Looking to Olmsted in the Era of Global Urbanization – THE DIRT

Riverside Park and Central Park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Manhattan, NYC / istockphoto.com, Terraxplorer This year marks the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, who is considered the founder of the profession of landscape architecture. Do his ideas still matter in today’s rapidly urbanizing world? Jayne Miller, chair of World Urban … Read more

Why Bamboo is the Future of Asian Construction

Why Bamboo is the Future of Asian Construction Bamboo Hostels China / Studio Anna Heringer. Image © Jenny JI Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/987054/why-bamboo-is-the-future-of-asian-construction The Filipinos believe that man and woman first emerged from the nodes of a bamboo stalk. The Chinese view the cane as a symbol of their culture … Read more

The Veranda: A Disappearing Threshold Space in India

The Veranda: A Disappearing Threshold Space in India Otlas lining the street . Image © Vijay B. Barot Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/985402/the-veranda-a-disappearing-threshold-space-in-india An ancient Indian folktale narrates the story of a demigod, Hiranyakashipu, who was granted a boon of indestructibility. He wished for his death to never be brought about … Read more

Rem Koolhaas on the High-Rise Phenomenon and Emirates’ Potential of Re-Inventing Urbanization

Rem Koolhaas on the High-Rise Phenomenon and Emirates’ Potential of Re-Inventing Urbanization © Dubai Renaissance, OMA, 2006 Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/981753/rem-koolhaas-on-the-high-rise-phenomenon-and-emirates-potential-of-re-inventing-urbanization Rem Koolhaas, co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), receiver of the Pritzker Prize Award in 2000, and leading urban theorist, was one of the first to question … Read more