September 1, 2017

Thanks for sharing @decoding_urbanity!
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“ Build events, if required buildings can follow.

Festivals are culturally embedded and hold permanent historical significance in various parts of the world however are impermanent when it comes to occupying a space. They are r...

September 1, 2017

Thanks to @cidade_maravilhos for sharing!
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“ This early 'Federation' style warehouse is a prominent landmark in the inner city Sydney suburb of Darlington. It was originally constructed as a boot factory in c. 1883 for McMurtrie, Kellermann and Co and housed up to 4...

August 31, 2017

Bo-kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, is one of the oldest Cape Malay areas in Cape Town, with some buildings dating back to early 1760.

At present, the area is faced with forces of gentrification and tourism. In 2015 The World Monument Fund listed Bo-Kaap among...

August 30, 2017

Initially designed by the Italian architect Vittorio Meano in Neoclassical style, the Palace of the Argentina National Congress (Palacio del Congreso) was constructed between 1898 and 1906. While today public spendings for similar projects exceed hundreds of millions,...

August 29, 2017

How to adapt the city development in harmony with its cultural heritage constructions? In Luxemburg, capital, the city center was strategically located in between high cliffs and narrow valleys of the Alzette and Péteusse rivers. These valleys nowadays, far from its or...

Surrounded by old and sloppy buildings and visual contamination, the Church El Rosario rests on what was the most important religious site for a few centuries, and is where the remains of the most illustrious men of the independence movement in El Salvador lie. The chu...

August 25, 2017

“In these dark holes with walls cut out of the earth I saw a few pieces of miserable furniture, beds, and some ragged clothes hanging up to dry. On the floor lays dogs, sheep, goats, and pigs. Most families have just one cave to live in and there they sleep all togethe...

August 23, 2017

"The transformation process of the central train station in Bonn is evidently going slow. While the construction of the new shopping centre next to it is happening in no time, the renovation of the main station's roof is taking for ever, badly enough for daily commuter...

August 21, 2017

UNESCO world heritage site, Stonetown is located on the largest island Unguja, in the Zanzibar Archipelago. The historical city was once one the largest trading ports in the world, bringing together cultures of Africa, the Arab region, India, and Europe. The city is pr...

August 20, 2017

What is cultural heritage in a former colonized country? Is the architecture left by colons representative of the miscellaneous people that form the new nation? In Brazil, these questions were the driving force that pushed architect Oscar Niemeyer to create modern monu...

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