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EU collaborators | Julie Kaalby Bjerre

Category: ⚐ EN+colaboradores

Today we are happy to introduce you to Julie, one of our most recent collaborators. Welcome to Ecosistema Urbano!

Julie Bjerre

In her own words:

I am currently a master student of architecture at the Aarhus School of Architecture, from where I also completed my BA of Arts in Architecture. During the past years I have found a lot of inspiration from travelling and through my camera I try to take notion of every-thing that wonders my Nordic eye.

One late evening at the Aarhus School of Architecture I found myself caught in a post about the parallelism between pizzamaking and a concept called network design. When I was to discover that the Madrid based studio Ecosistema Urbano was the pizzachef, I realized that to learn more about this intriguing idea of network design and how to profoundly activate the citizen as a integrated ingredient in architecture, I had to head south. I had for a while been interested in the relation between citizens and architecture and I found Ecosistema Urbano’s mindset very inspiring.

With strong predilection for a sensible architecture I usually try to work with the mechanisms of the urban landscape to create durable concepts that can make us even more aware of the beauty of our constantly evolving environment. During my studies I developed a strong interest for an architecture of process –and I encountered the idea that the process is in fact the project. By working with Ecosistema Urbano I am hoping to explore another layer in the field of architecture in process, that I have not yet been able to fully explore during my studies.

So here I am. Lets bake!

And here is Julie’s short profile and related links:

Occupation: master student, Aarhus School of Architecture
Interests: People/city/landscape, travel, photography, food, friends, family, hygge
City, country: Aarhus, Denmark
Web: juliekaalbybjerre.dk
Social profiles: facebook.com/julie.bjerre

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Learn for Life | book by Gestalten

Category: news+publications

Gestalten has recently published Learn for life, a book about new spaces for new learning —not just in kindergartens, schools, and universities. It features, among other examples, our project Plaza Ecópolis.

Learn for life

Learn for Life is a diverse collection of inspiring architecture and interiors that support progressive models of acquiring knowledge. New interpretations of kindergartens, schools, universities, and libraries are featured along with architecturally innovative offices and conference rooms. These examples are rounded out by more experimental projects that offer further perspectives on the rapidly evolving topic of how best to learn in the new millennium.

The groundbreaking spaces promote learning by inspiring us, providing us with helpful tools, and facilitating opportunities for productive cooperation and the exchange of ideas within groups. In short, the work makes clear that the creative use of architecture and interior design not only provides a new physical framework for acquiring knowledge, but also revitalizes and advances the process of learning as a whole.

You can learn more about it here: Learn for life | gestalten

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EU lectures | Oslo & Copenhagen

Category: ⚐ EN+news

Next week we will be giving a lecture in Oslo and Copenhagen about our work, including the latest projects like dreamhamar.

 

Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture

 

Oslo | 15.02.2012 | 19:00 h | learn more

Organizer: Architects Association of Oslo
Host: Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture

 

Living Copenhaguen

 

Copenhagen | 17.02.2012 | 19:00 h | learn more

Organizer: Living Copenhagen project
Host: PB43 / The Tower

http://www.livingcopenhagen.org/about-php/

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Shanghai Air Tree | Le premier projet d’architecture Creative Commons

Category: ⚐ FR+air tree commons+parametric

Nous reproduisons par la suite un article du blog français complexitys qui présente notre projet Air Tree Commons:

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer la publication du premier projet d’architecture entièrement Creative Commons par l’agence espagnole Ecosistema Urbano: il s’agit de l’Air Tree (Arbre d’Air) dessiné pour le pavillon de la ville de Madrid à l’Expo Shanghai 2010.

Cela signifie que désormais n’importe quel architecte, agence d’architecture, mairie ou institution, pourra librement télécharger tout les dessins d’exécutions de l’Arbre d’Air et ensuite modifier le projet, le construire et, bien sur, le revendre.
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How to make pizza, network design style

Category: ⚐ EN+dreamhamar+urban social design

 

Image by Seth W. (Flickr)
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Sometimes two simple words combine to create a concept difficult to understand, like network design.

Network design is the methodology Ecosistema Urbano is going to apply in the redesigning process of Storget Square, in Hamar. The name of the project is dreamhamar.

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Architecture in your Hand

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture

“Architecture in your Hand” it’s the new dpr-barcelona‘s publishing project. A new approach of how books can take advantage on the use of digital technology, the network organization and the production, distribution and use of knowledge, all together outlining a new suggestive landscape to learn.

The ever growing number of mobile devices, the diffusion of the boundaries between public and private space, the subversion of the traditional publishing structure and the new forms of learning; are somehow the start point of this publishing project for architecture contents.

