City Space Architecture is partner of Carleton University

May 19, 2016
By City Space Architecture

2016-05/csa_intern.jpgWe are delighted to announce that City Space Architecture is partner of Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) in the research project called "New Paradigm / New Tools for Architectural Heritage in Canada", funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Program.

New Paradigm / New Tools is intended to explore the implications for architectural practice and pedagogy in what Gustavo Araoz characterizes as a “new paradigm” for heritage conservation. Araoz, president of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), observes that, while the parameters that guide theories of conservation have gradually moved toward intangible heritage, the practice of heritage conservation remains doggedly preoccupied with monuments. To address this, Araoz argues that we must separate the heritage values associated with cultural objects from the objects themselves. The role of the heritage architect, then, is not as a guardian of buildings per se — but as an agent for “managing change” through negotiation with competing cultural voices. 

"New Paradigm / New Tools for Architectural Heritage in Canada" is coordinated by CIMS - Carleton Immersive Media Studio and it is involving leading international institutions and universities.

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Urban Visions. Beyond the Ideal City

February 21, 2016
By City Space Architecture


After the success of the first edition in 2015, we are very glad to present the 2016 edition of Visioni Urbane | Urban Visions. Beyond the ideal city, an Italian competition for short films entirely dedicated to the investigation of the contemporary city. Visioni Urbane is a section of the 22 edition of Visioni Italiane/Italian Visions Festival, a well-known Italian film competition promoted by Cineteca di Bologna, a prime centre known globally for film studies, film archives and film restoration.
The Festival will open on Wednesday February 24: 5 days for more than 70 films, more than 50 film-makers, meetings and master classes with directors and actors of the Italian film industry.

The full program of the Festival is available at this link:
Watch the trailer:

Visioni Urbane is the first film competition in the Italian context involving film-makers at a professional level on topics related to cities and urbanity, so it is a unique platform able to foster interaction and exchange between different disciplines, such as architecture, sociological studies, urban design and film studies, while delivering to spectators insights and meanings on daily urban life in cities.

Follow Visioni Urbane on our Facebook page (in Italian):
and on our Twitter profile @CitySpaceArchi with the hashtag #VisioniUrbane.

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BIM 4 Dummies

January 18, 2016
By City Space Architecture

BIM 4 dummies


Il Building Information Modeling, individuato dalla sigla BIM, è oggi un termine diffusissimo ma abusato nelle riviste e nelle pubblicità commerciali del mondo delle costruzioni, inteso sempre più ad indicare un avanzamento tecnologico-digitale senza precedenti.

In realtà il BIM non è mai stato un programma per computer o un modello 3D, bensì un processo orientato al coordinamento di attività convergenti nella realizzazione delle costruzioni di qualità.

Nell'ambito delle proprie attività di divulgazione, approfondimento e promozione della cultura progettuale innovativa nell'edilizia, nell'architettura e nell’ingegneria, siamo lieti di annunciare l’avvio di un workshop di formazione “BIM 4 dummies” in collaborazione con BIM Foundation.

Durante gli incontri verranno esaminati i caratteri fondamentali del BIM, mediante la realizzazione di un piccolo progetto architettonico prodotto con un noto e diffuso software di progettazione parametrica.


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MaPS. Mastering Public Space | International events next May in Italy

April 15, 2015
By City Space Architecture


City Space Architecture is proud to announce a series of events for the presentation of first year's results of "MaPS. Mastering Public Space", international research project, that will take place next May 23-31, 2015 in Italy.

MaPS is a collaborative research network involving more than 25 leading Universities and institutions all around the world. It promotes a critical reflection on public space, in a multidisciplinary field of action. 

MaPS works on education, research and innovative, human-oriented design.

MaPS is part of an international debate on public space and urbanity. It is a network of cities from Argentina, United States of America, Canada, Italy, Spain, Greece, Crete, Germany, UK, Sweden, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

MaPS involves scholars together with undergraduate, graduate and PhD students from:
National Technical University of Athens, Greece / University of Auckland, New Zealand / Thammasat University, Thailand / UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain / QUT – Queensland University of Technology, Australia / Universidad de Palermo, Argentina / Lebanese American University, Lebanon / University of Canberra, Australia / Illinois Institute of Technology, USA / Università di Bologna, Italia / The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China / Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Israel / Taylor’s University, Malaysia / University of Nicosia, Cyprus / Carleton University, Canada / KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden / co+labo Radovic, Keio University, Japan / Università degli studi di Firenze, Italy / National Taiwan University, Taiwan
and professionals from:
Barcelona / Beirut / Berlin / Bologna / London / Mostar / Tripoli
and non-profit cultural associations such as:
International Society of Biourbanism / Labirinto: Culture e Civiltà Mediterranee


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Urban Visions | Conversazioni sullo spazio pubblico

March 28, 2015
By City Space Architecture


City Space Architecture is proud to present the shortlisted films from "Urban Visions - Beyond the Ideal City", a brand new section that was included for the first time in 2014 as part of the 21° Italian Festival Visioni Italiane, promoted by Cineteca di Bologna, that took place on February 25 - March 1, 2015. Visioni Italiane was born in 1994 in order to give space to all those works that are made by young authors and that remain largely invisible, such as short films, documentaries and experimental films, in search of a distribution.
On April 9, 2015, 5.00pm, at Urban Center Bologna, Sala Atelier, Gianluca Abbate, Chiara Zevi, Maria Laura Del Tento and Fabian Ribezzo, film makers awarded during the ceremony at Cinema Lumiere on March 1 will present their work during a conversation with Giovanni Ginocchini, Director of the Urban Center Bologna, Anna Di Martino, Director of Festival Visioni Italiane, Claudio Sgarbi, architect and professor at Carleton University, Honorary member of City Space Architecture, our President Luisa Bravo and our charter members Simone Garagnani and Valerio Francia. The jury composed by Antonio Iascone, Fabio Mantovani, Pierluigi Molteni, Piero Orlandi, Mario Piccinini and Francesco Satta will contribute to the discussion.
The shortlisted films are:
"Panorama" by Gianluca Abbate - Winner
"Io li ho visti" by Chiara Zevi and Maria Laura Del Tento - Honourable mention
"A Tropical Sunday" by Fabian Ribezzo - Honourable mention
Urban Visions is a project of communication, through films, of the contemporary urban complexity.
Urban Visions is included in the list of collateral events of the Biennale Spazio Pubblico, that will take place in Rome, May 21-24, 2015. 

Follow #UrbanVisions on Facebook.


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