• 21/05/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , ,

    WIP: Toy City @ Biennale

    At the moment we have 4 exhibitions in parallel going up in Berlin and Moscow. In addition to the massive FutureCityLab exhibit in Berlin we have currently our Toy City project featured at the Moscow Biennale. The book will be unfolded on a massive 14m long table with some additional content on the walls. Also there will be a little surprise when you walk inside the Biennale 😉 from Russia with Love.

    Iliayz from Tajikistan is helping to construct the table – apparently he fall in love with the I(h)PZ girl 😉

    WIP: Toy City @ Biennale
  • 18/05/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , , , , ,

    work in progress: Exhibition Design of FutureCityLab @ AEDES Berlin

    We are currently installing the FutureCityLab installation at the AEDES Gallery in Berlin. The exhibition will feature the urban foresight unit as a six weeks laboratory with round tables every Wednesday and workshops almost every week-end. The curatorial concept developed by anOtherArchitect is reflecting this idea of a work in progress show featuring large blackboards made out of Eternit fibre concrete. Each of the blackboards has another function: the roundtable is surrounded by a long time line which is the graphic recording area for the events. The workshops will take place on a long table at the window and a huge free zone at the entrance will enable the participation of the visitors by leaving comments and ideas. More about some technological features of the exhibition after the opening.

    You can see more work-in-progress images on our Flickr stream: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjzqDeXo


    In parallel there will be an exhibition about the Tokyo architecture studio Atelier Bow Wow which will feature some of their large scale models:


    One of their projects the design of the BMW Guggenheim Lab is under construction in the courtyard of the AEDES and is due to open with a delay of 2 weeks:


    work in progress: Exhibition Design of FutureCityLab @ AEDES Berlin
  • 17/05/12 aAnews , jury

    Daniel Dendra is one of the experts for development of Zaryadye

    Similar to the “friends of the high-line” a new group called “friends of zaryadye” formed in Moscow in order to support the development of a new park in the center of Moscow. The site has a long history being close to the Kreml. During the Soviet Union time a huge modernist hotel named “Hotel Russia” was occupying the site. After the demolition of the hotel there was a master planning of Sir Norman Foster and Partners from London to redesign the site. Followed by years as an abandoned site and probably the most prominent advertisement board in Moscow there is now the discussion to give back the site to the people of Moscow.

    During the Moscow Architecture Biennale a group of experts will discuss the potential of the site with the public. Along with other members of FutureCityLab such as Helmut Meyer (Transsolar), Federico Parolotto (Mobility in Chain) and Oliver Schulze (Gehl Architects) anOtherArchitect : Daniel Dendra is part of this experts committee and referencing on the AirPark 2.Zero in Berlin.

    more info here: http://www.zaryadye.org/experts.html

    Daniel Dendra is one of the experts for development of Zaryadye
  • 17/05/12 aAnews , press release # , , ,

    Press Release : Toy City @ Moscow Architecture Biennale

    exhibition: 23.5 – 27.5.2012, hall 19, 2nd floor, Moscow Architecture Biennale, Expo-Park, Moscow


    lecture 24.5.2012, 17:00, Expo-Park, DNA Hall

    register here for lecture: http://goo.gl/0Mvbb

    lecture announcement as A3 poster: http://goo.gl/S5d4m


    press release as PDF: http://goo.gl/sI2Sc (RUS+ENG)

    hi-res image download: http://goo.gl/7M1nQ



    link to publication: http://goo.gl/YqMTV


    – RUS –

    TOY CITY – концептуальное урбанистическое исследование будущего Переславля-Залесского, небольшого российского исторического города, который расположен в 140 км на северо- восток от Москвы и входит в известный туристический маршрут Золотое кольцо.
    Данная работа – первая попытка понять характер и потенциал места, а также основные тенденции его развития в XXI веке.

    Многие проблемы города типичны для России, но есть и уникальные характеристики, которые требуют особого внимания – например, близость к Плещееву озеру и Национальному парку.

