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

Invisible Landscapes: When Digital Tools Fail to Document

Invisible Landscapes: When Digital Tools Fail to Document Aerial view of New Delhi, India – an area only partially mapped by Google Street View. Image © Daily Overview Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983526/invisible-landscapes-when-digital-tools-fail-to-document An online search away from any computer are eye-level views of many of the world’s cities. This technology … Read more

Have Gardens Become a Privilege?

Have Gardens Become a Privilege? Public access to Green Space at Central Park, New York . Image © Barrett Doherty / The Cultural Landscape Foundation Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/983444/have-gardens-become-a-privilege Whether it is a small balcony, access to green space or a private garden, the outdoor space has become a privilege … Read more