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Solidarity as a Surviving Mechanism

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Las Mercedes Park: An Urban Acupuncture System

There is a strong urge, today, to value urban interventions that optimize financial resources and encourage the sustainable development of…

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Auckland Waterfront: Hybrid Uses for a Post-Industrial Harbour Promenade

Doubtless, the strongest addition to Auckland’s waterfront is the completion of Jellicoe Harbour, Jellicoe Street, Silo Park and North Wharf…

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Linear Park Cuernavaca: Security, Infrastructure and Landscape

In August 2016, the local government in Mexico City launched an international competition for the construction of the most important…

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The Garden and the Machine

Few concepts have undergone an inflation of meaning as spectacular as that of the picturesque. For the writers of treatises…

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Educational, Sustainable and Ecological Complex

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Desert City: A Multi-functional Complex

Desert City is a multi-functional complex dedicated to the celebration of xerophyte plants and the production of a broad culture…

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Desert City: Work in Progress

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Repairing Relationships: the Wave Hill Walk-Off Pavilions

urbanNext interviews David O'Brien, Gennaro Postiglione and Mauro Baracco on Repair and the Wave Hill Walk-Off Pavilions at the Australian…

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Wave Hill Walk-Off Pavilions: Attachment to the Land

The indigenous Gurindji people pioneered the Australian land rights movement, protesting against their exploitation by an international grazing company that…

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Spacing in the City

Emanuela De Cecco spoke about different dimensions of meaning, definitions shaped through lived experience and how language and culture stay…

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Building a Spatial Infrastructure

urbanNext interviews José Aragüez on The Building and the need to create a spatial infrastructure that allows us to adapt…

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What Ikea Is Trying to Tell Us About 21st Century Living

Two years ago, the company asked thousands of people about where they felt “most at home.” At the time, 20%…

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Leping Social Entrepreneur Foundation Headquarters: An Office for Social Well-Being

The 1100 sqm headquarters for the Leping Foundation is conceived with wellness in mind. The office houses the Leping Foundation,…

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Juegaterapia Playground: Improving Everyday Life

This work is the result of the collaboration with Juegaterapia (www.juegaterapia.org), a non-profit foundation that improves the living conditions of…

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Repairing the Urban Landscape: the Weave Youth and Community Services

urbanNext interviews Huw Turner and Mauro Baracco on Repair and the Weave Youth and Community Services at the Australian Pavilion…

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Green Space in Verdi Street: Park in Badalona

The reorganisation of the space bounded by Itàlia Avenue, Mònaco Avenue and Verdi Street in Badalona begins with a municipal…

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The Closet: A Series of Techno-Affective Devices

The closet is the space where we can assert our true selves. It is the opposite of what we are…

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English for Fun: A Revolutionary Pedagogical Approach

English for Fun, founded in Spain in 2008, uses a revolutionary method for children of any age or physical condition…

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The Heart in Ikast: A New Meeting Point

C.F. Møller Architects is behind a major project next to the International School Ikast-Brande with a much-awaited expansion with several…

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Prince Alfred Park and Pool Upgrade: A Public Open Space

Located at the edge of central Sydney, the project was part of the reinvigoration plan of an underutilised area of…

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Time and Trust in the City: An Urban Debate

Lilet Breddels chose not to select four words and instead chose two words - twice - time and trust. In the…

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Lidingö Bridge Village: Combo-proposal for an Icon

urbanNext interviews Urban Nouveau on Lidingö Bridge Village project and their proposal to repair Stockholm's landmark. (more…)

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Towards More Livable Streets. New Technologies and Sustainable Mobility.

In favor of a more flexible and strategic urbanism that makes democratic use of new technologies, to be more informed…

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Barcelona

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Flexible Urbanisms: Towards Incremental Urbanism

New Conditions, Old Solutions Cities today are being made and re-made at a faster pace and at a larger scale…

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Luanda, AO

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A Right to Infrastructure: The Need to Democratize the Access

Discussing the rise of speculative vocabularies, Willem Schinkel emphasises the importance of being attentive to the concepts that underlie any shift in…

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Grassland Common: Linking Ecology and Architecture

Recent examples of urban expansion in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor have cleared extensive areas of native grasslands despite that temperate…

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Cooperative Housing: Empowering People

The 4th edition of New Generations Festival - Architects VS Rest of the World - took place in Rome last…

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DeFlat Kleibrug: An Innovative Renovation

Kleiburg is one of the biggest apartment buildings in the Netherlands: a bend slab with 500 apartments, 400 meters long,…

