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    bcfaq bcfaq http www inhalersfaq org buy essays Contributors Free Soil Authors All List amy franceschini corinne matesich nis rømer stijn schiffeleers joni taylor marthe van dessel http www ourdrops org www allcreams org 06 Jul 2005 Sarai A space for research practice and conversation about the contemporary media and urban constellations based in Delhi India The research programme also publishes the Sarai Reader as a book and online ressource Nis 0 comments Architecture Books Virtual Soil Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Designmai Designcity In January 2006 UNESCO appointed Berlin as a City of Design a title it now shares with Shanghai and Buenos Aries Not by chance Designcity was Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex Selective Memory For the Garage festival 09 Free Soil have conducted a site specific research project investigating the environment of the Baltic Sea We created an alternative archive of political and historical events that have occurred in the Baltic Sea region especially Stralsund and linked these with the sea s responses The impact of Industrialisation population growth and political changes has resulted in climatic and environmental changes recorded in the sea Nature retaliates by creating new forms one of the

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    Jun 2005 Expensive Soil Farming in Space Stanford Torus The Stanford Torus was the principal design considered by the 1975 NASA Summer Study which was conducted in conjunction with Stanford University It consists of a torus one mile in diameter rotates once per minute to provide Earth normal gravity on the inside of the outer ring and which can house 10 000 people Illustration AmyF 0 comments Architecture Sustainability Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Heavy Metal The landscape of East Germany is scarred from the change in ideologies following the end of the Cold War In the aftermath of the ligni Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex You have the Right to Know FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product from production to utilization and not just what they see in the stores Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product s life influences the environment and ourselves Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers a website and a traveling installation as

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    www ourdrops org www allcreams org 19 Apr 2005 La Bastille Technology House at Brown University US New York Containing eleven custom built circuit boards a twelve story data network a personal computer running Linux a radio frequency video game controller and over 10 000 Christmas lights La Bastille transformed the Brown s fourteen story Sciences Library into a giant game of Tetris Joni T 0 comments Architecture Public Projects Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Social mental environmental A seminar and exhibition organized by Ulrike Solbrig Åsa Sonjasdotter and Nis Rømer in Sparwasser Berlin August 2007 Text by Nis R Nis 0 comments Projects nolvadex You have the Right to Know FRUIT takes up the challenge of elevating the ecological knowledge of consumers and encouraging a way of life that is friendly to the environment We want consumers to be conscious of the entire life of a product from production to utilization and not just what they see in the stores Consumers must be aware that every phase of a product s life influences the environment and ourselves Free Soil has produced a run of FRUIT wrappers a website and a traveling installation as part of

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    by Toyo Ito Japan Toyo Ito s 1986 Tower of Winds in Yokohama Japan transforms due to environmental changes such as noises and the speed and direction of the wind Interview here http www thetake com take05 take04 html 42ndst html Joni T 0 comments Architecture Public Projects Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Berlin by Joni Taylor There s a particular word being thrown about with

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    Berlin In Urban diary Berlin Germany 2001 2002 Cellphone users could send messages via SMS technology to an urban diary that was projected onto a pair of screens located above the tracks at the Alexanderplatz station in Berlin Joni T 0 comments Architecture Artists Public Projects Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Designmai Designcity In January 2006 UNESCO appointed Berlin as a City of Design a title

