currents

  • The historic Port of Vancouver will be transformed into a sustainable multi-use-area.

    Landscape as landmark

    The historic port of Vancouver will be transformed into a sustainable mixed-use area. NBBJ designed a special wayfinding system, that focuses on the landscape as landmarks.

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  • The Topos Magazine 97 is out now! Topic: Transformation.

    Next Topos? Coming right up!

    Transformation: Our cities and landscapes are subject to constant change. Whether it is a result of the deterioration of cultural landscapes, such as in the Spanish town of Caldes de Montbui, because of abandoned usage, as in the case of the former Fresh Kills landfill site in New York, due to the departure of residents […]

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  • Battery Boutelle in the foreground.  From 1900-1917, the center of the semicircles held 5-inch rapid fire guns for coastal defense.  The guns had a range of 7 miles, and could fire at a rate of up to 30 rounds per minute.

    Home Land Security

    Since 2003, the FOR-SITE Foundation is dedicated to the creation, understanding and presentation of art about place. Its latest project is the exhibition “Home Land Security“ which takes place at Fort Winfield Scott at Langdon Court, a former military site on San Francisco Bay. It is open until December 18, 2016. Battery Boutelle – for tourists […]

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projects

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    Parasite Skatepark

    Skateparks – places of recreation for us as planners. Places of self-expression for the skaters. In any case: indispensable for modern cities. Only the City of New Orleans needed a group of free spirits to build its first skatepark illegally before acknowledging it as an official public space. Since 2015 the Parasite Skatepark has been […]

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  • topos dance floor montreal museum avenue

    Dance Floor

    Jean Verville designs Museum Avenue for Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The floor is covered with golden foot steps.

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reviews

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    Arrival City

    Doug Saunders’ book “Arrival City – How the largest migration in history is reshaping the world” focuses on the shift of human population from rural areas to cities

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    The City as Interface

    Does the implementation of new media technologies enable emancipation and new forms of social participation? Or is “surveillance” the defining motive?

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Competitions

For this year’s Chicago Prize, the Chicago Architectural Club is calling for visionary proposals for Chicago’s Lakefront (Picture: Chicago Architectural Club)

2016 Chicago Prize

The Chicago Architectural Club has announced its annual Chicago Prize. The open idea competition is in search of visionary concepts for an area that is located 10 miles south of downtown Chicago, directly on the shores of Lake Michigan. Closing date is 10th January 2017. The former U.S. Steel site is more than 1,600,000 m2 […]

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