posts tagged ‘amsterdam’

Guardian Cities | city bloggers

The Guardian Cities | Global city bloggers
The Guardian Cities | Global city bloggers

Two weeks ago, the Guardian, in collaboration with the Rockefeller Foundation, unveiled a new section of its website — Guardian Cities — so to shine a spotlight on the urbanisation of the world, whilst highlighting resilience, environmental, sustainability, social, and poverty issues…
MovingCities is very pleased to be included! As such we’ve selected 45 urban images from our 460 posts-archive  [see sitemap]. read more »

MovingCities 2012 | an overview

Shanghai | January 1, 2013
Shanghai | January 1, 2013

2012 was a good year for MovingCities. With 2013 barely started, we composed a non-lineair overview of the past year. The selection is based on content, correspondences and aspects of continuity across various projects, publications and places. While our Portuguese posts on Peter Zumthor and Álvaro Siza Vieira keep on generating traffic, with 2012 Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu we found a close runner-up. But we’re also pleased that our, incognito, Koolhaas-Simpsons scoop made it to the sixths place on Archinect’s Top 12 News Posts of 2012. MovingCities in 2012 was about cities, architecture and the creative industries in China. A selected flashback. read more »

Mappings on Design and Fashion in China | DutchDFA

DutchDFA Design & Fashion in China Mappings | MovingCities 2012
On July 5, MovingCities presented in Amsterdam a double mapping report on Design & Fashion in China. The two reports were commissioned by Dutch Design Fashion Architecture [DutchDFA] and present a contemporary analysis of both the design and fashion fields in China. Researched and written in 2011 by MovingCities, and updated throughout 2012, the mappings highlight the people and processes that will influence future design agendas in China and throughout the world. More info after the break. read more »

…China changes you | an interview

You can’t change China, China changes you | John van de Water, 2012
You can’t change China, China changes you | John van de Water, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, MovingCities sat down in Shanghai 上海 with Dutch architect John van de Water – NEXT ARCHITECTS China – to talk about his book “You can’t change China, China changes you[010 publisher, 2012]. Highly recommended, the book is a a formidable page-turner telling the story of a five-year long architectural discovery in and of China. Change you can believe in. Change you can construct. A publication of interest for anyone in or related to the architecture profession. Read it! Interview after the break. read more »

NAi China Program | day II

Amsterdam | August 31, 2010
Amsterdam | August 31, 2010

On the second day of the NAi China Program [see day 1] we visited a couple of classic housing projects [MVRDV's Parkrand, the 1990s KNSM-island developments...] and large residential areas in transformation [Amsterdam West, areas along the riverbanks of the IJ...], all located in Amsterdam. Background and snapshots. read more »

Amsterdam | the West

Amsterdam West | February 19, 2010
Amsterdam West | February 19, 2010

Snapshots of the last day in Amsterdam shows the area around the St. Lucas Andreas Hospital in the West of the city. Here, locked in-between the highway and the railway, hospitals are mixed with high-rise, construction sites with transportation networks. Territorial transformation, for the trendy and sporty, is at hand. read more »

Amsterdam | the IJ

IJ Plein Urban Planning by OMA | February 17, 2010
IJ Plein Urban Planning by OMA | February 17, 2010

After living and working in Amsterdam from 2001 to 2006, MovingCities has returned occasionally back to the city during the past years. In 2008 we interviewed professor Moshe Zwarts on the plans to build a city under the city, in 2009 to scan the destruction of the PostCS-building and to visit the notorious Bijlmermeer-area. This time around we look at the development of the IJ riverbank, the MuziekGebouw and OMA’s 1988 ‘IJ Plein Urban Planning‘-project. read more »

Helsinki >> Amsterdam

Tuomas Toivonen drives through Finland | February 15, 2010
Tuomas Toivonen drives through Finland | February 15, 2010

On Monday February 15, MovingCities was in Helsinki in the morning and Amsterdam in the evening. Driving on Finnish roads, flying over Europe and landing on a balcony in Amsterdam’s Western districts. Some snapshots of a European day of traveling.
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Amsterdam snapshots | part III

Bijlmermeer | Amsterdam | April 10, 2009
Bijlmermeer | Amsterdam | April 10, 2009

A visit to the destruction of the PostCS-building and to the notorious Bijlmermeer-area, a seventies high-density housing development in the South-East of Amsterdam, was the apotheosis of MovingCities’ recent Amsterdam trip. A couple of snapshots and related Rem Koolhaas stories.

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