You have to #thinkdifferently about the problems we face in a world today wth an ever expanding population and challenges to grow our infrastructure to cope. Elon Musk’s “The Boring Company” take a new different look at traffic congestion in our major cities. To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which
The Fundación Marcelino Botín was created in 1964 by Marcelino Botín Sanz de Sautuola and his wife, Carmen Yllera, to promote social development in Cantabria. Fifty years later, having kept its primary focus on the region, the Fundación Botín now operates all over Spain and Latin America, contributing to the overall development of society by
Google has announced plans to establish a new HQ adjacent to their existing location in King’s Cross, London, UK. The new complex should house 7,000 Google staff in a 10-storey “landscraper” of around 650,000sqft. Google replaced Architect AHMM with Thomas Heatherwick who has also designed the new London Bus and the Olympic Cauldron amongst other
Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, the cofounder of Snøhetta, reasons that architects must begin considering indoor space as just as public as outdoor space. Maybe with the sole exception of railway stations, public space is generally understood as outdoor space. Whether in the United States or in Europe, especially now with heightened concerns around security, there seems to
Cities can identify opportunities for innovation and efficiency to diminish the causes of climate change. To accomplish this goal, climate action planning is crucial. However, planning can become complex for several reasons. GreenBiz Wee Kean Fong, Senior Associate at the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Climate and Energy Program at the “World Resource Institute” states, “There are
An interesting commentary by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf on architecture and its function in society whether to serve the people or to be a function of capitalism. Capital architecture
Kengo Kuma and Associates have repurposed an existing warehouse in Paris, France to provide education spaces, a gym and housing. Located close to commuter rail links this new mixed use facility serves the local area’s worker’s need and acts as a community hub. For further images and drawings refer to the KKA project profile, here.
This RIBAJ article is an interesting read on the potential for sports complexes and arenas to act as an anchor for regeneration and development of urban places. Sports in urban places