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Spatial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spatial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate. It suggests other ways of doing architecture. In the spirit of Cedric Price the project started with the belief that a building is not necessarily the best solution to a spatial problem. In all the examples on this website, there is a transformative intent to make the status quo better, but the means are very varied, from activism to pedagogy, publications to networking, making stuff to making policy - all done in the name of empowering others. Although Spatial Agency started out as a critique of the conservative tendencies of mainstream practice, it ended up as a celebration of the bravery, canniness and optimism of an inspiring group of historical and contemporary figures.

Edouard François: Eden Bio Eden Bio was a study of the densification of a typical suburban block on the east side of Paris. Three ideas guided the project. The first idea was to respect the surroundings and its history "à la Doisneau". There were pre-existing buildings, full of life and devoid of pretension, some low, others tall. Long and narrow alleyways that are remnant of the area’s agricultural history interrupt the street alignment and spatially define the plot, while vegetation-filled corridors lead the eye into the sun-filled core of the block. The program quickly became clear: to avoid building directly on street alignments, to maintain the disparate suburban alignments, and to respect the alleys as connections that serve the whole complex. The second idea was that of access. The third idea of the project was to allow nature to inhabit the recesses of this “village-like” composition. Finally, to honor the agricultural past of the site, two greenhouses were built. The operation was quickly named Eden Bio.

Alejandro Aravena :: ELEMENTAL ELE­MEN­TAL is a for pro­fit com­pany with so­cial in­ter­est, who­se sha­rehol­ders are the Uni­ver­si­dad Ca­tó­li­ca de Chi­le, CO­PEC (Chi­lean Oil Com­pany) and the Ele­men­tal foun­ders. Its field of ac­tion is the city: the de­ve­lop­ment of hou­sing, pu­blic spa­ce, in­fras­truc­tu­re and trans­por­ta­tion pro­jects that can per­form as an ef­fec­ti­ve and ef­fi­cient up­gra­de in the qua­lity of li­fe of the poor. ELE­MEN­TAL ope­ra­tes in con­texts of scar­ce re­sour­ces, using the city as a sour­ce of equa­lity, and mo­reo­ver, as a short­cut to co­rrect inequa­li­ties. When Ele­men­tal be­gan in Har­vard Uni­ver­sity in 2000, so­cial hou­sing was as­so­cia­ted with a la­ck of eco­no­mic and pro­fes­sio­nal re­sour­ces that had ge­ne­ra­ted a la­ck of op­tions for poor fa­mi­lies. In 2030, the po­pu­la­tion of the world li­ving in ci­ties will grow from 3 to 5 bi­llion with 2 bi­llion of the­se in­ha­bi­tants li­ving be­low the po­verty li­ne. SCA­LE. SPEED. SCALE. SPEED.

Games for planning Posted: December 5th, 2013 | Added by: Johan Tré | Filed under: Core Games, Games for decision-making, Games for planning, Games for vision and strategy meetings | Tags: benefit, cost, visual collab | No comments » This game is most probably the most simple collaborative cost benefit analysis ever. It is applicable onto subjects where a group has expert knowledge about costs and/or benefits. A group of developers is such an example. Generation ideas If the list of work items is not existent you can start this exercise by a silent post-up. Clustering Ask the team to group items together by subject in silence. In short: * does everybody know the scope of the clusters? Priories on cost Sorting Next, ask the team to sort them top to bottom on cost. (5 minutes of work) Park the items under discussion aside after all the others are done. Scaling Next hang the lowest sticky way lower and the highest way higher then the rest of the sorted list. Write down on the board some marks of the scale. 2.

YA+K, lauréat du Palmarès des jeunes urbanistes 2016 (8/8) Dévoilé le 5 juillet 2016, le Palmarès des jeunes urbanistes récompense huit équipes parmi 65 candidatures reçues. Ce palmarès entend, tous les deux ans depuis 2005, renouveler l’urbanisme contemporain en mettant en avant une profession complexe et innovante au service des territoires. Les huit lauréats recevront leur prix, par le ministre du Logement et de l’Habitat durable, lors de la cérémonie de remise du Grand Prix de l'urbanisme 2016 en décembre prochain. Présentation des huit lauréats. photo n° 1/4 Articles Liés Atelier Altern, lauréat du Palmarès des jeunes urbanistes 2016 (1/8) Romain Champy, lauréat du Palmarès des jeunes urbanistes 2016 (2/8) Grau, lauréat du Palmarès des jeunes urbanistes 2016 (3/8) Depuis 2010, architectes, urbanistes, artistes et designers s’associent pour former le collectif YA+K. www.yaplusk.org/ Bon été 29/07/2016 Actualités La rédaction d’AMC vous souhaite un bel été et vous donne rendez-vous en septembre pour de nouvelles actualités. Galerie

