Kusunokidai Assembly Hall / Yamamori Architect & Associates

Architects: Yamamori Architect & Associates
Location: Kawachinagano, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Site Area: 500 m2
Area: 222.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Kei Sugino

From the architect.… This building is located in a recently gentrified residential area on a hill to the Sigue leyendo

Zurich Zoo Foyer Renovation & Extension / L3P Architects

Architects: L3P Architects
Location: Zürich, Zoo, 8044 Zurich, Switzerland
Architects In Charge: Martin Reusser, Boris Egli, Markus Müller, Frank Schäfer
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sabrina Scheja

Building Constructor: Zurich Zoo
Landscape Gardener: vetschpartner Landscape Gardeners
Engineer: Freihofer & Partner…
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Eight Ideas for the Future of Cities

In 2012, the TED Prize was awarded to an idea: The City2.0, a place to celebrate actions taken by citizens around the world to make their cities more livable, beautiful and sustainable. Now, on the newly relaunched TED City2.org website, you can find inspiring and informative talks on topics like housing, education and food, and how they relate to city life. Preview a sampling of these city centric talks, featuring eight ideas for the future of cities, here.

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Over $129 billion worth of New York City property at risk from flooding

The New York City Comptroller’s office marked the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a dire report on the expected costs of the next big storm. Based on updated flood insurance maps from FEMA, the report finds that over $129 billion worth of property sits within the city’s 100-year floodplain – an increase of more than 120% from earlier maps. […]
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Over $129 billion worth of New York City property at risk from flooding

The New York City Comptroller’s office marked the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy with a dire report on the expected costs of the next big storm. Based on updated flood insurance maps from FEMA, the report finds that over $129 billion worth of property sits within the city’s 100-year floodplain – an increase of more than 120% from earlier maps. […]
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Touchscreen Landscapes

This new, partly digital sand table interface developed for military planning would seem to have some pretty awesome uses in an architecture or landscape design studio.

Using 3D terrain data—in the military’s case, gathered in real-time from its… Sigue leyendo

D.S Nursery / HIBINOSEKKEI + Youji no Shiro

Architects: HIBINOSEKKEI, Youji no Shiro
Location: Ibaraki, Japan
Area: 1464.0 sqm
Photographs: Studio Bauhaus

From the architect.… The site is surrounded by rice field where wind blows through well. This is one of the areas with much quantity of wind-generated Sigue leyendo

Bistrobar / SpectaculArch + DWA

Architects: SpectaculArch , DWA
Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
Year: 2014
Photographs: Francesca Perani

From the architect.… The project, result of the partnership between DWA studio from Milan and Spectacularch! studio from Bergamo, is one of the five winning projects in the Sigue leyendo

Zaha Hadid Keeps it Light at ACADIA 2014 Conference

If you didn’t know better, it would be easy to mistake the eager faces populating the swarming mass of ticket lines outside of Bovard Auditorium at USC as the fans of a pop icon instead of the prolific, controversial ‘starchitect’ Zah… Sigue leyendo

Zaha Hadid Keeps it Light at ACADIA 2014 Conference

If you didn’t know better, it would be easy to mistake the eager faces populating the swarming mass of ticket lines outside of Bovard Auditorium at USC as the fans of a pop icon instead of the prolific, controversial ‘starchitect’ Zah… Sigue leyendo