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Places is an interdisciplinary journal of contemporary architecture, landscape and urbanism, with a particular focus on the public realm as both physical place and social ideal. We publish essays, peer-reviewed scholarship , observations, reviews, visual portfolios, and occasionally poetry and fiction, with new articles appearing weekly. Whatever the format, we are dedicated to advancing public awareness of the expansive value of design research and practice, with the ultimate goal of promoting sustainable cities and healthy landscapes.
In regard to the German word for “fear” in terms of etymology, a surprising conjunction is to be found: “Angst”, deriving from the Latin word “angustiae” also translates as “narrowness”, which not only refers to a spatial relation in general but also implicates confinement and hence, containment quite literally. Even the Old Testament already states that there had not yet been architecture in paradise and Cain had not built the first city for the fear of vengeance until the murder of his brother Abel. Franz Kafka on the other hand describes a dialectical nature of the architectural terminology of fear in his late (and unfinished) tale “The Burrow”: Therein, the desire to build a fortress is directly situated in a fear of loss, which in turn appears to be the cause for perpetual concern through the diversity and omnipresence of fear.
Bart Lootsma: Snøhetta's performative architecture On the occasion of a special issue of l'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui, Bart Lootsma reflects on the specific quality of the Norvegian office Snøhetta. "Snøhetta's architecture largely relies on performative aspects. It is an architecture of events, that rather asks What it can do?, to paraphrase Jeffrey Kipnis, than what it's internal coherence should be.
The most cited articles published since 2008, extracted from SciVerse Scopus . Ecosystem services and valuation of urban forests in China Volume 26, Issue 4, August 2009, Pages 187-194 Jim, C.Y. | Chen, W.Y. Urban forests are integral components of urban ecosystems, which could generate significant ecosystem services, such as offsetting carbon emission, removing air pollutants, regulating the microclimate, and recreation. These ecosystem services contribute to improving environmental quality, quality of life, and sustainable urban development. Despite a long history of inserting vegetation in human settlements in China, modern scientific study of this natural-cum-cultural resource did not start until the 1990s.
Studies in Urban and Social Change Book Series Series Editors: Jenny Robinson, Neil Brenner, Matthew Gandy, Patrick Le Galès, Chris Pickvance and Ananya Roy Overseen by members of the IJURR editorial board, the SUSC Book Series aims to advance debates and empirical analyses stimulated by changes in the fortunes of cities and regions across the world. Topics range from monographs on single places to large-scale comparisons across East and West, North and South. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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Submitting a project to World Landscape Architecture is a simple process and we submissions built and conceptual design projects. 1. Select your 5 best images (minimum 800 pixels wide at 75 dpi in jpg or tif format) 2.
El Concurso OPPTA 2011-2012 es una convocatoria internacional, lanzada de forma simultánea en 5 emplazamientos y bajo una temática común, para proponer soluciones a nivel técnico, territorial, infraestructural o arquitectónico. En esta primera edición, el tema tratado es Intervenciones para la Emergencia, situando el escenario de la convocatoria en el continente Americano, afectado por sucesivas catástrofes, fenómenos naturales o antrópicos, acontecidos en los últimos dos años y aún pendientes de resolución. Emplazamientos a concurso y estrategias: Petrópolis.
Bracket 3 invites the submission of critical articles and unpublished design projects that investigate the potentials when situations extend beyond norms – into the extremities. We are conditioned, as designers of the built environment, towards the organization of people, programs and movement. Indeed the history of modern urbanism, architecture and building science has been predicated on an anti-entropic notion of programmatic and social order.
AN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR BUILT AND VISIONARY (UNBUILT) RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPES sponsored by the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design; co-sponsored by the American Society of Landscape Architects, New Jersey Chapter; and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. THE COMPETITION The goal of Suburbia Transformed 2.0 is to promote and celebrate residential designs that go beyond “green” by explicitly using sustainable strategies, tactics and technologies to enrich the aesthetic spatial experience of people. ST 2.0 will assemble contemporary projects achieving this goal into an exhibition and catalogue. The emphasis is on how such sustainable landscapes can be beautiful, inspiring, perhaps profound; and serve as examples for transforming the suburban residential fabric, one garden at a time .
From unforeseen endings come dramatic beginnings. Plat 3.0 invites projects, images, essays, and manifestos, which explore the discursive opportunities that emerge in the wake of collective disruption. In a time characterized by rapidly shifting conditions and perpetual crises, contingencies and opportunities to innovate emerge. Such moments lay the ground for radical change. Free from the constraints of the established doctrine, architectural and urban practice find new frontiers where experimentation is not only allowed, but demanded—where temporary breakdown establishes new, lasting thresholds for design and research. With this in mind:
Electronic Academic Refereed Journal - ISSN - International (Online) 1994-6961 - ISSN - United States (Online) 1938-7806 - OCLC & World Cat (Online Computer Library Center) # 145980807 - Library of Congress Catalogue # 2007212183 - Covered by EBSCO Products, EBSCO-Art and Architecture Database. - Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. - INTUTE: Arts and Humanities Database. - DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals. - ProQuest Arts and Humanities Database. - Scopus (Elsevier) ArchNet-IJAR is an interdisciplinary scholarly online publication of architecture, planning, and built environment studies.