Archinect - News 2014-12-22T05:55:37-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/108175670/iabr-maarten-hajer-appointed-chief-curator-of-iabr-2016 IABR: Maarten Hajer appointed chief curator of IABR–2016– Orhan Ayyüce 2014-09-04T14:19:00-04:00 >2014-09-09T22:37:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jb/jbkv0w7pt1vtj719.jpg" width="514" height="664" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam has announced the appointment of Maarten Hajer as Chief Curator of IABR&ndash;2016&ndash;. The theme of the seventh edition of the IABR will be &ldquo;The Next Economy&rdquo; and it will open in May 2016.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One of the most prolific and progressive architecture and urban design biennales in existence, <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IABR</a> announced yet another building block for a better world, better discourse and more meaningful step towards the future of our cities, resources and the environments that are in development. Titled "The Next Economy" the IABR 2016 promises to be concerned with the role of ever so developing economical factors every project must deal with in order to evolve.</p><p>It will be curated by&nbsp;Maarten Hajer who&nbsp;is internationally renowned for his exploration of the relationships between public policies, urban development and environmental issues. He is professor of Public Policy at the University of Amsterdam and currently serving a 7-year term as Director&ndash;General of the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.</p><p>As the Director of IABR <a href="http://2012.iabr.nl/EN/news/130124_ArchinectInterview.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">George Brugmans</a> says, <em>&ldquo;I do not believe in throwing good stuff away. Every IABR edition builds on earlier editions. We refocus, change perspective, pick up new ele...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104791712/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-3-exploring-the-underground IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 3: Exploring the Underground Sponsor 2014-07-30T20:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-30T20:59:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pu/pu5bufxphi7oqy30.jpg" width="514" height="233" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, claims that we can only solve the world&rsquo;s environmental problems if we solve the problems of the city.</p><p>Looking through the lens of landscape architecture,&nbsp;<strong>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;</strong>&nbsp;redefines the way we deal with urban challenges by analyzing the relationship between urban society and nature, and between city and landscape.<br>This edition of the biennale argues that cities are an integral part of huge urban landscapes, complex systems that have become our natural environment. This perspective has many implications for the way we plan and design our urban environment. Perceiving it as an organism opens up possibilities to develop spatial interventions that make use of its metabolism.<br>With the use of new and innovative design strategies that effectively address the city as the bigger urban landscape that it is, we can make the city more resilient and thus truly contribute to a more sustainable future...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104790101/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-2-the-urban-metabolism IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 2: The Urban Metabolism Sponsor 2014-07-25T17:53:00-04:00 >2014-07-25T19:00:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rq683ir2b84tpqfu.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, claims that we can only solve the world&rsquo;s environmental problems if we solve the problems of the city.</p><p>Looking through the lens of landscape architecture,&nbsp;<strong>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;</strong>&nbsp;redefines the way we deal with urban challenges by analyzing the relationship between urban society and nature, and between city and landscape.<br>This edition of the biennale argues that cities are an integral part of huge urban landscapes, complex systems that have become our natural environment. This perspective has many implications for the way we plan and design our urban environment. Perceiving it as an organism opens up possibilities to develop spatial interventions that make use of its metabolism.<br>With the use of new and innovative design strategies that effectively address the city as the bigger urban landscape that it is, we can make the city more resilient and thus truly contribute to a more sustainable future...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103866344/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-part-1-a-planet-cultivated IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 1: A Planet Cultivated Sponsor 2014-07-21T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-28T23:02:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s4/s4fs8pyn2shknzkq.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;</em>, the sixth edition of the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR)</a>, recently wrapped up a packed roster of conferences, debates, lectures, excursions and other events spanning over several weeks.</p><p>URBAN BY NATURE&ndash; focuses on the interdependence of society and nature and the intricate relationship between city and landscape. Six separate exhibitions, still on display&nbsp;until Sunday, August 24 at the Kunsthal and the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, showcase almost one hundred projects that address these issues.</p><p>In this article, we highlight the first of the six exhibitions, <em>A PLANET CULTIVATED</em>:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q26jkeprllkovldd.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo 2: Aranzadi Park (Aldavoyer Architecture) &copy; Gerencia de Urbanismo, Ayuntamiento de Pamplona</em></p><p>Today, there are more trees in parks and nurseries than there are in forests. What we call nature is never free of human intervention: whether as small-scale as parks, or as large-scale as the climate. At the same time, we are part of nature. Now that more than 50 ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101106918/vernon-ca-known-for-meatpacking-corruption-and-tapat-o-featured-in-la-forum-s-submission-to-the-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam Vernon CA, known for meatpacking, corruption and Tapatío, featured in LA Forum's submission to the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-04T19:41:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:32:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/56/56wznw41bysndtaj.jpg" width="514" height="226" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Forty years after "Reyner Banham loves Los Angeles" another architect with the gaze of the foreigner takes us on a ride through the City of Angels, or as the Turkish architect Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce likes to refer to it: "La Citta Capitalista". [...] An &lsquo;exclusive industrial town,&rsquo; Vernon borders on the cosmopolitan downtown of Los Angeles... Are alternative forms of housing, agriculture, and nature imaginable in a town that relies solely on industry and transport?</p></em><br /><br /><p>Los Angeles architect <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> takes a weekend drive through a vacant Vernon, in the following short film for the <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam</a>. Submitted by the&nbsp;<a href="http://laforum.org/content/exhibitions/la-forum-in-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design</a>&nbsp;and run by Ayy&uuml;ce, <em>The Vernon City Project&nbsp;</em>is&nbsp;being featured in IABR's main exhibition, "Urban By Nature".