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Saturday, December 07, 2019
Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives
15/09/2019

Barcelona's car-free 'superblocks' could save hundreds of lives

The Guardian

A study calculates that the city could prevent 667 premature deaths every year if it created all 503 superblocks envisaged in its initial plan...

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Tech firms think the home is the next big computing platform
15/09/2019

Tech firms think the home is the next big computing platform

The Economist

Many of the technologies needed to make smart homes work already exist. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, the two firms’ smart-speaker products, already have great market penetration...

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The Internet of Things will bring the internet’s business model
14/09/2019

The Internet of Things will bring the internet’s business model

The Economist

Ubiquitous computing offers the companies which master it the ability to mine data from the real world in the way that big tech firms now mine them from the virtual one...

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Barcelona's shipping container homes
14/09/2019

Barcelona's shipping container homes

The Guardian

Just a stone’s throw from La Rambla, the Spanish city is building 12 shipping container flats to help tackle its social housing crisis...

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Tera by AI SpaceFactory
14/09/2019

Tera by AI SpaceFactory

Indiegogo

Nestled in the woods of Upstate New York, Tera is a high-tech, luxe, green eco-home. Developed from AI SpaceFactory's NASA-award-winning Mars habitat Marsha...

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Open House Madrid 2019
13/09/2019

Open House Madrid 2019

The architecture-and-city festival Open House Madrid is set for 28 and 29 September, and this time pays tribute to Miguel Fisac through exhibitions and visits to some of his major built works. More than 120 guided tours will be offered this year, free of charge and including...

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Don’t panic. Yet
13/09/2019

Don’t panic. Yet

TLS

Gabrielle Walker on climate change – the scale of the problem and the possible solutions. we have a lot to learn from past mistakes in the battle against climate change...

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SD Room de Jung
12/09/2019

SD Room de Jung

La multinacional alemana Jung, fabricante de sistemas eléctricos para la automatización de edificios, ha presentado la solución domótica SD Room destinada a hoteles. Su implementación aumenta el confort del huésped, así como la eficiencia energética de la propiedad...

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Amir Zaki, concrete playgrounds of Southern California
12/09/2019

Amir Zaki, concrete playgrounds of Southern California

Wired

To photograph empty skate parks, Zaki arrived around dawn, when the light was perfect for his visual aesthetic...

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Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco
12/09/2019

Olafur Eliasson, ‘Seeing spheres’ in San Francisco

The artist Olafur Eliasson (Copenhagen, 1967) has installed five reflective spheres at the east entrance plaza of San Francisco’s Chase Center, new home of the Golden State Warriors, the city’s basketball team. Each measuring 4.8 meters in diameter, the polished globes...

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‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen
11/09/2019

‘Karl Blossfeldt. Urformen der Kunst’ at Thyssen

On view through 5 October at the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid is a free-entry exhibition on the work of the German photographer Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), organized by Loewe and curated by Juan Naranjo. The beauty of nature is captured...

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The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch
11/09/2019

The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch

The Guardian

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation...

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Experimental Mexican community
11/09/2019

Experimental Mexican community

Architects against homelessness

Tatiana Bilbao, Frida Escobedo and Fernanda Canales are among 32 architects and studios that have created low-cost housing designs as part of an community development in Hidalgo...

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Jacques Herzog Meets Tatiana Bilbao
10/09/2019

Jacques Herzog Meets Tatiana Bilbao

Louisiana Channel

“It’s all about the architecture we can do, and not about us being the architect.” Enjoy this cordial conversation between two long-time friends and titans of architecture...

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Izaskun Chinchilla, the new seven lamps of artisanal beauty
10/09/2019

Izaskun Chinchilla, the new seven lamps of artisanal beauty

Until 8 September the Museo Centro Gaiás in Santiago de Compostela’s Cidade da Cultura de Galicia hosted ‘Thinking With Your Hands: Basketry, Pottery, and Jewelry of Galicia,’ for which the curator, Verónica Santos Farto, selected 250 objects made by 65 craftspeople...

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Liangzhu stands the test of time
09/09/2019

Liangzhu stands the test of time

China Daily

Every Chinese is told at school that the country's civilization is 5,000 years old, but proving this beyond doubt has been a problem...

