Perfect Timing: Hyperbody releases iA#4: Quantum Architecture

Coinciding with the relaunch of quantumcity.com, our good friends Kas Oosterhuis, Han Feng, and Xin Xia at Hyperbody have just released the 4th issue of the iA bookzine, this one focusing on Quantum Architecture. I was very happy to contribute again to the series (after the iA1 interview), and my paper, entitled “Urbanism and Architectures […]
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New quantumcity.com website up!

Hello everyone, I am excited to say that the after 9 years from launch, we finally managed to refresh the quantumcity.com website! In theory almost all the original content is still here, but better presented and easier to find. Beyond the usual Quantum City the book details, you will be able to (re)discover many articles […]
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AA at EXPERIMENTA DESIGN/LISBON BIENNALE 05

The podcast of the talk featuring Ayssar Arida and Pedro Gadanho, and hosted by John Thackara is now online at livelanguage.org ‘Designers in the age of Fear’- City and Architecture was recorded on: Sep 16 11h30 – 13h30, Lisbon
on November 14, 2005

ORCHITECTURE 0.9 AT CHISWICK HOUSE

The CSR’s first Orchitecture Event, a celebration of architecture through orchestra and vice versa, was a fantastic success. The live music/CCTV video installation developed by Ayssar Arida and Thor McB with the NLO for English Heritage had around 3000 visitors!
on November 14, 2005

SUM OVER HISTORY or THE GARDEN OF FORKING PATHS

Lebanese Urban Designer and Architect Ayssar Arida was about to write his piece for [OutsideEdge ejournal #03], when the assassination of Rafik Hariri sent Beirut into a state of crisis. […] Ayssar’s response was to offer his vision of the reconstruction of The Beirut’s Martyr’s Square, originally submitted as a proposal to an international design […]
on June 8, 2005

IT’S THE CITIES, STUPID.

The Urban Archipelago is a brilliant analysis of the post-election map of the US, that fits wonderfully within the quantum paradigm of complementarity (if you have the book, check out pp142-145, in chapter “Quantum Analysis of the Urban Realm” : forget BLACK/WHITE (or RED/BLUE!) and look at the finer grain, at the gradations, and suddenly […]
on November 16, 2004

AA AT VICKYH DESTINATIONS, GENEVA

Join us Thursday 28 October at Vickyh Destinations in Geneva for good drinks and good discussions! Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter, le jeudi 28 Octobre, pour rencontrer l’architecte Ayssar Arida, qui viendra présenter et dédicacer son livre QUANTUM CITY. De 18h00 à 21h00 Vickyh destinations 92, rue des Eaux-vives 1207 Genève t. +41.22.940.17.47 […]
on October 21, 2004