Amsterdam snapshots | part III

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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Amsterdam snapshots | part II

Westerdokseiland | April 10, 2009

The Westerdokseiland is one of Amsterdam’s most recent high-density housing developments. Located in close proximity to Amsterdam Central Station, the project comprises a series of perimeter blocks based on a development plan by Meyer & Van Schooten Architecten. On Friday April 10, MovingCities visited the project.

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Amsterdam snapshots | part I

Amsterdam snapshots | April 9, 2009

On Thursday April 9 MovingCities arrived for a short stay in Amsterdam. The first day mainly consisted of crisscrossing the city center, avoiding the rain, tourists and creative commercialization of the inner city.

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Stockholm >> Brussels

Stockholm to Brussels | April 7, 2009

On Tuesday April 7 MovingCities flew from Stockholm to Brussels to embark on a five week inner-European journey. Departing under clear skies, Stockholm rapidly disappeared into an abstraction organization of architectures. With a new tag, called “aerophotography”, we document our past and future impressions of monitoring cities from the sky/airplane.

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Stockholm snapshots | part IV

Vällingby | April 6, 2009

On Monday April 6 MovingCities went scanning Stockholm’s suburbs. Based on advice from Stockholm-based architects Testbedstudio and Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter, a fieldtrip to the Vällingby and Rinkeby newtowns was undertaken. Using knowledge and experienced from last February’s the Crimson NewTown Research.
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Stockholm snapshots | part III

Stockholm | April 5, 2009

On Saturday April 4 MovingCities arrived back in Stockholm after participating in the City Move InterDesign Workshop. Following up on the first and the second series of Stockholm snapshots, we kept exploring the city center in a random fashion.

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Amateur Architecture Studio | publication

Wang Shu | Amateur Architecture Studio

MARK Magazine has in April/May 2009 its 19th issue out. Bert de Muynck | MovingCities contributed to it with an interview with the Huangzhou based Chinese architect Wang Shu 王澍 [& LU Wenyu 陆文宇 – Amateur Architecture Studio 业余建筑工作室] called “Local Hero“.

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