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Architecture

The Church Of The 21st Century Is Not A Church

Yourtopia

Imagine your own utopia, a quiet and peaceful place where you can lay back and relax. With its Yourtopia pavilion, Amsterdam-based architecture office SeARCH wanted to create such a place. The structure, officially called Het Nieuwe Paviljoen, represents a utopian view on living in the early 21st century, answering the question: What is minimally needed to achieve an optimal quality of life?

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  • Which Architect Is Winning The 3D Printing Rat Race?

    The building site of the 3D Print Canal House

    Architects and builders all over the world seem to be participating in a fictional rat race to build the very first 3D-printed house. In the past five years we’ve seen quite some drawings and models of 3D-printed architecture, but only few architects have the printers running until now. In this article we’ll compare five of the most prominent 3D-printing initiatives in the world to find out what 3D-printed architecture has in store for the coming years.

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    Turning Street-Side Trash Into Nomadic Homes

    Homeless Homes Project

    The overload of dumped waste on the streets of Oakland has inspired Gregory Kloehn to create a series of tiny mobile houses. Created from all sorts of trash, the artist’s one-of-a-kind accommodations are meant to give the city’s homeless a modest accommodation. With the Homeless Homes Project, Kloehn wants to prove that building an own house is possible without money and with a lot of creativity.

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  • The Architecture Of Peacekeeping

    The Nuclear Security Summit is the largest safety operation in Dutch history. Parts of The Hague have been turned into unaccessible security zones. — Photo #2 courtesy Denis Guzzo

    The Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) is the biggest safety operation in Dutch history. Almost 60 world leaders and over 5,000 delegation members are visiting The Hague, not to forget the 3,000 journalists that travel in their slipstream. Every day of the summit 13,000 police men have to control this temporary infiltration of diplomacy. An unaccessible, temporary city surrounded by fences, barriers, detours, cameras, and observations posts has occupied a large part of the usually quiet and peaceful city of The Hague, which is quite interesting in the context of pop-up urbanism.

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