Considering that the main goal of a book is to store and transmit information added to the potential of networked learning, we have imagined that this concept can be expanded and spreaded. As being transmitted through a new basis, this information should be structured following a different mobile logic: enhancing immediacy, brevity, and simplicity. continue reading

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dreamhamar online workshops | inscriptions ouvertes

Category: ⚐ FR+dreamhamar+urban social design

Nous invitons les étudiants, les architectes et les créatifs de tout le monde à participer au processus de création collective dreamhamar, en s’inscrivant aux workshops en ligne que nous décrivons par la suite.
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Smallness

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture

At the edge of contemporary civilization, few meters from corporate offices, airports that allow you to physically reach all parts of the world, connections that let people to reach virtually anyone, anywhere; in the middle of an international monetary market and large system of financial transactions, there is a parallel world who lives in a much more local dimension and deals with much more real and pressing problems. This dimension has strong relationships with the international part but often it absorbs and reworks status symbols, attitudes, vices and fashions. In parallel, the image and the characteristic features of smallness is spreading and now needs the proper theoretical framework that supports it. Fundamental part of this system is to understand the existence of this phenomenon, the consolidation of its constituent elements, the determination and characterization of the main actors of the process and to produce a schedule of materials (always in evolutions). The first step to enter in this world is to realize that the smallness is all around us and often contaminates our everyday lives without us even realize it. A series of examples and reflections on the theme will make this concept more explicit.

RULES:

1 S has always existed / B comes from the modern city. S is a constant process / B is a variable trend process.
2 S belongs and refers to a local area / B works on a global scale.
3 S access to limited and local resources / B has the ability to access a much wider range of products at global levels.
4 S is creative and unconventional / B is schematic and conventional and uses standard resources
5 S has an horizontal creative process in wich all the factors (economical, social and technological) have equal importance / B has a vertical creative process starting from an economical input and reaching a standardized output.
6 S and B have a mutual relationship: S gives ideas and creativity to B, while B gives resources and waste products that are reprocessed from S.
7 S and B use different professionists: S professionists are locally adapted to the characteristics of the project, while B research international professionists.

EXAMPLES:


REMIDA The project is part of the consolidation of the “Garibaldi 2” complex in Calderara di Reno (Bo). Key factors such the fight against crime and illegal activities have been used for urban regeneration and planning. The interior design is made only with recycled materials, bringing them to be the real protagonist of the project.

ECOLE DEL RUSCO For the fourth edition of the exhibition of art and recycling of Bologna. An artistic and sensory journey through the squares of the city, with five installations by young designers, dedicated to the touch, sight, taste, hearing and smell.

PEACOCK STORE Interior design and supervision for the new Peacock Store, 80 sqm cloathing store located in the city centre of Bologna. The concept design is based on a low cost profile using recycled and industrial materials. The mix of pipes, osb wood and tanks gives to the store an underground style that match with the style of the clothes sell in the shop.

B – CITY Re-writing urban tissue, political strategy, raids in the areas of dysfunction of the network of cycle tracks, plug-in for the bike are just some of the mechanisms of self-generating of urban
consciousness.

PANICO COLLETTIVO Participatory planning for the renovation of San Lorenzo di Panico. Sponsored by National Institute of Urban Planning (INU) department Emilia-Romagna, in collaboration with Municipality of Marzabotto and supervision of bologna district

CREDITS:
CODE: 012
ARCHITECTS: CICLOSTILE ARCHITETTURA
(Giacomo Beccari + Gaia Calamosca + Alessandro Miti)
ALIAS: SMALLNESS
YEAR: 2011
PROJECT: Research
COLLABORATORS: Alberto Giancani

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Gunter Pauli – The Blue Economy: Flow Based Architecture

Category: ⚐ EN+architecture+sustainability

 

Next Thursday May the 12th Gunter Pauli will be lecturing at IAAC from 12.00- 13.00

Dr. Gunter Pauli graduated with a degree in economics from Loyola’s University in Belgium and obtained his masters in business administration from INSEAD in France. He is an entrepreneur and founder of ZERI Foundation (Zero Emissions Research and Initiatives). The Blue Economy is an international community of companies, innovators and scientists, providing open source access to develop, implement and share prosperous business models that strive to improve natural ecosystems and the quality of life for all.

Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
Carrer de Pujades, 102, Barcelona,
IAAC Auditorium, Free Admission

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Norden Fund Travel/Study Grants

Category: ⚐ EN+competitions+educación


Norden Fund Travel/Study Grants:  An opportunity for students and recent graduates:

The Norden Fund, offered by the Architectural League of New York, annually awards students and recent graduates up to $5,000  in travel/study grants to pursue projects in the field of architecture, architectural history, or urban studies. continue reading