Regeneration of Disused Transport Infrastructure

Rather than demolishing and building anew, the revitalisation and greening of deserted transit infrastructure is becoming increasingly commonplace in dense, fast-growing cities. Jiaxing Train Station in China by MAD Architects and Taichung Green Corridor in Taiwan by Mecanoo are two examples of reusing existing infrastructure to rejuvenate the urban realm. By recreating a train station […]

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Private Houses, Public Good?

How does the architect balance their larger ecological/social responsibilities as stewards of the built environment with the client’s personal goals? This question is especially interesting in the context of private residential houses, because architects and owners have a more direct working relationship for such projects—no layers of bureaucracy or multiple stakeholders to deal with—and hence […]

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