[ENC090] Shrinking Liverpool-Manchester

****** Manchester and Liverpool lie in the North-West of England, barely thirty-five miles apart. In the early nineteenth century, they epitomised the beginning of the industrial age; Manchester is justifiably known as the first industrial city in the world. Although it was between these two municipalities that Great Britain’s first passenger railway ran, the cities … Read more [ENC090] Shrinking Liverpool-Manchester

[ENC068] Point City / South City

****** An investigation into the re-planning of the Netherlands ****** Netherlands Shrinks ! It is a painful irony that the (one) country that more than any other fabricated itself, now treats its territory as if it has the authenticity and inevitability of nature. Since the last large operation of infrastructural imagination – the “Delta werken” … Read more [ENC068] Point City / South City

[ENC064] La mini biblioteca

* * * * * * En octubre del año pasado, doce jóvenes arquitectos del grupo Collectif Etc iniciaron una gira de doce meses por toda Francia montados en bicicleta y armados con una enorme caja de herramientas. El objetivo: identificar problemáticas sociales, urbanas e intervenir mediante proyectos imaginativos en los que fueran los propios vecinos del … Read more [ENC064] La mini biblioteca

[ENC60] Detroit Shrinking City

****** Situated in the northern Mid-West of the USA, Detroit became the centre of American car production at the beginning of the twentieth century. The “Big Three” ? Chrysler, Ford and General Motors ? created the ultimate “Motor City”. It was here that the first street was surfaced with concrete; here that Davison Freeway, the … Read more [ENC60] Detroit Shrinking City

[ENC046] No hay manera de encoger una ciudad

* * * * * * De megalópolis a jungla semiurbana, desde sus días de gloria automovilística, la ciudad de Detroit ha perdido el 63% de su población. El espacio geográfico sigue siendo el mismo: 359 kilómetros cuadrados que corren una suerte desigual. El espacio geográfico sigue siendo el mismo: 359 kilómetros cuadrados que corren … Read more [ENC046] No hay manera de encoger una ciudad