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Low Income Housing - Radical Alternatives

Torre David

Torre David, a 45-story office tower in Caracas designed by the distinguished Venezuelan architect Enrique Gomez,

was almost complete when it was abandoned following the death of its developer, David Brillembourg, in 1993 and the collapse of the Venezuelan economy in 1994. Today, it is the improvised home of a community of more than 750 families, living in an extra-legal and tenuous... more vimeo Torre David

 

Concepts of the future- Now!

The Natural Evolution building pro- posal (which comes to us via eVolo) was developed in response for the increasing need for high-density housing in urban areas. In accordance with that vision, it was developed for Boulogne-Billancourt, the most po- pulous suburb of Paris and one of the most densely populated municipalities in all of Europe. The idea here is to reconcile the concepts of high-density housing and quality of life through a return to the fundamental concept of human habitation: the village... more The Symbiotic Office

 

 

Mapping and Naming Informal Pathways

Teolinda Boivar, a professor of architecture and urbanism at the University of Venezuela, has been working in the neighborhoods of Caracas for over 40 years.

"The Petare slum in Caracas, Venezuela. Source: 20 Minutos"

In addition to her research, she organizes seminars on communicating daily life in the city. Artist Gladys Meneses worked with Bolivar in the Julaan Blanco section of Petare, one of the largest slums in South America. They came up with the idea of collaborating with local residents in naming the streets and helping to make street signs. To name a... more

New street signs create a sense of order.

New Product Showcase

   
Fabric Structures
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Timbertech
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Peter Pepper
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Formglas
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Edon
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Vella Plaster
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Designer Doors
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Warmup
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Kalwall
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Imaging Sciences
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East Coast Umbrella
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Kleer Lumber
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Centennial Woods
Centennial Woods reclaimed wood from Wyoming Snowfence is made of sustainably harvested Ponderosa Pine, Lodge Pole...
Playmart
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Innovators

Helmut Krawinkler
(1940-2012)

"It is too bad that we have to spend $5 to $10 billion to clean up the mess rather than prevent it, if there is one thing we should learn, it is to practice a little preventative medicine."

 

Krawinkler was known to advocate new ideas well ahead of their time. Some- times those ideas were misunderstood or unpopular at first, but eventually they came to be embraced by the profession. In 1996, Helmut wrote an article to explain pushover analysis, an emerging nonlinear evaluation technique. A few years later, it was a mainstay in earth... more

John Hopkins

(1954-2013)

"being part of the flow, you can also affect the flow."

Olympic tribute

"John's contribution towards the creation of the UK's largest new urban park for more than a century is immeasurable. His breadth of knowledge in landscape architecture ensured the

parklands were the hidden treasure for many spec- tators during the Olympic Games and his energy will live on as the park reopens for generations of visitors to enjoy." said Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the ODA & London Legacy Development Corporation. John was also an es- tablished author and... more Visionary Hortweek

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