Phoenix Towers

Thema: Urban reinvigoration. Beschreibung: Phoenix Towers will be an iconic landmark within an ambitious environmental master plan for Wuhan, the capital of central China. Situated on the Yangtze River at the crossroads of nine provinces, the ‘City of 1000 Lakes’, population 10 million, has recently been designated an environmental ‘Super City’ by the regional and … Weiterlesen

Al Fayah Park

Thema: Designing a park in the desert. Beschreibung: A series of cracked pieces of the desert surface raised on columns will form a gentle dome across the site. These elevated pieces create a perforated canopy of partial shade under which a lush garden can grow, protected from the harsh excesses of the hot desert sun. … Weiterlesen

Clearpoint Residencies

Thema: The world’s tallest vertical garden. Beschreibung: When construction ends in late 2015, Clearpoint will be the tallest residential vertical garden in the world, with planted terraces circling the entire structure and inbuilt self-sustaining watering systems. Measures will be in place to reduce energy and water consumption, including the use of solar energy for communal … Weiterlesen

Life is on a new high

Thema: Urban Observation. Beschreibung: The project aims to address the issue of the changing landscape and unregulated construction in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. The city is undergoing a massive construction boom, with more than 15 supertalls, hundreds of skyscrapers and thousands of high-rise buildings under construction. Currently Mumbai is home to the largest … Weiterlesen

Automanic

Thema: Temporäres Kulissenparkhaus. Beschreibung: Die performative Skulptur von Folke Köbberling / Martin Kaltwassser und David Moises ist ein Aufeinanderprallen eines lustvollen Spiels mit der Technik auf eine emphemere Struktur. Ein temporäres Parkhaus aus Gipskartonplatten wird zwischen Schaustelle und der Pinakothek der Moderne errichtet. In dem »Kulissenparkhaus« befinden sich Autos, die mit einer Fernsteuerung ausgestattet sind … Weiterlesen

Humans of New York

Thema: Blog collecting impressions/pictures/quotes of inhabitants of New York City. Beschreibung: HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot … Weiterlesen

Konza Technology City

Thema: Africa’s Silicon Savannah. Beschreibung: Konza is set to be one of the most successful cities in Africa, competing economically and culturally with the best cities in the world. Konza Technology City offers all the benefits of a greenfield, ‘clean sheet’ site but which is nevertheless right at the centre of things: 60km from the … Weiterlesen

Condominium project in metro Detroit

Thema: Detroit firm aims to use shipping containers for Midtown residences. Beschreibung: House hunters will soon be able to check out what may be the most unusual condominium project in metro Detroit — a 20-unit complex near Wayne State University built from empty shipping containers. A model unit and sales center will break ground in … Weiterlesen

Automated Rooftop Storage in Amsterdam

Thema: A new urban bicycle parking solution. Beschreibung: Like many dense cities, Amsterdam has a parking problem. In this city, though, it’s a problem of the two-wheeled variety. According to the city, there are about 295,000 bikes parked in the city at a given time but only 200,000 parking spots. But engineers at IBA, the … Weiterlesen

Temporary Cities

Thema: Architektur ist mehr als permanente Architekturen, die wir als Monumente der Gegenwartskunst/-kultur anbeten. Neben dieser Architektur, die so auch weiter bestehen wird, gibt es eine neue, temporäre Architektur. Beschreibung: Die Bedeutung und die Ausschreibung von gebauten Architekturen ist auf historischen Tiefstand angelangt. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat sich eine neue Architektur herausgebildet, die schnell und … Weiterlesen