LaBoqueria: “We Propose New Models of Cooperative Relations”

LaBoqueria: “We Propose New Models of Cooperative Relations” Vivienda cooperativa la Balma / Lacol + Laboqueria. Image © Fabian Dejtiar Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987231/laboqueria-we-propose-new-models-of-cooperative-relations LaBoqueria is an architecture studio in Barcelona that has the experience of multiple local and international collaborations. This global, multidisciplinary and participative perspective allows them to … Read more

How Gender Inclusion Is Influencing Urban Design

How Gender Inclusion Is Influencing Urban Design #DCRainbowCrosswalks Washington, DC USA. Flickr by Ted Eytan Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/986297/how-gender-inclusion-is-influencing-urban-design In the 1970s, in Berkeley, California, a group of disability rights called the Rolling Quads began dismantling curbs and improvising sidewalk ramps, demanding access for … Read more

Accessible Architecture: Democratizing Design and Information

Accessible Architecture: Democratizing Design and Information Vila Matilde House / Terra e Tuma Arquitetos Associados. © Pedro Kok Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985010/accessible-architecture-democratizing-design-and-information Earlier this year, I witnessed an intriguing situation. I followed, via an architect friend, the negotiation for the contracting of an architectural project for a single family home. … Read more

Democratizing Reality: Designing for VR, AR and the Metaverse

Democratizing Reality: Designing for VR, AR and the Metaverse Courtesy of Refik Anadol installation Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984304/democratizing-reality-designing-for-vr-ar-and-the-metaverse Architecture shapes our lives every day, but how can it be decentralized? At the core of efforts to design extended reality (XR) environments is a desire to make these projects more human … Read more

Naomi Hoogervorst on Democratization of Design: “Equal Cities Need Equal Voices”

Naomi Hoogervorst on Democratization of Design: “Equal Cities Need Equal Voices” El proceso de HerCity usando la herramienta MethodKit en GoDown, Nairobi, Kenya. Image Cortesía de ONU-Habitat Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983874/naomi-hoogervorst-on-democratization-of-design-equal-cities-need-equal-voices Many of us agree that design is still not considered for everyone. That is why we must ask ourselves … Read more

The Important Role Libraries Play in Building a Creative and Innovative Society

The Important Role Libraries Play in Building a Creative and Innovative Society Library of Birmingham / Mecanoo Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984145/the-important-role-libraries-play-in-building-a-creative-and-innovative-society As gateways to knowledge and culture, libraries play a fundamental role in society. Foundational in creating opportunities for learning, as well as supporting literacy and education, the resources and … Read more

How Can Architecture be Democratic?

How Can Architecture be Democratic? Grand stairs. Image © Yong Zhang Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983939/how-can-architecture-be-democratic Democracy’s essence is the people’s self-government and autonomy based on their own rights, and its characteristics are demonstrated in equality and participation. If democracy means a more equitable way of public life in architecture, then, … Read more

What Role Do Materials and Construction Systems Play in Democratizing Architecture?

What Role Do Materials and Construction Systems Play in Democratizing Architecture? Wikkelhouse / Fiction Factory. Image Courtesy of Yvonne Witte Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983886/what-role-do-materials-and-construction-systems-play-in-democratizing-architecture “Architecture does not change anything. It’s always on the side of the wealthy.” With these words, Oscar Niemeyer referred to architecture as being a privilege mostly … Read more

Exclusionary Architecture: How Design Interventions in Public Spaces are Dismissing the Homeless

Exclusionary Architecture: How Design Interventions in Public Spaces are Dismissing the Homeless Re-development of Mina de la Ciutat Street / Lagula Arquitectes. Image © Adrià Goula Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983864/exclusionary-architecture-how-design-interventions-in-public-spaces-are-contributing-to-homelessness Social responsibility and the desire to improve society has long been influenced by the built environment. Looking at city centers, … Read more

Urban Disparities: How Caste Shapes Cities

Urban Disparities: How Caste Shapes Cities Marginalized castes find homes in city slums. Image © Sarah Jamerson under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 license Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983475/urban-disparities-how-caste-shapes-cities Built environments are a reflection of the social order and dynamic ideals of society. Neighborhoods and cities are cultural relics shaped by diverse communities, … Read more