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SUSTAINED DEVELOPMENT DUBAI STYLE

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Ever thought about buying your own country? continue reading

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Passive House: Comfort through Efficiency

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The Passive House (www.passivhauskurs.de) is the world’s leading standard in energy efficient construction: Energy saved on heating is 80% compared to conventional standards of new buildings. The energy requirement for heating is lower than 10 to 20 kWh/(m²a) (depending on climate), adding up to a low cost of 10 to 25 € per month. Therefore high energy prices are no longer a threat to Passive House occupants. continue reading

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The Chinese Dream: A Society Under Construction

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iaac summer workshop

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The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia launches the digital fabrication summer workshop. The aim is to produce the Venice Biennale installation that Guallart Architects (www.guallart.com), IaaC (www.iaac.net) and the Bcn Fab Lab (www.fablab.es), with the collaboration of Bestiario, will present during the Venice Biennale, based on digital fabrication procedures. continue reading

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WATERCUBE: The Book

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is a complete monographic publication about the National Swimming Center for the Beijing Olympics 2008. With an exhaustive description about the Watercube we present a detailed study of the project. The book makes an holistic approach to the project that starts with a brief description of urban and social changes that China has been experienced in the last decade. These facts have encouraged the construction boom that made possible these kind of projects occur in cities like Beijing. continue reading

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ECO SKYSCRAPER – YEANG, KEN

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For many, ecoskyscrapers are synonymous with Ken Yeang. In more than three decades of practice, Ken Yeang has almost single-handedly pioneered and developed this building genre.

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plug_in at the XXIII WORLD CONGRESS OF ARCHITECTURE TURIN 2008_ UIA

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June 30 – July 3, 2008 Architektonika_Oval_Lingotto_Turin

International Exhibition of Products, Projects and Processes for Architecture, Construction and Design plug_in – laboratorio di architettura e arti multimediali

plug_in is a cultural association founded in 2003. It operates as an experimental workshop used by members Emanuele Piccardo, Luisa Siotto and Alessandro Lanzetta to promote the propagation of architecture and contemporary visual arts by inviting the community to actively participate in events and workshops organised in various locations. continue reading

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The London Festival of Architecture 2008

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The London Festival of Architecture 2008, is a celebration and exploration of the city’s buildings, streets and spaces – with over 600 exhibitions, lectures, public space installations, guided walks, bicycle rides, boat tours, parties, design workshops and debates.

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Twixt Winds and Billows. Sustainability in the Built Environment

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“The storm is master. Man, as a ball, is tossed twixt winds and billows.”
Friedrich Schiller

The destruction of the natural bases for our lives and the consequences of this represents one of the greatest challenges for the 21st century. Given the fact that none of this is new, but has been debated for a long time, we have to wonder whether fresh disasters really are needed to cause a genuine change in our approach? Unfortunately history teaches us that human being really are not long-term planners, but respond almost exclusively to crises. continue reading

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Proyecto de re-apropiación de vació urbano

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skate park ursulines bruselas
El proyecto del skate-park de Ursulines, en el corazón de Bruselas, es el resultado de un proceso participativo y reinvidicativo muy interesante. Se inicia en el año 2003 con la petición de un colectivo de skaters BRUSK que tienen como objetivo dinamizar un espacio urbano y apropiárselo. continue reading