Ornithological Map / Diving Seabirds

Victoria Helene Haukøya Storemyr

Excerpt from Layered Landscapes Lofoten by Magdalena Haggärde and Gisle Løkken, published by Actar Publishers

Investigations of the conditions of seabirds such as murres, puffins and cormorants, create maps based on their migratory routes, and the resting and feeding areas for the birds, where each spot and connection might be crucial for the species’ viability. These beautiful patterns of survival are of course invisible in most other maps, as they are nonexistent as physical imprint, but once traced they give important meaning and awareness to the understanding of the landscape.

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Storks’ Odyssey and the City

And The City | Hagar Abiri | Prima Abdullah

Animals has long been domesticated and living alongside with human within the city. However as the city grows and the natural landscape diminished, wilds animal permeated the city boundaries. And as we discussed further, animals that are not bound within the geographical or administrative confines–like the city, are more common than what we would like to think. Come join Prima and Hagar as we discussed the effect of migrating animal and the city.

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Lot 06A – ZCB: Porosities and Views

sam architecture

Architects: sam architecture
Location: Paris, France
Area: 9,554 m2
Year: 2019
Photography: Schnepp Renou

The urban regeneration zone of Clichy-Batignolles covers over 133 acres of land (54 hectares). Located in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, it is one of the most ambitious urban projects currently led by the city. The site bears the historical signs of transportation and logistics activities, facilitated by the train lines leading to the Saint Lazare train station and the beltway nearby. Therefore, the stakes of the project can be summarized by the single idea of designing a densely built environment for this neighborhood, creating the possibility to include this isolated railway site into a very much needed urban continuity.

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Territory as Interior: Flatbed Junk

Neyran Turan

This essay is an excerpt of Architecture as Measure by Neyran Turan. Published by Actar Publishers

Gigantic Interior

In the summer of 2014, construction was started in the Nevada desert on what was announced to be the largest building in the world when completed. With a footprint of 10 million square feet, the building was to be named the Gigafactory, a production facility to provide lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and home energy storage for the Tesla company.[1] With its 1.9 million square feet completed at the time of this book’s publication, the manufacturing floor of this already massive factory is a landscape for the automated workforce of machines and robots that sits within the vast desert landscape of the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, the largest industrial park in the United States. Thinking of this colossal factory and many other giant air-conditioned interiors—of fulfilment centers, data centers, self-storage buildings and assembly plants—sited mostly in the unpopulated areas of the low-human-density hinterlands, one can contend that their interior space has swallowed the earth.

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Care Centre Machelen: New Residential Building

Korteknie Stuhlmacher

Architects: Korteknie Stuhlmacher
Location: Machelen, Belgium
Year: 2017
Photography: Luuk Kramer and Maurice Tjon

The new building for the residential care center at Parkhof replaces an existing elderly home consisting of two parts, one from the 1960s and the other from the 1990s. Neither building meets present-day standards and expectations. The earlier building has been demolished. The more recent structure, the “Q-building”, will be refurbished and used as an office building for the client, the social services agency of Machelen (OCMW).

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