Michael McDermott from the Irish magazine “Totally Dublin” interviewed Bernd Upmeyer for their 189th issue. […] Michael McDermott: How will the global pandemic we are currently encountering impact upon our conception of urbanism? What future opportunities and concerns lie ahead as a result of it? Bernd Upmeyer: Our upcoming MONU issue #33, entitled “Pandemic Urbanism”, […]
Together with AX5, LOOP and IB-Hauck, BOARD has been named as one of the finalists in the urban design competition to redesign the inner city of Schleswig, Germany.
Materialisation of one of the blocks In June 2019 BOARD won the first prize in an urban design competition for a 3ha large site in the city of Quakenbrück, Germany. The project will create around 200 new housing units for the city. After one year of an inspiring collaboration with the city, with presentations and […]
“Co-Residence: Habiter en Grand” by Beatriz Ramo – STAR strategies + architecture and BOARD, 2012. By applying the principles of Co-Residence – where some spaces can be shared by different private units – a considerable reduction of the total building area is achieved – while the surface area of the apartment is not reduced. In […]
Above left: Brian May’s micro concerts on his Instagram page Above right: Great Orme Kashmiri goats on the streets of Llandudno, Wales Below left: Pizza delivery with toilet paper, Rotterdam, Netherlands Below right: Two men jam out on the guitar and flute on a balcony in Turin, Italy Bernd Upmeyer defined a new topic for […]
The cover image of MONU #32 is part of Will Hartley’s contribution “Squatting in London” on page 97. ©Will Hartley On April 20, we released MONU’s issue #32 on the topic of “Affordable Urbanism”. “The creation of affordable urban spaces – whether for housing, work spaces, public spaces, urban infrastructure, or other functions – is […]
Aerial view of Schönau BOARD has been selected for the final round in an urban design competition for a 4.6ha large site in Schönau, a district in the north of Mannheim, a city close to Frankfurt. Site
Beatriz Ramo, from our collaborator STAR strategies + architecture, officially opened the construction site of their experimental housing project with 288 apartments in Ivry-Sur-Seine in Grand Paris on January 17. BOARD contributed to the project with the design of a centrally located public square and a roof garden.
View of the stage of the new hall and the foyer in the background during a social event BOARD reached together with the Kiel-based architecture office AX5 the final phase of a competition for a new theatre in Schleswig, Germany. More information about this new project of BOARD can soon be found in Architecture.
After the event on November 26 After having written and researched extensively about the value, meaning and effectiveness of citizen participation when it comes to architectural and urban design projects, we recently got the chance to take part in such an event by ourselves. On November 26, Bernd Upmeyer discussed BOARD’s new project called “Stronger […]
Photo by Sonia Arrepia, ©Sonia Arrepia BOARD is looking for a new intern, ideally with knowledge of the German language, starting either in December 2019 or January 2020 for a period of 2-6 months. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flipping through the pages of MONU #31. The cover image of MONU #31 is part of Miguel Candela’s contribution “The Cemetery of the Living” on page 16. ©Miguel Candela On October 14, we released MONU’s issue #31 on the topic of “After Life Urbanism”. “To face the urban challenges and phenomena that present themselves […]
BOARD’s first-prize-winning urban design project in Quakenbrück has been featured in the local press as a “robust concept with a clear vision”.
From September 6 – 8, 2019, MONU’s most recent issues #27, #28, #29, and #30 are going be part of an installation at the Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO) in Rome, Italy. The main purpose of the installation is to highlight the great variety of editorial production that are mostly indipendent and conducted by some […]
Site BOARD’s urban design project for a 3ha large site that won the first prize in an invited design competition has been exhibited at the Artland Arena in Quakenbrück from July 7 – 13. BOARD had reached the final competition phase among 7 other competitors. View of one of the new blocks from southwest
BOARD won the first prize in an urban design competition for a 3ha large site in the city of Quakenbrück, Germany. The project will create around 190 new housing units for the city. More information about this new project of BOARD can be found in Architecture.
The Cities Exhibition will be held at the Donuimun Museum Village in Seoul, South Korea MONU’s issues #17 and #29 will be part of the upcoming Cities Exhibition at the 2019 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (SBAU). The overall theme of 2019 Biennale is “Collective City” focusing on how cities have evolved through collective […]
The cover image of MONU #30 is part of Peter Granser’s contribution “Sun City” on page 14. ©Peter Granser/ from the book Sun City, published by Benteli On April 15, we released MONU’s issue #30 on the topic of “Late Life Urbanism”. “When debating how architecture and cities will be impacted in the future […]
Bernd Upmeyer has been invited to be external examiner of the International Master Dissertation projects of students at the Faculty of Architecture at KU Leuven in Belgium. The jury is scheduled on Wednesday June 19 at the campus in Ghent and on Thursday June 20, 2019 at the campus in Brussels.
