A day filled with museums, tapas bars, restaurants. He became the city’s most visited city. Always with people, always fun, always lively. But at the same time, neighbors lost their seats, their meetings with friends, their stories, their stories, their journeys and freshness mu grim of late summer.
After many years of sadness, despair and boredom, all decided to recover squares. Since only had a small plot where to build them, they opted to place on top of each other to build the squares they needed and at the same time provide them with all the provisions of lacking.
A place to read the paper and drink coffee with churros and another place to play cards with siphon and vermouth. A place for street theater, folk festivals and film popular summer and another place where to organize meetings, neighborhood meetings, yoga classes, tai-chi or crochet. A place to practice skateboarding and another where play Playstation with friends, see Sunday at Atletico Madrid, Nadal, Fernando Alonso or Tour of summer naps. And one last place to play basketball, enjoy the sights of Madrid and its sunsets, of course, with pipes and cold beer.
A very interesting piece from conception to birth for designer Thomas Feichtner. Feichtner worked with reknown producer Eternit AG of Austria whom has collaborated with the legendary Le Corbusier and Willy Guhl.
The conception of the Basso Shelf system began with exploration and sustainability of fibre cement and its journey as a material from then to now. It is considered one of the most environmentally friendly materials and is what composes the form of this tripartite, modular shelf system that is connected by wooden pegs.
The effect the fibre cement has, due to their cement molds in production, really gives a fabric like quality to material that is hard as a rock. The final finish on the piece is very interesting too because photographically it reads like felt. It begins very industrial in concept and finishes very elegantly.
What is also very cool about this piece is the fact that it could be used for multiple functions like a bench with magazine storage below or on casters as a rolling kitchen island… the possibilities are endless since the framework is so flexible!
The Waag Society, together with designer and software engineer Bert Spaan, have put the Netherlands back on the map – the data map. After several months of coding and design, the partnership has managed to account for all 9,866,539 buildings in the country, visualized in varying colors to identify old and new buildings. After a user clicks on a specific block, additional building and city information displays square footages, addresses, populations and programs, among other stats. Users can navigate from Amsterdam to the Hague experiencing hundreds of years of urban development along the way, from the pre-1800s to post-2005 buildings, indicated by the red to blue gradient.
The residual has replaced the icon. The icon has replaced the city. The residual has replaced the city. Easy. At the beginning of the twenty first century the logic of the city is fairly simple. So simple it has made us suspicious. So simple we seem not be able to understand it without feeling ashamed about it.
This city form acts as a container for a condensed type of urbanism that prioritizes social interaction whilst eliminating the infrastructural mechanisms of the city from the street. I am working on the threshold between block, city and landscape in order to question how a contemporary city can remain resilient against the damaging impacts of undisciplined, infinite expansion. I have aimed to treat the context as an archaeologist would, finding clues or traces upon the landscape, to act as formal leads for a contextually rigorous and integrated architecture.