That virtual blue sticker up top has been heralding our website launch for some time now, and the time is finally ripe… We’re ONLINE!! After a few minor setbacks last year, we decided started afresh and build the platform we originally envisioned–an all-in-one magazine, network and services hub for sharing architecture and connecting architects–as a live, interactive project. Starting with a English/Spanish magazine (right now showing articles in both languages) that also integrates a “Your feeds” feature that enables you to keep abreast of your favorites news sources, we will be scaling the platform over the next few months using the latest software to incorporate a sophisticated network and innovative web-based services. You can already register, and we’re looking forward to implementing your valuable feedback in order to make this the most international, fun and useful architecture resource on the web. All of our blog posts are now on the website, and we’ll be keeping the blog for further updates, corporate announcements and random or relevant thoughts. A huge thanks to all our readers and twitter followers who have motivated us each and every step of the way, we hope you stick with us! What are you waiting for? Go check it out!!
Belgian photographer Carl De Keyzer has compiled a series of powerful images of the remnant colonial structures in modern Congo into a new book titled Congo (belge). In collaboration with architecture historian Johan Lagae and in anticipation of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s 50th anniversary of independence from Belgium this June, the book offers a different reading of the nation’s complex colonial past. Photographs of the once-glorified and now-abandoned factories, missions, prisons, mines, military sites and harbours built by the Belgians shed light on the stark realities and consequences of colonization. Read more…
We’re really excited about the new unveiling of the Archigram’s archives, with more than 4,000 drawings, models and audio tapes produced by Archigram that have been catalogued and digitised over the past years. After 40 years of being stored in garden sheds, under beds and in cupboards, the archive of the 1960s collective Archigram will be available to the public on a special website.
Vladimir Shukhov was born in a town of Graivoron, Belgorod Oblast, into a petty noble family. He was a Russian engineer-polymath, scientist and architect renowned for his pioneering works on new methods of analysis for structural engineering that led to breakthroughs in industrial design of world’s first hyperboloid structures, lattice shell structures, tensile structures, gridshell structures, oil reservoirs, pipelines, boilers, ships and barges.
Docomomo International y la Fundació Mies van der Rohe organizan un ciclo de debates en el marco del programa “Coup de Dés”, una oportunidad para abordar la arquitectura y el urbanismo del movimiento moderno en las ciudades mediterráneas orientales y para analizar las intervenciones contemporáneas. El objetivo es ofrecer un panorama de la praxis arquitectónica en la región mediterránea.
Drop City was an artists’ community that formed in southern Colorado in 1965. Abandoned by the early 1970s, it became known as the first rural “hippie commune”, as described by John Q McDonald. It was one of the most famous countercultural experiments in communal living of the decade and was famous for its early use of the geodesic dome and Zome architecture, Drop City won one of Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion awards.