Asif Khan creates “space in between” homes and workplaces with Forests installation for MINI

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/category/events/2016/london-design-festival-2016/"><strong>London Design Festival 2016:</strong></a> in this exclusive movie produced by Dezeen for <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mini/">MINI</a>, the brand's Oke Hauser explains why they worked with architect <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/asif-khan/">Asif Khan</a> to install <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/15/asif-khan-architect-mini-living-forests-installation-london-design-festival-2016/">plant-filled pavilions across east London</a>. <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/28/video-interview-oke-hauser-mini-living-asif-khan-forests-installation-movie/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Asif Khan and MINI create calm, enclosed “forests” in east London

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/london-design-festival-2016/"><strong>London Design Festival 2016:</strong></a> architect <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/asif-khan/">Asif Khan</a> has created three temporary pavilions thick with plants to give the harried London public space to relax, work and socialise (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/15/asif-khan-architect-mini-living-forests-installation-london-design-festival-2016/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

Asif Khan and MINI to install “forests” across east London

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        <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/london-design-festival-2016/"><strong>London Design Festival 2016:</strong></a> London architect <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/asif-khan/">Asif Khan</a> will install three plant-filled rooms across Shoreditch for this year's London Design Festival.  <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/07/asif-khan-architect-forests-installation-mini-living-london-design-festival/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

BMW’s MINI Vision Next 100 concept car changes colour depending on the driver’s mood

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        Car brand <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/bmw">BMW</a> has unveiled an autonomous <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mini">MINI</a> concept vehicle designed to be shared between several drivers, which could changes colour depending on different users' preferences (+ movie). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/29/bmw-mini-vision-next-100-concept-autonomous-car-changes-colour-drivers-mood/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

MINI presents shared living spaces as a solution to the affordable housing crisis in cities

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        <strong><a href="http://www.dezeen.com/events/2016/milan-design-week-2016/">Milan 2016:</a></strong> car brand <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/mini/">MINI</a> has developed a concept for <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/tag/co-living/">shared urban living</a> and is "seriously exploring" how it can apply its brand values to help solve the housing shortage (+ slideshow). <a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/14/mini-living-shared-spaces-solution-affordable-housing-crisis-milan-design-week/" class="more-link">(more&hellip;)</a>

How EPM Group Is Reclaiming Medellín’s Infrastructure as Public Space

With a high-density population and a history of internal armed conflict, the city of Medellín in Colombia lacked substantial , but had an overwhelming amount of industrial infrastructure in place. But as profiled by The Architectural Review, recently architects and urban planners of the EPM group saw this imbalance as an opportunity, and so in the uninhabited patches of land surrounding over one hundred fenced industrial lots, the UVA or Unidades de Vida Articulada (Units of Articulated Life) program was born. Including initiatives to build public classrooms, launderettes and cafés, the UVA projects were conceived together with the local population through a series of workshops, where every resident was invited to express their vision for the new public square through writing and drawing. Medellín, existing at the convergence of several hills, provides a wide variety of unique landscapes for architects to experiment on – and through the UVA projects, EPM Group demonstrates how architecture can empower a community from the first day of . Read more about how this project will continue to instigate positive change at The Architectural Review. Continue reading "How EPM Group Is Reclaiming Medellín’s Infrastructure as Public Space"

Toronto’s Design Exchange Unveils Its Latest Exhibition: “3DXL”

Despite being at the forefront of digital fabrication technology, 3D printing is still shrouded in mystery, something which the (DX) hopes to change with its most recent exhibition, “3DXL” in Toronto. Curated by the director of DX, Sara Nickleson, 3DXL brings together 3D printing projects from across fields, including work from medicine, design and architecture. As the name suggests, the exhibit presents 3D printing on a scale not normally observed by the public. In particular, the exhibit addresses the role 3D printing will play in the future of architecture, and how it may begin to replace more traditional architectural construction. Continue reading "Toronto’s Design Exchange Unveils Its Latest Exhibition: “3DXL”"

Spotlight: Emilio Ambasz

As early as the 1970s, Emilio Ambasz (born 13 June 1943) initiated a discussion on sustainability through his work with green spaces and buildings which is arguably more important today than ever, and contributed to theoretical and design discourse outside of architecture through his wide variety of interest and career pursuits. Ambasz’s work has crossed several disciplines; he has been a curator, a professor, an industrial designer, and an architect, and is highly regarded in all of these varied pursuits. Continue reading "Spotlight: Emilio Ambasz"

American Perspectives: From Classic to Contemporary

The opening of the exhibition American Perspectives: From Classic to Contemporary presents the hand-drawn worlds of prominent American architects and architectural draftsmen. The art of architectural representation in the USA, particularly at the beginning of the 20th century, reached heights of originality and perfection, which still stands out today. On show will be works by Frank Lloyed Wright, Richard Neutra, Lebbeus Woods and . Continue reading "American Perspectives: From Classic to Contemporary"

Richard Meier Tops Out on Florida Beach “Surf Club”

Richard Meier & Partners has topped out on their Four Season’s expansion to the historic Russell Pancoast-designed “Surf Club” in Florida. Scheduled to complete next year, the luxury hospitality and residential project is comprised of two, 12-story towers, offering 150 private units, alongside an 80-room hotel on 9-acres of Surfside oceanfront property. Read on for more in-progress images. You can learn more about the project, here. Continue reading "Richard Meier Tops Out on Florida Beach “Surf Club”"

Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa

Storefront for Art and Architecture hosts Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa, an by journalist Michiel Hulshof (Tertium, Amsterdam) and architect Daan Roggeveen (MORE Architecture, Shanghai). Facing East investigates the impact of Chinese development on fast-growing African cities, and is built around personal stories of individuals involved in the urbanization process. Continue reading "Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa"

Call for Exhibitors: 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture in Hong Kong and Shenzhen

The 2015 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism Architecture (UABB) has launched an open call for exhibitors. Co-organized by Shenzhen and Hong Kong, UABB is the only biennial in the world that is based exclusively on the themes of urbanism and urbanization. This year’s edition, which will run from December 2015 to February 2016, will be based around the themes “Re-Living the City” and “Visions 2050 – Lifestyle & The City.” All those who are interested in participating as an exhibitor should submit their proposals to the organizers of the curatorial team (here) and Hong Kong curatorial team (here) before June 30, 2015. See our past coverage on the 2013 UABB to learn more about the event.