What if Architects became Developers?
Nov16

What if Architects became Developers?

Matt Bloomfield discovers that Roger Zogolovitch writes as well as he builds, but notes that good housing doesn’t come cheap. Zogolovitch, R. (2015) Shouldn’t we all be developers? Artifice Books Electioneering at the start of summer 2015 has brought the issue of housing shortages out of the architectural press and into the mainstream. The major parties promised that they would oversee the creation of two or three hundred...

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Tianjin in perspective
Aug19

Tianjin in perspective

by Austin Williams | 19 August 2015 “Disasters on the scale of (this) tragic explosion … tend to provoke a brief wave of statements that such things must never happen again. With the passage of time these sentiments are diluted into bland reports about human error and everything being well under control… (but), there is a real chance that the death toll could trigger meaningful changes in a neglected aspect of...

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The Right Time for the Night Time
May26

The Right Time for the Night Time

Alan D Miller | 26 May 2016 The Night Time industries are vital to Britain’s future both culturally and economically. Now that the dust has settled after the General Elections, it is worth reminding everyone that said they are “pro business” and particularly intere ted in the employment of young people as well as small businesses  that there is an enormous success story in our capitaland across Britain that is...

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Film Review: ‘City Visions’ #5
Oct13

Film Review: ‘City Visions’ #5

Steve Nash | 2 October 2014 Megacities – Twelve Stories of Survival. Dir. Michael Glawogger, 1998 This film is a tour de force. Part documentary and part fictionalised account of the lives of those fighting to get by in the megacities of Mumbai, Mexico City, New York and Moscow, it is also a visual poem with a dream like qualitywhose images are intended to stay with the viewer for a long time. It is now part of the legacy of the work...

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Film Review: ‘City Visions’ #4
Oct09
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Film Review: ‘City Visions’ #3
Oct06
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Film Review: Robin Hood Gardens
Sep30
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Film review: “Rebel Architecture” #2
Sep04

Film review: “Rebel Architecture” #2

Magdalena Melon | 4 September 2014 “Greening the city” “If the current way of thinking does not change, sooner or later citizens will actually live in concrete jungles. For a modern architect, the most important mission is to bring back green spaces to the earth.” “Urbanisation is threatening our green spaces in Ho Chi Minh City” – a quote from Vo Trong Nghia, the Vietnamese architectural subject of this short film –...

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Film review: “Rebel Architecture”
Aug29

Film review: “Rebel Architecture”

 Pedro Calmon | 29 August 2014 “The Pedreiro and the Master Planner”  “The favela is unplanned, it arises spontaneously, with no help or design from government”, Luis Carlos Toledo, Master Planner. Arbitrariness, especially in urban settlements, is a rare feature. From Berlin’s Wall to the plazas of Spanish cities, the question “why is something where it is” – seems to be fundamental to any analysis of a determined...

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The Anti-Human Eco-City
Apr20
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