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April 12th and 13th, 2008
And the Winner is...
Brendan in Where
"As a way of improving safety and bridging the gap between the city core and the bulging periphery, the city has launched a Defense of Modern Ruins program, stringing together blighted sights that range from industrial sights to downtrodden art-déco buildings to bureaucratic baroque whales. The program includes low-rent housing schemes, urban wilderness tours and itinerant party circuits."
Missin' the AAG '08
Bryan Finoki in Subtopia
Sadly, I will not be able to attend this year's Association of American Geographer's meeting in Boston all next week, due to my craptastic back injury, which is finally beginning to make some progress distancing me further from the freaky prospect of having to have disc surgery. Finally, whew!
Nevertheless, I was scheduled to appear on a panel this coming Tuesday afternoon entitled Architectures of Security: Border/Space in a Mobile World. Was super excited (for obvious reasons) but, also to be presenting with the likes of Louise Amoore, Alexandra Hall and Stephen Graham from Durham University in the UK, Deborah Cowen out of the University of Toronto, and Keller Easterling from Yale. A roundtable on borders and militarism with these folks is an absolute privilege for this little blogger, let me tell ya.
Check out everyone's abstract:
Posta Aerea 05
Bradley in east coast Architecture review
Today we feature a few excerpts from our voluminous mailbag:
a+t magazine is offering an outstanding read featuring Dutch Architecture called, "DBook". The magazine itself comes from Spain and is also translated in English. Another fine architectural periodical from Europe. NAi the Netherlands Architecture Institute is featuring a symposium of designers, artists and intellectuals similar to TED in the United States. Wiel Arets is assisting the NAi in their efforts and the program in entitled "Happening". The review runs through May 4, 2008 at the NAi in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Half Dose #46: Accordia, Cambridge
John in A Daily Dose of Architecture
Since featuring Feilden Clegg Bradley's (FCB) award-winning Westfield Student Village four years ago, the studio has completed many more projects and won many more awards. One project that's garnering much awards and attention is Accordia, Cambridge (England), "a scheme of 212 houses and 166 apartments on a 9.5 hectare (23 acre) site adjacent to the Botanic Garden on the southern edge of the city."
The Fantasy of Architecture, Asia’s Ideal City
admin in mirage.studio.7
Two most significant urban prototypes produced by Modern Movement are Le Corbusier’s Ville Radieuse and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City - where every family with its own separate home on its own separate acre of land. Wright’s Broadacre City is a prescription for today’s suburbia on a bigger scale. At first glance, these two prototypes appears to have absolutely nothing in common, but they do share one significant flaw: neither can possibly work without elaborate transport systems. The ‘Walking City’ seen here approaching Manhattan Island, technically in the real world, supercarriers or also known as aircraft carriers loosely fit the definition of a walking city.