Pegah Shabehpour

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Housing at the Old City Wall Berlin / Sohrab Zafari

<i>between</i><p><i>Osaka and Cadiz</i><p><i>Yazd and Santorini</i><p><i>old Berlin and new Berlin</i><p><i>between</i><p><i>lost and bygone</i><p><i>existence and identity</i><p><i>longing and hope</i><p><i>present and future</i><p><i>between</i><p>…

Strelka Institute Compiles 41 Interviews on the Future of Urbanism

A collection of 41 interviews conducted by students at the Strelka Institute, entitled Future Urbanism, is now available online. The interviews …

Sociology

Superbude 2 / Dreimeta

With its dual concept between a hostel and a hotel the Superbude I in Hamburg attracts a broad-range target group. Its location in the centre of the …

Architecture

Reviewing RIBA's City Health Report: Could Le Corbusier Have Been Right?

The RIBA's recent report "City Health Check: How Design Can Save Lives and Money" looks at the relationship between city planning and public health, …

Public Health

The Stadiums of Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics has commenced in Sochi within the shell of <b>Populous</b>’ Fabergé egg-inspired stadium. Built solely to host the opening and …

Winter Olympics

Plumber: Is This Not A Pipe? - Launch of Volume 37

Launch of Volume #37: "Is this not a pipe?".<p>With the participation of Benedict Clouette (C-Lab), Jeffrey Inaba (C-Lab), Bjarke Ingels (BIG), Mahadev …

Architecture

Light Matters: 7 Ways Daylight Can Make Design More Sustainable

Daylight is a highly cost-effective means of reducing the energy for electrical lighting and cooling. But architectural education often reduces the …

Interview with Vicente Guallart, Chief Architect of Barcelona

<i>In the following article, originally published in Polish in theDecember 2013 issue of A&B, Ewa Szymczyk interviews Vicente Guallart, the Chief</i> …

Urbanism

Washington DC Metro Awarded AIA 25 Year Award

The AIA has given the 25 year award - for architectural projects which have stood the test of time - to the Washington DC Metro System. Designed by …

D-Edge / Muti Randolph + Marcelo Pontes + Zemel + Chalabi Arquitetos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Opened in 2003, D-Edge electronic music club underwent a smart restoration process in early 2011. The …

Latin America

OASE #91: "Building Atmosphere" With Peter Zumthor and Juhani Pallasmaa

In <b>OASE's</b> 91st edition, <b>Building Atmospheres</b>, the elusive craft of creating, capturing and understanding 'atmosphere' in architecture is explored in a …

Supertall, Supergreen - Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event

Join architectural historian Judith Dupré and renowned architects Adrian Smith and Rick Cook to explore the latest environmental innovations in …

Skyscrapers

Yale School of Management / Foster + Partners

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Inspired by Yale School of Management’s reinvention of business school education and pioneering …

Architecture

City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl Architects Exhibition

The MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in Los Angeles presents City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl …

Architecture

Exploration Architecture: Designing with Nature

In February 2014, The Architecture Foundation will present Exploration Architecture: Designing with Nature, the first ever solo show of Exploration, …

AA Visiting School: Tehran - The Third Place-Urban Machines

Tehran, Iran’s capital, ranks among the world’s fast-growing cities. In the early 1940s, Tehran’s population was about 700,000. By 1966, it had risen …

Prototyping

Liz Diller on MoMA Expansion: We'd Be Against Us Too "If We Didn’t Know All the Details That We Know"

In a must-read interview with Christopher Hawthorne of the Los Angeles Times, Liz Diller defends her firm, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and their design …

MOMA

Samsung app stops you from texting while driving

Samsung has launched an Android mobile app that prevents you from texting while driving.<p>The app aims to protect people from the dangers of failing to pay attention to the road. It notes that drivers are 2.8 times more likely to get in an accident while dialing and 23 times more likely when …

Google acquires Nest's line of home automation products for $3.2 billion, pledges continued support for iOS

We'll be honest: if you told us a big company was going to buy Nest, we wouldn't have guessed Google. After all, the home automation company was founded by Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, both ex-members of the original iPod team. Heck, the Nest Thermostat is sold at Apple stores, and is referred to …

A Recap of Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013: Recycling Socialism

Modernism and socialism formed the powerful spacio-political tandem of the 20th century that shaped much of the urban and rural environments of …

Drawing Shadows by Gautam Bhatia

<i>Gautam Bhatia is an architect based in New Delhi and one of the most well-known architectural writers in India, having written for The New York …

Drawing

TED: How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds / Mick Cornett

In 2007, Oklahoma City was ranked the most obese city in America. The heavy news caused the city’s - at the time - overweight mayor, Mick Cornett to …

Whirlpool imagines a kitchen of the future with a touchscreen stovetop

Whirlpool is showing off a couple of its ideas for the kitchen of the future here at CES 2014, including an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can display recipes, Twitter and Facebook updates, news, weather, and more. If it ever becomes a reality, it could change the kitchen.<p>A simple mockup …

Texting with a washing machine: hands-on with LG's HomeChat

From Siri to Google Now, every company wants to make interacting with technology a bit more natural. LG is now extending that idea to smart appliances with a new service called HomeChat, but it isn't focused on using your voice — it's instead based around the instant message.<p>Your washing machine …

Italian Google Glass competitor GlassUp shows off first prototype

Venice-based GlassUp today unveiled its first augmented reality glasses prototype, an interesting combination of Google Glass and a more conventional heads-up display. Most importantly, GlassUp projects an image onto a lens in front of you, and not on a prism up and to the right of your field of …

Yahoo announces News Digest, a new iOS app that provides only essential news stories

During its CES keynote, Yahoo announced a new iOS app that it hopes will help people stay informed on the big news of the day. Dubbed News Digest, the app will send out updates twice a day with the big news. The information comes from several different sources and Yahoo calls each individual story …

Norman Foster-Designed Scheme Aims to Transform London into “Cycling Utopia”

<b>Foster + Partners</b> has unveiled a scheme that aims to transform London’s railways into cycling freeways. The seemingly plausible proposal, which was …

Network Rail

Competition Entry: 'My Iran' (Expo Milan 2015) / Akaran Architects & IRANBON

<b>Akaran Architects</b>, in collaboration with IRANBON, have been selected as one of four finalist for their proposal 'My Iran,' a pavilion representing …

Self-Reflection