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Dubai Architecure School Tower

Dubai Architecure School Tower

Architecture: Architecture School Where: Dubai, competition by AC-CA Proof reading: Bianca Baroni The aim of this International Competition was to to design an Architecture School Tower in Dubai that offers an alternative environment for studying and training to become an Architect within this global city. Dubai has recently attracted world attention through many innovative large construction projects and



Edited by: Riccardo Del Fabbro – Architecture Department – Proofreading: Bianca Baroni Where: Métis, Canada Artworks: “contemporary landscape spaces” Few days ago, the results of one of the most important show of North America and of the World in general for what concerns landscape architecture came out: we are talking about The International Garden


Enter The Void

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Architecture: Guillaume Mazars Architecture Where: worlds of El Lissitzky competition, Russia Proof reading: Bianca Baroni When you are an architect, a designer, an artist or simply a creative person, you think your ideas are just great. Then it happens that while you’re browsing around on the internet suddenly you’re hit in the face

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Sensing Architecture

Photos & Text by Costanza Madricardo – Architecture Editor in London Sensing Architecture is an exhibition currently ongoing at the Royal Academy in London.  Space for an architect does not exist so we design the limits that give the impression of space. Following this principle the architect Souto de Mura expresses his definition of space, an


Lagos: Yet Another Corporate Bullshitting

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: Lagos, Nigeria Architecture: city planners of Eko Atlantic Proofreading: Bianca Baroni Here we are. We knew it would have arrived sooner or later and now the time is ripe: Corporate are trying to drag up some big money from this “climate changes” hysteria, so they’re pointing-their-pointed-eyes to the fastest growing economies

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A Fake Vatican In Africa. Find The Difference

  Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire Architecture: Pierre Fakhoury Proofreading: Bianca Baroni You may not know that there’s a St. Peter Basilica replica in the middle of Ivory Coast. Technically it is not an exact-full scale copy of it, because it’s bigger and taller. Actually it is the world’s biggest church, according to the World Guinnes

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Brazil: interview with Paulo Goldstein

Edited by: Riccardo Del Fabbro Artworks: Paulo Goldstein Where: Brazil Here’s Paulo Goldstein’s complete interview for Positive+Magazine special issue on Brazil. Who is Paulo Goldstein? Paulo Goldstein is a Brazilian – Italian designer/maker/artist. Born in São Paulo (Brazil) in 1980, Paulo has always had a passion for “making things” and a deep interest in art,


Marcio Kogan: Studio MK27

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: Sao Paulo, Brazil Architect: Marcio Kogan Proofreading: Bianca Baroni   The studio mk27 was funded in the early ’80 by Marcio Kogan and now is composed of more than fourteen partners from different countries all over the world. Recently the firm won several international and national awards. Marcio Kogan and


The Dark Side Of A Giant Vagina

Edited by: Enrico Mancini, Where: Qatar Architecture: Zaha Hadid, AECOM Proofreading: Bianca Baroni   Yes, I said vagina. Because that’s how the new 2022 World Cup Al-Wakrah stadium in Qatar looks like, isn’t it? Actually it’s one of the last Zaha Hadid’s masterpiece, and as we’ve already learned, her works are pretty controversial.


A garden to connect London

Edited by: Eugenia Gotti – Architecture Department Editor –  Where : London, River Thames Art work: Haetherwick Studio  + ARUP According to Transport for London’s (TfL) tender for proposals to improve pedestrian links across the river, Heatherwick Studio and ARUP have developed an idea for a new, 367-meter long ‘Garden Bridge’ that will span the


The skin revenge, the new library in Birmingham by MECANOO

Edited by: Eugenia Gotti editor Where: Birmingham, UK Artworks: library in Birmingham, MECANOO The Library of Birmingham is a transparent glass building. Its delicate filigree skin is inspired by the artisan tradition of this once industrial city. Elevators and escalators dynamically placed in the heart of the library forms connections between the eight circular spaces within


F+++ing Brilliant

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Architecture: South Campus Chiller Plant at OSU, Ross Barney Architects. Where: Columbus, Ohio, United States. Proofreading: Bianca Baroni     Architecture is a strange discipline, no doubt about it. Sometimes an anonymous building, with anonymous functions, in an anonymous landscape, may be designed with something new, a little technical solution that changes



Edited by: Riccardo Del Fabbro – Architecture Department Editor – Proofreading: Bianca Baroni Photos: The Ship Where: Venice, Italy Artworks: “urban spontaneity VS. city’s representation” Move, Stop, Restart. “Venice is not a city but a representation of a city” * This is one of the most famous quotes from the pamphlet by Régis Debray


The Importance Of Being Iron

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: Dalian, China Architecture: Coop Himmelb(l)au     “The urban design task of the Dalian International Conference Center is to create an instantly recognizable landmark at the terminal point of the future extension of the main city axis. As its focal point the building will be anchored in the mental landscape


Superlative Supremacy

Edited by: Enrico Mancini Where: Chengdu, China Architecture: Century Global Center Proofreading: Bianca Baroni   You can now visit the largest building on the planet earth in (take a guess…) China. The Century Global Center of Chengdu measures 500 x 400 meters and it’s 100 meters high; that means that the Pentagon fits three times in