Portugal’s Centre for Architecture has Reopened with 3 Days of Events

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Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr. Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr. This week, the Portuguese center for architecture Casa da Arquitectura (House of Architecture) celebrates the opening of its new premises in Matosinhos, Porto. In order to mark the occasion, the architecture museum has planned three days full of activities from the 17th to the 19th of November, with guided tours, performance, talks, music and films. Within the new gallery spaces, Casa da Arquitectura will hold two exhibitions open to the public, including their inaugural exhibition Poder Arquitectura. Organised by the architects Jorge Carvalho, Pedro Bandeira and Ricardo Carvalho, the exhibition will be open until March 2018, with several talks and debates by national and international figures that have been involved in the exhibition scheduled to take place during this time.
Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr. Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr.

The Casa da Arquitectura Gallery will also

Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr.
Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr.
Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr.
Casa da Arquitectura in Matosinhos. Image © Casa da Arquitectura, via Flickr.
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Cooper Hewitt Releases Online Catalogue of Over 200,000 Historic Design Objects

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Trans ... Armchair, 2007; Designed by Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana; Brazil; Commissioned to designers by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Image © Cooper Hewitt - Smithsonian Design Museum Trans ... Armchair, 2007; Designed by Fernando Campana and Humberto Campana; Brazil; Commissioned to designers by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Image © Cooper Hewitt - Smithsonian Design Museum The Cooper Hewitt Museum, also known as the Smithsonian Design Museum, has completed a digitization of its expansive collection dedicated to the field of design that spans thirty centuries and more than 220,000 objects. Now, the collection has been made available on its online page. On the institution's site, more than 200,000 objects can be accessed, representing approximately 90% of the museum's collection, which, although protected by copyright, can be used for educational, research and dissemination purposes.
UP 3 Chair, 1969; designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, 1939); Italy; polyurethane foam; H x Diam: 69 x 102 cm (27 3/16 x 40 3/16 in.); Frederick N. Babbish Estate Gift; 1991-94-4. Image © Cooper Hewitt - Smithsonian Design Museum UP 3 Chair, 1969; designed by Gaetano Pesce (Italian, 1939); Italy; polyurethane foam; H x Diam: 69 x 102 cm (27 3/16 x 40 3/16 in.); Frederick N. Babbish Estate Gift; 1991-94-4. Image © Cooper Hewitt - Smithsonian Design Museum

According to the Smithsonian, the collection is "a kind of

Banquinho (Brazil), ca. 1955-60; Designed by Joaquim Tenreiro. Gift for Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers. Image © Cooper Hewitt - Smithsonian Design Museum
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Brasília From Above: Aerial Videos by Joana França

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If you haven't gotten a chance to visit BrasíliaJoana França's photographic projects offer a comprehensive interpretation of the capital of South America's most populous country. França has dedicated a significant part of her career as an architecture photographer to the pursuit of amassing an impressive archive of images of the city planned by Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. We recently published an exceptional selection França's aerial photographs of Brasília divided by scale - residential, monumental, gregarious and bucolic. These overhead views solidify what, in theory, is already evident: the city lacks human scale, or the human scale of Brasília is just vast and (perhaps) not very human at all.  Here we share a series of videos that corroborate what is shown in the photographs, but now with movement.

The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa's Brasilia

"What characterizes and gives meaning to Brasilia
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ArchiPorn: A Guide to World Architecture

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Screenshot from http://www.archipornguide.com/ Screenshot from http://www.archipornguide.com/ Developed in 2008, "ARCHIPORN" is a world architecture guide by architects Marcio Novaes Coelho Jr and Silvio Sguizzardi created with the aim of identifying, gathering and sharing information about architectural works around the world by renowned professionals to emerging talents in the field. The online guide is composed of a world map punctuated by the works, which are divided by historical periods ranging from before the industrial revolution to the present decade. The map also highlights architecture-oriented institutions including the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal and the Netherlands Architecture Institute in Rotterdam as well as bookstores such as Livraria Vilanova Artigas and William Stout Architectural Books (San Francisco, USA).  The guide is organized according to the following chronological criteria: 2010- onwards: Recent works
1990-2009:         Digital Revolution
1970-1989:         Postmodernism
1946-1969:         Internationalism and regionalism
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
Continue reading "See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map"

See Population Data From Anywhere in The World With This Map

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Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Via Printscreen www.populationexplorer.com Need some data on the world's inhabitants? Population Explorer is an online software that can estimate population information from any region of the world based on the Landscan application and is described as a "high-precision population database produced by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory" in the United States. 
The tool is the first and only application of its kind, and instantly displays population and density counts in a user-selected flexible area, allowing you to create and save scenarios based on that data - Developers of Population Explorer.

