Pages 100 and 101 of MONU #27 BOARD and STAR’s project “The Cabanon” appears in MONU #27. The Cabanon is a concrete box sitting on the roof of a 1950’s building in Rotterdam. The inside dimensions of the box are H: 3m, W: 1,97m, L: 3,6m. It has a 6m2-window overlooking the city. The Cabanon […]
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 soon in Design.
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. A detailed description of this new project of BOARD will be published in Architecture soon.
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 […]
With this publication entitled “Architect’s Notebook – The Treasure House of Idea” the South Korea-based publishing house “DAMDI Publishing” tried to figure out what is drawn inside an architect’s Notebook. According to them, architects use notebooks as their treasure chests of ideas. They wanted to look into what those intimate sketches and writings mean to […]
BOARD’s Styrofoam chair and stool “MARI AND LYN” are featured in Rotterdam’s Art Calender 2014 (De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender). The MARI and LYN project is a do-it-yourself-project to its core and designed to be used by anybody who is interested in and in need of affordable new office or home seats. The material used is […]
On Friday, October 25, at 14:00 at the Berlage, Beatriz Ramo lectured about the research project entitled “Co-Residence: Habiter en Grand” that was realized by STAR – strategies + architecture and BOARD as the first part of an ongoing research for the AIGP – Atelier International du Grand Paris, in the framework of «Habiter le […]
Cover image of MONU #19: ‘The ‘Étoile’ of Grand Paris – The Radiant Typologies of Greater Paris’ was produced by STAR strategies + architecture and BOARD. The image, featuring the Arc de Triomphe surrounded by the typologies of Grand Paris, is part of their research project “Construisons le Grand Paris Ensemble – Or the Story […]
BOARD designed a chair called MARI and a stool named LYN to be used for free. Both pieces of furniture can be self-built within just a few hours. The MARI and LYN project is a do-it-yourself-project to its core and designed to be used by anybody who is interested in and in need of affordable […]
From 12 – 22 September MONU Magazine is exhibited in the Arts Centre of Foundation Serra Henriques in Lisbon, Portugal as an Associated Project of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale. From 13 – 15 September MONU #18 on “Communal Urbanism” (photo) is on display at the Vilnius Book Festival in Lithuania. The Festival is bringing […]
MONU #18 has been featured in the weekend edition of the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” on August 3. MONU appeared in the article entitled “Hier ist die ganze Welt Papier” (Here the entire world is paper). MONU was featured among other journals as a proof that printed publications are not dead when it comes to independent magazines. […]
On Friday July 12, 2013 Bernd Upmeyer will lecture about the work of BOARD in Gdansk, Poland. He will furthermore take part in a debate that discusses the situation and future of the city of Gdansk. Both events are part of the OSSA2013 GDAŃSK workshop that is organized by the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts, […]
From July 1st – 7th the STAR – BOARD Project “Co-Residence” is exhibited at the CENTQUATRE in Paris (5 rue Curial, 75019 Paris/ daily open from 9:00 – 19:00/ free entrance). The project was realized by STAR and BOARD as part of of the Scientific Commitee of the AIGP – Atelier International du Grand Paris, […]
Bernd Upmeyer has been invited to be guest critic at the final reviews at the Academy of fine Arts Vienna on Tuesday the 25. June from 9:30-16:30 (R208). The reviewed “MArch Studio”, entitled “Collaborative Cities: Prototypes for the Sharing Economy”, is led by Stefan Gruber. Studio description: “Imagine no possessions, I wonder if you can…” […]
On February 10, 2011 MONU Magazine organized a debate entitled “Most Valuable Urbanism Debate” that aimed to find out what distinguishes a bad Dutch city from a good Dutch city, and what role architects and urban designers play in the production of valuable urbanism. Excerpts of this debate were published in MONU #14. The debate […]
BOARD’s project “The Recycled Apartment” is featured in the publication “Architectural Process 2013” published by South Korean DAMDI Publishing. The Amsterdam-based Ideabooks describes it as: “A recent arrival in the DAMDI archive series, ‘PROCESS’ strives to create a more valuable design methodology in the fields of architecture, interior, urban, landscape and installation. Featuring more than […]
Video stills of the opening title sequence of the American television drama “The Sopranos”. ©HBO “Tony Soprano is emerging from the Lincoln Tunnel, entering the New Jersey Turnpike, one of the Greater New York Roads, and finally pulling into the driveway of his suburban home.” Are cities becoming “greater” these days? When two years ago, […]
On April 19, Le Moniteur published a special 7-page report documenting the proposals of the teams of the AIGP- Atelier International du Grand Paris on the theme ‘Habiter le Grand Paris’. On our proposal of Co-Residence it reads: (…) La Co-résidence, logement du futur? Vivre ensemble, mais séparément. Derrière ce paradoxe, une proposition, inspirée des […]
Music: Supertramp, Give A Little Bit, 1977 How should we live together? is the central question of this 18th issue of MONU on the topic of “Communal Urbanism”, focusing on contemporary communal living in cities. According to Martin Abbott‘s contribution “Learning to Live Together”, this is a question often discussed among the housemates of Berlin’s […]
On Friday, March 22, 2013 the fifteen multi-disciplinary teams of the Atelier International du Grand Paris (AIGP) presented their studies on the theme “Habiter le Grand Paris” at the Cité Internationale in Paris. Beatriz Ramo, leader of BOARD’s group, discussed the topic with Winy Maas and Dominique Perrault, among others. A public event showing the […]
©Photo: Yves Malenfer/Matignon On November 7, 2012 the French Prime Minister Monsieur Jean-Marc Ayrault met the representatives of the Atelier International du Grand Paris: Pierre Mansat, its president, Bertrand Lemoine, its director and the fifteen architects and urbanist from the Scientific Council – in the presence of Mme Cécile Duflot, ministre de l’Egalité des territoires […]
Since 2012 BOARD is part of the group, led by STAR, that has been chosen as one of the new six teams of architects and urban planners appointed by the Atelier International Grand Paris (AIGP) to be part of the Scientific Committee for the mission: Grand Paris: pour une métropole durable. On February 21, 2013 […]
BOARD’s prize winning competition entry for a playground in Leiden, Netherlands entitled “The Recycled Apartment” got published in #88 of the Dutch magazine “Architectuur Lokaal”. Read more about the “The Recycled Apartment” here.
