Today we present here a new initiative in which we have been working for the last months and we are asking for your participation.
We are trying to imagine what would happen if we were able to think about real solutions but…new / alternative / revolutionary … which together were capable of generating an alternative urbanity implemented over the contemporary city? continue reading
May 24, 2009
Hoy os presentamos una nueva iniciativa en la que llevamos unos meses trabajando y para la que solicitamos vuestra participación.
Estamos intentando imaginar ¿Qué pasaría si fuesemos capaces de pensar soluciones reales/nuevas/alternativas/revolucionarias… que sumadas fuesen capaces de generar una urbanidad alternativa sobre la ciudad contemporánea? continue reading
February 23, 2009
Architecture of Density, an exhibition of large scale color photographs by Michael Wolf.
Wolf has lived and worked in Hong Kong for ten years. Stimulated by the region’s complex urban dynamics, he makes dizzying photographs of its architecture.
One of the most densely populated metropolitan areas in the world, Hong Kong has an overall density of nearly 6,700 people per square kilometer. The majority of its citizens live in flats in high-rise buildings. In Architecture of Density, Wolf investigates these vibrant city blocks, finding a mesmerizing abstraction in the buildings’ facades. continue reading
February 16, 2009
For a long time now I’ve been obsessed with suburban and exurban master-planned communities and how to make them better. But as the economy and the mortgage crisis just seem to get worse, and gas prices continue to plunge, the issues around housing have changed dramatically. The problem now isn’t really how to better design homes and communities, but rather what are we going to do with all the homes and communities we’re left with. continue reading
February 13, 2009
THE JAMES DYSON FOUNDATION OPENS GLOBAL DOORS TO INSPIRE AND ENGAGE ENGINEERING STUDENTS.
Renowned design competition expands to students in more than 20 countries.
February 10, 2009
Os presentamos este interesante artículo de Aurora Fernández Per, Editora-directora de la revista a+t, que hemos encontrado surfeando por el blog de la citada publicación. continue reading
February 7, 2009
Architects Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson confront the challenge of redeveloping abandoned suburban retail space in their new book, Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs (Wiley Press, 2009). The detailed text also explores several creative solutions in which progressive planning has reinvigorated suburban communities nationwide. PM spoke to Dunham-Jones about the challenge of replacing dying malls and the culture of the car with pedestrian-centered residential and retail development.
January 27, 2009
Ecofont, la fuente ecológica
Presentamos una nueva tipografía que, según sus creadores, permite ahorrar hasta un 20% el consumo de tinta.
Repasamos los consejos básicos a la hora de imprimir:
Hasta ahora, el consejo ecológico por excelencia para ahorrar con la impresora de casa o la oficina era utilizar las dos caras del papel (que, ya no hace falta decirlo, debe ser reciclado). Pero ahora, le podemos añadir otro: usar una tipografía ecológica, la ecofont. continue reading
Emergency Architects Foundation was founded in April 2001 by Patrick Coulombel after the floods in the Somme and Oise departments in France. It is now a foundation reconnue d’utilité publique, with two other national sections in Canada and in Australia. continue reading
January 26, 2009
Superuse is based on a simple but effective concept. For the viewer, it is a big database of recycling-related projects in various fields (design, architecture, art, etc) and for its registered users it is a community whose members can submit stuff and vote other people’s sumissions. continue reading