It is possible to use the platform to know a variety of statistics: how many people live in a certain region, the number of women and men living in a given area, the age pyramid of a given population, and how densely populated a territory is (among other applications) - making the tool useful for both municipal and
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These “Artificial Trees” Can Filter as Much Pollution From the Air as 275 Natural Trees

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Eight CityTrees in front of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. Image © Green City Solutions Eight CityTrees in front of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. Image © Green City Solutions Developed in Germany, the CityTree is a mobile structure that incorporates mosses and urban furniture to create a possible solution to the polluted air of urban centers. Rectangular, trunkless and flat, this "tree" basically consists of a large vertical panel, a wall of mosses which, according to its creators, has the capacity to absorb the same amount of nitrogen dioxide and microscopic particles from the air as 275 natural trees. Each CityTree can absorb 250 grams of particles per day and stores 240 metric tons of CO2 per year, say its creators. Installation takes about 6 hours and maintenance is quite simple, since the structure has built-in sensors that control the air temperature, water quality, and soil moisture. The sensors also allow the air quality to be measured in order to evaluate the efficiency of
Eight CityTrees in front of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany. Image © Green City Solutions
CityTree. Image © Green City Solutions
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Striking Overhead Images That Reveal the Inequality of Modern Cities

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Via macacovelho.com.br. ImageVilla 31, Buenos Aires - Argentina Via macacovelho.com.br. ImageVilla 31, Buenos Aires - Argentina It is said that the world is increasingly developed when in fact it is, undeniably, more technological and globalized. However, it seems risky to talk about development when the advances do not appear everywhere or for all inhabitants. In such an uneven picture, a select few of the global population enjoy these advances, while a huge number live below the poverty line. Such contrasts often go unnoticed in the city's daily life, however, are set forth on a diptych relationship with the urban layout, being, at the same time the cause and consequence of deep marks in city design. In Brazil, for example, we have the slums and poor communities that contrast with the buildings and upper-middle-class homes architecture, designed and built with all the necessary resources.  The urbanization process in Brazil and in several other countries around the world
Via imgur.com. ImageRocinha, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Via macacovelho.com.br. ImageParaisópolis, São Paulo - Brazil
Via macacovelho.com.br. ImagePetare, Caracas - Venezuela
Via upsocl.com. ImageSanta Fé, Mexico City - Mexico
Via macacovelho.com.br. ImageDharavi, Bombaim - Índia
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A Curated Guide to the Modern Architecture of São Paulo

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Samuel Cabral, via Flickr. License CC BY 2.0 Samuel Cabral, via Flickr. License CC BY 2.0 There are many ways to get to know a city. There are those who, when commenting on a particular city they have visited, remember the gastronomy and restaurants they frequented. Other travelers will remember the music and the parties; others will remember specific markets or events. You, a keen ArchDaily reader, probably took careful note of the architecture above anything else. Each of these means of knowing a city keeps specificities and riches, but none of them alone can recreate a faithful mental landscape of the real city. There is no problem in this, after all, the same city can be very different for two people who live in it or who are visiting it. Among these ways of getting to know a city, we focus on architecture, more specifically, the modern architecture of São Paulo, in an attempt to offer
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How Architecture Speaks Through Cinema

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"There are several ways of making films. Like Jean Renoir and Robert Bresson, who make music. Like Sergei Eisenstein, who paints. Like Stroheim, who wrote novels spoken in the days of silent film. Like Alain Resnais, who sculpts. And like Socrates - I mean Rossellini, who creates philosophy. Cinema, in other words can me everything at the same time, judge and litigant "- Jean-Luc Godard [1] 

