Archinect - News 2014-07-22T13:55:09-04:00 IABR–2014–URBAN BY NATURE– Part 1: A Planet Cultivated Sponsor 2014-07-21T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T10:58:48-04:00 <img src="" 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="" 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=""></p><p><em>Photo: 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 pe...</p> 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Apply Here</a></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Previously on Archinect:<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 1, Making City</a></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 2, Arnavutk&ouml;y, Istanbul</a></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Interviews George Brugmans, IABR - Part 3, S&atilde;o Paulo, Rotterdam and Beyond</a></p> Dirk Sijmons To Curate 6Th IABR Orhan Ayyüce 2012-06-13T20:55:00-04:00 >2012-06-23T15:44:24-04:00 <img src="" 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>