MONU #17 explored how cities of the “Next Eleven” countries are already different and will be different in the future, from the cities of the “BRICs”, but also from the ones of the “MEDCs”– the more economically developed countries, such as the Netherlands – in terms of their politics, their economies, their geographies, their cultures, […]
Bernd Upmeyer will lecture about the concept and practice of MONU Magazine on Urbanism at the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow on January 30, 2013. He will furthermore participate in the discussion about architecture, urbanism and media at Strelka’s Urban Studies Session on the same day.
Bernd Upmeyer has been interviewed by the online magazine Indigits about his role as an independent magazine publisher: Indigits: What was the trajectory (catalyst) from magazine-lover to publisher? Bernd Upmeyer: In the 1990s I studied architecture and urban design at the University of Kassel in Germany, a school founded in the early 1970s and based […]
Photo of Office and Hotel Room: ©Sonia Arrepia BOARD/ STAR‘s recently completed interior design of an office/ hotel space in the centre of Rotterdam appears in the Archipendium Architecture Calendar 2013 . The calendar presents 365 days of modern architecture from around the world: USA, Europe, South America, Australia and Asia. Each page shows a […]
BOARD’s competition entry “Het hergebruikte appartement” (“The recycled apartment”) won the 2nd prize in the open competition for “Sustainable Krajicek Playgrounds” funded by former tennis star and Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek. A full project description is published in Design.
Meal in a Political Commune (1968) © Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Photo credit: Günter Zint One of the most fascinating things we at MONU recently experienced during a trip to Brasilia had nothing to do with its famous Oscar Niemeyer monuments or the city itself, but with the context surrounding the city. After two tiring days […]
BOARD’s competition entry “Het hergebruikte appartement” (“The recycled apartment”) has been nominated for a prize in the open competition for “Sustainable Krajicek Playgrounds” funded by former tennis star and Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek. The prizes will be awarded on November 22, 2012 at 17:15 at the Schieblok in Rotterdam.
(browse the entire issue #17 on Youtube) Find out more about this issue on MONU’s website. Santa Fe-ing of the World by Joel Garreau; Emerging Geographies: From Environment to Terrorism – Interview with Saskia Sassen by Bernd Upmeyer; The Urbanism of Demographics: Next Eleven, BRIC 2.0? by Hajir Alttahir; Investment as Planning by Kai van […]
BOARD is part of the group, led by STAR, that has been choosen as one of the new six teams of architects and urban planners appointed by the Atelier International Grand Paris (AIGP) to be part of the Scientific Committee for the mission: Grand Paris: pour une métropole durable. The project is referred to be […]
Bernd Upmeyer has been interviewed by the Beijing-based magazine WAI on the topic of ideology. The results of the conversation have been published in their second issue. […] WAI: MONU is willing to explore the concept of urbanism from every possible angle, including the social, political, ideological and artistic spheres. However, something that is not […]
MONU Magazine has been invited to be exhibited in Singapore between 1st–12th August 2012. MONU will participate in the so-called “THE U CAFÉ exhibition”, to be held at the now defunct Tanjong Pagar Railway Station in Singapore. THE U CAFÉ launched in 2011 as an UNDERSCORE initiative to bring together independent cafés and magazines for […]
Bernd Upmeyer has been the tutor, together with Beatriz Ramo from STAR, of an international workshop organized by the Polish Architecture Association “SARP” in the city of Katowice from July 2 – 4, 2012. The workshop focused on “Ligota” a district of Katowice.
BOARD’s proposal for the Badel Block Competition in Zagreb, Croatia reached the so-called “Awards round” that chose the best 14 projects out of 242 entries. 6 projects were awarded. The jury reports: “This is the project with the most interesting interpretation of the Gorica facade. The project highly complies with the social sustainability criteria, because […]
MONU Magazine on Urbanism is currently being exhibited in New York (Storefront for Art and Architecture (Image 1), 17 April – 9 June 2012), Tokyo (Hillside Terrace Forum (Image 2), 3 May – 13 May 2012), and Berlin (do you read me?! (Image 3), 26 April – 26 May 2012). (The exhibitions in New York […]
Over the past ten years a lot has been researched, analyzed, written and said about cities in the largest developing countries and emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Let us call it “BRIC Urbanism” as BRIC is the acronym that refers to these countries. Recently, however, things have changed and while time […]
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The Prague-based magazine “Oldschool” interviewed Bernd Upmeyer for their 3. issue. Oldschool is a group project of the three designers Hana Vanátková, Adam Uchytil, and Pavel Brejcha, who are working in the field of visual communication, graphic design and fashion. Oldschool: What does teamwork look like in your studio/publishing house? Bernd Upmeyer: At my studio […]