Monocle 24: The Urbanist - ‘The New Urban Crisis’

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - ‘The New Urban Crisis’

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From gentrification to unaffordability, how do you fix a city in crisis? We speak to Richard Florida about his book ‘The New Urban Crisis’. We’re also in Paris to look at the mayor’s plans for an abandoned railway.

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Hal Foster 'Global Style'

Hal Foster 'Global Style'

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Seminal art and design theorist Hal Fosters reviews Piano: Renzo Piano Building Workshop 1966-2005 by Philip Jodidio and Renzo Piano Building Workshop Vol. IV by Peter Buchanan for the London Review of Books, Published in September of 2007.

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The First House Antoni Gaudí Ever Designed Is Now An Incredible Museum

The First House Antoni Gaudí Ever Designed Is Now An Incredible Museum

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Antoni Gaudí is known to many as the genius behind Sagrada Família, the monumental church in Barcelona, Spain, that has been called “the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages.”

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French Town Are Being Stripped Of Their Architectural Heritage

French Town Are Being Stripped Of Their Architectural Heritage

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Throughout the French countryside, especially in less visited rural areas of eastern and central France, some homes have fallen victim to speculators who strip their architectural treasures and sell them, often abroad, leaving once graceful historic structures little more than empty shells behind gaily painted facades.

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HISAO SUZUKI/PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE

Even Architecture Prizes Are Political In This Crazy World

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IN AN OBLIQUE commentary on global politics, the Pritzker Prize jury just awarded architecture’s highest honor to a little-known trio of Spanish architects who carefully honor local topography and culture in their contemporary designs.

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The Painful Truth About Isamu Noguchi’s Design For Martha Graham

The Painful Truth About Isamu Noguchi’s Design For Martha Graham

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With just a few lines and shapes, Isamu Noguchi’s set design for Martha Graham’s ballet “Appalachian Spring” suggests a landscape and a way of life. The outline of a house, described with soaring beams, is clean and severe. The only furnishings are a narrow bench and a rocking chair.

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Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Out of the box

Monocle 24: The Urbanist - Out of the box

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The Urbanist looks at those slightly unusual structures that make you ask: how did that get built and what does it say about the city that hosts it? They cover some very obvious eyesores, peculiar street furniture and divisive buildings challenging all architectural norms and models. Is it time for us to embrace them?

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A Writer Says That Art Can – And Must – Turn Hatred Around

A Writer Says That Art Can – And Must – Turn Hatred Around

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Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Art can take something as dark as the Hay Institution for Girls, as hateful as that graffiti, and in applying the transfiguring power of ‘something else,’ it can give us the strength not to turn away and normalize, but to keep looking—and in doing so to question, provoke, understand, reject, change.

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Info, Info Everywhere, And We Know Less Than We Think: Pico Iyer On What 2016 Taught Us About ‘The Information Age’

Info, Info Everywhere, And We Know Less Than We Think: Pico Iyer On What 2016 Taught Us About ‘The Information Age’

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The secret to happiness in almost any relationship is knowing what not to say. Ask your new love about her old loves and you’ll learn more than you want to know, and hear things you’ll never be able to unhear.

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Geothermal cooling, cycle paths and jobs: what does it take to get six green stars?

Geothermal cooling, cycle paths and jobs: what does it take to get six green stars?

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With murder rates double, and robbery rates three times, the state average, the Sydney suburb of Blacktown is not an obvious choice as a world leader of sustainable living.

But, in 2016, a new master-planned estate in the suburb became the first residential community in New South Wales to be awarded a top, six-star Green Star community rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA).

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What will we do in our cars when we no longer have to drive them?

What will we do in our cars when we no longer have to drive them?

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In the future, our cars will drive themselves. That much is clear. But what we choose to do with our time while being driven to our destinations has sparked a weird, little-noticed movement in the technology and auto industries to redefine automobiles as social environments on par with our homes and work places, a space also known as the “third place.”

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A Device To Give Humans A Literal Sixth Sense – A Sense Of Direction

A Device To Give Humans A Literal Sixth Sense – A Sense Of Direction

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A sense of orientation is a useful asset for a living thing. Many creatures appear to tap into the Earth´s magnetic field to locate themselves within, and move around, the planet. Sea turtles, pigeons, dolphins, migrating birds and even dogs—who show a preference for a North-South alignment when they excrete—all seem to be equipped with such a sense.

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Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots. Production rises by 250%, defects drop by 80%

Chinese factory replaces 90% of human workers with robots. Production rises by 250%, defects drop by 80%

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After a factory in Dongguan, China, replaced most of its workers with robots, it witnessed a spectacular rise in productivity.

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Let it pour: Rain Room to stay in Los Angeles

Let it pour: Rain Room to stay in Los Angeles

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Random International’s Rain Room, the large-scale, interactive installation in which visitors experience an artificial downpour but never get wet, has been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Lacma).

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Calatrava’s New £1 Billion Project For London Will Change The Skyline

Calatrava’s New £1 Billion Project For London Will Change The Skyline

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Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava has designed a 24 metre-high (79ft) glass arcade with “winter garden” atrium for the complex, which will be topped by three towers, each rising more than 30 storeys above North Greenwich station, which is to be renamed Greenwich Peninsula.

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