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What does the future of urbanised territories of medium density look like? “Transforming Peripheries”, the new online magazine – a joint venture of urbanes.land and topos – strives to find answers to this question. It concentrates knowledge about urbanised territories and connects the realms of academics and practitioners across borders, sectors and regions.
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Transforming Peripheries

currents

  • Talents & Masterminds: Michael Van Valkenburgh and Scott Streeb

    What are your design principles? What is your formula for success? What are the most challenging obstacles for the profession? topos had the opportunity to talk to Michael Van Valkenburgh, founder and partner of one of the US’s leading landscape architecture firms Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc (MVVA) and to Scott Streeb, Associate Principal at […]

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  • Always two steps ahead

    Daniel Roehr, Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, remembers landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, who died at the age of 99 on 22 May 2021, one month short of her 100th birthday. The author states that Cornelia’s gift to all of us was […]

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  • Ambasz Institute of MoMA: eco and accessible

    The Museum of Modern Art announced the establishment of the Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment, following a donation from Emilio Ambasz. One of the focal points of the newly founded institute is to make the interaction between architecture and ecology visible and accessible to museum visitors […]

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  • Once around the world from a deck chair

    The Prague Centre for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning (CAMP) organises a different kind of travel experience from city to city. Visitors can take part in a 10-week summer programme, during which they can visit New York City, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Paris and Venice from a deck chair – and with a themed drink in hand – […]

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  • What if …?

    How do we want to live today and what artistic means can help us find productive approaches to do so? The interdisciplinary exhibition ‘What if …?’ in the ‘Neues Museum’ in Nuremberg, Germany, engages contemporary perspectives from art, architecture, and design in a dialog with references from the 1960s and 1970s. The exhibition runs until […]

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projects

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  • PATCHWORK in the Amsterdam Sluisbuurt

    Barcode Architects and krft present their project PATCHWORK that will be one of the first developments in the future sustainable Sluisbuurt area in Amsterdam. For the design Barcode Architects and krft joined forces and won the tender for Sluisbuurt plot 5A1 in cooperation with ABC Planontwikkeling, EarthY, DGMR, and Buro Sant en Co. For the […]

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  • Railyard Park for and with the community

    Ross Barney Architects present their completed park project in Rogers, Arkansas: the Railyard Park. The architects have worked with the City of Rogers and the Walton Family Foundation (WalMart) over the past several years to reimagine and redesign the historic downtown area. Through the use of community engagement, the architects have involved community members in […]

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  • Finnish Values for Riihimäki Station Area

    The Local Reference Plan for the Riihimäki Station Area of a multidisciplinary team of Finnish architecture and planning offices brings together disparate and detached neighborhoods separated by a bisecting railway line. The plan reconciles different socio-economic conditions to create a more egalitarian society in keeping with Finnish values. The Local Reference Plan for the Riihimäki […]

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  • Helsinki Olympic Stadium: Crown jewel of Finnish functionalism

    First inaugurated in 1938, the Helsinki Olympic Stadium reopened last month after an extensive modernisation and rebuild. While the four-year renovation project was carried out with great respect towards the Stadium’s original modernist architecture, new functionalities have been added and comfort and safety have been increased to match the demands of the future. In the […]

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reviews

  • Gio Ponti – let’s do something beautiful with it

    A new illustrated book on the work of multi-talented Gio Ponti has been published recently. It covers the Italian architect’s and designer’s complete oeuvre. Ponti’s core philosophy of modernism saw architecture as a representational object and a “self-luminous” stage for his humanistic art of living and boundless creativity. It is indeed no exaggeration to state […]

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  • Formgiving by BIG – The Future is already here

    The BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group has published a new book which has no less goal than to take a visionary look onto the architecture throughout the course of time. The word “formgivning” means “design” in Danish – the home of star architect Bjarke Ingels. But if you translate it literally, it means “to give […]

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  • Successful Art – With a Twinkle in the Eye

    The creative use of space, objects and time is a hallmark of Christo, who passed away on May 31, 2020. Together with his partner Jean-Claude, he evolved the idea of wrapping objects, buildings, and landscapes, transforming them into an art form. Our author Wolfram Höfer, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture […]

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