As we told you last week, we will be running every Friday a selection of the posts that you may have missed this week. For example, you have to check the five finalists for each category on our Building of the Year 2009 and cast your vote. See the other must-see posts after the break.
Rosa Muerta / Robert Stone After visiting his website, I got in touch with Robert Stone and exchanged a few emails… He is a reader of ArchDaily and was very excited to share his work with the readers, and I was also very excited about it after learning more about him and what is behind Rosa Muerta and other projects he has been working on in the California desert (read more…)
School of Music, Arts & Crafts / Contemporanea We developed the school as a long strip aligned with former railway station building, inflecting it slightly, in the middle, towards the north, to meet the locomotive repair workshop we intended for the bar/restaurant of the whole. At this point of change in direction, that coincides with the entrance to the school atrium, was inserted, almost in the perpendicular, the auditorium, crossing the site (read more…)
Media-TIC / Enric Ruiz Geli The 22@ is an experimental district in Barcelona, Spain, with a mayor energetic load (District Climate), where the new values of the companies are intangible: they are not based in having natural resources of water, soil, gas, they don’t have real-estate values, retransmission rights (media Pro), they have patents (Indra), they have intelligence, programming and interaction (like the Reactable of Sergi Jorda from the Pompeu), a district, the way Artur Serra from I2CAT and the people form the 22@ say, an urban Lab (read more…)
P.S.1 2010 entry: P.S. 1 out of 7295 by BIG To close our coverage of this years P.S.1 YAP competition we present you BIG’s proposal. BIG’s invitation to the P.S.1 is not only rare for not being based in NY or in the US (they are based in Denmark), as it has been the common denominator over the years, but also because they have built several small-medium-large scale projects (read more…)
Urban Farming in numbers Interesting study by MVRDV, The Why Factory and Stroom Den Haag. A lot has been said (through) on Urban Farming, but many don’t consider their feasibility. I´m not being pessimist (I grow some of my own vegetables and herbs), but I think that urban farming goes more in the direction of the last phrase of the video: “could it (urban farming) help bringing some agriculture into the cities to bring us closer to our food again?” (read more…)