Posts with categories "Words"

Interview with Christopher Brown (Arkitek) – by Julia De Vito

Christopher Brown knew since the beginning of his design education at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (California) that he was going to start his own architecture practice before the age of 35. And he did, establishing Arkitek in 2012, at [...]

November 19, 2014 Words

Hagia Sophia soon a mosque again? – by Tanzia Islam

photo credit: Tanzia Islam Hagia Sophia was built in 537 A.D. as a Greek orthodox church and later converted into a mosque in 1453 A.D. A number of times this structure has been converted into a church and a mosque [...]

May 25, 2014 Words

Dhaka: a city of lost heritage – by Tanzia Islam

Picture source: Internet* Demolition of heritage is becoming the daily news of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. One of the fastest growing densely populated cities in South-Asia is now losing its historical identity every day. During the past four months, [...]

April 19, 2014 Words

Bauhaus politics in Germany – by Tanzia Islam

Photo credit: Ira Efremova Dr. Claudia Perren, an architectural critic and writer is joining the Bauhaus Foundation Dessau from August, 2014 as the 1st female director*. She is going to be the successor of Professor Philipp Oswalt who was employed [...]

April 12, 2014 Words

Healthy soil as the foundation for a resilient future – by Mauro Caria

Photo Credit: I was surprised and a little dismayed to discover that even today a large segment of the population does not give importance to the global warming phenomenon or, even worse, do not even believe that global warming [...]

April 12, 2014 Words

New Panopticons – by Roberto Pasini

In the frame of the annual event of the CRGS center for art, architecture and design of the University of Monterrey, Mexico City based architect Carlos Garciavelez was invited to present his Casa-Flex, a recently optimized prefabricated housing system stackable [...]

April 9, 2014 Words

Nothing is Sacred: Threats to Modern Masterpieces in India – by William JR Curtis

India s boom economy is leaving its modern heritage to crumble in favour of generic glass towers and shopping malls. India is experiencing the positive and negative effects of a hyper-inflated capitalist boom. A new middle class hungry for consumer [...]

April 9, 2014 Words

Auckland: Unitary plan and the ambiguity of the Genius Loci – by Barbora Foerster

photo by Mauro Caria Why has the City Council of Auckland promoted the new Unitary Plan? Let’s start with a simple syllogism.The assumptions are that: -Once again, this year, Auckland is one of three cities in the world with the [...]

March 22, 2014 Words

No wall-On Kahn – by Tanzia Islam

Photographed by one of the protesters on 21.02.2014 Protest is going on in Bangladesh right now! ai???No wall-On Kahnai??? is the statement of the protesters – who are trying to protect one of the most important modern monuments of Bangladesh [...]

March 14, 2014 Words

Tin-canned Clouds and Democracy – by Roberto Pasini

Photo: @ Moreno Maggi Photographer I met Massimiliano Fuksas in Vienna in 1996. I was attending rational-mondialist Anton Schweighofer s Technische Universit t as part of the Erasmus Program which has moved generations of vociferous students across the continent converting [...]

February 19, 2014 Words