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Entrevista en Radio San Vicente a David Torregrosa con motivo del XIV Foro Internacional de Turismo de Benidorm y la propuesta Benidorm Grand Slam, ganadora del III Concurso de Ideas Pedro Zaragoza.

2010-11-26_La Tarde en San Vicente

Radio San Vicente: 95.2 fm

1 year ago

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A New Civics for Smart Cities

Brilliant keynote by Anthony Townsend.

2 years ago

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Loop House by NL Architects

The house is not in the garden, the garden is in the house.

2 years ago

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Truly amazing 3D interactive ariel panoramas by AirPano

2 years ago

Marcelo Bielsa, “el arquitecto”.

De como diseñar un programa deportivo a coger de la pechera al arquitecto y tirarlo de la caseta. (ver del minuto 6 al minuto 31)

2 years ago

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What is Open Urban? Open Urban is an  open crowd sourced map and forum on urban development. It is a space for civic collaboration, a venue for debate, and an outlet and archive of information. It uses crowd sourcing technology as a means to inform and empower. We want people to understand how their cities are changing and to support their active participation in that change.

The internet, cities, and maps are increasingly important parts of peoples lives. According to the the U.N. and World Bank over 50% of all people now live in cities and over 30% use the internet - and both numbers are increasing quickly. At the same time web maps are quickly becoming a popular way to mediate between cyber space and real environments and people are becoming increasingly literate with them.

Why not just leave it up to the professionals? Urban planners and designers will always play an important role in cities. However, not all information or decision making on urban development resides in planning offices. Usually this information is spread across a number of governmental organizations, firms, private institutions, and media outlets, which may not be willing or able to cooperate or communicate with each other. We want to change that, especially in cities where rapid, informal or uncoordinated development is occurring. We also think it’s important for people to participate in the creation of space around them. When you’re dealing with many needs and opinions, which occurs in a city, informed consensus building is the best way to proceed. This is what Open Urban will cultivate.

What have we done so far? Much of the site architecture is done and front end development is under way. This has been done through part-time volunteer effort by three of the team members - Ali, Jesse, Irene, as well as a few other contributors who have helped with the video and graphic design. In addition, due to a Fulbright Grant, Reed Duecy-Gibbs has and will continue to work on the project full time throughout the summer. Over the next three months our group will continue front end design and development of OpenUrban. However, there are some things that simply require money. 

What your donations will pay for. We need to hire web developers to set up the back-end of the site (the databases) and also develop some of the more technical coding such as the map editor (which allows anyone to contribute to the map). We are going to finish a pilot prototype and conduct private beta testing over the summer of 2012 and will launch a public beta test in the Fall of 2012. We also need to pay for hosting services, which can get quite expensive quickly if the site becomes popular. 

Open Urban is a non-profit. And at this point we rely exclusively on grants and donations from people like you. If our Kickstarter campaign goes unfunded development of the website (and the related open source code) will be hobbled and OpenUrban will likely become a half completed side project, which will benefit no one.

(Source: kickstarter.com)

2 years ago

David Torregrosa:

Neurotic_Infraestructuras inteligentes de información y comunicación.

2 years ago

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Slow House - Diller + Scofidio

‘Our client came to us and said he wanted a house with a view’ - Diller + Scofidio

Diller + Scofidio first became known with their iconic project the ‘Slow House’, built in 1989 for a Japanese art investor as a weekend retreat on the Long Island waterfront. The view was the most important part of the building, prompting them to explore the notion of the picture window and the terminology of real-estate ads. ‘Why is architecture a technology that creates a view?’ Diller recounts. ‘Because it mediates it with a window frame.’ The couple argued that the picture window represents a more advanced technology than the video display. ‘because it strips away the hardware that you have on a TV monitor and leaves only the effect.’ 

2 years ago

Pretty much a documentary on how Fort Standard makes their balancing blocks.                           

2 years ago

David Torregrosa _ neurotic mushup (27/04/12)

Combinación de todos los elementos en un masuhp, tanto de imágenes de referencia como de imaginario de las prótesis base para un sistema de red neuronal, inteligente e interactivo, soporte de la ciudad digital.