Editorial, Volume #37

Machines for Architecture to Be Lived In

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Architecture relies on machines. They make the structures of our cities livable. In their absence, buildings would lack basic services like water and power. There would be no heating, cooling, lighting, fire safety, and elevators. Repairs and maintenance would be impossible; digital and communication technology also out of the question. The capacity to support life would be severely diminished. Architecture would be reduced to basic shelter.

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Think Space Update #1

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First prize: 'Who Owns the Arctic?' by Owen Wells

After successfully concluding the first competition of the MONEY cycle, the Zagreb Society of Architects sets the stage for the second competition within the international series of concept-based architectural competitions entitled Think Space.

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Archis RSVP Event: Invisible (But Very Tangible) Borders

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Cities are filled with numerous – at first sight invisible – borders. Between rich and poor, between ethnic groups, between high and low, between dense and sprawl, in short between center and periphery. But who and what define these borders? Are they problematic? Do they tell underlying stories? Explore some borders of Shekou and Shenzhen with us and each other.

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Archis RSVP Event: Self-Building Building

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People in Europe are more and more interested in shaping their own surroundings. Self Building Building (SBB) transforms the current top- down building practice into a more flexible system with a bottom-up and adaptive approach. How to create your own affordable building as an individual or a group without it being an illegal or unsafe structure. How to negotiate with your neighbors and collaborate with the local government. An international exchange on personal ways to create space.

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Moscow Urban Forum 2013

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Volume is proud to be a partner of the Moscow Urban Forum, that will take place from 5 until 7 December, 2013. Key theme of this year’s Forum is ‘Megacities: Success Beyond the Centre’.

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New Generations: Young Architects in Times of Crisis

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The New Generations Festival, which will be held in Milan on 28, 29 and 30 November 2013 with the patronage of the Chamber of Architects of Milan, the Municipality of Milan, the Politecnico of Milan, the Embassy and General Consolate of the Netherlands and the Embassy of Spain in Italy, will be the peak of […]

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Critical Performance

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In Pursuit of Architecture

The 29th issue of the New York City-based architecture magazine Log marks the tenth anniversary of the magazine and puts a finger on the pulse of the current state of architecture theory. Edited by Cynthia Davidson, Log is one of the few American magazines dedicated to architecture theory. To mark the anniversary, Log teamed up with The Museum of Modern Art to organize the conference In Pursuit of Architecture. A call for entries was sent out around the world for architects 59-years old and younger to submit one project to be selected for publication in Issue 29 and to be presented at the MOMA conference focusing on ‘how ideas become buildings’.

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