[image via anArchitecture]
- Loop de Loop is a drastic, almost Koolhaasian rethinking of shipping container architecture, as imagined by NL Architects. Portable and able to be assembled in various configurations, Loop de loop can accommodate multiple sites and programs. Fans of Minimal electronic music and architectural animations can’t miss the video. [anArchitecture]
- Converting the Sahara into a modern, technological Oasis. Price tag: 80 million euros. [Inhabitat]
- Opening today: New Practices New York, the annual juried exhibition by the Center for Architecture. Jurors include Peter Eisenman (remember him?) and Charles Renfro.
- MONU, The Magazine on Urbanism, have released issue #09: Exotic Urbanism. “In this issue we have taken the deliberate risk of making ourselves look ridiculous by focusing its theme on “the exotic”, which is often seen as some sort of worn out, utterly out of date topic, immediately evoking images of colonialism and imperialism. But what fascinated us right from the beginning, since this topic idea of exotic urbanism popped up in our minds, is – without any irony – the opportunity to shift the perception towards global urban phenomena, into a direction that does not necessarily focus on the question how cities more and more become the same through their global battle and competition to attract more urban assets, but how they can actually become more different despite an ever – expanding exchange and an increasingly accelerating process of interaction.” [MONU]
- Green-building architecture blog, Jetson Green have released Design Shizen, an oddly named, but effective and attractive community-generated green-content news site. Think Reddit…only greener. Might then, we suggest a rename to Greenit? [Jetson Green]
- Osamu Ishiyama’s 12 Architectural Visions: an exhibition of work by this “outsider architect who tends to work for outsider clients.” [Artscape via Archinect]