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Urban development: A densely populated city is a gradual model

DThe year 2020 was a turning point for the German capital. For the first time since the turn of the millennium, Berlin experienced a decline in migration. What sounds like good news for Berlin’s enemies is bad news for the ideology that has dominated urban planning for the past 30 years: urbanism, or as it …

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The Swiss machine “builds” huts at the Biennale of Architecture in Seoul – Switzerland

The “Artificial Swissness” installation is a designer brain that uses artificial intelligence to design log cabins. He was trained on 10,000 paintings of existing mountain huts. In addition to its design, the machine also demonstrates the “thinking process” it went through during learning (photo printing). The “Artificial Swissness” installation is a designer brain that uses …

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Urban planning or self-organization – learning from the slums

The Torre David skyscraper in Caracas stood empty for ten years – then it was occupied by 3,500 people. The building is now destroyed. (Iwan Baan) “The name is always different, the expression of the settlement is also different. It refers to the cheapest building material. But what we actually have in common is the …

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30th anniversary of death – Henri Lefebvre – free spirit metaphilosopher

The center of Paris – in his book “Le droit à la ville” in 1968, Lefebvre formulated the “right to the city” as the right to renewed urban life after the “revolution of cities”. It became an important incentive for urban movements. (photo alliance / dpa / Kevin Kurek) The undogmatic philosopher with “energetic blue …

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Wilhelmsburg-Ost workshop process – hamburg.de

What should the train station and the Korallus neighborhood look like in the future? Several teams of architects and landscape planners have addressed this issue on behalf of the Hamburg-Mitte district office and the housing company VONOVIA, the largest landlord in the area. On December 15, 2021, a jury composed of experts, politicians and residents …

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Interview with Dabu Fantastic – “There is no urban-rural divide”

– “There is no urban-rural division” Zurich band Dabu Fantastic talks about their new album, urbanism and yodeling. And about not being able to feel fear while singing. Published: 17.03.2022, 13:57 Song Angelina from the album drink Dabu Fantastic is the best-selling Swiss song of 2016. Photo: PD Andreas Christen, alias DJ Arts, kneels at …

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Greg Woolf: “Metropolis” – Natural History of Cities

Greg Wolf’s approach is astounding, as is the fact that the German publisher has changed the subtitle of the book. In the original, this is “Natural History” and it’s pretty programmatic: because the ancient historian is mostly based on archeology, geography, and environmental science – and sees himself as an evolutionist. Woolf argues very strictly …

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