a+t 08. Low Cost (1)
a+t 09. Low Tech (1)
a+t 11. Layers (3)
a+t 12. Housing and Flexibility I (5)
a+t 13. Housing and Flexibility (2)
a+t 14. Sensitive Materials I (2)
a+t 15. Sensitive Materials II (2)
a+t 16. Memory I (1)
a+t 17. Memory II (1)
a+t 18. Tony Fretton (1)
a+t 19. Density I (3)
a+t 20. Density II (4)
a+t 21. Densidad III (4)
a+t 22. Densidad IV (6)
a+t 23. New Materiality I (4)
a+t 24. New Materiality II (3)
a+t 25. In Common I (1)
a+t 26. In Common II (3)
a+t 27. In Common III (4)
a+t 28. In Common IV (0)
a+t 29. Civilities I (8)
a+t 30. Civilities II (8)
a+t 31. HYBRIDS I (22)
a+t 32. HYBRIDS II (23)
a+t 33-34. HYBRIDS III (40)
a+t 35-36. STRATEGY PUBLIC (39)
a+t 37. STRATEGY SPACE (23)
a+t 38 Strategy and Tactics in Public Space (26)
a+t 39-40 RECLAIM (38)
Density condensed (6)
DENSITY IS HOME (68)
Density projects (44)
Density Housing Construction & Costs (62)
NEXT. COLLECTIVE HOUSING in progress (44)
THE PUBLIC CHANCE (49)
This is Hybrid (21)
The Gary Comer Youth Center. John Ronan. Chicago. United States
Idea Store Poplar & Whitechapel, published in Civilities I
Both centres make up the Tower Hamlets district in East London. The city's plan contemplates the construction of five more centres in an area with a large unemployed and low-income population.
Project published in a+t 29. Civilities I
A project that makes good use of a former industrial building in a neighbourhood where the industrial fabric and residential fabric are becoming more and more combined. Adequate materials for the programme: asphalt fabric and wood for the terrace deck, a transport container that is placed on the original buildings, polycarbonate garage doors, graffiti on the patios.
The Paseo del Prado in Madrid is in luck on two parts: to the trio of recently enlarged existing museums (Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía), the Caixaforum centre can be added after the renovation of the former power station Central Eléctrica del Mediodía.
Some nurseries offer a new advantage to parents, cameras strategically placed in their facilities so that parents can observe the behaviour of their children online. The idea seems somewhat perverse because, although it does encourage transparence and information by allowing parents to see if their baby eats or takes a nap, it is also a way of monitoring the educator.
The term civilities relates to the conventions that regulate community life; it is as well the addition of civic + facilities. The new a+t series begins under this name and attempt to present a new focus on life in common and buildings that keep up society’s pulse. This topic embraces therefore all kinds of constructions and programs implying shared relations, converging activities and experiences to be exchanged.
Article written by Martin Musiatowicz
During the 1960’s a number of revolutionary groups, among them Archizoom, Superstudio and the Situationist International, critical of changes in modern society, came about in an attempt to resist capitalism, resurrect the individual and redefine modern life.
Article written by Xavier González
The history of urban planning has shown us that in any urban area, whether it be a developed or spontaneous area, three basic functions exist. These functions are residence, materialised as a group of dwellings that takes up the majority of the built-up area; activities, found in workplaces or in facility-containing places; and lastly, the flow, movement supported by the infrastructural network.