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Calls from papers per n. 2 deadline 30th November 2014 It is possible to read and download ArcDueCittà magazine on this website: http://www.arcduecitta.it. Those contributors that we want to involve are young architects engaged in the profession or the academy, with the aim of promoting dialogue on the meaning of architecture. We expect that the...
Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Pedro Ortiz

Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Pedro Ortiz

  Cairo is expanding at an annual pace of 4%. It is expected to reach 19 million inhabitants in the near future. Two types of land are available for that expansion: The formal new towns and the informal fertile agricultural land of the Nile Valley and Delta. The formal new towns are expensive for the...
Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Juries March 2013. D.G. Shane

Ard Al-Liwa. New centrality. Juries March 2013. D.G. Shane

I was impressed by the overall quality of the work although I only saw 5 schemes in detail. The student presentations were clear and often concise allowing for time to investigate the ideas in the project in depth, if not a full critique. The overall discussion with the group at the end was very well...
ARCHITECTURE AND REPRESENTATION. Peter Eisenman

ARCHITECTURE AND REPRESENTATION. Peter Eisenman

  First, I want to thank the Brera Academy. It is a great honor. As part of that honor I would like to share a few personal thoughts with you. Many scholars have noted the impossibility of a stable language after the Holocaust, that a poetic language, like German, could never be the same. This...
FOR WHO, WHAT. RIGHT TO HEALTH DURING WAR. Ottavio Tozzo

FOR WHO, WHAT. RIGHT TO HEALTH DURING WAR. Ottavio Tozzo

  The theme of this document raises perhaps countless questions. Nonetheless, I’ll dwell on the methodological meaning and innovative character of the aid initiative in which I took part. Please refer to the publications compiled for further details and merit of the conceived projects, description of the architectural-building choices and the evidence of the remarkable...
THE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, NEW YORK CITY – 1967. Michael Schwarting

THE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, NEW YORK CITY – 1967. Michael Schwarting

  The Museum of Modern Art exhibition: The New City: Architecture and Urban Renewal – 1967   In 1966, Peter Eisenman proposed an exhibition on urbanism to Arthur Drexler, Director of Architecture and Design department of MoMA that they would organize together. The exhibition was to have professors from four Universities make urban design interventions...
NOTES ON URBAN VILLAGES AS GLOBAL CONDITION. D.G.Shane

NOTES ON URBAN VILLAGES AS GLOBAL CONDITION. D.G.Shane

    1. Introduction; Urban villages and megacities.   Marshall MacLuhan in the 1960’s thought that the media and communications revolution then taking place would bring about a sense of global community that he called “a global village” (MacLuhan, M., 1962). Ten years later in the early 1970’s a young PhD researcher from Berkeley, Janice Perlman,...
SKYSCRAPERS IN ASIA. Neil Leach

SKYSCRAPERS IN ASIA. Neil Leach

  On the last day of August 2003 the number of skyscrapers in Asia surpassed that in the United States.  A crisis in the Western psyche. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur had already stolen the coveted title of world’s tallest building from the Sears Building in Chicago. Now the ultimate insult: not only did...
ITALIAN MODERNISM IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK. Annette Condello - Curtin University

ITALIAN MODERNISM IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK. Annette Condello – Curtin University

  This essay analyses Pier Luigi Nervi’s New Norcia Cathedral and Monastery scheme (1957-1961), an unrealized project near Perth, Western Australia. This particular scheme directed Australian attention to the Italian’s work, later leading to Nervi’s involvement with the design of Australia’s first reinforced concrete skyscraper, Australia Square Tower (1967) in Sydney, designed in collaboration with...
RETHINKING PUBLIC SPACE IN CAIRO. Elisa Ravazzoli

RETHINKING PUBLIC SPACE IN CAIRO. Elisa Ravazzoli

  From the launch of Dubai Metro to the recent mass protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, public space is playing an increasingly important role in the Arab world. We are seeing a diverse use of space, from protest to celebration to public execution. But, what is this public space? Any definition of public space is...
NERVI AND NEW NORCIA. Annette Condello

NERVI AND NEW NORCIA. Annette Condello

Nervi and New Norcia: Italian Modernism in the Australian Outback   Annette Condello Curtin University       This essay analyses Pier Luigi Nervi’s New Norcia Cathedral and Monastery scheme (1957-1961), an unrealized project near Perth, Western Australia. This particular scheme directed Australian attention to the Italian’s work, later leading to Nervi’s involvement with the...
CITY GARDEN PROJECT, ABERDEEN. Diller Scofidio & Renfro

CITY GARDEN PROJECT, ABERDEEN. Diller Scofidio & Renfro

Winning Design in International Design Competition for City Garden Project Unveiled Aberdeen’s city centre could be spectacularly transformed by a stunning contemporary design that will give Aberdeen an additional 70,000 square feet of green space within eight distinct gardens, an iconic cultural and arts centre with café and other facilities and two new plazas on...