The former signal box on the site BOARD has been selected as one of the 10 finalists in an urban design competition for a 3ha large site in the city of Quakenbrück. As part of an urban redevelopment Quakenbrück was able to acquire large areas of former railway facilities west of the current station that […]
BOARD contributed with an interview and several projects, such as Mari and Lyn, A Unique Moment, Home Outside, Office and Hotel Room, High and Dry, and Out of the Woods to the publication “Brick, Brick! What do you want to be?”.
From December 4 – 17, 2018, BOARD’s awarded urban design project “1 SQUARE, 2 LINKS AND 3 NEIGHBORHOODS” was exhibited at the town hall (room E.08) of Lippstadt, Germany.
The site of the theatre in the 1930s The municipality of the German city of Schleswig selected BOARD together with the Kiel-based office AX5 as one of the finalists in a competition for a new theatre. Directly at a Baltic Sea fjord an existing place for culture and entertainment will be extended. The stage of […]
Redlines is a collection of interviews with editors that make today’s most provocative architectural publications come to life. While architecture is traditionally concerned with buildings, materials, and scale, their importance and historical impact are recorded through words, books, and images that are often organized, published, and disseminated. Redlines seeks to understand the pedagogical and design […]
View of the main square of the new neighbourhood BOARD won together with LOOP – Landscape & Architecture Design an honourable mention in an urban design competition to restructure a 6,4ha large site in the city of Lippstadt, Germany. More information about this project can be found in Architecture.
The cover image of MONU #29 is part of Pierre Huyghe’s contribution “Les Grands Ensembles” on page 25. ©Marian Goodman Gallery Paris/New York On October 15, we released MONU’s issue #29 on the topic of “Narrative Urbanism”. “To create a better general culture of understanding around architecture, urban design and urban development issues, we need […]
BOARD and IND are selected as one of the finalists in an architecture competition for a school in the German city of Stadtallendorf.
Covers of the 3 volumes BOARD contributed with an interview and projects to the 3-volume publication “Architectural Material” published by the South Korean Publishing House DAMDI. More information about this contribution can be found in Writings and Publications. Pages 26-27 of Volume 3 “Glass” Office and Hotel Room on pages 72-73 of Volume 1 “Brick […]
The city of Lippstadt in Germany selected BOARD and LOOP – Landscape & Architecture Design as one of the finalists in an urban design competition to restructure a 6,4ha large site east of Lippstadt’s city centre.
Since June 15, MONU’s current issue #27 is on display at “Archinect Outpost” in downtown Los Angeles. Archinect Outpost is a new initiative in LA’s Arts District, a rapidly transforming creative hub home to SCI-Arc and a number architecture & design practices. On June 15 at 7:00 p.m. Archinect Outpost launched with a curated collection […]
In the ‘Reading Room’ MONU #27 on “Small Urbanism” was exhibited at the College of Architecture of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from March 14 -15. The exhibition was curated by Fold, a curatorial and publishing platform. Devised as a total installation, the exhibition included some of the most radical and alternative publications on architecture and […]
Covers of the 3 volumes BOARD contributed to the 3-volume publication “Architectural Element” published by the South Korean Publishing House DAMDI. Each volume includes interviews and projects from architecture offices from all around the world. The three elements that are explored are: ENTRANCE, STAIRS and ROOF. According to the Amsterdam-based Idea Books the three volumes […]
“Haus der Architektur” (HDA), Graz, Austria, Photo by Thomas Raggam MONU #6 – Beautiful Urbanism and MONU #9 – Exotic Urbanism were exhibited at the “Haus der Architektur” (HDA) in Graz, Austria. The exhibition was dedicated to the life and work of the Dutch architect Joost Meuwissen who contributed frequently to MONU Magazine, particularly to […]
The Genoa-based independent collectives ICAR65 and Burrasca published an interview with Bernd Upmeyer about MONU Magazine, entitled “Kick-starting Topics”, in their publication “Clip.Stamp.Upload”. Excerpts from the interview: […] Please tell us about your editorial policy. Could you tell us about your editorial line? What do you look for? What is your mission? Bernd Upmeyer: I […]