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Habitactory: Working and Living

Nowadays, the difference between work and home is increasingly blurred. Not only are more people working from home—with a range…

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SLICE: A New Urban Living Solution

Observable trends like the gig economy and increasing urbanization are fueling the creation of services that are shared on demand…

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55 Rigaud: A Green Construction of 49 Apartments

This green construction of 49 apartments and a nursery school is the result of a competition organised by the Council…

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Evry Social Housing: The South in the North

The Project The South in the North responds to the demand for urban redevelopment of the RZ block, inside ZAC…

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100 Norfolk: A New Relationship in the New York Development Parameters

Autonomous, profit-driven and constrained by thorough regulations, Manhattan blocks can reveal unexpected urban possibilities. On 100 Norfolk, an inner lot…

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Home for All: 66 New Homes to Low-income Citizens

BIG fulfills the “Homes for All” mission for the non-profit affordable housing association Lejerbo with the 6,800 m2 winding wall…

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How Food Will Reshape Our Cities: An Overview from Sasaki Architects

Agriculture is usually considered an activity that does not fit in the urban life. However, urban agriculture is becoming more…

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Production Strikes Back: Rethinking Urban Manufacturing Spaces

This research analyses the reintegration of different forms of production within the urban fabric by observing the role of urban…

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Grønttorvet Dining House: Building with Upcycled Materials

What if we told you that we already have the building materials we need? The new Grønttorvet dining house builds on the…

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Upcycle House: Increasing Building Performance

Upcycle House is an experimental project, aimed at exposing potential carbon emission reductions through the use of recycled and upcycled…

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Parkings at the End of the Automobile Era

At the end of the 19th century, Paris became the cradle of the automobile revolution. The rapid and spectacular rise…

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The Garage-Parking Structure in Paris

In 2018, nearly 65% of households in Paris do not own a car. The garage-parking structure then becomes a new…

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Parking Saint Roch: Including Plans for Extension

The new parking is located in the heart of Montpellier, in the ZAC New Saint-Roch including the plans for the…

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Slab City: Dispatches from the Last Free Place

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Architecture and Waste

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Construction Waste?

urbanNext interviews Fetdeterra on construction waste and how to reuse it. (more…)

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Dead Ends: Managing Urban Density

The tower has helped manage urban density, but it often fails to honor qualities of life on the street. Now…

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Vertical Village: Living in the Sky

History has seen many iterations of vertical living, but the real pursuit for cities today should be interconnected living in the sky.…

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251 1st Street: A Cascade of Setbacks and Terraces

Situated at the corner of 4th Avenue and 1st Street in the coveted Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, 251 1st…

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2222 Jackson

Just steps from MoMA PS1 in white hot Long Island City, Queens, ODA New York is upending the real estate…

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The Place that Remains: Density and Insularity

Considering the specific geography of Lebanon and the density of our built environment, the idea of Freespace of the Venice…

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Beautiful Catastrophes

Futurism has much in common with fiction: interesting maybe, but hardly very effective at telling the future. Plus, reality –…

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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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50 Years On: How to Transform Las Vegas through Strategic Density Increase

1 Introduction All cities can transform their urban form to accommodate new configurations of programs, connectivity and activities. For some…

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Chronotope City

Сhronotope city project explores the need for spatio-temporal coordination among commercial services / functions in densely populated urban environments. This need…

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Multi-Label Urban Density Classification

The study of urban density helps us to understand better the complex organism of a city, analyzing not only quantity…

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The Social Production of Public Space: a Lack of Consensus

There is a lack of consensus on the definition of public space, primarily due to the ever-changing management that public…

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Estonoesunsolar: Long-term Strategies Based on Temporary Interventions

Long-term strategies based on temporary interventions sample in Saragossa by Ignacio Grávalos and Patrizia di Monte, Estonoesunsolar and Zaragoza Vivienda,…

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Kitchen Politics

Eight members of the Spaces of Commoning research group sit around a large office table. They are organizing a summer…

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Women’s Opportunity Centre

On a two-hectare site in Rwanda, the most densely populated country in Africa, the Women’s Opportunity Center is empowering one small…

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Women in the Construction of Cities

The history of public events has been written eliminating women’s contributions. The same has been the case for the history…

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Interlacing Architecture with Gender Studies

In 2013, Ealasaid Munro published the article “Feminism: A Fourth Wave?” [1] in Political Insight. This text questioned whether we…

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Building without Bias: An Architectural Language for the Post-Binary

