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Kenitra Train Station / Silvio d’Ascia Architecture

November 11, 2019 Paula Pintos 0

The Kenitra station was imagined as a jewel case framing the renewed identity of traditional Moroccan architecture in an urban context, in particular, thanks to its facade, a reinterpretation of a moucharabieh expanded to the scale of the city. Associating the socio-economic and technological progress concretized by the arrival of the Al Boraq TGV, the station is a symbol of this city’s and of Morocco’s integration with the modern world.

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Sidewalk Labs advances plans for Toronto smart city

November 1, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0

Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is moving forward with its ambition to create a smart neighbourhood in Toronto, after addressing a number of “critical issues” in its initial scheme. Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto, which enlisted the Alphabet subsidiary to oversee the development, released new details of the conditions for the scheme yesterday. The update follows

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Sidewalk Labs advances plans for Toronto smart city

November 1, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0

Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is moving forward with its ambition to create a smart neighbourhood in Toronto, after addressing a number of “critical issues” in its initial scheme. Sidewalk Labs and Waterfront Toronto, which enlisted the Alphabet subsidiary to oversee the development, released new details of the conditions for the scheme yesterday. The update follows

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Christopher Herwig photographs opulent details of Soviet-era metro stations

October 30, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Soviet Metro Stations book photography by Christopher Herwig

The Soviet Metro Stations photography series by Christopher Herwig documents the most unusual details of the Soviet-era metro network built between the 1930s and 1980s. Intended to give an insight into the “closest realisation of a Soviet utopia”, the photography collection features stations in 15 cities across seven different countries in the former USSR – the

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Parking Building IMEC / Stéphane Beel Architects

October 30, 2019 Daniel Tapia 0

There is a new multi-story car park on the Arenberg III campus, between the IMEC site and the KU Leuven Computer Science building. The IMEC and KU Leuven sites each have their own urban-planning logic. On the south side of the Kapeldreef lies the site of the KUL, where the buildings have been erected in a strictly orthogonal manner, not parallel to the Kapeldreef. On the north side, there is the cluster of IMEC buildings, a cluster that grew more organically.

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Puerta de Moguer Bus Stop / Ahaus arquitectos

October 29, 2019 Andreas Luco 0

“Puerta de Moguer” (meaning “Moguer Gate”) is the very first impression that visitors get from the city, like many other coach and train stations. Due to its location on the fairgrounds, it is also the facade of the town hall’s stall during the fair, which is a significative element that will take part of the archetypal imaginary for the next generations. The gate works as a protective element against the inclement weather (sunlight, rain, wind…) during the waiting time and, at the same time, it provides comfort and information to the travellers (tourist content, promotions, culture events, etc.). The formalisation of the halt is based on the vernacular canopies built in the province of Huelva at the beginning of the twentieth century and symbolise the welcome and farewell of passengers. These canopies would consist of a horizontal plane that connects with the train station and an inclined plane that opens towards the traffic area. Indeed, it is this idea that gives the shape to the main section developed in the project.

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Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture reveal visuals of Sydney airport

October 29, 2019 Lizzie Crook 0
Visuals of Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture in Australia

Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture have unveiled the design of an airport in Sydney that is modelled on traditional Australian architecture and natural landscapes. Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, named after a famous Australian pilot, has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and Cox Architecture for a rural 1,780-hectare site in the city’s

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Five smart cities that are being proposed in North America

October 28, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Innovation Park by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects and Tom Wiscombe Architecture 

From a smart forest in Mexico to a Nevada desert city powered by blockchain, a wave of smart cities are being proposed in North America. Here are five examples from the continent that hint at the shape of future neighbourhoods. Innovation Park by Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects and Tom Wiscombe Architecture Jeffrey Berns, who made a fortune selling cryptocurrency

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Stefano Boeri unveils Smart Forest City covered in 7,500,000 plants for Mexico

October 25, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Smart Forest City in Mexico by Stefano Boeri

Italian architect Stefano Boeri has unveiled plans to create a forested smart city in Cancun, Mexico, that is designed to be a “pioneer” of more eco-efficient developments. Smart Forest City Cancun is intended to be built on a 557 hectare site near the Mexican city. According to the architect it will contain 7,500,000 plants, including

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