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Transformation - this is the cover story of Topos 97. Our cities and landscapes are subject to constant change. In Topos 97 we discover the power of transformational systems, we look at spaces that evolve from simple and rather functionless green surfaces into areas that carry multiple codes of usage.
Conquering the Third Dimension
New perspectives: Luchtsingel bridge in Rotterdam
Extraordinary circumstances: Burning Man Festival in Nevada
Between Renewal and Demolition
Constant transformation: Urban change in Shenzhen
Philipp Hoss, Julian Schäfer
Cultural influences: Latino lifestyle in American front yards
From Civil to Civic
Replacement of an icon: The Ribbon of LightViaduct in L.A.
Victor J. Jones, Kelly Shannon
From Industrial to Mixed Use
Urban development: The new Werksviertel in Munich
Defending the Neighborhood
New identity: Renewal of Granby Street in Liverpool
Disappeared neighbors: The Isolated Buiding Studies, Chicago
Architectural phenomenon: Italy’s incomplete buildings
The Non-Gesture Project
Cultural landscape: Recovery of the thermal orchards in Caldes de Montbui
Transforming the Green
Technical and cultural fusion: The Buitenschot Park in Amsterdam
Checking in with Fresh Kills
Long-term process: Update on the Freshkills Park