Kiyonori Kikutake: Structuring the Future – MARK MULLIGAN

SOURCE: Mark Mulligan, “Kiyonori Kikutake: Structuring the Future,” Places Journal, November 2015. Accessed 06 Nov 2015. <https://placesjournal.org/article/kiyonori-kikutake-structuring-the-future/&gt; In the postwar decades, young Japanese architects confronted the challenge of rebuilding the devastated nation. Kikutake was one of the most gifted. Left: Izumo Grand Shrine Administration Building. [japlusu.com] Right: Hotel Tōkōen. [DAAS] Metabolism: Theory and Practice More than…

Kota Metro Belajar Konsep Kota Ramah Lingkungan ke Kitakyushu – Yerri Noer Kartiko

Sebagai salah satu upaya nyata dalam peningkatan kapasitas dan kapabilitas sumber daya manusia dalam perlindungan dan pengelolaan lingkungan hidup serta pelestarian sumber daya alam, Pemerintah Kota Metro telah menandatangani nota kesepahamanan (Memorandum of Understanding) dengan University of Kitakyushu, Jepang pada tanggal 15 Mei 2014 yang lalu. Tidak ingin menyia-nyiakan kesempatan, seperti kata pepatah, sambil menyelam…

How Better Design Could Save Pedestrians’ Lives – SHAUNACY FERRO

Source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3027096/how-better-design-could-save-pedestrians-lives NEW YORK CITY POLICE ARE STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO REIN IN JAYWALKERS AFTER CARS STRUCK AND KILLED SEVERAL PEDESTRIANS EARLIER THIS YEAR. BUT ENFORCEMENT ALONE WON’T MAKE STREETS SAFER. In the wake of public outcry over a spate of pedestrian deaths earlier this year, New York City officials announced that they would adopt a…

Sidewalks: a Source of Urbanity in the Public Imagination – Jeremy Biden

From Beaudelaire’s flâneur* on the streets of Paris, to skateboarding the concrete entrance ways of modern-day office buildings, public space and particularly sidewalks have been a space of conflict and competition between different actors. Sidewalks form the liminal space between traffic and buildings and they serve as sites of protest, partnership and identity for neighborhoods. In…