It is difficult to imagine cinema taking place in a vacuum. Without the scene to fill each storyline, we cannot be transported away from our reality to the world of the film we are immersed in. Within Godard's list of ways to make films, we can add another: cinema as architecture. The interaction between cinema and architecture - "the inherent architecture of cinematic expression
Scenery of the movie Rope. Directed by: Alfred Hitchcok. Distributor: Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 1948. 1 DVD (80 min). Source: https: //lisathatcher.files.wordpress. Com / 2012/09 / rope-set.jpg.
Scenery of the movie Rear Window. Directed by: Alfred Hitchcok. Distributor: Universal Home Video, 1954. 1 DVD (112 min). Source: http://theredlist.com/wiki- 2-20-777-789-view-1950-1960-profile-1954-brear-window-b.html
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Directed by: Robert Wiene. Distributor: Continental Home Video, 1920. 1 DVD (118 min). Image: drmvm1 via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND
Rome, Open City. Director: Roberto Rossellini. Distributor: Image Entertainment, 1945. 1 DVD (103 min). Source: https://www.tomshw.it/files/2011/02 /immagini/29608/
Two or Three Things I Know About Her. Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard. Distributor: Pierrot Le Fou, 1967. 1 DVD (87 min). Source: http: // laboratoireurbanismeinsurrectionnel. Blogspot.com.br/2012/04/godard-la-gestapo-des-structures.html
Pulp Fiction Director: Quentin Tarantino. Distributor: Miramax Films, 1994. 1 DVD (154 min). Banal stories in banal places. The North American suburb shown through a "dirty realism". Source: Movie Screenshot.
Pulp Fiction Director: Quentin Tarantino. Distributor: Miramax Films, 1994. 1 DVD (154 min). Source: Movie Screenshot
Fictional Megalopolis San Angeles in Blade Runner - The android hunter. Direction: Ridley Scott. Distributor: Warner Home Video, 1982. 1 DVD (117 min). Source: http: //www.deolhonailha. Com.br/florianopolis/cinema/ blade-runner.html
Metropolis. Directed by: Fritz Lang. Distributor: Kino Video, 1927. 1 DVD (153 min) and the possibility of a dystopian future. Source: Movie Still
The modern house in Mon Oncle (1958) does not seem to facilitate the life of M. Hulot. Source: https://girlsdofilm.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/mon-oncle-m-hulot-is-puzzled-by-modernism/
Playtime urban landscape. Directed by: Jacques Tati. Distributor: Continental Home Video, 1967. 1 DVD (115 min). Source: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/ -y7LJmbBN-aM /
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The Residential, Monumental, Gregarious and Bucolic Scales of Lucio Costa’s Brasilia

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Monumental Scale. Image © Joana França Monumental Scale. Image © Joana França "What characterizes and gives meaning to Brasilia is a game of three scales... the residential or everyday scale... the so-called monumental scale, in which man acquires a collective dimension; the urbanistic expression of a new concept of nobility... Finally the gregarious scale, in which dimensions and space are deliberately reduced and concentrated in order to create a climate conducive to grouping... We can also add another fourth scale, the bucolic scale of open areas intended for lakeside retreats or weekends in the countryside." - Lucio Costa in an interview with Jornal do Brasil, November 8, 1961. Photographer Joana França shared with us an impressive series of aerial photographs of the national capital of Brazil, Brasilia. The photoset is divided into four sub-series each presenting a scale: residential, monumental, gregarious and bucolic.

Residential Scale

Residential Scale. Image © Joana França Residential Scale. Image © Joana França

Monumental Scale

Monumental Scale. Image © Joana França Monumental Scale. Image © Joana
Gregarious Scale. Image © Joana França
Bucolic Scale. Image © Joana França
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Pl@ntNet: The “Shazam” of Plants Making Life Easier for Landscape Designers

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Courtesy of: Pl@ntNet Courtesy of: Pl@ntNet You've probably used or heard of the app Shazam, used by millions of people to identify songs and song lyrics. A team of researchers from Cirad, IRA, Inria / IRD and Tela Botanica Network - had the idea of developing a similar application, but instead of identifying songs, the application identifies plant species. Pl@ntNet is a new tool that helps identify plants using pictures. Collecting data from a large social network that constantly uploads images and information about plant species, Pl@ntNet has a visualization software that recognizes the plant photographed and links it to its plant library. Currently, the app has more than 4,100 species of flora located in France alone. The list is increasing as more users contribute images and information to the database. Pl@ntNet is available for iPhone and Android devices. Learn more about the app here
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