</p><p>Watch&nbsp;<em>The Vernon City Project</em>&nbsp;below.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/71876186/iabr-2014-urban-by-nature-call-for-projects IABR 2014 Urban By Nature: Call for Projects Orhan Ayyüce 2013-04-24T12:33:00-04:00 >2013-04-25T14:47:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w2/w2ehm1gy4v6amv42.jpg" width="514" height="398" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The sixth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, IABR&ndash;2014&ndash;URBAN BY NATURE&ndash;, opens in May 2014 in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. The Dutch landscape architect Dirk Sijmons is the curator and the theme is Urban by Nature.</p> <p> The IABR calls for best practices from all over the world to support and substantiate the Biennale&rsquo;s main exhibition&rsquo;s narrative. Prospective participants who have designed or are designing concrete projects that deal with the relationship between man, nature and city, are invited to respond to the IABR&ndash;2014&ndash; Call for Projects&ndash;, and submit their applications by June 9, 2013.</p> <p> <a href="http://iabr.nl/en" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apply Here</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Previously on Archinect:<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 1, Making City</a></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 2, Arnavutk&ouml;y, Istanbul</a></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096833/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-3-s-o-paulo-rotterdam-and-beyond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 3, S&atilde;o Paulo, Rotterdam and Beyond</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66933272/editor-s-picks-301 Editor's Picks #301 Nam Henderson 2013-02-05T10:09:00-05:00 >2013-02-07T15:03:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7d3hjgxxv2vnfmqs.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect released <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096833/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-3-s-o-paulo-rotterdam-and-beyond" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the final and third par</a>t of a multi-part interview <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> conducted with George Brugmans, Executive Director of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR). The topics included: S&atilde;o Paulo, Rotterdam and Beyond. At one point Mr. Brugmans summed up "<em>when the requirement is to find the right balance between people, planet and profit, transformational and infrastructural ambitions are to all intents and purposes to be seen as part of the same &lsquo;making city&rsquo; package. It worked like that on both Test Sites, in Istanbul and in S&atilde;o Paulo. It is important to note here that this provides a unique opportunity</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x303/v9/v9kfdrdtwu9t6fdo.jpg"></p> <p> I was also interested to note the final section wherein Mr. Brugmans discussed the recent post-austerity political/budgetary challenges facing the Netherlands in general and the IABR specifically. Along those lines <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">in a comment after the first part of the nterview was released</a>, I referenced <a href="http://www.domusweb.it/en/op-ed/who-asked-for-a-new-institute-a-farewell-to-the-nai/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">an op-ed by S&eacute;rgio Miguel Figueiredo published last m...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/66519457/editor-s-picks-300 Editor's Picks #300 Nam Henderson 2013-01-30T11:35:00-05:00 >2013-01-31T15:02:00-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/di/dicnsovye7sp8qg5.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce published parts 1 + 2 of a multi-part interview with George Brugmans (Executive Director of the IABR)...Thayer-D chimed in "This is an excellent example of how well intentioned architects continue to talk past each other...One of the speakers spoke of the need to create relationships with politicians, developers and the public in general to forge a new way forward...What's amazing is that this has been happening for the last 20 years in the Congress for New Urbanism</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1q/1q78geqkrucr0mi3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> In the first edition of our In Focus&nbsp; in 2013&nbsp; Archinect spoke with <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66165882/in-focus-yohan-zerdoun" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yohan Zerdoun an architectural photographer based in Germany/Switzerland</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mk/mk6av1qgzjjnz28g.jpg"></p> <p> Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a> published parts <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66092556/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-1-making-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1&nbsp;</a>+ <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/66096130/archinect-interviews-george-brugmans-iabr-part-2-arnavutk-y-istanbul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2</a>&nbsp;of a multi-part interview with George Brugmans (Executive Director of the IABR) in which they continued <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/95113/interview-with-george-brugmans-director-international-architecture-biennale-rotterdam" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">their discussion from where they left it two years ago</a>. Topics include; the theme of the 5th Biennale itself: Making City, the model used for the 5th IABR of Test&nbsp; Sites and Counter Sites, and also&nbsp; Istanbul as either "<em>the next metropolitan nightmare, or...an inspiring example?</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxe7qo363vj6whfq.jpg"></p> <p> <strong>Thayer-D</strong> chimed in "<em>This is an excellent example of how well&nbsp;intentioned&nbsp;architects continue to talk past each other while so many of their interests intersect...One of the speakers spoke of the need to create relationships with politicians, developers and the public in general to forge a new way forward.&nbsp; Again, I'd be in full agreement.&nbsp; What's amazing is that this has been happening for the last 20 years in ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/51297215/dirk-sijmons-to-curate-6th-iabr Dirk Sijmons To Curate 6Th IABR Orhan Ayyüce 2012-06-13T20:55:00-04:00 >2012-06-23T15:44:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ikb4kzfuuqsx5lux.jpg" width="410" height="547" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Looking at the city through the lens of landscape architecture allows us a clear view of the situation. There is just one course of action available to us: if we are to resolve the world&rsquo;s ecological problems we first need to resolve the problems facing our cities. And the only way we can reach these solutions is by naming and researching them in terms of the metabolism of the city.</p></em><br /><br /><p> -Dirk Sijmons, renowned landscape architect and former Governmental Advisor on Landscape, has been appointed curator of the next edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam. The 6th IABR has the working title &ldquo;URBAN by NATURE&rdquo; and opens in May 2014.</p> <p> It focuses on the &lsquo;natural&rsquo; character of the city as human biotope. By examining the metabolism of the urban organism, the 6th IABR explores the relationship between city and nature whilst also reflecting on city as nature. The city as nature, as a metabolism, not only comprises the built environment, but the broader context: the landscape that is the material condition for our urban society.-</p>