    В концепции Toy City, город станет экспериментальной площадкой для исследования и реализации новых идей и девелопмент-программ.
    Успех их применения будет оцениваться с помощью новых технологий и анализироваться местным Институтом программных систем и Университетом на основе вновь созданного Урбанистического аналитического центра «Ботик».

    Темы исследования будут включать культурный и исторический туризм, здоровье, водный туризм, мобильное образование, природу, устойчивое развитие. Успешные стратегии, после проверки и оценки, будут предлагаться к реализации в других городах Ярославской области, Золотого кольца или России в целом.

    Концепция TOY CITY разработана TDI и anOtherArhictect для Rusresorts и Корпорации развития «Золотое кольцо».

    Директор и главный редактор: Петр Кудрявцев
    Автор концепции и креативный директор: Даниэль Дендра

    TDI: Петр Кудрявцев, Вячеслав Глазычев, Павел Тигер
    anOtherArchitect: Даниэль Дендра с Джоанной Перчала, Марта Коста, Мора Мазуран, Ива Джелинич, Андреа Росси, Каролина Боссер и Форен Левенк
    Rusresorts: Петр Шура, Игорь Нурмухамедов, Анатолий Золотоус, Иван Золотоус Transsolar: Томас Ауэр
    Future(x)Lab: Алессандра Лай, Алессандро Мелис, Елена Беор

    Команда TOY CITY благодарит за помощь в подготовке исследования: – Правительство Ярославской области;
    – Администрацию Переславля и Переславского района;
    – Институт программных систем и Университет города Переславля; – руководство Национального парка «Плещеево озеро»

    и лично Дениса Кошурникова, Андрея Охапкина и Анну Грушевич.

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  • 15/05/12 aAnews # , , , ,

    Get the Pereslavl T-Shirts

    Due to high demand from Russia for our I(h)PZ T-shirts we are printing a whole batch for our exhibition at the Moscow Architecture Biennale. Come to the lecture on 24th of May at 17:00 at the DNA hall at Expo-Park if you want to get a shirt. If you can´t make it you can order T-Shirts online as well -> click on the shirt below …


  • 15/05/12 aAnews , publication # , , , , ,

    Toy City 1.0 Book

    We are happy to announce that we published our TOY CITY study together with our partner TDI in Moscow. The book is a conceptual study on the future of Pereslavl-Zalessky, a small city located at the Golden Ring in Russia.
    Books will be available at our exhibition and lecture at the Moscow Architecture Biennale from 23rd May – 27th May.
    You can also order your own copy and print it on demand with worldwide delivery.
    TOY CITY – a conceptual urban study for the future of Pereslavl-Zalessky’ is an attempt to grasp the character, opportunities and threads, which a Russian city is facing in XXI century. The case study, Pereslavl-Zalessky, is situated at the famous Golden Ring of Russia, 140km form Moscow. Pereslavl represents most of the problems of a typical Russian city, as well has many unique qualities, like its location at the lake and Natural Park. 

    Within the “toy city” concept the city would become the sandbox for new creative ideas and developments. Applied within the city the success could be measured with new technologies applied and analyzed by the university and a newly formed BOTIK URBAN ANALYSIS CENTER. 

    Topics should include cultural tourism, wellness, lake tourism, mobility education, nature and sustainability.

    The list can be extended constantly. Successful strategies would within a real-time evaluation process and a certain timeframe applied to other cities in the Region, the Golden Ring or even whole Russia.

    Toy City 1.0 Book
  • 12/05/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , ,

    Come to Berlin – PLEASE DO DISTURB

    We can´t believe it. It´s only one week left until we open the FutureCityLab exhibition in Berlin. Join us for the opening on the 22nd of May at 18:00 at the AEDES Gallery in Berlin.