Technology is not neutral. We’re inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us. We’re living in a world…

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Transurban Sex: The Architecturalization of Romance

In the last decades, four simultaneous phenomena have revolutionized the way architecture participates in the making of sexuality: 1. The…

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Beyond Gender Equality

urbanNext interviews Martha Thorne on fighting against gender inequality in architecture. (more…)

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VOW Manifesto

We as Voices of Women are building conversations and taking actions to raise awareness to combat pervasive prejudices and disrespectful…

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Castles in the Air

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Domino Park: Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

Featuring a broad range of recreational options for all ages, Domino Park is organized into three distinct programmatic areas, transitioning…

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Wall of Opinions: Unbuilding Walls

For 28 years, Germany has been united – exactly as long as the Berlin Wall existed. On the occasion of…

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Unbuilding Walls

At La Biennale di Venezia 2018, PLANE—SITE and archipinion spoke with the curators of the German Pavilion: Marianne Birthler, Lars…

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Death by Rescue: the Largest Loss of Life in the Mediterranean

The week commencing 12 April 2015 saw what is believed to be the largest loss of life at sea in…

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Crossing Borders In Macau: The Experience of Manuel Vicente

1. Introduction In 1983, an issue of L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui presented “Huit Architectures Différentes”. The Fai Chi Kei, a project in…

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On the Politics of Region

Indifferent Systems In November 2017, the Nebraska Public Service Commission voted 3-2 in favor of allowing the proposed Keystone XL…

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Dimensions of Citizenship

PLANE—SITE, together with archipinion, visited the US Pavilion exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2018, where they had the chance…

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Unequal Scenes

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Wall in Battir: a Segment of the Israeli Separation Barrier

In the Palestinian village of Battir, a legal case argued against the Israeli separation barrier on the grounds of nature and…

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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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Grasslands within Repair

urbanNext interviews Linda Tegg and Giovanni Aloi on Repair and co-curating the Australian Pavilion of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition…

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Is Technology Making Us Less Ethical?

Lionel M. Vead Jr. works for First Castle Credit Union in Louisiana, one of many companies that offer loans to…

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The Dark Side of User Interface Design

With the appearance of the first graphic interfaces, the notion of “interface” came to be associated with the idea of…

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Kalobeyei Settlement: Urban Planning for a Refugee Camp

In March 2017, UN Habitat presented a major urban planning project for Kalobeyei refugee camp in Turkana County in Northern…

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The Brickmakers of Nepal: Delivering Relief Materials

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, destroying hundreds of thousands of homes and killing more than 9,000…

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A New World with New Values

The decisions we make will largely determine our personal and professional futures. Responsibility, values, and ethics are key elements that…

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Long-term Sustainability

One of the areas to focus on is ethics; one of the fundamental ways to ensure scale but also long-term…

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On the Need of Data Ethics to Preserve Urban Democratic Processes

Data-driven urban policies have gained attention from both private and public sectors. Digital technologies have permitted the collection and processing…

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Can Design Advance Science, and Can Science Advance Design?

On Professor Neri Oxman’s Krebs Cycle of Creativity of the relationship between the disciplines, design and science are opposite one another on…

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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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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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Swiss House Rossa: Between Art and Architecture

Swiss House Rossa represents the constant commitment to build with respect for the places we inhabit and to make every…

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Cabin Fever: Tiny Cutting-Edge Houses

This is the ninth time that the Hello Wood International Summer University and Festival has been organised for architecture and…

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Wego: Adaptation of Housing in Future Cities

Based on the hypothesis of maximum density achievement and maximum desire fulfillment, the subsequent research and book of The Why…

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New Temporary House: a Home in the Event of a Natural Disaster

This new temporary house is constructed using a panel system developed in collaboration with Daiwa Lease, a manufacturer of prefabricated…

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Ephemeral Projects: Prototypes for Another City

Having lost the capacity to think the city as a whole, architecture has seen its field of incumbency restricted almost…

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Living Unit: a Wooden Shell

The research for the Living Unit was initiated by OFIS, AKT II C+C and C28along with contractor Permiz to develop self-contained wooden shell,…

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For Designers: Personal Notes and Essays for Designers’ Emancipation. Interaction

It seems that today the design community has agreed on key principles when it comes to interaction and experience. Interaction…

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Pop Up Park: a Summer Oasis in an Underused Public Space

Hello Wood revives its hugely successful POP-UP Park in co-operation with the Municipality of Budapest City to fill an underused…

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