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The Death of Urbanism - Transitions through five stages of grief

Release Date: End of October 2019
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Koolhaas pronounced urbanism dead in 1995. Since then, urban design has struggled to come to terms with this and other losses including environmental stability, affordable housing, design control, and urban amenity. This book explores urban design paradigms transitioning through a misappropriation of Kübler-Ross’ “five stages of grief” – from pro-sprawl ‘denial’, NIMBY ‘anger’, revisionist new urbanist ‘bargaining’, ‘depressed’ starchitects, through to an optimistic manifesto of ‘acceptance’.

 

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Scandalous Space - Between architecture and archaeology

If architecture is a design-centred discipline which proceeds by suggesting propositional constructions then, Zambelli argues, archaeology also designs, but in the form of reconstructions. He proposes that whilst practitioners of architecture and archaeology generally purport to practice ...

 

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

Invitation

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Inflection 06 - Originals / Journal of the Melbourne School of Design

Architects are expected to create original ideas resulting in a unique, bespoke design. With the rise of Modern Architecture, originality became ingrained in perceptions of good design. As a result, originality has become a barometer against which we measure the value of design.
 

 

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More Than Bauhaus - The Architecture of the White City Tel Aviv

In 2003 Tel Aviv became a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this occasion Tel Aviv was described as a “synthetic representation of some of the most significant trends of the Modern Movement in architecture, as it developed in Europe”. Today the “White City” in Tel Aviv with its some 4,000
 

 

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