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    Other Central European Countries Blinkenlights Berlin Germany 2002 Celebrating its 20th anniversary the Chaos Computer Club turned the famous Haus des Lehrers house of the teacher office building at Berlin Alexanderplatz into the world s biggest interactive computer display Blinkenlights The upper eight floors of the building were transformed in to a huge display by arranging 144 lamps behind the building s front windows A computer controlled each of the lamps independently to produce a monochrome matrix of 18 times 8 pixels During the night a constantly growing number of animations could be seen But there was an interactive component as well you were able to play the old arcade classic Pong on the building using your mobile phone and you could place your own More info at http www blinkenlights de Joni T 0 comments Architecture Public Projects Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Lucy Harrison Interview The aim of all descriptions of cities is to know how to live to see what is coming and accept it and become part of it or better see what could Joni T 0 comments Projects nolvadex Public Air Quality indicator The project intersects with recent public debate in

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    of research on temporary use of city spaces in Berlin Amsterdam Helsinki and more EU funded project mainly by architechts target blank http www urbancatalyst de Strategies for temporary uses this is the project frame http www urban os com see some good examples target blank here Nis 0 comments Architecture Sustainability Add a Comment Your Name Email Website Top Features Life Support Systems Soil is the vital system which

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    the inspiring A Better World Another Power focusing on subversive and bottom up approaches to buildings and the urban condition The 4 projects groups were Center for Urban Pedagogy NY interview coming up Jeanne van Heeswijk and Dennis Kaspori The Maze Corp Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory FAST Santiago Cirugeda Ends October 21 Wimby Welcome into my backyard Interesting Dutch regeneration project For 6 years Crimson Architectural Historians and Felix Rottenberg immersed themselves in the Hoogvliet suburb the biggest demolition project in the Netherlands and tried to transform it into a vibrant urban area socio culturally and ecologically Projects include School Parasites re designed temporary classes new parks and plans to restore the ancient tidal stream that were filled in Many events planned for 2007 Follydock A competition to create spectacular follies for the Heijplaat port of Rotterdam harbour 20 site specific designs were chosen to be exhibited for the year of architecture A folly is traditionally an architectural object built to purvey a concept rather than be functional like gardens of delight fake ruins etc They are wild giant mushrooms inflatable kissing clouds and portable hottubs Runs until September 9 Joni T 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions Public Projects 28 Apr 2007 Sproutbau A summer live in experiment Call for Participants Bremen Germany An empty multistory building at the edge of Bremen Germany We are looking for temporary inhabitants to explore individual living utopias The ideas should preferably be in the field of self sufficient sustainable living Each participant will receive enough space to bring alive his her idea This can be anything from an architectural element to a design object from recycled material as well as a theater performance Sproutbau is simply a place to experiment Since the building is going to be demolished there are very little limits for procjet ideas AmyF 0 comments Architecture Calls Sustainability 21 Apr 2007 Shrinking Cities Berlin Shrinking Cities a three year initiative project of Germany s Federal Cultural Foundation seeks to expand Germany s city planning debate until now concentrated on questions of demolishing surplus apartments and improving residential quarters to address new questions and perspectives The project also places developments in eastern Germany in an international context involving various artistic design and research disciplines in the search for strategies for action Stijn 0 comments Architecture Artists Exhibitions 13 Apr 2007 Skyfarming US New York Dr Dickson Despommier a professor of environmental sciences and microbiology at Columbia University has developed the idea of vertical farm skyscrapers In his theory he speculates about 30 story towers producing fruit vegetables and grains while also generating clean energy and purifying wastewater Roughly 150 such buildings Despommier estimates could feed the entire city of New York for a year from New York Magazine Stijn 0 comments Architecture Magazines Sustainability Urban City Virtual Soil 26 Mar 2007 Materials Applications Architecture Landscape Research US Los Angeles M A is an outdoor exhibition space that is visible from the street 24 hours a day FREE ENTRY Donations are welcome M A is a research center dedicated to pushing new and underused ideas for art landscape and architecture into view AmyF 0 comments Architecture Organizations Urban City 21 Feb 2007 An Architektur Germany Somewhat a blunder that the magazine and effort An Architektur hasn t been mentioned here before Apart from making the mag they also organize Camp for Oppositional