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Google “cities as an organism” and you’ll find everything from TED talks to blog posts to academic papers on the topic. There’s no shortage of suggestions that collective actions in cities are like an urban metabolism.

The immense amount of data generated in cities can offer us an improved understanding of how everything from water to waste to people to cargo moves around.

Which is exactly what .FABRIC and James Corner Field Operations have done as part of their new show at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, which runs until August 23rd.

Find out more about their digital mapping of Rotterdam in our latest post

Effimero: or the Postmodern Italian Condition (14th Venice Biennale of Architecture – 2014)

  Effimero: or the Postmodern Italian Condition a research project by architect and historian Léa-Catherine Szacka, on display at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, as a part of “Monditalia”. This section of the Venetian exhibition focuses …

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AKTINA by Cityindex Lab and Energize, a public solar-powered charging station equipped with wifi in Elefsina, Greece

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(Photo: Dimitris Sotiropoulos)


Nature effortlessly adapts to urbanization. So how can cities adapt to nature? 

URBAN BY NATURE - the sixth edition of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam - runs until August 24. Rotterdam’s Kunsthal and Natural History Museum host the main exhibition. 

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Photos by Dimitris Sotiropoulos, Maarten Laupman and Marcello Fantuz.