UrbaNomad

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:15

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Title: UrbaNomad
Place: Oslo School of Architecture Department of Information Technology, Norway
Type: Event

Author: Guy Lafranchi, Per-Johan Dahl, Mikael Pedersen
Date: October 1 to 3, 2002

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Description: The UrbaNomad workshop was one in a line of workshops conducted by RIEA, following the Taormina workshop (Aug 2001) and the Lund workshop (Oct 2001). It gathered a design studio for a limited period of time, raising questions on urban research and spatial design.

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Torino con 10 città del mondo per un progetto in 72 ore: OpenJapan

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 19:30

Dal 10 al 12 giungno 2011 Cluster sarà la sede del contributo torinese per “OpenJapan”, una staffetta progettuale della durata di 72 ore che riunirà architetti e designer di dieci città sparse per il mondo. L’obiettivo è la produzione di idee per un futuro sostenibile per le aree del Giappone devastate dal terremoto e dallo tsunami dello scorso marzo.

“OpenJapan” è un’iniziativa di OpenSimSim, una piattaforma collaborativa con sede a Berlino, che dà la possibilità di condividere idee, concetti, esperienze e conoscenze. Ispirato dal desiderio di aiutare i Giapponesi, OpenSimSim ha lanciato “OpenJapan”, un progetto open source condiviso da città con differenti fusi orari che lavoreranno per una maratona di 72 ore.

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Torino joins 10 global cities in a 72hr WorkJam for Japan: OpenJapan

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 14:11

Cluster is pleased to host ‘Open Japan‘ a 72hr volunteer workJam which will bring together architects and designers across 10 global cities from June 10 – 12 2011 to produce ideas for a sustainable future in the areas destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan on March 11 2011.

‘OpenJapan’ is an initiative by OpenSimSim, a community driven platform based in Berlin which offers the possibility to share ideas, concepts, experience and knowledge, and to inspire people throughout the design process. Inspired by the desire to help and assist people in Japan OpenSimSim launched ‘OpenJapan’ an open source project to be shared across cities from different time-zones working in parallel during a 72hr work sprint.

Torino will be one of the several nodes worldwide along with Tokyo, Chennai, Moscow, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Lisbon, New York and Kansas engaged in the global brain-storm which will kick off in Tokyo and then get passed on to Chennai and so on forth between the four time zones. Each team will be briefed via Skype and updates and information will be passed via Twitter, Facebook and cloud computing, while the work will be documented on video with workfiles stored and shared in a virtual server.

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Bombsite(s)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 10:58

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Title: Bombsite(s)
Place: Lund Institute of Technology School of Architecture, Sweden
Type: Event
Author: Guy Lafranchi, Per-Johan Dahl
Date: October 28 to 31, 2001

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Description: Bombsite(s) was a four day workshop that gathered 39 graduate students from Lund Institute of Technology School of Architecture, Sweden. Commissioned by Professor Abelardo Gonzalez, RIEA faculty Guy Lafranchi and Per-Johan Dahl proposed to research and explore the spatial conditions and the architectural potentials of five so called “bombsites,” all scattered in the central parts of Malmö.

The bombsite is a property typology characterized by the absence of matter and the ambiguity of use. Being the victim of what Alison Smithson refers to as “politically-inspired destruction,” 1 these sites were cleared off during the post World-War-II period, and tabula-rasa conditions were established. Due to the prevailing ideals of CIAM urbanism, sanitation of historical districts preceded during the 1950s and into the ’70s with the purpose of modernization. After the economical turbulences and shifting ideologies of the 1960s and ’70s, modernization was cancelled and replaced by economic speculation. However, as successive development or cities often counters the short-termed premises of capitalism, the bombsites were generally temporary abandoned anticipating moments of capital accumulation.

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La Haban Vieja: Walls – Terrace – Metainstitute

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 9:53

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Title: La Haban Vieja: Walls – Terrace – Metainstitute
Place: La Habana, Cuba, 23°8′0″N 82°23′0″W
Type: Project
Author: Lebbeus Woods
Date: 1995


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Description: The proposal by Lebbeus Woods for La Habana Vieja was developed during the workshop “Architecture Again” organised by Peter Noever, CEO of the Wien MAK, in 1995. According to Peter Noever the aim of the workshop was “to examine the specific and urgent project of Havana as a model that epitomized many of the problems that are facing and will face architects in cities all over the world in the later-20th and the 21st century”. (2)


Other participants were: Coop Himmelb(l)au, Morphosis/Thom Mayne, Eric Owen Moss, Carme Pinòs, C.P.P.N. (Carl Pruscha/Peter Noever)
According to Lebbeus Woods’ description of the project for la Habana Vieja:
“A new urban wall is proposed along the line of the Spanish colonial city wall, in order to concentrate the energies in La Habana Vieja, intensifying at the same time the processes of decay and new growth. Other walls – called ‘urban batteries’ – contain energy cells and water purification units that can be tapped by adjacent dwellings. Structurally, they support new, spontaneous constructions that are made in the gaps opened up by the demolition of old buildings in the existing cityscape. Their use is not determined in advance but only in the idiosyncratic and always changing ways they are inhabited. As a provocation and an armature for change, the walls do not simply separate spaces, but sponsor new and experimental forms of building and living”. (3)

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