Model by Studio Faber/ Vincent de Rijk BOARD’s entry for the competition for the extension of the District Office in Görlitz, Germany has been selected as one of the finalists and is exhibited from February 8 – March 8 at the Landratsamt Görlitz, Bahnhofstraße 24 in Görlitz. The project will furthermore be exhibited from March […]
The curators Agnes Gidenstam and Naima Callenber at the opening of the exhibition MONU’s new issue #27 on “Small Urbanism” was on display at Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design “ArkDes” from November 16 – December 3, 2017. According to ArkDes there is a revolution underway in architecture and design publishing that is giving […]
Bernd Upmeyer contributed an article entitled “Beyond Antikraak – The Limits of Urban Property Ownership” to the New York-based publication “Take Shape”. Take Shape’s editors Nolan Boomer, Cole Cataneo, and Julia Goodman describe their publication as “a matte ship charting the waters of architectural, legal, and political thinking, lifted by those spaces and ideas where […]
The cover image of MONU #27 is part of Slinkachu’s contribution “Little People” on page 65. ©Slinkachu “… And Though She be but Little, She is Fierce!”, the title of Liz Teston’s contribution using a quote from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, captures the content of this MONU issue on “Small Urbanism” very well. For […]
Thomas Cole’s The Arcadian or Pastoral State, 1834 BOARD has been commissioned to design a roof garden of around 300m2 in the city of Paris. More information about this new project will be published in Architecture soon.
BOARD’s office in Rotterdam, photo by Sonia Arrepia, ©Sonia Arrepia The Japan-based architectural research team “RAD – Research for Architectural Domain”, led by architect, researcher, and adjunct lecturer at Seika University, Mitsuhiro Sakakibara, interviewed Bernd Upmeyer for their forthcoming book on so-called “POTLUCK organizations”. The book will be published by Gakugei publisher from Kyoto. Other […]
Marina Abramovic’s contribution to MONU #23 on Participatory Urbanism The Genoa-based collectives Burrasca and ICAR65 are going to publish a book on “Independent Publishing in Architecture” in autumn this year. The following interview with Bernd Upmeyer will appear in the publication: Kick-starting Topics Could you tell us about your magazine and about your journey in […]
BOARD and STAR’s research project “The Legend of Grand Paris, or How Paris Became Great” appears in MONU #26. On Archinect, the Argentinian architect, researcher and writer Federico Ortiz describes the project “as an alternative narrative accompanied by provocative images, in which the city centre dies in order to save the greater urban territory”.
View of the Ivry Square, ©BOARD On May 23, Bernd Upmeyer spoke about the design of objects in the landscape at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Environment- and Town Planning of the Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Applied Science. The projects he presented included Mirador del Palmeral, Atree?, A Unique Moment, and Ivry Square.
From May 10 – 28, MONU’s issue #26 is exhibited at “A PRINT” in Gothenburg, Sweden. A PRINT is a collection, an open archive and an exhibition of independent architecture publications and zines. The ambition is to promote and showcase alternative publications for innovative commentary and criticism on architecture. The exhibition is organized and curated […]
The construction of the facade of the geothermal power station in Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, is almost finished. More info about this project can be found in Design.
The cover image of MONU #26 is part of Michael Wolf’s contribution “Tokyo Compression” on page 81. ©Michael Wolf Centrality is dead. Lars Lerup does not hold back in an interview with us entitled “The City Is Dead! Long Live Urbanization…”. In this new issue of MONU we discuss what centrality means for cities today […]
The Chinese city of Shenzhen could be seen as the ultimate migrant city with millions of people migrating in and out of the city every year. Source: Crimson Architectural Historians In one of their recent articles entitled “A City of Comings and Goings”, Wouter Vanstiphout and Michelle Provoost, from Crimson Architectural Historians, describe Bernd Upmeyer’s […]
BOARD’s design for a public square of 2.500m2 in Ivry-sur-Seine, a commune in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris is taking shape. The construction is scheduled to begin in March 2018. A detailed description of this new project of BOARD will be published in Architecture soon.
Here comes a new photo of the construction of BOARD’s design for the facade of a geothermal power station in Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris. More info about this project can be found in Design.
