Tag: urbanismo

The TICs and the uncertain future of the city | Guido Cimadomo
11-02-2019 No Comments

The TICs and the uncertain future of the city | Guido Cimadomo

To understand the evolution of the contemporary city it is necessary to see the influence that information technology (TIC) and the increase of its use is producing in society. Its application in different sectors of society is of extreme importance for urban development and marks the economic, social and political future of cities. ICTs are based on a spatial structure […]

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age
29-01-2019 No Comments

Shaping Cities in an Urban Age

Where will I live in fifty years? What are the advantages and disadvantages of residing in a city? How will cities change and evolve in that time and how should planners prepare for that evolution? For all those who are interested in these issues, whether students, academics, professionals or readers in general, Phaidon’s new book, Shaping Cities in an Urban […]

Concerning the life of houses. Another way of being flexible | Javier Mozas
14-01-2019 No Comments

Concerning the life of houses. Another way of being flexible | Javier Mozas

“In this room (…), Mrs Moreau decided to install her kitchen. The decorator Henry Fleury conceived an avant-garde design for her and began to proclaim that it would be the prototype of the twenty-first century kitchen: a culinary laboratory one generation ahead of its time, provided with the most sophisticated technical improvements, equipped with microwave ovens, invisible hotplates, remote-controlled household […]

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta
04-01-2019 No Comments

Autoorganization and Cybernetics | Miquel Lacasta

Lately the notion of self-organization has taken a certain protagonism in the conception of the city and the architecture, probably to political / social current recomic singer of the situation. In a sense it can sound to chimera the fact that so much, objects as persons, have a trend towards an organization not programmed in advance. It is more, I […]

XI BIAU - Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial
27-12-2018 No Comments

XI BIAU – Open call for the 11th Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennial

The CALL FOR WORKS FOR THE XI IBEROAMERICAN BIENNIAL OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN PLANNING IS NOW OPENO (XI BIAU). The biennial will be held in Asunción (Paraguay) in October 2019 and will show the way of living in Latin America from everyday life. Last Monday, December 17th, Casa América was presented, coinciding with the celebration of the II Ibero-American Congress […]

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
14-12-2018 No Comments

A model that opened roads | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I spoke here the last time of the Marseille Unit, completed in 1953, as an emblematic building of the twentieth century. It can be useful to talk about this building and what originated it. The European political-social explosion of the first decades of the twentieth century, produced, had to produce it, a radical change of perspective in terms of the […]

Public space as a battlefield | Javier Mozas
03-12-2018 No Comments

Public space as a battlefield | Javier Mozas

Public space was for Hannah Arendt, 1906-1975, a place for Action.1 Arendt believed that democracy needed to be exercised in the public realm, that it was useless to enact it in the private space of the household. Action has two very different resources: one peaceful, the other violent. One using Words and the other Battle; that is, Discourse and War. […]

Pyramiden, the Soviet city in the Arctic | Jelena Prokopljević
26-11-2018 No Comments

Pyramiden, the Soviet city in the Arctic | Jelena Prokopljević

Pyramiden was a Norwegian mining settlement located on Spitzbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, about 1000 kilometers from the north pole and as many from the Norwegian coast. The Russians, in fact, prefer to call the whole archipelago with the name Spitzbergen, neutral and not Scandinavian, claiming that the discoverers of the islands around the twelfth century were […]

Londres, the biggest capital of Europe | Antón Capitel
08-10-2018 No Comments

Londres, the biggest capital of Europe | Antón Capitel

London had a double birth. On the one hand, there was London proper, what is now known as the City, the city of the merchants and the bourgeoisie, and the city also of the Cathedral, of the bishop. This was the first and most important population, which was not the seat of government, but of commerce, and which had and […]

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz
05-10-2018 No Comments

Make the policy tool to build | Óscar Tenreiro Degwitz

I have mentioned Eugène Claudius Petit (1907-1989) several times in this space. I have to talk more about him. To say first of all that Claudius, a name he adopted in the underground of the anti-Nazi resistance, was first and foremost a politician. Of modest origin, worker, he became a cabinetmaker as part of one of the learning associations (the […]