Strategic Proactive Business Development for Architects These days clients who issue RFPs for architectural services are receiving roughly 60-75 proposals, when they used to receive 20-25. More firms are throwing their hats in the ring because of fewer opportunities. If the first exposure a new client has to your firm is receiving your proposal, keep reading. This Practice Clarity Newsletter covers how to get in front of the RFP process by proactively building relationships that lead to work, so that your proposal and presentation are simply the next steps in your ongoing conversations with your targeted client to be. Here’s how to get in front of the RFP process in 7 steps. Step 1 | Achieve Clarity about Your Architectural Practice Proactive business development begins with having a very clear understanding of your firm. Step 2 | Plan Your Business Development Strategy To create a meaningful strategic plan for growing your practice, it’s best to look back at the last three years, and then look forward for two to three years.

Transition town A transition town is a grassroot community project that seeks to build resilience in response to peak oil,[1] climate destruction, and economic instability. Local projects are usually based on the model's initial '12 ingredients' and later 'revised ingredients'.[2][3] The first initiative to use the name was Transition Town Totnes, founded in 2006. The socioeconomic movement is an example of fiscal localism.[4][5] History[edit] Etymology[edit] The term, "transition town", was coined by Louise Rooney[6] and Catherine Dunne. The transition model can be applied to different types of place where people live, such as villages, regions, islands and towns. Influences[edit] Totnes, England[edit] In 2004, permaculture designer Rob Hopkins set his students at Kinsale Further Education College the task of applying permaculture principles to the concept of peak oil. Hopkins moved to his hometown of Totnes, England, where he and Naresh Giangrande developed these concepts into the transition model.

Spruce Up Europe Volume #41: How to Build a Nation — Archis October, 2014 For the first time, a general theme was given to the national pavilions at this year’s Architecture Biennale in Venice. They were to be historical shows, focused on the impact of modernity on a country’s architecture. What it produced was not just a global survey of twentieth century construction, but also heroic stories of nation-building. Yes, architecture can build nations. Today, we seem far from that notion. With contributions by Ole Bouman, Rem Koolhaas, Stephan Petermann, Wouter Vanstiphout, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Luca Guido, Daniele Belleri, Ruth Lang, Nick Axel, Ryan King, Dan Handel, Justin Fowler, OfficeUS, Thomas Daniell, Andrés Jaque, Mariana Pestana, Bart Lootsma, Azadeh Mashayekhi, Brendan Cormier, Rob Dettingmeijer, dpr-barcelona + as special insert ‘Open: a Bakema Celebration’, the catalogue to the Dutch pavilion. Preview Information Volume #41: How to Build a Nation — The Venice issue 144 p, ill. color and b/w 20×27 cm, pb, English ISBN: 9789077966426

R-Urban – AAA R-Urban à Colombes Plusieurs projets pilotes sont développés actuellement à Colombes, une ville de 80000 habitants dans la banlieue Nord-Ouest de Paris. Dans cette phase d’initiation, le projet propose la création d’un réseau de résilience autour de trois unités prototypes avec des fonctions urbaines complémentaires, en fédérant des projets citoyens émergents et en impliquant activement les habitants de Colombes et des environs : R-URBAN a reçu le soutien de EU par le programme Life+ de gouvernance environnementale.

LIMBUS STUDIO | Agence webdesign | créations graphiques | animations Contact DETRY & LEVYDETRY & LEVY SARL D’ARCHITECTURE – 12 rue Dumont – 69004 LYON – FRANCE Tél. : +33 (0)4 72 29 13 72 – Fax : +33 (0)4 72 85 02 42. Liens partenaires Nous menons les études avec notre bureau d’étude intégré, ACR, voir ACR.fr; ceci permet de travailler ensemble, architectes et ingénieurs, dès les esquisses, avec des échanges abondants et fructueux. ACR assure les études énergétiques, fluides, électricité et dans certains cas, économiques. Créée en 1991, Oïkos est une association loi 1901 qui a vocation à promouvoir et à développer la construction et la rénovation écologiques, dans le respect de l’environnement, de la santé des individus et des impacts sociaux-économiques générés par ce type de constructions. L’Association HESPUL cumule vingt ans d’expérience dans le solaire photovoltaïque et est spécialisée dans le développement des énergies renouvelables et de l’efficacité énergétique. Droits de reproduction Les informations présentées sur ce site sont publiques.

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