BOARD designed a sports complex, the so-called “Dukla of Sports”, in the city of Pardubice, Czech Republic. To open up the sports complex to the inhabitants of Pardubice and connect it stronger to its immediate context, BOARD proposed to remove the surrounding fence and create an irregularly shaped multipurpose running circuit in the shape of […]
View from the terrace of the “Vienna-room” to the centre of Vienna BOARD’s project “UNDER THE SQUARE AND ABOVE THE TREES” for the extension of the “Wien Museum” in Vienna, Austria appears on Beta, an architecture blog and initiative from Spain that publishes projects that have participated in architectural competitions, or are under construction.
BOARD’s project “A UNIQUE MOMENT” is featured in the 2017 Archipendium calendar. The project will appear on the page for November 21. The architecture calendar shows 365 days of new trends in architecture. Each page and day features information about another project.
BOARD’s new projects VERTICAL PUBLIC, UP, AROUND, AND ACROSS, and LAGOON BREITENBRUNN appear on 34 pages in DAMDI‘s new publication entitled “Presentation For Architecture”. Together with the projects and an interview the following text on presentation methods by Bernd Upmeyer appears in the publication: Long Live the Standards! I must admit that we actually never […]
The cover image is part of Julia Autz’s contribution “Transnistria” on page 121. ©Julia Autz A city in a country that recently gained independence is likely to undergo processes of radical transformation and massive restructuring and re-imagining that are not only societal, political, and economic in nature, but can also impact the planning system of […]
View of the square of the main resort centre with the ski slopes in the background BOARD’s project for a sports and recreational ski complex in Bosnia and Herzegovina entitled OUT OF THE WOODS is featured on Beta, an architecture blog and initiative from Spain that publishes projects that have participated in architectural competitions, or […]
Bernd Upmeyer has been interviewed by Yale University Radio about his current projects. The interview was made by Brainard Carey on September 16 and can be listened here.
Backcover: Binational Urbanism has the potential to become one of the most interesting forms of life in the twenty-first century Earlier in my career I was based in Chicago but I was working in Nigeria and also doing some graduate work in the summer in England. The longest trip I packed for was 60 days […]
Photo: Luka Bošković, @Luka Bošković Bernd Upmeyer was invited to take part in a debate, moderated by Bart Lootsma, in the Montenegrin Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale on May 29. The debate was part of a symposium entitled “Reporting from Montenegro” that presented the Project Solana Ulcinj, Montenegro’s contribution to the Biennale, for […]
BOARD’s design for the facade of a geothermal power station in Ivry-sur-Seine, a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris, is currently under construction. A description of this new project is published in Design.
6 of BOARD’s most recent projects, including OUT OF THE WOODS, STACKED WORKSHOPS, ART MARKET, A UNIQUE MOMENT, UNDER THE SQUARE AND ABOVE THE TREES, and A REAL CONNECTION: BRIDGE AND SQUARE are featured in the new publication of the South Korean publishing house DAMDI entitled “New Panel Layout for Competition Volumes 4,5,6”. The Amsterdam-based […]
Cover image is courtesy of STAR strategies + architecture. The image is part of their contribution “The Interior of the Metropolis” on page 106. ©STAR strategies + architecture; Illustrator: Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva What happens in domestic interiors appears to be very relevant for our societies. At least, that is what Andrés Jaque argues in our interview […]
BOARD has been commissioned to design a public square of 2.500m2 in Ivry-sur-Seine, a commune in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris. More information about this project can be found in Architecture.
Bernd Upmeyer has been interviewed by the Milan-based research collective Parasite 2.0 as part of the program “Aformal Academy – RE: Learning The City” curated by Jason Hilgefort and Merve Bedir for the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (2015 UABB). […] Parasite 2.0: Our statement says that “it is necessary to be aware of […]
BOARD’s prize-winning project A REAL CONNECTION: BRIDGE AND SQUARE has been published on Beta, an architecture blog and initiative from Spain that publishes projects that have participated in architectural competitions, or are under construction. Over the coming months more of BOARD’s recent projects, such as A UNIQUE MOMENT, UNDER THE SQUARE AND ABOVE THE TREES, […]
Cover of Binational Urbanism – On the Road to Paradise, Photo: Matas Šiupšinskas, @Matas Šiupšinskas Mass migration is not a modern phenomenon. From crusades to slave trade, people have been displaced or have been displacing themselves in order to reach new territories of opportunity. Even if migration has recently become a huge problem and is […]
Solana Ulcinj, Photo: Bart Lootsma, @Bart Lootsma Over the coming months Bernd Upmeyer will participate in some symposia and events relating to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and in particular to the Montenegrin pavilion curated by Bart Lootsma and Katharina Weinberger. The first symposium, “the brief”, will take place on Friday, February 12 at 15:00 […]
Sustainable Acropolis, Image by STAR strategies + architecture, ©STAR Bernd Upmeyer will speak about the meaning of sustainability when it comes to historic and cultural urban landscapes in contemporary urban development processes. The lecture will take place at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences on January 26, […]
BOARD has been commissioned to design the facade of a geothermal power station in Ivry-sur-Seine, a commune in the Val-de-Marne department in the south-eastern suburbs of Paris. A description of this new project of BOARD can be found in Design.
