Posts Tagged ‘urban’


Tuesday, May 12, 2009 11:08 No Comments

CABE – Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, London, UK has recently published ‘This Way to Better Residential Streets’ a briefing on residential street design. «The summary investigates residential street design using examples from England and Scotland. It identifies common problems, explains how good design helps to connect and structure neighbourhoods – and makes […]

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‘Case Studies’ at L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht in Frankfurt

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 15:15 No Comments

© Oliver Boberg, Large Slum 2, 2008, Computer drawing, 110 x 236cm. Courtesy of L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht The L.A. Galerie Lothar in Frankfurt is currently hosting an exhibition entitled ‘CASE STUDIES’. The exhibition displays recent work developed by two of the gallery’s veteran artists, Peter Bialobrzeski and Oliver Boberg, on buildings in poor urban […]

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Democracy And Urban Places – Call For Papers

Thursday, February 19, 2009 13:48 No Comments

Photo: © Stefano Mirti Have you ever stumbled across forms of democracy in unexpected places while wandering around a city? Have you ever identified essential democratic qualities in any specific place? Or, have you ever thought “This is not a democratic place!” What is the link between democracy and its places? The Foundation of the […]

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With / Without

Friday, February 13, 2009 11:39 3 Comments

With/Without – essential reading on the social make-up, design and architecture of Middle Eastern Cities. The dramtic transformation of Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other Qatar cities over recent years has become a popular discussion topics between planners, architects and developers and real estate agents. While the Gulf countries: UAE, Qatar and KSA make the shift […]

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Rats As City Planners!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 17:36 No Comments

Rats have always been an integrated part of urban life whether we like it or not. In the past considered vermin, pests and plague carriers today they are rising from the ranks. The Banksy rat-grafitti that decorates the streets of cities worldwide are widely recognized as a symbolic representation of the ‘underground’ city life and […]

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