An imagined future reflection on a well-planned 21st century in Boston: We can finally declare summer 2084 has started as indicated by the number of daily boat and canoe commuters, together with the daily increase of water level (finally the latest snow storms have started melting). As of next year MBTA will also provide a […]
“What architect isn’t interested in housing? I hate the whole blasted idea of it. I think it’s a worthy undertaking – to provide a decent apartment for a man who earns fifteen dollars a week. But not at the expense of other men. Not if it raises the taxes, raises all the other rents and […]
When Art and Architecture meet. As humans we are constantly overwhelmed and barraged by a multitude of advertisements in any graphic form. There is so much of it that when walking through a square (Times Square is probably the epitome) we are tempted to forget that the space is formed by architectures of any kind.
“The Places in Between” is the title of the new week of events on architecture and urban planning organized by Common Boston. For whom of you who are not familiar with it; Common Boston is a group of volunteers that aims at connecting designers with the public while raising awareness on sustainable and equitable communities.
Join Common Boston week of events in Kendall Square and Allston-Brighton. Starting from Tuesday, May 27th come play with Urban Spaces and Architecture! http://www.commonboston.org/calendar/2014/5/27/the-human-scale-film-screening-at-the-bsa?view=calendar How do you measure the scale of happiness in a city? By 2050, 80 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas. Life in a megacity is both enchanting […]
Spaces in Between http://www.commonboston.org/blog/2014/5/4/the-spaces-in-between This year Common Boston’s theme “Places in Between”, seeks to explore those under-utilized urban areas that connect common points in the neighborhoods of Allston/Brighton and Kendall/MIT.
Located in Boston’s Marine Industrial Park, there is a space (HQ headquarters) is the space where ideas and projects are shaped into reality: its from Design Museum Boston creators to artists, bicycle artisans and more. A total of 25,000 square feet space looking like a pristine canvas, ready to be painted.
In the era of social media, blossoming blogs and personal-tv’s how can communities be sensitized toward a cause? Now that internet has given the possibility of sharing thoughts and ideas to every user, making the difference is even more difficult. As often happens, history hands out a possible solution. A collective of contemporary artists (the […]
“I have always believed in architecture as a tool to enhance spaces and human environment”.
After going through some notes on architecture I had written over the year, I decided that what professor Kurt Forster had to teach is really interesting and somehow provocative. I am hoping the thoughts he had shared with his audience at MIT are going to foster your curiosity as well as your opinions on public […]