Architecture last time in Casco in Utrecht The magazine was founded out of the architecture collective Freies Fach that dealt with urban politics in actions performances and writing See the history of Freies Fach here in German but with images Nis 0 comments Architecture Magazines Urban City 18 Feb 2007 Urban Interface A project at The interface of private and public urban space Berlin Between April 15 and May 6 the project will present artworks in the Berlin districts of Mitte Wedding and Gesundbrunnen It is both exhibition and an artistic curatorial research project with the blog making public many of the logistics of implimenting an exhibition of this kind Joni T 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions Public Projects Urban City 14 Feb 2007 The City of Tomorrow 16 May 15 July Berlin 11 artists including Mark Dion Oliver Croy and Martin Kaltwasser Folke Köbberling have been invited to reflect on the location of Berlin s Hansaviertel from an archaeological view The title refers to the 1957 exhibition Die Stadt von Morgen and will include a film programme symposium and accompanying book Joni T 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions Urban City 14 Feb 2007 Stadtfinden Moderne Echtzeitsehen Berlin The Hansaviertel in Berlin is a primary example of post war West Berlin architecture 50 years after its conception Stadtfinden Moderne offers one a virtual tour using GPS that includes video audio and historical background on the the area particularily the Interbau exhibition of 1957 It offers 80 points of interest to be found at your leisure and the PDAs are available until May 31 More to come Joni T 0 comments Architecture Events Urban City 18 Jan 2007 From Land Art to Bio Art Conference Italy The Living Art Park Cultural Association co ordinated by the artist Piero Gilardi has been active since 2002 It brings together different professional experiences in a hybridisation of languages and scientific and technical know how directed at experimentation in the field of art and nature The Modern Art Gallery of Torino Italy will explore issues of Programming land and urbanism Ecology and techno art The conference From Land Art to Bioart takes place on Saturday 20 January Joni T 0 comments Architecture Events Public Projects 11 Jan 2007 Echo Studio Garden in a City US Chicago A chicago based group Echo Studio presented landscaping suitable for use in an urban environment at the Garden in a City exhibition I post this link as a reference to a possible educational format to present the various configurations of plantings that can happen in citites AmyF 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions Sustainability Urban City 09 Jan 2007 Playgrounds by Aldo van Eyck Amsterdam The Dutch Architect Aldo van Eyck 1918 1999 built with a social purpose His most famous building is maybe the Amsterdam Orphanage that influenced school building around the world with its integration of smaller pavilions to form a small town as a building He had great attention to in between spaces that could be occupied in endless ways by the kids One of his often overlooked achievements was building around 700 playgrounds on vacant lots in Amsterdam in the 40s and 50s Up to 90 of them can still be seen today Nis 0 comments Architecture Urban City 05 Jan 2007 Templace Anywhere Templace com is an internet based system that applies the unique potential of web based databases to cities The platform is designed as infrastructure that can support and enable the temporary use of vacant space A series of forums Pools allows all parties interested or involved in temporary use to share relevant information resources AmyF 0 comments Architecture Urban City Virtual Soil 31 Dec 2006 Urban Adventure in Rotterdam Rotterdam A plethora of places spaces and oddities Border crossings are especially interesting AmyF 0 comments Architecture Free Urban City 18 Dec 2006 Ultimate Tree Houses U S Moore Tree Care presents Ultimate Tree Houses an exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum featuring 13 extreme tree houses on display Joni T 0 comments Architecture Exhibitions 17 Dec 2006 The Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT U S Boston The Center for Advanced Visual Studies is a community for contemporary art in the School of Architecture and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology It is a fellowship program that commissions and produces new artworks and artistic research within the context of MIT A laboratory for interdisciplinary art practice the Center facilitates exchange between internationally known contemporary artists and MIT s faculty students and staff through public programs support for long term art projects and residencies for MIT students AmyF 0 comments Architecture Education 16 Dec 2006 Bat House Project London UK Jeremy Deller is working to make a habitat for bats in London to promote wildlife friendly building design and public engagement with ecological issues You can take part in monthly design challenges and