Architecture's Brave New Digital World

00:00 - 1 August, 2013
John Tolva is working to make Chicago a leader in digital urbanism. Image of Chicago © Brad Wilke via Flickr
John Tolva is working to make Chicago a leader in digital urbanism. Image of Chicago © Brad Wilke via Flickr

“Increasingly we experience cities mediated by digital technology — whether that's via smartphone maps, digital transit signage, or texting a friend that you've arrived at a destination. How our city is built to support residents, businesses, and visitors [...] is now part physical and part digital.”

John Tolva, the Chief Technology Officer for the City of Chicago, is on a mission: a mission to bring the physical and digital worlds into conversation.

To embed more and more digital information into the physical world, a growing number of digital specialists are beginning to embrace the worlds of architects, planners and urbanists. But, so far, it has not been a two way street to make the digital leap.

Find out why architects should be at the forefront of the digital/spatial overlap, after the break...

CASAS “POMARET / PichArchitects

01:00 - 29 July, 2013
© Simón García
© Simón García

© Simón García © Simón García © Simón García © Simón García +18

Patio-House In Gracia / Carles Enrich

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Enric Fabre
© Enric Fabre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gracia, Barcelona
  • Constructor

    CRK
  • Area

    145.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Enric Fabre, Courtesy of Carles Enrich

Courtesy of Carles Enrich © Enric Fabre © Enric Fabre Courtesy of Carles Enrich +23

Montjuic Fire Station / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Passeig de Montjuïc, 2, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Joana Sopena, Eulalia Gómez, Fabio Ferone, Iñaki Tarragó, José Mauriño, Mª Elena Alonso, Pol Alonso, Arantxa Zabalza
  • Consultants

    BOMA (Structure), Eulàlia Aran (Tech. Arch.), Armengol Enginyers (Systems)
  • Area

    3000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Ferran Mateo

© Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo +18

EL RENGLE / Manuel Ruisánchez arquitecto

00:00 - 23 July, 2013
© Ferran Mateo
© Ferran Mateo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Team

    Pere Fuertes, Susana Toyos, Miquel Burguet, Eulàlia Gómez, Ivan Martínez, Eduard Álvarez
  • Consultants

    BOMA (Structure) , SEDNA (Systems), Roger Ríos (Tech. Arch.) , GPO (Systems), INTEGRAL + SGJ (project manager)
  • Area

    30289.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Ferran Mateo, Shlomi Almagor, Courtesy of Manuel Ruisánchez

© Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Ferran Mateo © Shlomi Almagor +16

Sports Valldaura / Sulkin Marchissio SCP

01:00 - 20 July, 2013
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP
  • Architects

  • Location

    Pavelló Municipal Valldaura, Carrer de Baltasar Gracián, 9 - 15, 08016 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Néstor Sulkin, Walter Marchissio
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

    Cortesia de Sulkin Marchissio SCP

Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio SCP +11

CAP-CSM SARRIÁ / Sulkin Marchissio

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio
Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio

Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio Courtesy of Sulkin Marchissio +13

Bar Oval / FLEXOARQUITECTURA

01:00 - 3 July, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +12

30 Houses Building / Rahola Vidal

01:00 - 28 June, 2013
© Juny Brullet
© Juny Brullet
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Còrsega, 410, 08037 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
  • Area

    5869.0 m2
  • Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Juny Brullet © Juny Brullet © Juny Brullet © Juny Brullet +11

Happy 161st Birthday Antoni Gaudí!

00:00 - 25 June, 2013
© alexsalcedo / Shutterstock.com
© alexsalcedo / Shutterstock.com

Antoni Gaudí (1852 -1926), the Catalán architect best known for his imaginative style, inspired by the curves and shapes found in nature, and - of course - for his inimitable masterpiece, the unfinished Sagrada Familia, would have turned 161 today.

Collage Building / Rahola Vidal

01:00 - 25 June, 2013
© José Hevia
© José Hevia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer del Comte d'Urgell, 139, 08036 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect In Charge

    Víctor Rahola Aguadé, Jorge Vidal Tomás
  • Area

    6980.0 m2
  • Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia © José Hevia +22

Healthcare Center in Tordera / Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay

01:00 - 23 June, 2013
© Carles Muro  + Charmaine Lay
© Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay
  • Architects

    Charmaine Lay, Carles Muro
  • Location

    Carrer P.P.Carretera de Foga, 08490 Tordera, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Carles Muro + Charmaine Lay

© Carles Muro  + Charmaine Lay © Carles Muro  + Charmaine Lay © Carles Muro  + Charmaine Lay © Carles Muro  + Charmaine Lay +18

51 Public Social Dwellings / Conxita Balcells Blesa

01:00 - 22 June, 2013
Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa
Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa
  • Architects

  • Location

    Carrer de Sardenya, 95, 08018 Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Architect

    Conxita Balcells Blesa
  • Area

    3875.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa

Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa Courtesy of Conxita Balcells Blesa +27

New Montjuic cable car stations / FORGAS Arquitectos

01:00 - 19 June, 2013
© Filippo Poli
© Filippo Poli
  • Architects

    FORGAS Arquitectos - Joan Forgas y Dolors Ylla-Catalá
  • Location

    Carretera de Montjuïc, 43, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    4500.0 m2
  • Year

    2007
  • Photography

    Filippo Poli, Jordi Tost, Courtesy of Forgas Arquitectos

© Jordi Tost © Filippo Poli © Jordi Tost © Jordi Tost +28

DHUB. Barcelona Design Center / MBM Arquitectes

01:00 - 5 June, 2013
© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre
  • Architects

  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Project Architects

    Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay, Capdevila, Gual
  • Area

    29352.0 m2
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

© Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre © Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre +24

'Connection - Import Ticino' Exhibition

00:00 - 23 May, 2013
Courtesy of AAAB
Courtesy of AAAB

Organized by AAAB, the 'Connection - Import Ticino' Exhibition, which begins today and runs until June 9, aims to create a network of cultural connections between cities as a means of spreading the values of urbanism and architecture. The exhibition features a project that was born out of the desire to establish a cultural connection between the city of Barcelona and other European cities. A series of architecture exhibitions are the focus of this project, which also offers other events such as conferences and meetings between universities and aims to create synergies between the professional architects involved. Each event, which is called a “connection”, is composed of a first exhibition in Barcelona, followed by a second presentation in the invited country. For more information, please visit here.

'Childhood and Public Space': A Dialogue Between the Arts, Education and Urban Design Conference

00:00 - 21 May, 2013
Courtesy of Urbanitas Berlin-Barcelona, Associació de Mestres Rosa Sensat
Courtesy of Urbanitas Berlin-Barcelona, Associació de Mestres Rosa Sensat

Taking place July 6-7 at CosmoCaixa in Barcelona, the 'Childhood and Public Spaces' international conference offers a series of perspectives and experiences on actual childhood space scenarios in the city. An encounter with urban-design practice, educational experience and artistic methods are key aspects of this hands-on approach. It will also include a forum allowing dialogue between international professionals and workshops that take you to actual spaces in Barcelona. This action has been organized by the design and space-creation masters students of the UPC-CCCB. The deadline to register for the event is June 15. More information after the break.

Home for the Elderly / BCQ Arquitectes

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
© Carles Climent
© Carles Climent
  • Architects

    Baena Casamor Arquitectes
  • Location

    Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Area

    1144.0 m2
  • Year

    2008
  • Photography

    Carles Climent

© Carles Climent © Carles Climent © Carles Climent © Carles Climent +14