    From 23rd of May until the 5th of July we will have round table discussions every Wednesday and a workshop every week-end. If you are interested in joining either one of them please let us know: YES (at) anOtherArchitect . com

    A detailed schedule will be published soon …

    Here is a link to the gallery website:


    Come to Berlin – PLEASE DO DISTURB
  • 27/04/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , , , ,

    FutureCityLab – PLEASE DO DISTURB!

    YES! It´s true FutureCityLab will host a big exhibition in Berlin during the BMW Guggenheim Lab at the AEDES gallery. More info to come soon but you should save the dates already. From 22nd May until 5th July we will have exciting events every Wednesday and every week-end in our own LAB at the Pfefferberg. COME AND DISTURB US – JOIN THE CONVERSATION.

    Here is the official press release:

    We are now in a period of unprecedented ecologic, climatic and energetic change on a global scale. We will have to address a number of urgent and intransigent issues like food and water shortage but also sustainable mobility and the necessary proliferation of energy sources.

    Future Cities will have to respond to these changes and utilize the inherent opportunities to emerge as vibrant, energy-efficient and sustainable cities. Radically changing migration patterns, rapidly expanding urban populations and the need todrastically reduce CO2 emissions in the building stock to 10% by 2050 (EU-carbon Roadmap 2050), makes cities the focal point in the search for solutions.

     But what might these solutions be?

    Can we imagine, now, what those cities might look like?

     In order to answer these questions, institutions, educators and leading professionalsworldwide have collaborated to launch the open-source initiative Future City Lab. The Lab initiated by Thomas Auer (Transsolar) and Daniel Dendra (anOtherArchitect) in 2010, is a distributed non-hierarchical mechanism for the envisioning of sustainable futures.

    Organized as a complex multi-layered peer to peer network, FutureCityLab seeks to mobilize the efforts of students of architecture and urban design around the world, combined with the expertise of associated experts.  Through networking and social media technologies we are developing a global, grassroots discourse on what we need to do as a species to address our cities’ most pressing issues.  In creating an opensourced database of research and ideas, FutureCityLab looks to build, in a manner akin to crowdsourcing, viable and achievable visions for our urban future(s).

    Cities in progress: Please do not disturb is an exhibition in two distinct parts. First, the discussion and visualization work that FutureCityLab has undertaken over the last year is compiled and presented through the medium of DIALOGUES.  

    The second part of the exhibition, DIALOGUE 2.0, is projective and inclusive, using the event of the exhibition as an opportunity to move the discussion forward and to increase the scale and scope of the FCL network. The goal of DIALOGUE 2.0 is not only to engage FutureCityLab participants but also the larger public, using the gallery as a context for the construction of future scenarios.  These will emerge from a series of workshops and structured discussions, and will be conducted by FutureCityLab experts. 

    FutureCityLab – PLEASE DO DISTURB!
  • 26/04/12 aAnews , publication # , , , , , , ,

    Join the conversation

    For the FutureCitLab exhibition in Berlin we are currently preparing a small booklet about the power of new technologies. If you have an opinion on how the following trends will change the future city please contact us.

    1) sharing
    2) crowd funding
    3) co-creation / crowdsourcing
    4) gaming
    Join the conversation on FB https://www.facebook.com/aABerlin
    or send us an email to  aade (at) anOtherArchitect.com
  • 25/04/12 aAnews , exhibition # , , , , , , ,


    In collaboration with OpenSimSim and Eternit there will be an exhibition of crowd sourced furniture at the AEDES gallery during the FutureCityLab exhibition. Currently 3 options are being manufactured and during June or July there will be also a workshop on developing the designs further. The event will be published on the OpenSimSim FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/login.php

    You can follow the whole process on the OpenSimSim blog: http://opensimsim.tumblr.com/tagged/openfurniture

    The video is showing former anOtherArchitect : Bruno Pereira (OpenSimSim Lisbon)  and Andrea Graziano from Pinerolo discussing some thoughs on what type of connection should we use to build the chair/stool in fiberconcrete sheet.