Miami-Dade Campus Center by Oppenheim

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If you are a ”Miamian” you know how Downtown Miami suffers for a change. Biscayne Boulevard which goes along the shoreline, has been going through some changes lately. New developments are being built and the land-value had been incredibly increasing.

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The upper floor directly view the Miami port and south beach. However the most spectacular aspect of the building is the hollow space between the two towers. It frames not only the bay view for the buildings behind but also downtown view for South beach.

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Miami-Dade College resides on three different campuses in Miami. All the other campuses hold a different aspect including the downtown campus which is the most popular downtown campus in South Florida. Urban life has not grown much around Florida, so I think locating such campus in downtown is a great development. In addition to the fact that this building contributes to Biscayne Boulevard value, Downtown itself contributes great deal to Miami-Dade College.

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Open City Istanbul

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This project was initially brought from International Architecture Biennial Rotterdam 2010. The main subject is to  analyze the urban growth around the world. It is highly focused on the developing countries’ urban planning issues during economic growth. Very interesting communities and cities have been mentioned and studied in different forms. However the most striking part of the exhibition is Istanbul. Several videos and graphical works focuses on such urban issues of Istanbul that we realize how the real problem of our city lies very very deep. Not giving out detailed information, I am pretty sure my word will be more clear once you see the project.

The exhibition is located in Tutun Deposu (Depo Istanbul) between the dates of 12 March 2010-9 May 2010.

I recommend Open City Istanbul  to everyone and anyone who resides in Istanbul. It truly is an enlightenment.

Bugge Wesseltoft

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One of the best live performances I have ever been to!

This delicious sound owner joins us from the sweet cold Oslo, Norway. Having very little knowledge of his music, March 10, 2010 was a night of blast for me. I went to his concert in Babylon, Beyoglu which is a historical stone building. He produced his experimental/jazz music live on stage.  He invited some very local Turkish musicians, and adaptation to our music was no problem for Bugge Wesseltoft.

Enjoy his tunes like your own..

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