Teachers of the form and the space. Luciano Kulczewski
27-09-2018 No Comments

Teachers of the form and the space. Luciano Kulczewski

TEACHERS OF THE FORM AND THE SPACE it is a series that checks biographies of big Chilean architects, who with his work influenced the daily urban one and who until today affect in the form in which the inhabitant relates to the city in which it lives. In this edition, we will revise the life of the architect Luciano Kulczewski. His […]

Spyglass
20-09-2018 No Comments

Spyglass

Five hills border the historic center of the city of Concepción, located in the south-central zone of Chile. Each with its own form, scale, context and history. The hills Amarillo, Caracol, Chepe, La Pólvora and the Virgin are the milestones of an invisible perimeter route through the city, which surrounds another path, that which is born between the hills of […]

Complex buildings. Learning systems
21-08-2018 No Comments

Complex buildings. Learning systems

School buildings house complex systems. From kindergarten to the university faculty, the journey through learning levels consists of an accumulation of vital experiences arising from the interaction between these systems. The educational function, so called by Functionalism, now builds its environments with new paradigms that reflect and respond to an increasingly diverse and complex social agenda. a+t 50 Learning Systems […]

Affinity in contrast | Marcelo Gardinetti
13-08-2018 No Comments

Affinity in contrast | Marcelo Gardinetti

“It seems to me that the problem in which we find ourselves today is to rethink our relationship with historical buildings. It is necessary to move from an attitude that is evasive and increasingly distant, typical of protection-conservation, to an attitude of projective intervention. It seems to me that what must be done is to reconsider whether there is not […]

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede
11-06-2018 No Comments

Illegal city | Aldo G. Facho Dede

According to the census of 2007, the last one about which we know proved, near 50 % of the of Lima population marginal (BUM),1 lives in neighborhoods urban which are defined as those urban cores that present levels of monetary poverty, and they lack services of infrastructure and equipment (MVCS 2012).2 Though the great growth of this type of developments was […]

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona
05-06-2018 No Comments

Guide to the 20th-Century Architecture of Tarragona

“We can only capture time through its manifestations, meaning the traces, places and events where time has been expressed”. Juhani Pallasmaa Architecture and urban planning, along with other disciplines, reflect the structure, evolution and thinking of each era of society (including the most recent history). Many publications have dealt with the subjects of historical, architectural-archaeological, palaeontological, geological and scenic heritage […]

El mito de la Castellana, una utopía contemporánea | Antón Capitel
07-05-2018 No Comments

El mito de la Castellana, una utopía contemporánea | Antón Capitel

La Castellana es el gesto urbano más importante de Madrid, un poderosísimo rasgo metropolitano que pocas ciudades tienen. Afortunado fue el momento inicial en que se urbanizó la vaguada del Prado de San Jerónimo y se convirtió en un Paseo (finales del siglo XVIII), y afortunada también la decisión de que, acompañando la cuadrícula del ensanche y siguiendo la vaguada, […]

Jane Jacobs and the humanization of the city | Martín Marcos
04-05-2018 No Comments

Jane Jacobs and the humanization of the city | Martín Marcos

In the last twelve months there was celebrated, in the majority of the cities of the world and with different actions, the centenary of the birth of Jane Jacobs, brilliant town planner and social activist that with his book “Death and life of the big cities” (1961) I change definitively the way of looking and analyzing the urban phenomena. Jane […]

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti
20-04-2018 No Comments

The blue of the sky | Marcelo Gardinetti

“I believe that when the architecture appears the aim to be able to be trasmitida, of being able to interpret the situations of the reality and places inside the historical rational process, it is in conditions to have progressive character”. Aldo Rossi1 From the 60s, Aldo Rossi‘s texts express a way of seeing the architecture that contradicts the unidirectional criterion […]

The future of "Las Palmas" | Aldo G. Facho Dede
09-04-2018 No Comments

The future of “Las Palmas” | Aldo G. Facho Dede

The visit of the Pope has left several topics us to think, one of them is the role that must fulfill the “Las Palmas” air base in the Lima of the 21st century. Good is known, Lima has doubled in inhabitants and surface in the last forty years, and this growth has not had like correlato a model of planning […]

