Tuesday, December 15, 2009

OUTR on DesignBoom Blog

OUTR has been recognised for its winning entry for the DawnTown 2009 Competition for Miami Metromover with the project Cayalytic diaphragm on the DesignBoom Blog.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

OUTR Presents at EcoCity World Summit, Istanbul

This month Carlie Young from OUTR will present her paper in collaboration with Rosalea Monacella titled 'Performative Ecologies' at the EcoCity World Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. This will be the 8th International EcoCity conference and this years themes focusing on Urban Ecologies Foundations for Climate Solutions.

To find out more about the Summit, Click the link below

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

OUTR on Bustler Blog

OUTR has been recognised for its winning entry for the DawnTown 2009 Competition for Miami Metromover with the project Cayalytic diaphragm. 

You can check out the link here. 


OUTR Presents at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

This week Rosalea Monacella has presented 'Thickened Ground + Urban Morphologies' within the department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. 

Other speakers within the lectyure series included Antoine Picon (Harvard University, US), 
S├ębastien Marot (ETH,, Zurich, SUI), 
Amaechi Okigbo (Cornell University, US), 
Bas Smets (Landscape Architect, BE), 
Henri Bava (Agence Ter, DE), 
Stig L. Andersson (SLA, DK), 
Richard Blythe (RMIT University, AU), 
Joan Mac Donald (University of Chile & amp; Catholic University of Santiago), 
Pascal Smet (Former Bussels minister for mobility and public works, BE), 
Bart Brands (Karres en Brands Landscape Architects, NL), 
Lodewijk Van Nieuwenhuijze (H+N+S Landscape Architects, NL), 
Arif Hasan (NED University, Karachi), 
Raf Tuts (UN Habitat), 
Kristiaan Borret (City Architect Antwerp, BE)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

OUTR in Sao Paulo Day 2

Full day at City Scape
Well at least that's what the plan was meant to be, but unfortunately yesterday was more than enough time to venture past many of the exhibits and speakers two or three times over. Instead we thought it was a great opportunity to once again hit the streets and see some more of the Brazils architecture, parks and overall culture.

The two films below are quite interesting (and simply clever) animations that we discovered.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OUTR in Rio de Janerio Day 5

Meeting with Brazilian Olympic Commission
Today we had the privilege of going to the headquarters of the BOC and discuss with them their plans and  approach into how they are preparing Rio for the 2016 olympic games. 
The video that will start playing below automatically (please be patient-50mb file) is the animated 2016 MasterPlan that was prepared by the BOC for their bid to the IOC and kindly provided to us after the meeting.  They were (as you can imagine) a very interesting group to meet with, and ask questions of how they intend to deal not only with the amount of infrastructure that they either have to update or provide, but also concerns of safety for international tourists attending the events.
Without doubt this is their biggest challenge which the BOC were quite open to talk about.  Many of the venues are intended to be upgraded, and those that are being built we be done well before time and ready for the World Cup, which Brazil will host in 2014.  The main focus will be in upgrading transport infrastructure and key areas all over Rio.