The public display of captive animal has always been a debatable issue. How do you balance the ethical obligation to create as accurate a portrayal of their natural habitats as possible with the neccesary need to satisfy the visitor's fundamental demand for entertainment - while ideally creating spectacular structures epitomizing man's position in the divine hiaerchy?
The transformation of Marseille’s Vieux Port, by Foster + Partners, was one of a series of projects completed in time for the city’s inauguration as European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Reprogramming The City - Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure
Danish Architecture Centre (DAC)
On view: October 01, 2014 - January 04, 2015
The exhibition Reprogramming the City investigates a new wave of urban creativity aiming to explore the city's untapped resources and define the city and its structures anew.
With its 32 million inhabitants, Tokyo is by far the biggest metropolis of the developed world. However, it is not necessarily its size as much as its relentless pace and extraordinary capability to adapt to new conditions that makes the city so unique. Like Kenzo Tange and his fellow Metabolists famously noted, Tokyo has the appearance of a sophisticated organism with a highly developed metabolism, constantly modifying its own urban fabric.
More often than not it tends to be the work of the architectural photographers that shape our view and opinions of a building. It lies on them to fill us with impressions and emotions and to animate the inanimate through the sheer power of their images.