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* Architecture: Zaha Hadid Office Tower Citylife Milano

Posted by the editors on Monday, 18 February 2013

Zaha Hadid Office Tower Citylife Milano

Architecture: Zaha Hadid Office Tower Citylife Milano: “..the citylife project located in the heart of milan — in the centre of the historic fiera area, immersed in a park of 160,000 square metres..(one of europe’s largest pedestrianized zones) — involved a group of architects rather than a single designer: zaha hadidarata isozaki and daniel libeskind..citylife brings a new model for work and leisure to the city, an area to be enjoyed on foot or by bicycle, with traffic circulating only underground..at the centre of the project is the business district — three office towers in the ‘piazza delle tre torri’ (square of the three towers): torre isozaki (il dritto, the straight one), torre hadid (lo storto, the twisted one), and torre libeskind (il curvo, the curved one) — torre isozaki will stand 202 m (663 ft)..with 50 floors, among the tallest buildings in italy by roof height. torre hadid will be 170 m (558 ft) high with 44 floors, and torre libeskind will reach a height of 150 m (492 ft) with about 30 floors. the three towers are able to accommodate around 10,000 people, over a total of approximately 130,000 m2. a contemporary art museum, a shopping area with bars and restaurants, and a pavilion for exhibitions, sports, entertainment and fashion shows will supplement the master plan project..”  

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* Architecture: Foster + Partners Re-imagines Grand Central Terminal in New York City

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Architecture: Foster + Partners Re-imagines Grand Central Terminal in New York City: “..one of new york’s most refined civic spaces, the ‘grand central terminal‘ hosts ten times the amount of visitors it was originally designed for, consequently overcrowding all related infrastructure and surrounding landscape. foster + partners has been commissioned to revive and update the public space to improve the highly revered structure. the subterranean concourses will be widened to circulate larger crowds, along with the approaching sidewalks and tunnels on grade. confining streets will be made more pedestrian friendly, some of which denying automotive traffic altogether. smaller auxiliary galleries will be placed around the terminal, setting it in a more appropriate urban context and allowing extra space for larger events. the injection of trees and road cafes will bring a new character to the area..”

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image: © foster + partners; article: Designboom

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* Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 8 July 2012

Architecture + Urban Design: Past Its Golden Moment, Bogotá Clings to Hope – by Michael Kimmelman: “..pockets of hope..still endure in works of public architecture built in and around the city, many linked to the rapid bus lines and the bike lanes. Ultimately Bogotá is a reminder that the economic and social lives of neighborhoods and whole cities rise and fall depending on access to public transit, public parks, public spaces..”

Slide show accompanying the article, here.

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image: Paul Smith for The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

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* Architecture + Urban Design: A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes, by Michael Kimmelman – Fighting Crime with Architecture in Medellin, Colombia

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 20 May 2012

Architecture + Urban Design: A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes, by Michael Kimmelman – Fighting Crime with Architecture in Medellin, Colombia: “..For some time now, if you asked architects and urban planners for proof of the power of public architecture and public space to remake the fortunes of a city, they’d point here..Twenty-odd years ago, this was Pablo Escobar’s town, with an annual homicide rate that peaked at 381 per 100,000. In New York City that would add up to an almost inconceivable 32,000 murders a year..”  Excellent, detailed, informative article by Michael Kimmelman in The New York Times, looking at some of the architectural and social interventions in Medellin..

Slideshow, accompanying the article, here.

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image: Paul Smith for The New York Times; article: Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times

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