eMbyá | Paisagens & Ecossistemas THIENOT BALLAN ZULAICA architectes Emergent Urbanism, or ‘bottom-up planning’ I was asked to write an article around ‘bottom-up planning’ by Architectural Review Australia a while ago. It was published in the last issue, and I’m re-posting here. ‘Bottom-up’ is hardly the most elegant phrase, but I suspect you know what I mean. Either way, I re-cast it in the article as ‘emergent urbanism’ which captured a little more of the non-planning approaches I was interested in (note also the blog of same name, which I didn’t know about beforehand). It partly concerns increased transparency over the urban planning process but also, and perhaps more interestingly, how citizens might be able to proactively engage in the creation of their cities. And for those of you outside Australia, there are a few subtitles required to read this. And regarding this broad idea of emergent urbanism, a particularly inspirational recent project over this way has been ‘Renew Newcastle’ (Newcastle, New South Wales that is) initiated by Marcus Westbury. Yimby = Yes In My Backyard
Who? « Nomadic Allotments The Nomadic Allotments project is delivered in collaboration between Borough Market, The Welsh School of Architecture, Rachael Davidson and Dr. Cristian Suau Qasim Ahmed, Student Hannah Barnsley, Student Hannah Frances Barnsley is in her first year at Cardiff university studying architecture. Hannah’s favourite aspect of the course to date is the challenge of making the buildings she has designed able to stand up! Keith Chan, Student Johnny Edwards, Student Theo Ellis, Student Originally from Brighton, Theo is now in his first year at the Welsh School of Architecture. Teodora Petrova , Student David Phillips, Student Yeko Smirnova, Student William Swithinbank, Student Alun Williams, Student Alun is a second year student at the Welsh School of Architecture in Cardiff. Edwin Yu, Student Yuliye Yudchenko, Student Peter Locker, Carpenter After 25 years working as a carpenter and joiner Peter Locker completed a fine Arts degree at the London Metropolitan University in 2003. Dr. Like this: Like Loading...
Nicolas Collins Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects Jorge Mario Jáuregui Architects (JMJA) are based in Rio de Janeiro working on public interest projects, in both the 'formal' and 'informal' areas of the city and are best known for their project on the upgrading of Rio's favelas and their integration with the rest of the city. Under Brazil's military dictatorship of the 1970s favelas were demolished and their residents displaced. Since then there have been attempts at upgrading but these have been piecemeal with no clear strategy. In 1994 following Cesar Maia's election as mayor of Rio, the city established a nine year programme called Favela-Bairro, which is the largest squatter settlement upgrading programme in Latin America. Translating as 'slum-neighbourhood', the city-run project tries to come up with an integrated solution where each favela is addressed separately by a team of engineers, a sociologist, legal, cultural and communication consultants, led by an architect. Other Work Helio Hara, "Brazilian Heatwave: Mr. Quotes
Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects: Cloudscapes Clouds are important elements of our atmosphere, framing outdoor space and filtering sunlight. They are the visible part of the terrestrial water cycle, carrying water— the source of life—from the oceans to the land. Clouds find balance within stable equilibria and naturally sustain themselves, embodying and releasing solar energy. The ability to touch, feel, and walk through the clouds is a notion drawn from many of our fantasies. Gazing out of airplane windows, high above the earth, we often daydream of what it might be like to live in this ethereal world of fluffy vapor. Transsolar & Tetsuo Kondo Architects create Cloudscapes where visitors can experience a real cloud from below, within, and above floating in the center of the Arsenale. The cloud is based on the physical phenomenon of saturated air, condensation droplets floating in the space and condensation seeds. Words and photos: Courtesy of Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Understanding the World's Urban Transition Chuck Wolfe and Ana Maria Manzo join forces to offer a global perspective on the changes underway in the urban areas of the world. "Today, we are driven by a new sustainability ethic, necessarily systemic in scope. Carbon-neutrality is a commonly stated goal, and location efficiency, clean energy and the return of neighborhood are the watchwords of change. Formulas, metrics, and new regulatory systems attempt results, and show the quest to measure how close we are to achieving ideal forms of location and development. But as both of us have written in different languages, context is key, and adaptation to a multi-environmental sense of place, associated imagery and sensation is an essential element of building design, urban development and innovation going forward. Creating attractive buildings that are able to work for the environment, or crafting appropriate enabling regulations, should also be considered as part of a broader, holistic effort.