Urbanism

"There is a risk about taking "housing" just as an object" says Richard Burdett at reSITE 2018

WA Contents • Jun 14, 2018 • 2681

reSITE has opened its 2018 Conference with a provocative overview by Prof. Richard Burdett on "endless cities" and the future of housing to provide a theoretical overview at the main stage of reSITE, which is held on June 14–15, 2018 at Prague’s Forum Karlin.

"There is a huge risk about taking the housing issue just as an object", said Richard Burdett at the resSITE's first lecture. Burdett also proposed a workable solution for a healthier planning for housing issue.

The issue of Regeneration should be considered with Housing+Jobs and this should be part of the whole Planning process, according to Burdett.

"There should be a general attempt to regeneration issues in the cities and there should be a cer (...)

reSITE 2017: the Future of Cities Depends on Innovative, New Infrastructure

WA Contents • Jun 29, 2017 • 6486

reSITE 2017: the Future of Cities Depends on Innovative, New Infrastructure

reSITE 2017 has ended up after many long discussions, sessions and propelling dialogues to search for alternatives and new strategical tools for In/visible City - basically means 'for a usable infrastructure'. Over one thousand visitors attended reSITE 2017: In/visible City that took place on June 22-23 in Prague, reported reSITE for this year's festival.

Architects, municipal leaders, planners and investors represented in the audience were blown away by the lectures of the universally heralded Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika and the inspiring and visionary Winy Maas from the envy of the architecture world, MVRDV.

World Architecture Community is media partner for this year&ap (...)

"Border walls are erected as a physical manifestation" says Teddy Cruz

WA Contents • Jun 27, 2017 • 5760

After long debates and triggering sessions on 'In/visible City' at the reSITE 2017 last week, Teddy Cruz's presentation on "border walls" tackled the problems of infrastructure and communities in a wider scale by making radical propositions on our city borders - which marked the festival on the 2nd day of the conference program.

Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California and co-founder of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, evaluated several conflicts that took place in the city borders within social and political context during his impressive presentation at the reSITE 2017.

Prof. Teddy Cruz directs his studio with Fonna Forman - Professor (...)

Caroline Bos presents UNStudio’s Network Infrastructure at reSITE 2017

WA Contents • Jun 23, 2017 • 6239

Caroline Bos presents UNStudio’s Network Infrastructure at reSITE 2017

reSITE 2017's today's sessions have started with the world-renowned woman urbanist Caroline Bos' lecture presenting UNStudio's focus and works on a network infrastructure. Caroline Bos, Art Historian and co-founder of UNStudio, has presented UNStudio's networking design strategy with several illustrations, analytic tools and new mediums over the studio's recent projects completed in different cities of the world including Arnhem Central Station in Netherlands, Mercedez-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany and Raffles City in Hangzhou, China - which nears completion.

UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Bos' presentation showed how t (...)

"Use in buildings is very creative thing and can be developed by many people" says Kazuyo Sejima

WA Contents • Jun 22, 2017 • 6461

"Use in buildings is very creative thing and can be developed by many other people; this can be a basic element of infrastructure," said acclaimed Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, founder of SANAA.

Kazuyo Sejima is one of hotly-anticipated speakers at reSITE 2017 and the world-renowned woman architect has made an impressive presentation regarding her well-known projects starting from Japan, Switzerland to Budapest. Sejima's presentation has mostly revealed how she uses deeper meanings of contextual parameters of design in various phases using local participants as "an active connector".

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima, 60, designed many museum and cultural buildings around the world and most of her bui (...)

"All projects need to be considered in multiple ways" says Kathryn Gustafson

WA Contents • Jun 22, 2017 • 5935

reSITE 2017 has started today with a particular theme "In/visible City" exploring different parameters of infrastructure for many city players. One of first sessions of the reSITE has focused on the designing of a sustainable landscape in a wider scale, which has been presented by Kathryn Gustafson, founder of Gustafson & Portman.

Seattle and London-based studio Gustafson Porter + Bowman is an award-winning landscape architecture practice which has received public acclaim for creating authentically engaging spaces within a global portfolio.

The acclaimed studio is a well-known studio with its global landscape projects including the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), in Washington, DC - desi (...)

What are the new urban planning models?

WA Contents • Mar 15, 2017 • 7922

What are the new urban planning models?

MIPIM Day 2 has just started with innovation and architecture sessions at Innovation Forum of the event! Today's first talk focused on new urban planning models, discussing Barcelona and Luxembourg's new strategic regeneration plans.

Moderated by Peter Woodward, Facilitator-Quest Associates, the session featured Daniel Mòdol, Councillor for Architecture, Urban Landscape and HeritageBarcelona City Council, Joseph Rull I Andreu, Minister of Territory and Sustainability, Government of Catalonia and Étienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy.

The session briefly asked how do smart cities develop into inclusive, sustainable and cohesive environments?

How can a country address t (...)

What are the mega projects in key cities and how do they impact city development?

WA Contents • Mar 14, 2017 • 7888

What are the mega projects in key cities and how do they impact city development?

MIPIM's last session today has explored mega projects in key cities and their social, environmental and cultural impacts for city development in the long term. This session explored past or future projects, their impact on urban development and their crucial role in shaping the future of individuals and cities.

The panel featured speakers from different countries with different projects including Alberto Mina, International Relations Department Arexpo spa, Ayhan Okmen, Airport City Manager, IGA Havalimani Isletmesi A.S. and David Adam, Founder & Principal, Global Cities Ltd.

In the session, Alberto Mina presented Arexpo project explaining that how it was developed, how it provides very well infrastructure and very co (...)

Global Leaders and Architects discussed Megacities and Dense Vertical Urbanism at CTBUH 2016

WA Contents • Nov 5, 2016 • 10268

Global Leaders and Architects discussed Megacities and Dense Vertical Urbanism at CTBUH 2016

CTBUH 2016 International Conference was held between October 16-21, 2016 in Shenzhen, Guangzhau and Hong Kong with participation of many global leaders, architects, urbanists and developers, hosting over 1,350 delegates from 46 countries. This year's theme was 'Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism', Timothy Johnson from NBBJ, Yansong Ma from MAD Architects, Winy Maas, MVRDV, Yan Meng from Urbanus, Patrik Schumacher, Director of Zaha Hadid Architects and Jerry Yin from SOHO China were only a few of the speakers who discuss on Tall Buildings and Dense Vague Urbanism.

Hosted by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the 'CTBUH 2016 International Conference' plays an important role to d (...)

Martin Rein-Cano and Joana Dabaj & Riccardo Conti are speaking at reSITE Small Talk Series

WA Contents • Oct 7, 2016 • 8498

Martin Rein-Cano and Joana Dabaj & Riccardo Conti are speaking at reSITE Small Talk Series

reSITE has released new exclusive videos within the scope of reSITE Small Talks Series with new speakers! Martin Rein-Cano, Director of Topotek 1, Berlin, Germany and Joana Dabaj & Riccardo Conti, Co-founders of Catalytic Action, London, are the new guests of reSITE Exclusive Interview Series this week. reSITE released 'Small Talks' series earlier last month and started with Michael Kimmelman and Martin Barry interviews. This exclusive small talk series feature global thought leaders and architects on architecture, culture and cities. reSITE hosted a prestigious event in June with the theme of 'Cities in Migration' and hosted dozens of experts and keynote speakers through its diverse conference program as well as a v (...)