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after ito effects

speculative study of urban field condition operating in toyo ito’s taichung metropolitan opera project -jp

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Site as Assemblage

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nikos salingaros | on fractal scaling

For the past few years, I have been applying the analytic thinking of a scientist to find basic laws for architecture and urbanism, following the lead of my friend, the brilliant architectural theorist Christopher Alexander. The results derived so far show that a building, or city, is subject to the same organizational laws as a […]

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Archimorph Book i

-In early 2011 Archimorph will be publishing their first book, self-titled; Archimorph Book I: Architecture, Biomimetics, Technology. More information will be available closer to the release date.-JB

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denCity

‘denCity is a Masters level research project by Sahra (Peter Sovinc, Saif Almasri, Suryansh Chandra) at the Design Research Lab, Architectural Association, London. denCity is a critique of modern day urbanization and city planning methodologies that are based on 20-year masterplans of linear city growth and are incapable of dealing with the pace of change […]

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UofM | Future of Urbanism

University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning will host a conference, Future of Urbanism, March 19 & 20, 2010. An international roster of speakers – academics and practioners – will address some of the most critical issues facing our cities and their environs in six sessions, comprised of 15-minute segments and a […]

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Biologically Inspired Adaptive Network

‘Transport networks are ubiquitous in both social and biological systems. Robust network performance involves a complex trade-off involving cost, transport efficiency, and fault tolerance. Biological networks have been honed by many cycles of evolutionary selection pressure and are likely to yield reasonable solutions to such combinatorial optimization problems. Furthermore, they develop without centralized control and […]

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