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How the Dutch design the cities we live in  - archiDUTCH

DutchDesign is an undergraduate field school and research program offered by the School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

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Architectural Master Thesis Project made my Grygorii Zotov, DIA 2010.
animation and parametrically defined human crowd are made in Processing.

History of the Internet

"History of the Internet" is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet.
The history is told using the PICOL icons on


Malcolm Gladwell - Blink


Rem Koolhaas: “If you only preserve the beautiful, of course you distort history”. (28m)

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Real Time Visibility Analysis (Isovists and Isovist Fields)


29 Ways to Stay Creative


Favorite Quote: ”The more garage you produce in the design process, the less garbage you end up building.” 

@Bjarke_Ingels designer of Vancouver’s #beachandhowe on the importance of understanding the needs of the end user.

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What better way to celebrate over a year of Experiments in Motion than with a short film highlighting all the design, research and innovation that went into it. 

Swoon NYC worked with us to create a video that captures the collaboration between Audi of America and Columbia University GSAPP, spanning from the initial launch to last month’s culminating NYC installation and everything in between. The GIFs above are just a taste of the footage from the full video, which you can check out here.

Aris Venetikidis: Making sense of maps

Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city — less like street maps, more like schematics or wiring diagrams, abstract images of relationships between places. How can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? As a test case, he remakes the notorious Dublin bus map. 

Filmed at TEDxDublin


Remaking L.A. With A Groundbreaking New Idea For Public Transportation

How do you get Angelenos—some of the most car-focused people in the world—to use mass transit?

The challenge came from a consortium of L.A. design and transit types (namely Southern California Institute of Architecture [SCI-Arc], The Architect’s Newspaper and LA Metro in an open invitation for ideas that would increase public transportation use in L.A.’s car-centric landscape. In that “landscape,” each auto produces an average of 1.5 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions per mile per person, which compares unfavorably with public transit. Mass transit riders produce on average just 0.18 pounds of carbon dioxide per mile per person.

As architects who also teach, we were intensely interested in the possibilities inherent in this challenge, which was initially waged several years ago. The interplay of design and psychology (not to mention a multitude of preconceptions) that any legitimate answer would have to address fascinated us.
In lieu of a physical solution—which might have been expected from us as architects and included a better bus stop, higher capacity buses, even better advertising—we offered a virtual solution; we devised a more responsive, more personalized mass transit system whose essence is the growing data cache that municipalities, transit authorities, and cellular network providers have at their disposal….

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HP Designjet & Dessau Institute of Architecture: Design for Venice Biennale Part III

HP Designjet  is teaming with SPAN Architecture and students from the Dessau Institute of Architecture (DIA) to design cities of the future. DIA is presenting their future cities project at this year’s Venice Biennale where they will exhibit their concept among the world´s best and brightest young architects. In this video, the students and their professors share their ideas about the future of architecture and technology. 

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It’s also good to see my second alma mater doing great work.


Anyone who thinks Vancouver has “done enough” on bike infrastructure needs to watch this video from the Netherlands showing what more can be done for cycling in cities.

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