“Open House champions the city as a form that can inspire you”

As the 30th-anniversary edition of the Open House Festival draws to a close today, commenters including mayor of London Sadiq Khan and architect Farshid Moussavi and incoming RIBA president Muyiwa Oki reflect on the impact the event has had on the city. Launched in 1992, the Open House Festival has seen thousands of London’s most … Read more

EPCOT: Walt Disney’s New Urbanist City

EPCOT: Walt Disney’s New Urbanist City Aerial view of EPCOT. Image © Disney Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987892/epcot-walt-disneys-new-urbanist-city Beneath the Spaceship Earth geodesic sphere and the display of world cultures that symbolize Disney World’s EPCOT lies the buried vision for a utopian city. The original EPCOT – a community built around … Read more

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm

The Global City and the (de)Evolution of the Public Realm The Cenotaph, Martin Place. Image © Dominic Lorimer/Fairfax Syndication Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987489/the-global-city-and-the-de-evolution-of-the-public-realm This article was originally published on Common Edge. In October 2011, inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions, thousands of people in Australia and in many other cities … Read more

Profit Above the Public: The Logic of the Concession of Use in the City of São Paulo

Profit Above the Public: The Logic of the Concession of Use in the City of São Paulo © Mateus Hidalgo on Visualhunt Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/986365/profit-above-the-public-the-logic-of-the-concession-of-use-in-the-city-of-sao-paulo Recently, the city of São Paulo will witness two events involving spaces that were previously public and are now under private concession. The already … Read more

What is the City Heading For? From Urban Design to Urban Life

What is the City Heading For? From Urban Design to Urban Life © SFAP Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985589/what-is-the-city-heading-for-from-urban-design-to-urban-life In the 1960s, Jane Jacobs criticized modernist urban planning from the perspective of the integrated city. She believes that the purpose of urban renovation is to establish a better-integrated relationship between urban … Read more

The Aestheticisation of Inequality: Contrasting Landscapes on the Periphery of Mexico City

The Aestheticisation of Inequality: Contrasting Landscapes on the Periphery of Mexico City Tianguis en la periferia de la Ciudad de México. Image © Alex González / Dronalexmx Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984712/the-aestheticisation-of-inequality-contrasting-landscapes-on-the-periphery-of-mexico-city The region we know today as the Metropolitan Zone of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM) has had a continuous … Read more

The City as an Organism

AI generated view of Guatemala City . Image © ecoLogicStudio Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984738/the-city-as-an-organism Nature has continually played muse to architects. Colors and forms from the natural world find themselves embedded in artificial edifices. Buildings are also shaped by patterns of the wind and sun, topography, and vegetation. While architecture … Read more

Passages Insolites, the Public Art Circuit Explores Unexpected Public Spaces in the City of Québec

Passages Insolites, the Public Art Circuit Explores Unexpected Public Spaces in the City of Québec Mythe et évidence par Mathieu Valade. Image © Stéphane Bourgeois Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984558/the-public-art-circuit-on-the-streets-of-quebec Initiated by EXMURO arts publics and the Ville de Québec, the 9th edition of Passages Insolites, or Unusual Passages, is open … Read more

Sharing the City One Step at a Time

Activists, wanderers, and tourists find a common language through walking. By Tim Waterman As lockdowns eased in 2021, Hôtel du Nord led a walk in L’Estaque, in North Marseille, to the Miramar site, with the encouragement of music along the way. Photo by Dominique Poulain, Archives Hôtel Du Nord. Matthew Beaumont’s beautiful book about London, … Read more

Homomonument: The Importance of a Representative Space in the City

Homomonument: The Importance of a Representative Space in the City Homomonument in Amsterdam. Photo: Geert-Jan Edelenbosch, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984342/homomonument-the-importance-of-a-representative-space-in-the-city While walking through the city, have you ever felt afraid to be yourself? As strange as the question may sound to some, it is … Read more