Archinect - News 2014-10-25T18:30:13-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/85780576/abitare-china-34-hutong-adaptation Abitare China#34 | HUTONG/adaptation Metropolitan Monk 2013-11-04T23:36:00-05:00 >2013-11-04T23:39:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/prft7dngmdz6hpis.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> ABITARE China magazine invited <a href="http://movingcities.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MovingCities</a> to guest edit its 34th issue on the topic of "(re) Design Heritage &ndash; Strategies of Urban Renewal and the Chinese City." Published in October 2013, MovingCities took this opportunity to address one of the most urgent issues to discuss when dealing with the urban, architectural, cultural, social and economical development of China and the city of Beijing &#21271;&#20140;: heritage, preservation, adaptive strategies and the hutong &#32993;&#21516;.</p> <p> Formal definition of hutong: <em>Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, most commonly associated with Beijing, China. In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.</em></p> <p> MovingCities choose "<a href="http://movingcities.org/movingmemos/hutong-adaptation-abitare-china/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HUTONG /Adaptation</a>" as the unifying theme for this themed issue, wishing to approach this much debat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/63600034/call-for-contributions-zawia-01-utopia Call for contributions zawia#01:Utopia Moataz Faissal Farid 2012-12-17T13:20:00-05:00 >2012-12-17T13:21:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2c/2clenl7ho9jxtf2h.jpg" width="438" height="548" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"... If history has taught us that the realization of a utopia is necessarily its destruction, Can we regard this process as a continuously failing attempt of architectural hallucinations? Or is it a way to promote escapism from an inevitable dystopic reality? ..."</p></em><br /><br /><p> The call for contributions for the upcoming volume zawia#01:Utopia is out now. We are expecting abstracts until the 28th of January. Please download the document by visiting our website <a href="http://www.zawia.co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.zawia.co</a> or by simply clicking here <a href="http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.zawia.co/issuedownload/zawia_01_Utopia_Call_for_Contributions.pdf</a></p> <p> [Zawia is an English &amp; Arabic publication &amp; collaborative events on architecture, design &amp; Urbanism]</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/56556143/zawia-00-change-newly-released-publication-from-egypt-on-architecture-and-design zawia#00:Change – Newly released publication from Egypt on architecture and design Moataz Faissal Farid 2012-09-03T12:18:00-04:00 >2012-09-04T06:06:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0rl9igjwlqmcd5u.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Zawia#00:Change discusses the significantly changing realities imposed on all social, political and economic systems and their influence on design disciplines. Zawia#00:Change will attempt to demonstrate whether architects are ready to embrace changing ideals and new modes of operation, and whether they are willing to help better people&rsquo;s lives rather than focusing on glorifying design or architecture."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Zawia is a periodical, English and Arabic publication and collaborative events on architecture, design &amp; urbanism.&nbsp;The first volume Zawia#00:Change is out now! It features contributions from Saskia Sassen, Stefano Boeri, Joseph Grima, WAI architecture think tank, Carlo Ratti, Markus Miessen and many more.Zawia#00:Change will be exceptionally available for preview from Zawia&rsquo;s website [<a href="http://www.zawia.co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.zawia.co</a>]</p> <br> http://archinect.com/news/article/42135280/kickstart-wax-magazine Kickstart: WAX MAGAZINE Paul Petrunia 2012-03-20T23:06:00-04:00 >2012-03-21T02:28:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r4/r4ef4dfx8kacdgrv.jpg" width="514" height="295" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We are two graphic designers and a writer who all surf together. When at our local breaks, we found that many of the people we met were artists, architects, designers, and writers &mdash; often leaders in their fields. We wanted to create a publication that tells their stories and opens up a rich dialogue in the urban surf community.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit <a href="http://Kickstarter.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter.com/Archinect</a>.</p>