<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/28/video-interview-oke-hauser-mini-living-asif-khan-forests-installation-movie/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/09/mini-living-forest-installation-asif-khan-london-design-festival-2016_dezeen_sqa-936x936.jpg" /> </a> <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…)</a>
<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/15/asif-khan-architect-mini-living-forests-installation-london-design-festival-2016/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/09/mini-living-forest-installation-asif-khan-london-design-festival-2016_dezeen_sq-936x936.jpg" /> </a> <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…)</a>
<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/09/07/asif-khan-architect-forests-installation-mini-living-london-design-festival/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/09/mini-living-asif-khan-installation-london-design-festival-2016_dezeen_sq-936x936.jpg" /> </a> <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…)</a>
<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/06/29/bmw-mini-vision-next-100-concept-autonomous-car-changes-colour-drivers-mood/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/06/mini-concept-vehicle-bmw-transport-design-autonomous-driverless-technology-car-digital-intelligence-system-_dezeen_sq.jpg" /> </a> 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…)</a>
<a href="http://www.dezeen.com/2016/04/14/mini-living-shared-spaces-solution-affordable-housing-crisis-milan-design-week/"> <img src="https://static.dezeen.com/uploads/2016/04/mini-living-installation-milan-design-week-2016_dezeen_sqd.jpg" /> </a> <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…)</a>
With a high-density population and a history of internal armed conflict, the city of Medellín in Colombia lacked substantial public space, 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 design. 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"
Despite being at the forefront of digital fabrication technology, 3D printing is still shrouded in mystery, something which the Design Exchange (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”"
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"
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 Achilles Rizzoli. Continue reading "American Perspectives: From Classic to Contemporary"
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”"
Storefront for Art and Architecture hosts Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa, an exhibition 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"
In response to the devastating earthquake in Nepal this past April, GCRS Global-Building Love Disaster-aid Material Trade Center is calling on architects around the world to design reconstruction projects as a part of their GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency competition. Continue reading "Open Call: GARS-NEPAL.TIBET Earthquake Emergency Reconstruction Competition"
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 exhibition 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 Shenzhen 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.
The city of Pittsburgh encountered and was transformed by modern architecture in an ambitious program of urban revitalization in the 1950s and ’60s. HAC Lab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern untangles Pittsburgh’s complicated relationship with modern architecture and urban planning. This experimental presentation at Carnegie Museum of Art’s Heinz Architectural Center includes abundant archival materials from the period, an active architecture studio, and a salon-style discussion space, unearthing layers of history and a range of perspectives. Continue reading "HAC Lab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern"
Studio Gang has been selected to design a 60,000 square-foot campus for the Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) in Chicago. Aimed to be the city’s greenest campus, the net positive energy scheme will be designed as a space for learning that will “break down barriers between kids.” The campus will include classrooms, an international learning laboratory, a teacher professional development center, an early childhood center, and an urban food production center.
Nothing is more iconic of progress than the skyscraper - but as developers continue to build up, it begs the question: what effect does higher living have on our mental health? Taking opinions from authors, architects, engineers and residences of high-rise apartments, Fast Company reports on the pros and cons of the vertical obsession of the 21st century. Comparing the liberation offered by the Hancock building and the failure of the Pruitt-Igoe project, the article looks at how living at high altitudes may change the way that we socialize and perceive space. Read the full article, “The Psychology of Skyscrapers,” and decide for yourself whether this trend of growing buildings is a good or bad thing.
In an interview with Julia Ingalls Paul Goldberger, former architecture critic of the New York Times and forthcoming biographer of Frank Gehry, discusses the critical relevance of architecture in what he dubs the “new media age.” According to Ingalls, Goldberger has thrived “by writing informed narratives that examine not just the trendy cladding of a building, but the deep historical, social, and political environments that invariably give rise to it.” Goldberger is a writer who has embraced Twitter, using it as a platform for discussion and debate just as, in prior years, his writings in print media would act as less immediate provocations. Continue reading "The Role of Architectural Discourse in the ‘New Media Age’"