THE TOTAL DESIGNER

THE TOTAL DESIGNER

This book develops an alternative and inclusive approach –based on the hypothesis that the impact of digitalization on architectural culture is similar to the effects of the linguistic turn in philosophy– and steers clear of exclusive dichotomous approaches, without the…

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PROJECTIVE ECOLOGIES

PROJECTIVE ECOLOGIES

Ecological research applied to current architectural practice. The past two decades have witnessed a resurgence of ecological ideas and ecological thinking in discussions of urbanism, society, culture, and design. The field of ecology has moved from classical determinism and a reductionist Newtonian concern with…

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SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY

SELF-SUFFICIENT CITY

Envisioning the habitat of the future The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the technology company HP have developed an international contest with the idea of “self-sufficient city.” It is an invitation to reflect on how we will live…

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SELF-SUFFICIENT HABITAT

SELF-SUFFICIENT HABITAT

Material Intelligence, simulations, sensors, actuators, as well as the bio-mimetic and digital manufacturing innovations provide revolutionary ideas on growth, adaptability, repair, sensitivity, replication and energy savings in architecture. Should we continue constructing rigid and fixed structures? Or can our habitats…

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PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE

PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture strategies to renovate infrastructure, landscape elements and public space in cities. As the financial crisis deepens in many European countries and the construction sector remains in a slump, many plans for urban regeneration have been shelved. Cities are cutting their spending on…

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RE-LIVING THE CITY

RE-LIVING THE CITY

This richly illustrated book presents the exhibits and curatorial visions of the 2015 Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (UABB), organized around the theme, Re-Living the City. It highlights the contributions of dozens of international architects, designers and artists, and…

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