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Cheap tom: Rapid architecture

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

The world of architecture moves at a snail's pace. It takes years, even decades sometimes, for a project to be approved, funded, designed and finally completed. But a team of intrepid young designers are turning that model on its head.

I once covered the Global Game Jam, a 48-hour challenge to make games (which also usually takes months to years to make). 72-hour Urban Action, the world’s first real-time architecture competition, has the same spirit.

The 72-hour Urban Action is a competitive architectural festival that elicits interventions within the public space with a lightning quick deadline, minuscule budgets and a limited space. In Bat-Yam Israel last year, 120 participants representing over 20 nationalities worked in teams to design and build projects.

Tomorrow, Kerem Halbrecht will talk about the process and even showcase some of the entries.

"72 Hour Urban Action" Presentation
2011 April 20, 8pm
Admission: suggested donation of $5-10

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