As a longtime fan of cars, machines and all things mechanical, I’m back in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show. Not only to witness the imminent resurgence of the US auto market, but to return to a city that blew me away on my first visit in late 2010. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting many extraordinary people here, many of them innovators and/or pioneers. For now, I will continue to exchange ideas, continue unfinished conversations, assist friends and colleagues, and feed off the energy I take away as we kick off 2011. Entrepreneurs, farmers, artists, industry professionals remain hopeful and positive that Detroit’s rebirth efforts are both sustainable and REAL. Detroit, like dozens of ‘post-industrial’ cities around the US is fertile with potential in creating new markets, industries, collaborations and yes jobs, but one has to be positive, diligent and creative. The bittersweet mix of the future and futility swirls like the cold Detroit winter wind itself.
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Exhibition | Griffintown Interrupted
40 international propositions for temporary, dynamic and disassemblable architecture on 5 sites across Griffintown
17-22 January 2011, Fonderie Darling, 745 rue Ottawa, H3C 1R8 Montréal
Please join us for the opening reception: 6:00-8:00 PM, January 17, 2011.
Exposition | Griffintown Interrupted
40 propositions internationales pour l’architecture temporaire, dynamique
et démontable sur 5 sites répartis dans Griffintown
17-22 janvier 2011, Fonderie Darling, 745 rue Ottawa, H3C 1R8 Montréal
SVP nous joindre pour le vernissage: 18h00-20h00, 17 janvier, 2011.
HTDSTUDIO DESIGNOFFICE is part of a new 2-volume set “Panel Layout for Competition”. The book covers topics related to ARCHITECTURE, from architecture itself to LANDSCAPE, URBAN, INTERIOR and other disciplines.
HTDSTUDIO’s published project is their proposal for a zero-carbon, 24-hour city in Nordhavnen, Denmark, just outside Copenhagen. This community i with the idea of life as a focus from the start of the design process. Great emphasis is set on carefully balancing and integrating residential, cultural, commercial, recreational, naturalistic and institutional elements of this masterplan.
A holistic approach to both micro and macro organization were crucial to this ultra livable city. Special attention was given to influencing and promoting activities, interaction and microclimates. Day and night as well as summer and winter activities were key to creating a vibrant and sustainable city.
PANEL LAYOUT for Competition
DAMDI Architectural Publishing Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea
267 projects with 72 design teams
Over 839 panels Total 752 pages with 2 books
260mm X 360mm, Hard Cover / English / Korean