architecture


House of the future: with less get more

  Society is continuously evolving, and with it, so are our housing needs. Social, economic, technological and environmental changes oblige us to start thinking differently and to reconsider our actions and habits, wishes and needs. The decreasing size of households, financial considerations and ideological motives (environmental concerns) are just some […]


Architecture inspired by nature

By connecting architecture with nature, one can create an architectural work that generates experiences with the full embodiment of physical and spiritual presence. To achieve this, first, it is necessary to understand nature. As American lecturer, poet, and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson said in his essay Nature, “To speak truly, few […]


Ode to the Odds # 6:
The many faces of public art

Hey art lovers and those of the curious kind! This post is for you! Have you ever found yourself walking down a Viennese street, stumbling upon a stunning contraption of sorts, wondering what the heck it is? Well, I can say with ninety-eight percent certainty that it was probably an […]


Handelskai Midnight Train

Ode to Viennese nights 2

Tungsten lights, white and colorful neon; people working and people sleeping; lit buildings and dark pathways; empty streets and bus stops. Bikes locked to street lamps, telephone booths, and cigarette machines. Viennese nights are visually stunning. Streets are paved with colors, contrasts, textures, and gradients. Objects unnoticed during daytime become […]


local skatepark initiatives can contribute to inclusive and sustainable cities

How “Trash” and Skateparks can Help Build Sustainable Cities

As the world population grows and our available resources shrink, we need to rethink urban development and explore more sustainable ways of living. Accommodating ever growing populations, cities need to be inclusive and creative in this process. It will also be necessary to make smart use of all available resources […]


Is self-healing asphalt the new urbanism?

Cities are beautiful and have tremendous potential for constant change. Have a look to the biggest cities around the world – nothing remains the same. A new shop here. A bar closes there – another hip bar opens up. People move from one city to another through an increase in mobility; […]


Living in the sky: the concept of vertical cities 1

Have you ever thought about world-wide increasing population? Yes sure, you may say, it is a topic you hear every day. Due to the explosion of the world’s population, humanity is facing the problem of feeding all the people on earth, providing them with clean water and finding the energy […]


How communities become their own architects

Meet photographer Iwan Baan Iwan Baan is a Dutch architectural photographer. His special interest in architecture has brought him to many places around the world to work with world renowned architects. Ranging from Africa to China to South America, Baan has travelled to various places to capture photos of buildings […]