Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people -
applies both to Artches and Tales of the Nine projects*
100 Urban Trends: Urban Fatigue — BMW Guggenheim Lab | LAB|log -
hopefully ARTCHES will take the Fatigue away :)
Who am I? New Portraits*
“The Zorrotzaurre project is the latest major urban regeneration project to be implemented in Bilbao. Zorrotzaurre is an area that has shown constant social and industrial decline since the 1970s, where, today, scarcely 500 people live.
The area occupies 838,781m2, of which more than half belong to public institutions (the Regional Basque Government, the Bilbao City Hall and the Port Authority of Bilbao) with the rest shared between a number of private owners.
Zorrotzaurre experienced its industrial heyday in the mid-sixties with the opening up of the Deusto Canal by the Bilbao Port Authority, a development never completely concluded.”
“In 2001, public and private Zorrotzaurre owners formed a Management Commission for the Urban Development of Zorrotzaurre, to promote and execute the urban regeneration plan of the area.
The Master Plan project was designed by the prestigious Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. The Master Plan drawn up in 2004, and revised in 2007, includes the complete opening of the Deusto Canal leading to the transformation of the Zorrotzaurre peninsula into an island, thereby guaranteeing flood protection for the area.
With the initial approval of the Zorrotzaurre Special Plan by the Bilbao City Hall in November 2011, a final impulse was given to this urban regeneration project which, one year later (November 29th 2012) was consolidated and reinforced with the definitive approval of the Special Plan.
Seen as a whole, the regeneration of Zorrotzaurre represents a balanced and integral project, defined by concepts of sustainability, that recuperates a degraded space and converts it into a new quarter of Bilbao. A new quarter that is well-connected to the rest of the city, equipped with affordable housing, areas for environmentally-friendly industry, cultural and social facilities and plenty of open spaces for the enjoyment of local people.”
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(Source: glamorousoutcasts, via talesofthenine)
The danger of anything being art, as we are wont to argue these days, is that everything can be art if you want it to — and no one else has to agree with you to make it so. The Portlandia folks are living in a world in which postmodernism has run amok, sparing nothing, not even the coffee shop. — Hilarious Portlandia Episode Shows the Dangers of Conceptual Art
The Story Behind Banksy | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine
We are proud to be invited to be on stage with these amazing and inspiring women.
We are excited to tell our story to the audiences of Paradiso Amsterdam.
We are eager to make the difference
BUNDES KUNST HALLE - BTOY Andrea -
the fame and success of international artist - painter, writer, photographer - BTOY Andrea (Barcelona) is truly global*
we are proud that the first portrait of Jesse - a nineteen year-old innovator, student from HMC, Amsterdam - was painted by BTOY - our STAR for the STARs*