Baeken Woensel-West / Bas Termeer

05:00 - 7 January, 2016
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WIRED Looks at 8 Cities of the Future

08:00 - 13 October, 2015
Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft. Image Courtesy of ipv Delft
Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft. Image Courtesy of ipv Delft

WIRED Magazine has created a list of Eight Cities That Will Show You What The Future Will Look Like in the latest edition of their design issue. In the relatively short span of time that humans have been planning cities, more and more decisions have been made that have shaped the path of new technologies and methods that will make cities better. Such projects—like new streetlights, bicycle infrastructure, and traffic-sensitive museums—highlight some of these advances in the urban lifestyle.

"The cities of tomorrow might still self-assemble haltingly, but done right, the process won’t be accidental. A city shouldn’t just happen anymore. Every block, every building, every brick represents innumerable decisions. Decide well, and cities are magic," writes Wired author Adam Rogers. Read on after the break to see how 8 different cities from around the world are implementing innovative projects. 

Students Head To Finland To Construct Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia From Ice

00:00 - 24 December, 2014
Reimagining the Sagrada Familia in ice. Image © Bart van Overbeeke / TU/e
Reimagining the Sagrada Familia in ice. Image © Bart van Overbeeke / TU/e

A team of  from Eindhoven University are set to build a forty metre high model of Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia out of 'ice'. The project, which follows their completion of the world’s biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres. The fifty-strong team will head to Finland on the 28th December 2014 to begin construction of the impressive 1:5 scale model, which will be built in only four weeks in order to officially open in the last week of January 2015.

Read about their unique construction method and see photos of the preparatory work after the break.

Dutch Students To Build Gaudí's Sagrada Familia From Ice

00:00 - 10 June, 2014
Montage. Image Courtesy of Eindhoven University of Technology
Montage. Image Courtesy of Eindhoven University of Technology

A team of students from Eindhoven University are to build a forty metre high model of Antonio Gaudí's Sagrada Familia. The project, which follows the completion of the world's biggest ice dome last year, will be constructed from pykrete and reinforced with wood fibres. Impressively, the 1:4 scale model will be built in only three weeks. Thin layers of water and snow will be sprayed onto large, inflated molds. The pykrete (water mixed with sawdust) will be immediately absorbed by the snow before freezing. According to the organisers, "the wood fiber content makes the material three times as strong as normal ice, and it’s also a lot tougher." Find out more about the project here.

E’ Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
© Jan Bitter
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Eindhoven, North Brabant, The Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Wiel Arets, Bettina Kraus, Freyke Hartemink, Daniel Meyer, Mai Henriksen, Jacques van Eyck
  • Collaborators

    Dennis Villanueva
  • Client

    Stadionkwartier BV, Laurentius-Amvest
  • Consultants

    Nelissen BV, Tielemans BV, LBP/Brandveiligheid Erik Janse, SchreuderGroep BV, Scheldebouw BV, DHV BV
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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House IV / De Bever Architecten

01:00 - 30 September, 2013
© Norbert van Onna
© Norbert van Onna
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architect in Charge

    Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Wim Poell, Emilia Seroviec, Thomas van Weert
  • Construction Engineer

    Archimedes Bouwadvies
  • Contractor

    Burgtbouw, Deurne
  • Area

    77.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

    Norbert van Onna

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Eindhoven Airport Extension & Hotel / KCAP Architects&Planners + De Bever Architecten

01:00 - 26 July, 2013

Hovenring, Circular Cycle Bridge / ipv Delft

01:00 - 15 February, 2013
Courtesy of ipv Delft
Courtesy of ipv Delft
  • Architects

  • Location

    Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Dimensions

    Height 70m, Diameter 72m
  • Client

    Municipality of Eindhoven
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of ipv Delft

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Boiler House Ceres / diederendirrix architects

01:00 - 15 December, 2012
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© Arthur Bagen

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Fontys Sports College / Mecanoo

01:00 - 30 October, 2012
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Courtesy of Mecanoo

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In Progress: E' Tower / Wiel Arets Architects

01:00 - 31 July, 2012
© Jan Bitter
© Jan Bitter

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Sports Facility Strijp / LIAG architects

01:00 - 23 July, 2012
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© Vulkers Fotografie

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Dynamo / diederendirrix

01:00 - 30 March, 2012
© Arthur Bagen
© Arthur Bagen
  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    diederendirrix
  • Project Team

    Bert Dirrix, Timo Keulen, Remco Mulder, Tom Kuipers, Quyen Dang, Iwan Westerveen.
  • Interior Architecs

    Bert Dirrix, Timo Keulen, Remco Mulder, tribe productions bv
  • Advisors

    Adviesbureau Tielemans, Bouw constructies bv, advies- en ingenieursbureau dhv bv, Jansen Raadgevend Ingenieurs Bureau
  • Contractor

    Bam Utiliteitsbouw bv
  • Photographs

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PANalytical / DHV architects

01:00 - 19 January, 2012
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© René de Wit

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Home Office Space / architecten | en | en

01:00 - 4 October, 2011
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Loft Lichttoren / De Bever Architecten

01:00 - 13 May, 2011
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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    De Bever Architecten
  • Project Team

    Stefan de Bever, Heleen van Heel, Martijn Wilms
  • Area

    110.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of de bever architecten

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Dwelling Refurbishment in Eindhoven / De Bever Architecten

01:00 - 12 May, 2011
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© Merel van Beukering

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Colourful Kameleon / COEN!

01:00 - 18 April, 2011

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