Our hero : pajechali (at anOtherArchitect Studio Berlin)
anOtherArchitect : Daniel Dendra is one of the characters featured in the documentary film VOICES AND FACES OF THE ADHAN: CAIRO. This short video features Daniel, the Cairo Table, and the factory where the magic happened, CAT, in Cairo.
please visit: tinyurl.com/OLFfilm and support our project!!!
anOther new team member:
Our bearlin team member with the big heart for Pereslavl got a new friend called Magnik. He came all the way down from the ural and is already an integral part of our team studying hard architectural literature ;)
Last year I had the pleasure to moderate a workshop together with Wolfgang Kessling in Tashkent for the Goethe Institute on the topic of Climate Change. After our fruitful collaboration I recommended him for the TEDxBerlin event and in April this year he repeated his talk in Doha at the TEDxSummit. Now being featured at the main TED platform Wolfgang became a sustainability superstar ;)
In April this year Wolfgang Kessling of Transsolar was talking at the TEDx Summit in Doha about outdoor comfort showing our projects for the FIFA football world championship bit in Qatar and Masdar city plaza.
Today the talk got featured at the main TED page and already hit 100.000 views!
view the talk here http://bit.ly/MbUPIl
COPY & PASTE (a whole village)
Some time ago I was talking about the power of copy and remix http://anotherarchitect.tumblr.com/post/18037409677/remix-is-everywhere-there-are-this-days-when.
Of course it´s hard for architects to imagine that we CAN copy and by remixing it make it better. But again : WE SHOULD MAKE IT BETTER!
A developer in China mis-understood something in this line of thoughts and just copied a picturesque Austrian village in China. The funny thing about the story is that the village was copied secretly! I can imagine how the village was occupied by Chinese tourists with measure tapes and taking 360 degree views everywhere ;)
It´s sad to see that a country that is actually building most of the latest technology for the whole world and could with it´s economic power try to re-invent ways we do construction falls into the trap of copying the picturesque. This copycat probably did not hear about global warming and that we actually need to re-think the way we built today.
We got a new team member from Russia in our bearlin studio helping us out on the toy city project
CROWD SOURCING A BOOK …
for the FutureCityLab exhibition in Berlin every participant was supposed to hand in a book as an introduction to a future dialogue. My book is talking on how the “inter”net moment will have changed the city in 2050. The book is an extended version of an article I was writing for the Italian “L´Arca” magazine. I identify 4 trends: SHARING, CROWD SOURCING, CROWD FUNDING and GAMING.
The answers on how this trends might affect our future are crowd sourced into a 120 page compendium … come and visit the FutureCityLab in Berlin until the 5th of July in order to see this and other books.
Thanks to all the participants!!!!
‘TOY CITY - a conceptual urban study for the future of Pereslavl-Zalessky’ is an attempt to grasp the character, opportunities and threads, which a Russian city is facing in XXI century. The case study, Pereslavl-Zalessky, is situated at the famous Golden Ring of Russia, 140km form Moscow. Pereslavl represents most of the problems of a typical Russian city, as well has many unique qualities, like its location at the lake and Natural Park.
Within the “toy city” concept the city would become the sandbox for new creative ideas and developments. Applied within the city the success could be measured with new technologies applied and analyzed by the university and a newly formed BOTIK URBAN ANALYSIS CENTER.
Berlin is booming at the moment and it´s getting harder for newcomers but also start-ups to find cheap and good spaces. It seems like the developers re-discovered Berlin and a big investment cloud is landing temporary in the city. Constructions sites and cranes are popping up almost everywhere after years of absence.
Nevertheless there is still a lot of possibilities for developing innovative ideas. A great tool for all the urban innovators and pioneers is the LEERSTANDSMELDER (vacancy alarm):
So if you want to start your next Baugruppe or you just want to occupy a space I am sure you find the right spot