Towards a Common Perception of a Hybrid Space

Speaking with Yulya at the former site of Nevicata14 about the enmeshed nature of the digital and the physical, how it…

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Digital Citizens: The Speed of Change

Renato de Castro talks at the World Cities Congress Istanbul ’19 about the world’s digitalization, digital citizens and the speed…

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An Open World: In a Digital Age

Today, in a digital age, who owns information owns the future. In this digital world, we face a fundamental choice…

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Crisis of Models

A conversation with Juan Herreros, founder of studio Herreros, about being an architect yesterday, today and beyond. (more…)

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Back to the World

The work we do is quite pragmatic, collaborative and absolutely obsessed about simplification. So the process of the work we do is…

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The Development of Robotics: Towards Efficiency

Interview with Jelle Feringa (software, architecture and robotics specialist) conducted by the IaaC students of the Master in Robotics and…

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Architects & Robotics

At some point all architects will use robotics because it's much more efficient. (more…)

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Migration and Permanence. Sanikiluaq, Nunavut.

Inuit migration and the establishment of camps or temporary settlements was an adaptive practice that responded to available resource, hunting, and trade…

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Public Condenser Campus Paris-Sarclay: A Place of Shared and Mutualised Activities

This university building is a place of shared and mutualised activities, adhering to the goal of initiating exchanges between various…

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Save The Children Foundation: Stimulating Affection

The building for Save The Children Foundation is a strategic point in the San Diego neighbourhood for the social work…

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Geographies of Innovation: Innovative Initiatives in Barcelona

Map of innovative initiatives in Barcelona. (more…)

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