posts tagged ‘amsterdam’
February 14th, 2014 • cities, movingmemos
Tags: amsterdam, antwerp, bandung, baotou 包头, bari, beersheba, beijing 北京, bethlehem, brussels, cape town, chengde 承德, chongqing 重庆, enschede, evora, gällivare, ghent, guangzhou 广州, hangzhou 杭州, helsinki, hong kong 香港, jakarta, jerusalem, jingdezhen 景德鎮, johannesburg, liège, lisbon, macau 澳门, moscow, nanjing 南京, ningbo 宁波, ordos 鄂尔多斯, paris, rotterdam, seoul, shanghai 上海, shenzhen 深圳, stockholm, surabaya, swaziland, tomar, xi'an 西安, yogyakarta, zhuhai 珠海
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 »
January 3rd, 2013 • movingmemos, works
Tags: amsterdam, antwerp, beijing 北京, bogor, books, design, fashion, guangzhou 广州, hangzhou 杭州, hong kong 香港, jakarta, lectures, projects, publications, shanghai 上海, shenzhen 深圳, workshop, yogyakarta
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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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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.