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Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, church in Shanghai
09/09/2019

Ábalos + Sentkiewicz, church in Shanghai

The Madrid firm of Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz designed this temple that has been distinguished with the 2019 FAD International Award. Serving a Christian community, it marks the southern entrance into the New Bund urban development of southern Shanghai's...

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Álvaro Siza in New York
08/09/2019

Álvaro Siza in New York

The New York Times

Álvaro Siza designs his first high-rise in the United States on the far west side of Manhattan...

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Burning Man 2019
07/09/2019

Burning Man 2019

Curbed

Although the annual festival in the desert has it roots in San Francisco bohemianism, it has since gone down in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert...

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Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train
06/09/2019

Kazuyo Sejima designs Japanese express train

Kazuyo Sejima, who heads SANAA with Ryue Nishizawa, designed these trains of eight cars each for the company Seibu, with curved glass noses and huge passenger windows (135 x 158 centimeters) giving  panoramic views of the passing landscape.

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Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects
06/09/2019

Gare du Nord revamp ‘indecent’, say leading French architects

The Guardian

Jean Nouvel as well as historians and town planners wrote an open letter to Le Monde saying the €600m plan to create shopping space in Paris railway station was a “serious urban error”...

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X Architects, Wasit Wetland Center in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
06/09/2019

X Architects, Wasit Wetland Center in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Distinguished with the 2019 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the Wasit Wetland Center in the Emirate of Sharjah is a facility with a marsh, a visitor center, and points from which to birdwatch. The Dubai-based firm X-Architects, headed by Ahmed Al-Ali and Farid Esmaeil...

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Marina Abramović's naked living doorway to be recreated at RA
06/09/2019

Marina Abramović's naked living doorway to be recreated at RA

The Guardian

Imponderabilia, where visitors squeeze past nude couple, will be among 2020 retrospective of artist’s work at London's Royal Academy of Arts...

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Casas prefabricadas de madera Pineca
06/09/2019

Casas prefabricadas de madera Pineca

Con 26 años de experiencia, el grupo lituano Pineca fabrica cabañas, casetas, cobertizos, garajes y pélets de madera.Las casas prefabricadas de Pineca son fáciles y rápidas de montar, y pueden ser utilizadas como viviendas principales o segundas residencias...

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Lego architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds
05/09/2019

Lego architects and super-fans on designing perfect miniature worlds

CNN

Many architects now shaping the world's cities acknowledge a debt to Lego, the Danish toy company behind the plastic bricks that have littered bedroom floors for more than 50 years...

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Goldsmith Company, Floating Farm Dairy in Rotterdam (Netherlands)
05/09/2019

Goldsmith Company, Floating Farm Dairy in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

In Merwehaven, a harbor zone of Rotterdam, on the right bank of the Meuse River, rises this agricultural construction where dairy products are made and processed. The design by Goldsmith Company, a local practice, is based on nautical principles, taking into account...

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Samira Rathod Design Atelier, school in Bhadran (India)
04/09/2019

Samira Rathod Design Atelier, school in Bhadran (India)

The Mumbai firm of the architect Samira Rathod designed this terracotta school building surrounded by tobacco fields in Bhadran, a village in the state of Gujarat, in far western India. It is characterized by asymmetrical arches for which children’s doodles were the inspiration...

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Where are the architects who will put the environment first?
04/09/2019

Where are the architects who will put the environment first?

The Guardian / Rowan Moore

Nearly 40% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, to use a figure architects love to bandy, are caused by the built environment...

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Spanish artist Sabek in Moscow
04/09/2019

Spanish artist Sabek in Moscow

The Russian festival Urbanmorphogenesis, in which over 70 street artists have participated, features Inocencia by Sabek (Madrid, 1985), a project that covers a 60-meter-tall building in Odinstovo, a city in Moscow Oblast.

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Puig·Mir, Godmar Rectory in Callús (Barcelona)
03/09/2019

Puig·Mir, Godmar Rectory in Callús (Barcelona)

At the end of the 19th century, the textile industry of the town of Callús flourished and developed along the Cardener River, which became the center of activity. As a consequence, both the small castle of Godmar and the church of Sant Sadurní fell gradually into disuse...

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