Cover Image: Rhythm 0, performance, from Marina Abramovic’s contribution on page 82. Location: Studio Morra Naples, 1974, Photo: Donatelli Sbarra. ©Marina Abramovic. Image is courtesy of the Marina Abramovic Archives In order to avoid participation in architecture and urban design becoming merely a politically required token of democratic involvement – a kind of fake participation […]
Cake of trancityxvaliz’ recent books with “Binational Urbanism” on top of the pile Bernd Upmeyer presented his new book “Binational Urbanism – On the Road to Paradise” at the 10 year anniversary of the publishing house trancityxvaliz on September 11 in Haarlem, Netherlands. Get a copy of “Binational Urbanism – On the Road to Paradise” […]
The Amsterdam-based publishing house trancityxvaliz just released Bernd Upmeyer’s new book entitled “Binational Urbanism – On the Road to Paradise”. “Never before was the mobility of individuals higher than it is today. People work and live not only in different places, but often even in different countries. Binational Urbanism examines the way of life of […]
BOARD’s entry for the extension of a school in the German city of Geesthacht won the 2nd prize in an open international competition. To unite the two existing separate schools, BOARD proposed a 120m long and 1 floor high bridge building that connects both schools spatially and functionally. Thus in the future it will be […]
Bernd Upmeyer will speak about his forthcoming book “Binational Urbanism – On the Road to Paradise” at the West Gallery in Den Haag on August 15, 2015 at 14:00.
MONU’s issue #22 is currently exhibited in Moscow and will be exhibited in Basel from June 16–21, 2015.
BOARD’s competition entry “A Unique Moment” has been chosen as one of the 25 selected entries for exhibition of the 9th OISTAT 2015 Theatre Architecture Competition. BOARD’s design for a floating theatre on the river Spree in Berlin was chosen from 197 submissions from 38 countries. As one of the best entries “A Unique Moment” will […]
Cover Image: “Sleeping room of Nelson Ernesto Monheguete with cooker, TV and other relics from the former GDR” from Malte Wandel’s contribution “Madgermanes” on page 52. Photo is ©Malte Wandel. To prepare our cities for the emergence and growth of transnational lifestyles we need to invent new urban and architectural forms that are adapted to […]
Bernd Upmeyer will speak about MONU Magazine and other projects he is currently involved with at the Self Publishing Fair Libros Mutantes in Madrid on Saturday, 25 April 2015. Libros Mutantes will take place from 24-26 April 2015 at the Contemporary Art Center La Casa Encendida celebrating this year its sixth edition and its program […]
BOARD and STAR continue researching about Paris. On the coming Friday, March 6, our team will present the research focus and directions of the coming months for the Atelier International Grand Paris (AIGP) in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Photo of BOARD’s office by Sonia Arrepia, ©Sonia Arrepia BOARD has an opening for an intern to join the Communications Team of the office. In this position, the intern will be active in BOARD’s Business Development and Public Relations, producing marketing materials and graphics, maintaining the public relations, organizing and administering potential projects, and working […]
The Climatic Health Resort Zone in the pine wood zone BOARD designed a sports and recreational ski complex with 27 ski slopes in the area of Klekovaca Mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina. To use the different geographical features of the site in the best way, the resort is organized in 3 different neighbourhoods with 3 […]
From November 21 – 23, 2014 MONU has been exhibited at the Art Book Fair in Bergen, Norway.
