Some of the most famous cities in history were never built. These 10 Utopian cities may have been failures, but they expressed our ideas about what the future of human civilization could look like. And many ideas contained in them continue to influence us today.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has released this report in partnership with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The Roadmap identifies priority research topics and gaps in the field of tall buildings, acting as a guide to assist all those concerned with the typology in the necessary planning of future research and funding.
Should programs in architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture require a certain minimum level of learning about the fundamentals of ecology? Why?
Every month The Nature of Cities, a virtual magazine on cities as ecosystems, hosts a Global Roundtable on a specific question. Writers from diverse perspectives offer a brief response. Then the Roundtable is open to all comments and ideas.
In February 2014 the Royal Institute of British Architects will open its new public gallery with regular, free exhibitions. The launch event, The Brits who built the modern world, 1950-2012, tells the global story of how British architecture underwent a transformation in the post-war years to become world-leading in the second half of the 20th century. The exhibition runs from 13 February – 27 May 2014.
The Council on Tall Building and Urban Habitat has published its latest annual report of global trends in tall buildings.
The Future Trends survey was launched by the RIBA in January 2009 and was designed to monitor the employment and business trends affecting the architectural profession throughout the period of economic downturn. Launched as part of a suite of recession-focused initiatives, the survey is completed monthly by a sample representing a cross-section of members. The survey is focused on areas in which members may face potential difficulties, including workload, staff levels and work in specific sectors. Monthly results are independently analysed in order to identify the employment and business trends affecting the profession and to help to identify implications for the profession and inform further RIBA activities.
Some of the most creative architectural minds from around the world are coming to the Royal Academy. They have been set a challenge; to give you a new perspective on architecture. Using structures, textures, scents, lighting and colour they will transform the Main Galleries and ask fundamental questions about the nature of architecture. The event will take place in the Academy’s main galleries from 25 January until 6 April 2014.
Gehl Architects, urban quality consultants, offer expertise in the fields of architecture, urban design and city planning. Their work is based on the human dimension, the built environment’s effect on activity patterns and interaction between people. They consider the attractive and lively public realm to be one of the most important keys to quality in cities.
RIBA and Arup present a report which shows how data on how people use cities and their services could revolutionise the way we design and plan our built environment. Through a series of case studies from around the world and insights from key experts, the report offers practitioners four main approaches to working with data and new technology to harness the wealth of opportunity big data presents. The report provides a starting point to smart architecture and planning, but there is further work to be done to roll this approach out. This begins with three recommendations to the UK Government to take place making into the digital age, and to extend the economic, social and environmental benefits of big data to the spatial disciplines of planning and design.
Imagine 2050: The innovations we will need in waste, water and energy to ensure a sustainable future.
A report published by Veolia Environnement and the London School of Economics envisages the home of the future with nanoscopic robots sorting materials, self-cleaning bathrooms and ultrasonic baths. However it also contains stark warnings with two contrasting visions of urban living in 2050.« Previous Page — Next Page »