Urbanism

Yosuke Hayano of MAD on connecting nature to architecture at reSITE 2019

WA Contents • Sep 20, 2019 • 1671

Yosuke Hayano of MAD on connecting nature to architecture at reSITE 2019

reSITE, an annual global forum discussing the most urgent issues in the urbanized world, has started its second day with the lecture of Yosuke Hayano, principal partner in MAD Architects in China.

Hayano has delivered a keynote and been in conversation with reSITE’s guest curator Greg Lindsay. In a 30-min talk Hayano highlighted that how the studio connects nature to architecture in a natural way as much as possible. Hayano also highlighted that they are trying to create an "emotional" connection through architecture in every project. reSITE is taking place from 19-20 September 2019 in Prague's Forum Karlin,Czech Republic and its 2019 theme is REGENERATE, the annual conference explores the essential questions on environment (...)

"Our aim first is to solve a problem" says Thomas Heatherwick at reSITE 2019

WA Contents • Sep 19, 2019 • 2122

"Our aim first is to solve a problem then try to come to end with a meaningful intervention," said Thomas Heatherwick, founder and design director of Heatherwick Studio.

Heatherwick has delivered a special keynote at this year’s reSITE, an annual global forum discussing the most urgent issues in the urbanized world.

In a 30-min keynote, Heatherwick explained how he is designing his projects by combining art and architecture to give them artistic attitude that pushes the boundaries of the briefs requested by his clients.

reSITE’s theme for 2019 is REGENERATE, exploring the essential questions on environmentally policies to create resilient infrastructure, while the conference also discusses how smart techn (...)

“Cities should be a part of food consumption” says Chris Precht at reSITE 2019

WA Contents • Sep 19, 2019 • 1509

“Cities should be a part of food consumption” says Chris Precht at reSITE 2019

“Cities should be a part of food consumption", said Chris Precht, co-founder of architectural studios Precht and Penda, at this year’s reSITE, an annual global forum discussing the most urgent issues in the urbanized world and reSITE’s this year’s theme is REGENERATE.

reSITE has started its provoking discussions with welcoming keynotes by international well-known figures, including Ravi Naidoo, Bianca Wylie – after a welcoming address by Martin Barry, founder & chairman of reSITE. The conference is taking place from 19-20 September 2019 in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic.

Chris Precht, known for his use of natural materials with a low carbon footprint, addressed the issue of nature (...)

How smart cities contribute our future cities in advanced urbanism? Discusses Bianca Wylie at reSITE

WA Contents • Sep 19, 2019 • 1422

How smart cities contribute our future cities in advanced urbanism? Discusses Bianca Wylie at reSITE

The contribution of smart cities and smart technologies to our future cities is one of the main topics and urgent issues for urban regeneration that has been discussed at this year’s reSITE, an annual global forum discussing the most urgent issues in the urbanized world.

reSITE has started today with its triggering theme REGENERATE from 19-20 September 2019 in Prague's Forum Karlin, Czech Republic.

Bianca Wylie, as one of the prominent speakers of the event, has delivered a keynote on “smart cities”. Wylie's lecture addressed the most important questions: are “smart cities” really about building better cities, or different aims completely?

Bianca Wylie highlighted that "truth is m (...)

"Design Indaba is trying to create a better world through creativity and impact" says Ravi Naidoo

WA Contents • Sep 19, 2019 • 1352

Ravi Naidoo, founder and managing director of Interactive Africa and Design Indaba, has delivered a keynote in the first day of reSITE for this year’s theme REGENERATE.

Interactive Africa is a Cape Town-based company that combines marketing, project management, logistic prowess and creative production to work on projects that promote South Africa.

Design Indaba, a creation of Interactive Africa, is an online publication with an annual festival and social impact, Do Tank that inspires and empowers people to create a better future through design and creativity.

"Creativity is the ultimate renewable source of energy," said Ravi Naidoo.

"What’s design for?

Is it in service for people?

Give (...)

"There is a risk about taking "housing" just as an object" says Richard Burdett at reSITE 2018

WA Contents • Jun 14, 2018 • 16515

reSITE has opened its 2018 Conference with a provocative overview by Prof. Richard Burdett on "endless cities" and the future of housing to provide a theoretical overview at the main stage of reSITE, which is held on June 14–15, 2018 at Prague’s Forum Karlin.

"There is a huge risk about taking the housing issue just as an object", said Richard Burdett at the resSITE's first lecture. Burdett also proposed a workable solution for a healthier planning for housing issue.

The issue of Regeneration should be considered with Housing+Jobs and this should be part of the whole Planning process, according to Burdett.

"There should be a general attempt to regeneration issues in the cities and there should be a cer (...)

reSITE 2017: the Future of Cities Depends on Innovative, New Infrastructure

WA Contents • Jun 29, 2017 • 14495

reSITE 2017: the Future of Cities Depends on Innovative, New Infrastructure

reSITE 2017 has ended up after many long discussions, sessions and propelling dialogues to search for alternatives and new strategical tools for In/visible City - basically means 'for a usable infrastructure'. Over one thousand visitors attended reSITE 2017: In/visible City that took place on June 22-23 in Prague, reported reSITE for this year's festival.

Architects, municipal leaders, planners and investors represented in the audience were blown away by the lectures of the universally heralded Kazuyo Sejima from SANAA, Deputy Mayor of Paris Jean-Louis Missika and the inspiring and visionary Winy Maas from the envy of the architecture world, MVRDV.

World Architecture Community is media partner for this year&ap (...)

"Border walls are erected as a physical manifestation" says Teddy Cruz

WA Contents • Jun 27, 2017 • 15269

After long debates and triggering sessions on 'In/visible City' at the reSITE 2017 last week, Teddy Cruz's presentation on "border walls" tackled the problems of infrastructure and communities in a wider scale by making radical propositions on our city borders - which marked the festival on the 2nd day of the conference program.

Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture and Urbanization in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of California and co-founder of Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman, evaluated several conflicts that took place in the city borders within social and political context during his impressive presentation at the reSITE 2017.

Prof. Teddy Cruz directs his studio with Fonna Forman - Professor (...)

Caroline Bos presents UNStudio’s Network Infrastructure at reSITE 2017

WA Contents • Jun 23, 2017 • 14091

Caroline Bos presents UNStudio’s Network Infrastructure at reSITE 2017

reSITE 2017's today's sessions have started with the world-renowned woman urbanist Caroline Bos' lecture presenting UNStudio's focus and works on a network infrastructure. Caroline Bos, Art Historian and co-founder of UNStudio, has presented UNStudio's networking design strategy with several illustrations, analytic tools and new mediums over the studio's recent projects completed in different cities of the world including Arnhem Central Station in Netherlands, Mercedez-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany and Raffles City in Hangzhou, China - which nears completion.

UNStudio presents itself as a network of specialists in architecture, urban development and infrastructure. Bos' presentation showed how t (...)

"Use in buildings is very creative thing and can be developed by many people" says Kazuyo Sejima

WA Contents • Jun 22, 2017 • 16311

"Use in buildings is very creative thing and can be developed by many other people; this can be a basic element of infrastructure," said acclaimed Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima, founder of SANAA.

Kazuyo Sejima is one of hotly-anticipated speakers at reSITE 2017 and the world-renowned woman architect has made an impressive presentation regarding her well-known projects starting from Japan, Switzerland to Budapest. Sejima's presentation has mostly revealed how she uses deeper meanings of contextual parameters of design in various phases using local participants as "an active connector".

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect Kazuyo Sejima, 60, designed many museum and cultural buildings around the world and most of her bui (...)