International 2015 Biennially Archiprix International presents the world's best graduation projects in the fields of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. All university-level training colleges around the world are invited to take part by selecting and submitting their best graduation project. Archiprix International forms the largest presentation of graduation work and offers unrivalled insight into current trends in design education globally and architecture generally. The initiative reflects rapid international developments in the design disciplines. Recent decades have seen an explosive growth in the scale of international contact, resulting in lively exchanges world-wide. Increasing numbers of designers work on commissions abroad, professional journals are published on an international scale, and training colleges are becoming more and more international in their orientation.
Art and Playgrounds by Simon and Tom Bloor - Playscapes In London recently I got the chance to meet Simon and Tom Bloor, contemporary artists/brothers whose body of work derives from play and the playground experience. You’ll want to visit their website, which features a great array of found images that inspire pieces ranging from a canal boat with a dazzle-paint inspired exterior and a mirrored interior, to gilded maquettes of mid-century play-features and half-tone prints in play themes, to a brilliant, free-form geometry painted on a boring school tarmac that has prompted the schoolchildren to create new games on its lines. I particularly appreciate that Simon and Tom’s work is deeply historically informed. They share my passion for vintage playground books, and rather than clamoring to claim first-rights to some form or idea, willingly reference play thinkers and places of the past. It gives their work a context and depth that playground design (and contemporary art for that matter) too often lacks.
Galerie Chantal Crousel - David Douard Born in 1983 in Perpignan, France. Lives and works in Aubervilliers, France. Education (show/hide) NYC DOT - NYC Plaza Program Sites In the NYC Plaza Program, DOT and its non-profit partners create public plazas that are active local destinations. With community input through public visioning workshops, DOT and its partners draft a vision for each plaza that complements the architecture, culture, and history of the surrounding neighborhood. As capital projects, DOT works with the Department of Design and Construction and professional design teams, including landscape architects and engineers, to synthesize the conceptual designs and community comments through a collaborative design process. Learn about how sites are selectedLearn about public plaza projects that are underwayDownload the List of Plazas
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Reena Spaulings Fine Art It's Complicated, 2014 It's Complicated, 2014 (Video: Warm Up: Hermitage State Theater, 2014) Untitled, 2012 My Car Pays Cheaper Rent Than Me A parking space in Hoboken would average around $812.50/month if housing a car per square foot matched housing a person. Naturally, housing a car is going to be a little cheaper, because a car doesn't ask for plumbing and air conditioning and requires little maintenance. But, let's say you had floorspace in a building and wanted to get the highest return out of your investment and you wanted to get as much per square foot as possible. Not many people are going to pay $800/month for a parking space, and I imagine that is why these large apartment complexes, that were required by zoning to provide parking, are renting the spaces for $300/month, in order to get enough demand to rent them out. But, we have a housing shortage, so if given the choice, would the building owners have preferred the floorspace of their building making 2.7x per square foot as apartments instead of parking spaces?