Why eco-cities are not the solution to climate... →
radarqnet: A post by humanscalecities: Eco-cities have appeared for some time as the promise to bring sustainability to cities. They are presented as integrated projects to construct Utopian spaces for the development of a new inhabitable areas that fully comply with the requirements of reduced CO2 emissions (zero emissions), and less waste (zero waste), etc. They embody an optimistic...
Architects Turn Hydroelectric Power Into Thing Of... →
mas-studio: Beautiful images.
1930's Church Transformed Into Amazing House in... →
Neighbors might think they’re holier-than-thou, but this House in a Church along the river De Rotte in Rotterdam is a beautiful example of adaptive reuse. The 1930’s church had ended its career as a religious sanctuary and was being used as a garage for fixing and selling cars before a family came along and wanted to transform it. With the help of Ruud Visser Architects and Peter...
Zecc Architects Transform Utrecht Church into... →
This gorgeous old church in Utrecht, The Netherlands was used as an antique furnishings showroom and a small concert hall after it closed its doors to church services in 1991. St. Jakobus church was later purchased and converted into a private residence through a stunning renovation by Zecc architects. Zecc sought to preserve the building’s historic façade while transforming the open...
Spectacular Huercal-Overa Lookout Tower Gets A... →
An ageless watchtower in Huercal-Overa, Spain recently received a rustic and sustainable renovation that makes the old building accessible to visitors again. Castillo and Miras Arquitecturos added a rustic cor-ten steel staircase to the original stone tower, creating a glass-encased bridge. A small information center at the base of the building is made of the same material. It was important...
bernd + hilla becher
—- blast furnaces, cooling towers, gasometers, water towers, lime kilns, compressors, factory halls, head-frames of mine shafts - not the stuff of excitement for most of us. however these anonymous industrial structures have been a fountain of passion for the german spouses becher who have avidly photographed them for over 40 years. their black-and-white images are all taken in the same...
Museum in Mexico City →
Architect Enrique Norten | Structural Engineer Colinas de Buen | In 1902, this structure stood in Düsseldorf, where it housed part of a large-scale exhibition. The hall was designed by Bruno Möhring and Reinhold Krohn to be dismantled subsequently and reused elsewhere. It was, in fact, transported to Mexico City and re-erected there between 1903 and 1905. Used as a museum of natural...
Abandoned German Nuclear Plant Transformed Into... →
L Last month Germany announced plans to completely phase out the use of nuclear power by 2022 in favor of renewable energy sources - however what is to become of the nation’s nuclear plants after they have been shut down? Enter West Germany’s Wunderland Kalkar - an incredible adaptive reuse project that transformed a never-used nuclear reactor into an amusement park! The remarkable...
Fly's Eye Dome
architectureandarts: designed by Sir Buckminster Fuller, now fully restored by Goetz Composites.
The Way of the Coal – Reconstruction of the Coal... →
The nearly 42 meters high coal washing plant in Essen is now used as a Ruhr museum. Rem Koolhaas in the Ruhr area: At the beginning of the cultural capital year RUHR.2010, the new Ruhr Museum of the Zeche Zollverein 12 was opened in Essen last year. Just as remarkable as the exhibits from various centuries, are the premises of the former coal washing plant istelf, redesigned based on plans...
Steetley Magnesite At Hartlepool | Industrial... →
The site, half demolished, half remains looks like a contemporary-dystopian-infrastructural-landscape, described for one of it’s photographers as “something from the end of the world, true industrial Armageddon.”
Architectural Terminology – The Urban Design... →
Remote Retreat: New Island Home in an Historic... →
Kitt Peak →
industrial renewal< CITIES The Magazine →