The sun tells a different story every moment with its own cycle on the wall it touches. The wall goes beyond being a physical boundary and becomes a mind map that reveals the interactions of time and culture.
In Germany Honsberg, a district of Remscheid with a rich history, the "Ins Blaue" project has been redefining urban spaces through art. Brought to life by a group of dedicated artists, this initiative has turned abandoned houses into vibrant studios, galleries, and event spaces. We have interviewed Katja Wickert, one of the curators of the organization and the artists involve - Vera Vorneweg, Adrienne Brehmer, Eva Wal and Hacer Bozkurt - exploring the inception of "Ins Blaue", this year's theme of "Expanding Space" and the impact of their creative endeavors on both the neighborhood and its residents.
Suggesting that the presence of an object can make a space emptier than mere emptiness could ever dream of might be one of the most valuable insights into Anish Kapoor's work. This quality of extreme, generative emptiness can be seen throughout his work.
To see contemporary people inside historic buildings is a confusion we get used to rapidly. In historical surroundings, we swiftly grow accustomed to seeing buses, electric poles or traffic lights.
For vitamin D, sun bathe twice a week, for inspiration, eye bathe a little each day, for tiredness, foam bathe once a month... On this deck where high-speed train lines intersect and even higher-speed planes pass by...
Thomas Takeuchi, an architect and the founder of Arqgen, was interviewed by Gözdenur Demir, about the use of AI in architectural design. Takeuchi discussed his enthusiasm for and practical knowledge of AI-based methods in architectural design. He also spoke about the founding of the startup company Arqgen, its activities, and current projects.
Ponto Atelier is a young office from Portugal with works varying in places, programs and scales. They are based in Madeira Island, in the Atlantic Ocean and they are about to become much more visible soon, with several ongoing projects to be completed and their participation at “Fertile Futures” Exhibition, the Official Portuguese Representation of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023, curated by Andreia Garcia. Şebnem Şoher talked to Ana Pedro Ferreira and Pedro Maria Ribeiro, founders of Ponto Atelier about their inspirations, being on an island and what it means to be sustainable today.
Intimate Experiences, Emotional Witnesses, and The Patchy Representations...
The story of the transformation of a factory building into the city's living room!
In 1931, the last International Colonial Exposition of the world was opened in Paris. It was one of a series of colonial expositions that were held in France in the 1920s and 1930s, as France sought to reassert its colonial presence in the wake of World War I.
The shrill echoes of Toni Morrison's "Whose house is this?" can be clearly heard, the moment she realizes that her entire universe has abruptly turned its face to the opposite wall, which is now her own house of fiction, her own house of memories, her own house of light and shadow has become the house of darkness, the house of dumbness and the house of suffocation.
After the meeting held as part of the Archi Design Timber Talks Series on November 1, 2021, at Bahçeşehir University Faculty of Architecture and Design, Kevin P. Flanagan, the guest of the event, answered the questions of Demet Sürücü and Melek Elif Somer about the role of wooden structures in the future of cities.
Işıl Kalpkırmaz Rızaoğlu wrote about Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22, where students came together to compete for a more livable future.
Gülşah Aykaç and H. Işıl Uysal in conversation with the members of the feminist collective FAAC on their approach to learning through sharing and collaboration methods in feminist spatial practices.
Invited by the Department of Interior Design at Istanbul Bilgi University, Prof. Graeme Brooker, Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art, London was in Istanbul for workshop and public talk. Looking at Radical Heritages, the workshop focused on a Han in Eminönü, while the public talk at SALT Galata presented a broader overview and positioning for the future of interior design. Can Altay, Head of Interior Design at Istanbul Bilgi University, who hosted Brooker in Istanbul has interviewed him on how interior design, as a spatial discipline deals with the existing spaces, and its role in the future of the built environment (or the world as we know it).
Hulya Ertas in conversation with Cristi Borcan of studioBASAR on the potentials of urban commons and co-design processes with communities in the specific context of Bucharest.