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Architecture Students in Nantes

Rethinking multimodal transportation

PRESENTED ON JUL 04, 2014
IN NANTES @ VOL 8

Nicola Barbisan, Victor Martial and Natalya Yankovska present us their vision of a multimodal station for the city of Nantes.
Train stations are no longer stand-alone terminus, but need to be fully connected with the city, and have to combine various existings transportation networks to achieve a high level of performance in order to play an active role in the urban life.
The transformation of Nantes train station involves rethinking the act of travel in all its spatial and temporal dimensions. Thus the goal was to design a performant yet comfortable transportation hub, a new architectural landmark aiming to make commute and travel more efficient and simple, for both pedestrians, cyclists or commuters. {in French}

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Rethinking Design

BY DOREEN TOUTIKIAN
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 29, 2012

Doreen thinks that design can change the world for the better, and that's what she hopes to achieve with her "Rethinking Design Through Cross-Cultural Collaboration" project. As you'll find out, it's a multinational endeavor that involves designers from Lebanon, Europe, and a few NGOs. (in English)

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Rethinking Waste

BY SHANNON GOODMAN
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 09, 2014

Shannon Goodman brings the Lifecycle Building Center to PK ATL. Utilizing mainly volunteers, the LBC reclaims materials from buildings heading for demolition. Materials that would otherwise end up in landfills are stored and then resold at steep discounts to be reused in new buildings and remodel projects.  

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Field Notes

BY NORA AMES
@ VOL 30 ON JUN 03, 2014

Nora Ames talks about connectivity, left and right brains and how a conversation on this led to a pioneering program for young architects and students called FieldNotes.

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Rethinking Local Bridge Design

BY PETE BIVENS
@ VOL 6 ON DEC 07, 2011

Pete Bivens talks about how the  bridges from Kentucky to Indian can be improved through better architecture and design. He presents us with his 3D blueprint of a newer and better Bridge. 

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Shadows and Light - Architecture, Abroad in Japan

BY WOODBURY UNIVERSITY
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

In referring to Japan's intrinsically and simultaneously traditional and futuristic duality, Woodbury University architecture students on a Japan study away trip ask, "are the shrines and neon places separate from each other?"

They draw attention to architectural examples they discovered in their time in various Japan cities that highlight the focus of their studies, shadows and light.  

 Come and find the correlations with them!

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Rethinking High School: The Edison Initiative

BY RICHARD FOSTER
@ VOL 19 ON MAY 12, 2016

Richard Foster, a local architect and the Director of Design at Lewis Group Architects, will introduce the XQ Super School Project. As part of this competition, Lewis Group Architects is leading a team of local educators and thinkers to develop a school that redefines the way we educate in America.

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Rethinking Resettlement

BY ERKIN ÖZAY
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"How can we make our endeavors clear and approachable enough that we can actually contribute to the public debate at a very high level?"

In Rethinking Resettlement from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, Erkin Özay, reviews some of the social and design issues involved in rehousing and supporting Buffalo, New York's new Americans. Özay's Spring 2016 UB graduate studio explored the potential for temporary and long-term housing for newly arrived refugees and immigrants, as well as the role of supporting institutions, community assets, and reimagining the existing housing stock. Özay's project investigates "compassionate urbanism." He is interested in how groups of limited means--new and existing residents--support each other through careful intersections. 

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Rethinking Public Transport Design

BY ZOË PALMER
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Yasser Booley, a photographer from Cape Town, recently embarked on a journey from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam using only public transport. Aurecon is using Yasser’s story as a design thinking tool to understand the needs of public transport users.

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Architecture & Automobiles

BY ROBERT NATKE
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Architect Rob Natke has a passion for buildings - which may be eclipsed by his love for automobiles.