next spring there will be a national design competition for artists designers architechts and the like for the final design of the house The website is just up with resources and more Deller is probably best known for the re enactment of a miners strike target blank The Battle of Orgreave Nis 0 comments Architecture Artists Sustainability 12 Dec 2006 Unbuilt Blog After the Archis Intervention Beirut Lebanon After the RSVP public debat event in Beirut and expeditions to the south of Lebanon Archis created this blog as a continuation for dialogue sharing ideas for reviving the city and a land after and often still in conflict After destruction through war or any other inhumane deployment of technology capital and energy we are left with sites minds and societies unbuilt Leveled to the ground Making room for denial doubt and a devided society Understandable but unacceptable This condition needs those who dare to envision perspectives beyond the ruins Stijn 0 comments Architecture Blogs 28 Nov 2006 Rural Studio community architecture US Alabama Rural studio is about architecture that seeks solutions from within communities and tries to actualize them in collaboration with its residents You have to dive into the project section of the site to find the rich number of projects done from often local and recycled materials at a low cost Nis 0 comments Architecture Social Practice 16 Nov 2006 D I R T studios Canada D I R T says of their work Waste becomes the design fodder for the future We feel obligated and better yet inspired to remake vast trashed sites into renewed landscapes of ecological and cultural production Here s an interview with Julie Bargmann from the target blank Archinect site Joni T 0 comments Architecture Urban City 28 Oct 2006 Atelier le Balto Berlin Atelier le Balto Berlin Paris have done numerous projects with temporary gardens The wonderful Where Is The Garden ran for one year in 2004 Recently they have participated in KAIAK Kunst Architektur in Alt Köpenick where they designed a series of three gardens a plant collection an exotic and a cocktail garden all in the old Market They have also designed the landscape architecture at the Kunstwerk Gallery Website only in German Joni T 0 comments Architecture Public Projects 22 Oct 2006 Re Orient Migrating architectures Hungary The project explores the local aspects of China s global significance and increasing influence It seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only in connection with retail but which will in all likelihood determine the built environment which transforms under the pressure of ever cheaper products Stijn 0 comments Architecture Artists Virtual Soil 17 Oct 2006 Malcolm Wells Underground Buildings US Cape Cod Over 40 years Malcom has been promoting sustainable living and can be considered the father of modern earth sheltered architecture He has writen several articles and books published by himself about underground structures gentle building and passive solar energy Stijn 0 comments Architecture Articles Books Sustainability 01 Oct 2006 Aglaia Konrad Austrian Photographer and video artist Austria Konrad s photographs examine urban border zones the periphery urban infrastructure construction sites and anonymous buildings remote from the typical urban scenarios Her video work Desert Cities shows the haunting scenes outside of Cairo miles of unfinished and empty buildings What happens when urban communities try to live in a dry and unfriendly terrain Joni T 0 comments Architecture Artists Urban City 31 Aug 2006 The New Alchemy Institute Agriculture Aquaculture Bioshelters Anywhere From 1971 to 1991 the New Alchemy Institute conducted research and education on behalf of the planet Among our major tasks is the creation of ecologically derived human support systems renewable energy agriculture aquaculture housing and landscapes The strategies we research emphasize a minimal reliance on fossil fuels and operate on a scale accessible to individuals families and small groups It is our belief that ecological and social transformations must take place at the lowest functional levels of society if humankind is to direct its course towards a greener saner world Stijn 0 comments Architecture DIY Homebrew Sustainability 30 Jul 2006 Talking Cities Germany A trans disciplinary exhibition platform with 35 protagonists creating a collective dialogue on reconfiguring and reactivating the marginal residual and public spaces of our contemporary cities Some favorites Atelier Bow Wow Rural Studio AmyF 0 comments Architecture Urban City 06 Jul 2006 Earthships Sustainable architecture Global An Earthship is a house that can provide in all basic needs of life and has a minimal ecological impact It s concept was developed by architect Michael Reynolds and is based on the ideas of using durable technology the reusage of discarded materials and being autonomous Meanwhile about a 1000 earthships have been build on several continents A few other links Wikipedia Earthship org Stijn 0 comments Architecture