RENAZCA has selected a design team to lead the transformation of Madrid’s AZCA district, poised to foster the area’s urban, economic and social revitalization. The team was chosen after a two-stage competition as part of a larger initiative to reactivate public space with the support of the private sector.
As part of UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda, floating cities non-profit OCEANIX, the MIT Center for Ocean Engineering, BIG and partners propose a vision for the world’s first resilient and sustainable floating community for 10,000 residents: Oceanix City. The first UN high-level roundtable on Sustainable Floating Cities brought together innovators, explorers, marine engineers and scientists at […]
Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia announced Backyard, an initiative to prototype new ways that homes can be designed, built, and shared. Driven by an abiding passion for humanistic, future-oriented, and waste-conscious design, Gebbia is taking a bold step forward into a new domain. AirBnB has announced a major move into the architecture and construction industry, with […]
At the end of every year we take a look at some of the most promising emerging architecture practices that exemplify innovative and experimental aspects of the architectural profession. These enterprises often work across disciplines and scales, and manage to push the envelope despite their small size, geographical constraints or youth. We’ve compiled a list […]
Is it time to freshen up your architectural illustrations? Check out these Instagram accounts for visual inspiration to elevate your next architectural illustration or rendering. Here is our list of 10 great Instagram accounts for architectural illustrations: #1 – @studioofblo Drawing By @jb_deboisseson _ Use #studioofblo to get featured Follow @studioofblo Ein Beitrag geteilt von […]
The health and technological advancement of every industry is best showcased through its end products. In the case of the AEC industry, completed technologically advanced buildings and the efficiency of their subsequent use are great learning tools that allow architects to push the boundaries in material development, fabrication, sustainability and interactive design. Here’s a list […]
Creative innovations often occur when two separate, perhaps even conflicting, ideas get thrown together. We can see a fine example of this sort of innovation in Manhattan. Danish design firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) created an entirely new residential building type by combining the European courtyard block with the American skyscraper, so introducing the “Courtscraper” […]