Category Archives: architecture

Willkommensstadt: Wo Flüchtlinge wohnen und Städte lebendig werden. #BookReview

»Verbietet das Bauen!« Mit diesem Leitspruch argumentiert Daniel Fuhrhop seit einiger Zeit für den Erhalt und die Nutzung bestehender Bausubstanz und sammelt Ideen zur Beseitigung von Leerstand und der Belebung unserer Städte. In seinem jüngsten Buch konfrontiert er einige dieser … Continue reading

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Positions on Emancipation: Architecture between Aesthetics and Politics

The blurred lines of architecture between aesthetics and politics have been discussed during the “Positions of Emancipation” Symposium at University of Luxemburg (Schengen), over the last two days. Architecture has been largely characterised by a lack of clear positions, at … Continue reading

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Räume des Ankommens – Topographische Perspektiven auf Migration und Flucht (#BookReview, german)

Möglichkeiten, sich auf neue Orte einzulassen, gibt es viele. In der Migrationsforschung wird hierbei häufig zwischen zwei bipolaren Modellen unterschieden: Assimiliation und Multikulturalismus. Ersteres zeichnet das Bild einer Gesellschaft, die Neuankömmlinge aufnimmt, welche sich dann kompromisslos an die Aufnahmegesellschaft anpassen. … Continue reading

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Building Gravity: On Gravity in Architecture, Urban Development and Utopia

PROTOCOL Magazine’s recent issue (No. 8) showcases a variety of original works brought together under the theme of “the ground”. In their contribution “Building Gravity” Fernando Luiz Lara* (Austin University of Texas) and Tom Bieling** discuss the concept of “gravity” not exclusively related to the … Continue reading

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GOOD SPACE – politische, ästhetische und urbane Räume

Noch bis zum 21. August ist in der Villa Merkel der Stadt Esslingen die Ausstellung GOOD SPACE zu sehen, in der verschiedene Aspekte des öffentlichen Raumes beleuchtet werden. Zukunftsgestaltung unter der Prämisse eines gelingenden gesellschaftlichen Lebens: Das beinhaltet heute nicht nur die … Continue reading

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BERLIN UNLIMITED (Urban Arts Festival)

  Probably unlike those of any other city the limits of Berlin have changed and evolved throughout the last hundred years, transforming the urban fabric as well as the way the city is used, inhabited and comprehended. Only 25 years … Continue reading

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Mensch Raum Maschine – Bühnenexperimente am Bauhaus (Book Review)

Dass es im Bauhaus als Hochschule für Gestaltung nicht ausschließlich um den alltagsrelevanten, ganzheitlichen Gestaltungsansatz ging, zeigt bis zum 21. April die Dessauer Ausstellung »Mensch Raum Maschine – Bühnenexperimente am Bauhaus«. Begleitend dazu skizziert der von den Kuratoren Torsten Blume … Continue reading

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Design with the blind in mind

How should a city for the blind be designed? No,…how should a city in general be designed? Architect Chris Downey takes us on a trip from the perspective of a man who recently lost his sight and relates his non-visual … Continue reading

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Design Apartheid

Tobin Siebers names LeCorbusier’s “Modulor” as an example for a political unconscious architectural theory. Siebers recognizes here a basis of what Rob Imrie (also known as the co-author of the book: “Inclusive Design: Designing and Developing Accessible Environments“) calls the … Continue reading

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Mediating Deaf Experience

In their project on designing adaptive environments, the Beverley School for the Deaf has collected a series of simple diagrams illustrating the DEAF experience.  These aim to mediate ideas of communication, interaction, education, interface, ethics, etc.  “The first four address … Continue reading

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Transfering clarity – from deaf communication to spatial realms

[quick/dirty illu + mobile foto: Tom Bieling] The guys from bsd+design have given an interesting thought about clarity on deaf communication, in this short post. “…For example, in a meeting, those with the loudest voices do not automatically dominate the … Continue reading

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