Archive for the ‘complexity’ Category

Urbanization at the heart of the economy: the role of cities in economic development

Thursday, January 27, 2011 11:00 19 Comments

Vinicius de Moraes Netto This paper originally appeared on Vitruvius here version pdf Abstract The paper discusses the central role of cities and their structures in the social and economic development of regions and nations. Through a brief comparison of Brazil’s emergent economy and their huge demands on material infrastructures and the spatial policies of […]

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Material(ism) for Architects: a Conversation with Manuel DeLanda

Friday, October 8, 2010 10:05 10 Comments

Interview by Corrado Curti version pdf If architecture – as Lebbeus Woods says – is about building ideas, then we may easily consider the philosopher, artist and writer Manuel DeLanda one of the most influential and active archistars there is. Although architecture is not the direct object of DeLanda’s speculations, his ideas and writings provide […]

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The Inhabited Borders of Babylon: A Prelude to the Silent Borders Workshop

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 13:51 3 Comments

We can’t do Mickey Mouse feel-good projects – digging latrines and helping 54 families to get a better toilet. This will not solve the problem. We need to focus on education, on the next generation of decision makers. We need to change minds, not build water pumps¹ Corrado Curti pdf version HELIÓPOLIS II, ©DIONISIO GONZÁLEZ, […]

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Rachael Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 16:26 3 Comments

In this video Rachael Armstrong, interdisciplinary researcher, teaching Fellow at the Bartlett, and member of AVATAR Research Group talks at TED Global 2009 about building genuinely sustainable cities by connecting them to nature. How? Architect Neil Spiller and Rachael are generating metabolic materials from scratch and building architectures from a bottom-up approach to counterpose Victorian […]

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