DIY Homebrew Sustainability 28 Jun 2006 Designmai Designcity Review In January 2006 UNESCO appointed Berlin as a City of Design a title it now shares with Shanghai and Buenos Aries Not by chance Designcity was also the theme for the 2006 Designmai Festival Only in its fourth year this is Berlin s largest and only international showcase for designers And as it partly curated by the organization Transform Berlin it does not have the trade fair gloss that is common with purely commercial events It presented not just the slick wireless communication strategies needed for modern life but the sometimes ugly side of the current urban condition the problems and chaos created by the exploding global move away from rural areas More people live in cities now than did on the whole planet in 1960 The look of the show epitomized the theme with the large interior of a formal postal train station being transformed into a mini city of more than 100 projects a higgeldy piggeldy mix of architectonic structures landscape gardening vehicles urban furniture and sound installations with a raised Eternit designed terrace and bar with a green belt and bookshop There were also a number of satellite venues across town bus tours to Berlin s outskirts and the almost as large Designmai Youngsters showcasing international up and coming newbies Under the title Build or Die Constructing Survival and curated by Oliver Vogt and Georg Christof Bertsch a symposium was held addressing issues such as emergency shelter and low cost housing A partner exhibition displayed designs sent in from university students in Mexico Switzerland and Sweden Resembling a DIY camping site the results included a hut made from beer coasters many takes on tarpaulin and the 100 Euro house The Ideas of homelessness was partnered with the more positive image of the Urban Nomad The Instant Housing projects by Winfried Baumann could be wheeled folded inflated and hung and included mod cons such as an Airport receiver and bookshelf The Evian bottle Iglu by Alexander Clos came with the coupon for the 100 bottles necessary for building it and placing it back into the economic cycle and A96 Architects showed off their Folding Box House The Nohotel by Tobias Lehmannn and Floris Schiferli offered temporary accommodation by transforming vacant buildings into comfortable hotel rooms But as every design aficionado knows what s an Urban Nomad without a good set of wheels New methods of transport included the The Smartboard by Airprop a mix of scooter and skateboard and Gewerk s redesign for Berlin s popular pedal powered Velotaxis Another bike accessory was the aptly named Holland Relief by Luftheke Ypenburg a bike stand that is vandalism proof and comes with a built in pump Urban furniture included The Berlinbank designed by Thomas Schneider which is a public bench made from skeletal wooden arms that can be moved around for new viewpoints and the Imbissbude Berlin s romatic take on the take away trolley presented by plattformnachwuchsarchitekten Tours included an excursion to the Garden City Atlantis a modernist housing and cultural complex built in the Twenties in keeping with the ideas of Ebenezer Howard s Garden Cities Recently renovated by the Berlin architects BF Studio sadly without the former Grand Cinema and lighting Atlantis is an ongoing attempt at reviving a whole area that has been neglected for decades The Designmai Youngsters took place on the other side of town in another large wharehouse on the river Spree Many projects were tongue in cheek and showed obvious initiative by piggy backing on the upcoming world cup The quirky designs included a floormat shaped as an out field and a coat rack made from Table Soccer pieces by UK designers Mixco Another was the Nike Play Award for Innovation in Football with the winner being Joerg Diessl and his Ego Shooter a device that enables one to see the game from the perspective of the ball The amazing Ad dictlab from Brussels are a growing collective of international designers who create projects workshops and magazines their latest being based on Cultural Heritage Their mini exhibition entitled Universal House showed ingenious domestic appliances such as the chopstick fork combo and the chair come bag Particularily local were the must have accessories for Berlin s favourite outdoor urban sport from the World of Ping Pong Country Jumpers with round pockets for rackets and fold up tables all created a unique combo for summer fun Berlin currently has over 1300 designers and growing a Metropole chock full of what writer Richard Florida refers to as the Creative Class An integral part of this year s event was the setting up of infrastructures to keep the citie s creative output at its peak and for designers to be represented in a business to business capacity New initiatives such as Create Berlin and the Made in Berlin label now aim to give the city and it s designers a collective professional identity In his opening speech

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