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Koolhaas’s CCTV Building Fits Beijing as City of the Future - Review. Mr.

Koolhaas’s CCTV Building Fits Beijing as City of the Future - Review

Koolhaas was offered the CCTV commission in late 2002, around the time he was invited to participate in redevelopment plans for ground zero in Lower Manhattan, and he immediately decided he could not take on both. “It was a matter of focus,” he said. By then the redevelopment plans at ground zero had become so politically and emotionally heated that Mr. Koolhaas was skeptical that anything of real architectural value could be produced there.

Photo. Design for the One Percent. Our new issue, “Between the Risings,” is out now.

Design for the One Percent

To celebrate its release, international subscriptions are $25 off, and limited prints of our Easter 1916 cover are available. Zaha Hadid, a pioneering architect and the first female recipient of the Pritzker Prize, died in March at the age of sixty-five. Her vision and ambition have been rightfully celebrated around the world in the weeks since. But her passing also offers a moment to reflect critically on the state of contemporary architecture. SyndebioSyndebio » syndebio.com. The Future of Social Housing: Urban Low-Rise, High-Density Developments. As cities around the world struggle with solutions to the housing shortage that faces many communities, one urban building typology has been floated for decades that might increase housing units without reducing quality of life: low-rise, high-density.

The Future of Social Housing: Urban Low-Rise, High-Density Developments

Emerging in the 1960s and 70s as an antidote to the severe “tower in the park” model offered by Le Corbusier and others, this housing typology had the potential to overcome some of the downsides of massive urban renewal in its emphasis on livable scale and community context. Ce couple vit dans une « maison-serre » écologique. Ce couple et leur enfant vivent en autonomie presque complète grâce à une maison naturelle et bioclimatique, emballée dans une gigantesque serre.

Ce couple vit dans une « maison-serre » écologique

Un concept de « natur’house » loin d’être nouveau puisqu’il existe depuis près de 40 ans en Suède ! Il y a 10 ans de cela, Marie Granmar et Charles Sacilotto faisait l’acquisition d’une maison pas loin de Stockholm. Inspiré par un architecte bien connu dans la région, le couple suédois fait le pari fou d’enfermer leur nouvelle demeure dans une serre géante. Fait de baies vitrées « sécurit » d’une épaisseur de 4mm, la structure se veut particulièrement solide et bioclimatique. Celle-ci repose en grande partie sur des matériaux légers qui nécessitent peu d’entretien de la part des propriétaires. Par soucis d’indépendance vis-à-vis des fournisseurs d’eau, la propriété est dotée d’un système d’épuration qui récupère les eaux des pluies pour les filtrer. Sources : ecosol.se / neozone.org. Reinventing Paris: 10 winning urban designs to transform the city.

Construire sur un toit n'a jamais ete si simple. These Rooftop 'Parasite' Apartments Could be the Future of Affordable Housing in Paris. Rooftop “parasite homes” might just be an answer to Paris’s affordable housing drought—at least that’s the hope of developers behind the 3BOX project about to begin construction.

These Rooftop 'Parasite' Apartments Could be the Future of Affordable Housing in Paris

The three upcoming apartments, just off the canal near the city’s Quai de Valmy, have found an ingenious way of freeing up more space in a densely built city: they’re perched on top of existing buildings. As a result, the developers hope the homes will ultimately sell at 40 percent less than the area’s market price. Looking vaguely like steel and glass reptiles that have scaled a wall to bask in the sun, these new apartments might come as a shock inserted into the historic fabric of Paris (albeit a somewhat humdrum corner of it). How London Fell Out of Love With the 'Garden Bridge' No running, no music, no picnics, no groups of eight or more, no kite flying, no visits after midnight.

How London Fell Out of Love With the 'Garden Bridge'

These might sound like the rules of some benign correctional facility for errant youth. They are, in fact, some of the 30 prohibitions that will govern visitors to London’s planned Garden Bridge. A subject of intense criticism for some time, the bridge, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, saw its star fall even farther on Friday, when yet more controls planned for the bridge were leaked to the Guardian. According to the leaked document, Garden Bridge visitors would have their mobile phone signals tracked, while visitor hosts would be accredited with the right to demand names and addresses of suspected rule-breakers.

The revelation is a new low for the bridge plan—a plan that has already seen its share of lows. Métro : les stations fantômes relookées dans un projet de campagne de NKM. MÉTRO - Champ de Mars, Arsenal, Porte Molitor, Haxo, Croix Rouge, Porte des Lilas, Saint Martin et Martin Nadaud : ces huit stations du métro parisien n'accueillent jamais de voyageurs.

Métro : les stations fantômes relookées dans un projet de campagne de NKM

Stations fantômes, elles ont été abandonnées depuis longtemps et servent désormais à des opérations spéciales, des tournages pour les plus chanceuses d'entre elles. Nathalie Koziuscot-Morizet aimerait que cela change. La candidate UMP a demandé à un architecte parisien et un architecte urbaniste, Manal Rachdi et Nicolas Laisné d'imaginer comment ces lieux abandonnés pourraient reprendre vie. The forgotten masterpieces of African modernism.