BOARD collaborates with the team composed of STAR and Agence Elizabeth et Christian de Portzamparc together with the engineers BERIM and AGI2D. The team has been invited by the RIVP to participate in the competition for the “lot F” in the plan “Chapelle International” in Paris 18ème. The projects consist of two towers of different […]
Cover of Systèmes Métropolitains du Grand Paris BOARD and STAR contributed with their research project “The Legend of Grand Paris, or How Paris Became Great” to the publication “Systèmes Métropolitains du Grand Paris” published by “Archibooks & AIGP”. Title: Systèmes Métropolitains du Grand Paris Contribution: La Légende du Grand Paris, ou comment Paris est devenue Grande […]
Sailing beyond the Pillars of Hercules, Image by David Potente, ©David Potente Around six years ago, our issue #8 entitled “Border Urbanism” focused on urban phenomena that appear in cities that are located close to nation-state borders. We were fascinated by the fact that when cities are located close to borders, they often foster very […]
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Cover: Illustrations from Jonathan A. Scelsa’s contribution “Enfiladed Grids: The Museum as City” on page 9 that examine various city grids being overlaid over the figure of London’s National Gallery. While our world is progressively becoming more urban everywhere, a process is on its way that seems to penetrate increasingly every part of our life […]
Approaching Paris, page 56 – 57 BOARD and STAR contributed with their research project “The Legend of Grand Paris, or How Paris Became Great” to the 2nd issue of the magazine “Constelaciones”, which is the architecture magazine of the Madrid-based San Pablo University. Cover of Constelaciones #2
Homogeneous Infiltration for Piano, Joseph Beuys, 1966 Bernd Upmeyer contributed a piece entitled “Shades of Grey” to the Saturated Space Research Cluster at London’s Architectural Association. The article celebrates the colour of grey as one of the most relevant colours of today because of its symbolic power to represent diversity. The text reveals how the […]
On October 4 and 5, 2014 MONU’s issue #20 on Geographical Urbanism will be exhibited on the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. Free and open to the public, the Vancouver Art/Book Fair is the only international art book fair in Canada and one of only two on the West Coast. In 2014 the event is anticipated to […]
BOARD’s proposal for a school in Mölln, Germany has been chosen as one of the best 21 designs out of 61 entries and reached the second round. The jury of the open competition ranked BOARD’s project 14th. Details of this project are published in Architecture.
As more and more magazines of various ilks cease publication each year (87 in 2013 according to one source, though over 100 started in the same period) or fold into all-digital versions, it’s always good to see titles going strong, particularly in the realms of architecture and urbanism. Even with the difficulties in running print […]
BOARD has been commissioned to design a single house in the centre of Germany. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2015.
From March 28 – April 7 MONU #19 on Greater Urbanism has been exhibited in Arnhem at the Independent Magazines Biennale. The event was organized by “Facing Pages” that was founded by Joost van der Steen and William van Giessen (O.K. PARKING) in 2010. As graphic designers and publishers of independent magazines, they discovered a […]
Interior of João Batista Vilanova Artigas’ School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo When a few years ago we at MONU made the huge mistake of travelling in August to Tokyo, the warmest month of the year in this part of the humid subtropical climate-zone, we were constantly forced to find […]
Cover: Image “AMARC#3; Tucson, Arizona, USA, 2006” from Edward Burtynsky’s contribution “Seduction and Fear”. Photo ©Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London. Contrary to the simplified linear causality of the environmentalism of the past, which posited that natural geography shapes urban patterns, it is now thought that contemporary urbanization shapes the surface of […]
MONU Magazine is featured in the publication “All ABOUT MAGS” that is published by the China-based publishing house SendPoints. SendPoints is distributing design books from their offices in Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai. ALL ABOUT MAGS aims to introduce excellent and distinctive magazines from around the world. According to them each of the 61 featured magazines […]
Bernd Upmeyer contributed a piece called “From Exhausted to Excited” to the New York/ London-based publication “BI” that is edited by E. Sean Bailey and Erandi de Silva. BI describes itself as a publication focused on the exchanges between architecture and its wider cultural context. This particular issue was focused on the topic “FREE”: “There […]
The presentation of the winning proposal for the ZAC Gare Ardoines at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris in April 2013 BOARD will collaborate with STAR – strategies + architecture for the urban plan of the ZAC Gare Ardoines in Paris, an area of 50ha, where 1 million square metres will be built over the […]
BOARD has finalized a new research project. This new project entitled “The Legend of Grand Paris, or How Paris Became Great – Let’s Build Grand Paris Ensemble” was realized by STAR – strategies + architecture and BOARD as the second part of an ongoing research for the AIGP – Atelier International du Grand Paris, in […]
The Hong Kong-based monthly art, design and lifestyle magazine MILK X talked with Bernd Upmeyer about MONU Magazine. MILK X has a monthly print run of 300.000 copies and is distributed in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The following interview is published in MILK X’s January 2014 issue: MILK X: How did you come up […]