1. XXXL Statues

    June 15, 2014
    One might think the phenomenon of “statue building” is an outdated habit, yet the reverse is true, it has never been so much alive as today. More than half of the tallest statues per country have been built in the past 20 years and 90% within the past 100 years.
  2. Walled World - COMING SOON

    June 14, 2014
    With landscape as a metaphor, the exhibition asks what lies at the heart of our contemporary utopias. From inspiration in the past and urgencies of the present, to projections of possible futures, the needs and virtues of our time (ecology, economy, social cohesion and technology) are extrapolated and implicitly worked...
  3. Airport City

    April 06, 2014
    Aerotropolis and its core, the airport city , describe a new urban form that evolves around many major airports, which focuses on non-aeronautical economies, which generate already up to 60% of their total revenues. Office blocks, hotels, convention centres, medical facilities, free trade zones and even entertainment and theme parks...
  4. Squares

    March 02, 2014
    City squares often achieve name and fame through the protests and revolts that happen there, a phenomenon as true today as it was in the past. Tripoli’s rebels changed the name of Green Square to Martyrs’ Square, in honour of those who lost their lives in the fight against Gaddafi.
  5. Let it Snow Heroes.

    December 26, 2013
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  6. Mega Malls

    November 30, 2013
    Thirty years ago, large-scale shopping malls were a strictly American phenomenon. It wasn’t until the early 1990s that the development shifted to Asia, with the Philippines taking the lead, while the 2000s can be defined as ‘the decade of the Chinese mega mall’.
  7. Around the World

    October 01, 2013
    The Earth is our largest inhabitable context, our habitat, our biosphere. Yet its true spherical shape was confirmed only 500 years ago with the first voyage around the world, known as the Magellan Elcano Circumnavigation. The two explorers left Spain in 1519 and returned in 1522 from a three-year expedition...
  8. Metro Lines

    August 09, 2013
    Just as there is no skyscraper without a lift, there is no metropolis without a metro system. Thus the birth of the metro in London on 9 January 1863 marked the birth of the British metropolis as well. Today, metros with more than 10,000 km of operational length are carrying passengers in as many...
  9. Grand Tour

    June 01, 2013
    In the late Renaissance, around 1650, the Grand Tour became not only a tradition but almost a compulsory requirement for educated upper-class Europeans in search of art, culture and the roots of Western civilization. Some 200 years later, a system of railways that provided better affordability and faster travel times...
  10. Global Style

    April 01, 2013
    European architecture education was and still is based on Greek orders, a classical system of architecture comprising five types of columns: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan and Composite. As modernism came into being, European architects discovered what a narrow view of architecture history Western educators had had until then.
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