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Boogertman + Partners has announced that its New Cairo Capital City Stadium, a competition proposal, has been listed as a shortlist finalist in the Future Competition category in the World Architecture Festival 2019. The World Architecture Festival (WAF) is an annual festival and awards ceremony for the architecture industry.  At the festival this year, 538 shortlisted projects from 70 countries will present their projects.

New Printed Books July 2019

Balkrishna Doshi : architecture for the people Vitra Design Museum, Wu╠łstenrot Stiftung Deutscher Eigenheimverein

Balkrishna V. Doshi (b. 1927), one of the most influential pioneers of modern architecture in India, whose work was honored with the 2018 Pritzker Prize, has realized more than one hundred projects, including administrative and cultural facilities, housing developments, and residential buildings. His most important buildings include the School of Architecture in Ahmedabad (1966-68) and the Aranya housing development in Indore (1989). This richly illustrated survey comes complete with a biography and new photographs of his buildings, which demonstrate the impressive timeliness of the Indian master's approach to a wide variety of typologiesContinued underneath....

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Making marks : architects' sketchbooks-- the creative process Will Jones 2019

Making Marks follows up the highly successful Architects' Sketchbooks, which presented, for the first time, the rich breadth of sketches being created by contemporary architects following the digital revolution. Taking a post-digital perspective, the sixty renowned architects whose work is collected here show how drawing and new forms of manual presentation have been refined since the reawakening of this basic technique. Notepads, stacks of paper, pencils and fine-point pens are as present in the architect's studio as phalanxes of screens. Revealing why and how hand-drawing still matters, this global survey presents the freehand drawings, vibrant watercolours and abstract impressions of rising talents and well-known names, including Jun Igarashi and Brian MacKay-Lyons. 

To build a city in Africa : a history and a manual Rachel Keeton, Michelle Provoost, 2019

In To Build a City in Africa, the authors explore the complex implications of the New Towns phenomenon in Africa with in-depth case studies of five African New Towns as well as essays that elaborate specific issues connected to New Towns development. An atlas places these developments within a broader geographical and historical context, examining related aspects such fertility, mortgage rates, and car ownership. The conclusions of the research are presented in the Manual, a set of ten design and planning principles. The Manual offers an alternative approach for planners, developers and other decision-makers aiming to construct more inclusive and sustainable New Towns in Africa.

Across theory and practice : thinking through urban research  Monika Grubbauer, Kate Shaw 2018

How does theory relate to practice? How should practice inform theory? Scholars all over the world struggle with these questions, particularly in urban research which offers simultaneously a field of deep theory and a very practical place of work. For the study of contemporary urban development in all its complexity, these questions are of utmost importance. The experiences of urban crisis require action that is informed, guided and grounded to improve living conditions. The contributions to this book explore the dynamics that shape urban theories and professional practices today. Drawing on rich experiences in research, policy and practice in various global contexts, the authors give reflective and personal accounts that provide insights into the ways in which urban researchers make use and sense of theory.

Designing grid cities for optimized urban development and planning Carlone, N Martinelli, F Rotondo 2018

This book explores the field of urban morphology and urban history while providing for further research opportunities in this fundamental field of architectural and urban planning subjects. It provides the resources necessary for policy makers, city developers, architects and urban planners to adopt and implement territorial governance platforms in managing and redeveloping grid cities across the globe.