50 Housing Floor Plans
22-03-2018 No Comments

50 Housing Floor Plans

50 Housing Floor Plans is the second pack of the a+t research group collection aiming to promote the compact city and the desirable dwelling. Containing 50 floor plans from recent collective housing buildings (2000-2017) with different sizes and forms (Z-shape, Butterfly, Spine, Empty Circle, Cactus…), in addition to 50 housing units taken from projects. Criteria for Estimated Privacy & Exterior-ness. a+t research group analyses all […]

VII Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture
20-03-2018 No Comments

VII Rafael Manzano Prize for New Traditional Architecture

The Rafael Manzano Prize of New Traditional Architecture is mainly aimed to promote in Spain and Portugal traditional architecture as a tool for upgrading the contemporary practice, both in the restoration of architecture or urban ensembles and in new built works which, based on local traditions, are able to harmoniously draw on the context where they are built. This award […]

What is the urbanism feminist? By Col·lectiu Punt 6
15-03-2018 No Comments

What is the urbanism feminist? By Col·lectiu Punt 6

Incorporating in the planning and the urban design the needs and experiences of all the persons, visibilizando the daily life of the women (from his different realities) that traditionally has not been born in mind. – Script: Col·lectiu Punt 6. – Audio-visual accomplishment: Carme Gomila by Cooperativa de Tècniques. – Film crew: Carme Gomila and Susanna González. – Assembly and composition: Carme Gomila […]

Diffuse logic | Miquel Lacasta
02-03-2018 No Comments

Diffuse logic | Miquel Lacasta

The essence of the diffuse logic resides in the expression everything is a question of degree, in clear opposition to the logic probabilística pure in that everything is 0 ó 1, really or falsely. In other words the diffuse logic uses expressions that are neither totally true nor completely false, definitively it might be said that the diffuse logic is […]

The problems of the Urban regeneration. Experiences of Barcelona and Madrid
13-02-2018 No Comments

The problems of the Urban regeneration. Experiences of Barcelona and Madrid

Last January 16 the qualified debate took place in the Circle of Fine arts of Madrid: “The problems of the Urban regeneration. Experiences of Barcelona and Madrid”. “The urban regeneration must be a set of actions that must orientate to give him solution to all the problems that cause the urban deterioration as well as the reasons and factors that […]

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević
29-01-2018 No Comments

The monumental emptiness by Nikola Dobrović | Jelena Prokopljević

En la primavera de 2014, se cumplieron quince años desde los ataques aéreos de la OTAN sobre Belgrado y de la destrucción parcial de lo que muchos arquitectos coincidirían en calificar como uno de los mejores ejemplos del modernismo socialista yugoslavo: El Cuartel General del Ejército Yugoslavo –Generalštab-, obra del arquitecto Nikola Dobrović (1897-1967). Fue construido entre 1956 y 1963 según […]

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per - Javier Mozas
29-12-2017 No Comments

From the Hybrid to the Complex Building | Aurora Fernández Per – Javier Mozas

The hybrid building. Our interest in this type of project is based on land consumption. The disperse city is the underlying reason for a significant part of the damage being done to the planet. Not only does it increase emissions as a result of individualized transport and consumption but it also undermines social cohesion and opportunities for social interaction, even […]

Edvard Ravnikar's local filter | Jelena Prokopljević
18-12-2017 No Comments

Edvard Ravnikar’s local filter | Jelena Prokopljević

Edvard Ravnikar (1907 Novo Mesto – 1993 Ljubljana) is considered, after Plečnik, though only in the temporary scale, the most important architect of Slovenia. Ljubljana is of Ravnikar, so much or more than of Plečnik, though not always it is recognized. Together with Edo Mihevc he was the founder of the new school of architecture of the socialist Slovenia or Yugoslavian […]

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 (YTAA)
12-12-2017 No Comments

Young Talent Architecture Award 2018 (YTAA)

– YTAA 2018 will grant more awards: 4 Winners among 12 Finalists; – Schools can start selecting Graduation projects presented by students between August 1st, 2016 and December 31st,2017; – To stimulate the competitiveness and quality of European architecture education, schoolsfrom two guest countries will be invited to participate in YTAA 2018: China and South Korea. The Young Talent ArchitectureAward […]